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In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side.

“I think there is blame on both sides,” he said.

“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem, I think they do.”

He added: “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.”

Trump defended his 48-hour delay in denouncing white supremacists, arguing that he took his time because he didn’t know the facts.

“Trump’s Response to Charlottesville: A Closer Look”


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“Trump’s Russia Troubles Grow As Congressional Investigators Want To Question His Secretary”


POLITICUS USA

“The investigations are hitting home for Trump. If he had nothing to do with the Russia scandal, why are investigators talking to his secretary? The answer is that despite Trump’s claims that the collision never happened, his secretary’s name was mentioned by the person setting up the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian representative.”  MORE

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“US spy satellites detect activity in N. Korea”


CNN

“US spy satellites spotted a mobile missile launcher capable of launching an intermediate range ballistic missile being moved in a way that leads the US military to believe preparations are being made for a possible launch, a senior US defense official tells CNN. CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports.”  MORE

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“Alarmed by Trump, Obama alums launch campaigns of their own”


POLITICO

“Some House races have even drawn multiple former Obama hands into the arena. In Texas, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough and ex-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have lined up behind Ed Meier, a former State Department official, while ex-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is backing his former employee, Colin Allred, who was also an Obama White House intern and professional football player. Meier and Allred are competing in a crowded primary to take on Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who didn’t attract a single Democratic opponent last year.”  MORE

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“Mom Of Charlottesville Suspect Repeatedly Called 911 On Her Son For Violent Threats”


HUFFINGTON POST

“James Alex Fields Jr., 20, the white nationalist accused of plowing his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19, appears to have a history of violent behavior, according to reports.

Fields’ mother, Samantha Lea Bloom, who uses a wheelchair, reported threats by her son to police at least three times, according to records TMZ obtained from Kentucky authorities for 2010 and 2011, when Fields would have been 13 and 14 years old.”  MORE