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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says Chairman Devin Nunes’ announcement that Trump’s communications may have been collected throws “great doubt into the ability of both the chairman and the committee to conduct the investigation the way it ought to be conducted.”

“If the chairman is going to continue to go to the White House instead of his own committee, there is no way we can continue to conduct this investigation,” Rep. Adam Schiff said.

Nunes said Wednesday that Trump’s personal communications and those of associates may have been picked up by intelligence agencies conducting surveillance of foreign targets after the election.

The conversations were “incidentally” collected as part of intelligence sweeps focusing on other people, Nunes said, and implied that Trump was not the target of the surveillance operation.

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FBI Chief James Comey said publicly for the first time that his agency is investigating alleged links between Russia and the Trump campaign and whether any crimes may have been committed during last year’s election campaign.

“That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” Comey said in his opening statement to a dramatic hearing before the House Intelligence Committee.

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The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for 34 Trump-related trademarks in businesses ranging from mining and construction to restaurants, hotels and golf courses.

Nine of the applications were approved on Feb. 27, and 25 were approved on Monday, according to Chinese trademark documents reviewed by CNN.

Trump Organization lawyers have told CNN that the business is simply trying to protect the Trump trademark from anyone who might improperly use it.

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“Rachel Maddow Makes History By Finishing In The Top 10 Most Viewed Shows On All TV”


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Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show is growing so much so fast that she is drawing more viewers than broadcast television networks. Maddow recently finished in top ten among all networks and programs in her timeslot.

Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show is growing so much so fast that she is drawing more viewers than broadcast television networks. Maddow recently finished in top ten among all networks and programs in her timeslot.

“Sessions recuses himself from investigation into Trump, Russia scandal”


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke privately with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice last year, despite questions surrounding the Russian hacking scandal. During his confirmation hearings, the Alabama Republican said in sworn testimony, “I have been called a surrogate [for Donald Trump] at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”

The ensuing scandal today has been rather fierce, and this afternoon, Sessions agreed to recuse himself from the investigation into the Russia scandal — a step many lawmakers in both parties demanded.

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions bowed to pressure Thursday and said he would recuse himself from any federal probe of Russian interference in the presidential election.

Insisting again that he had no improper contacts with the Russians, Sessions said he nevertheless will withdraw because of his involvement in the Trump campaign.  MORE

“Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.”


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AFTER

TRUMP & BANNON

“DE-CONSTRUCT”

OUR GOVT…

WHAT WILL BE LEFT,,,

AND

FOR WHOM TO ENJOY?

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Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surface and potentially support life.

The seven exoplanets were all found in tight formation around an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Estimates of their mass also indicate that they are rocky planets, rather than being gaseous like Jupiter.

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“British Parliament To Debate Withdrawing Donald Trump’s Invite For State Visit”


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A federal judge in Washington State has granted a temporary restraining order that the state’s attorney general says immediately halts President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order nationwide.

“No one is above the law — not even the President,” Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said. There was no immediate response from the Trump administration.

Earlier in Boston on Friday evening, another federal judge declined to renew a temporary restraining order on the ban.

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“Opinion: Pope Francis Called it: Trump and His Supporters Are Un-Christian Hypocrites”


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Pope Francis said “It’s hypocrisy [and un-Christian] to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or toss out someone who is in need of help."

Pope Francis said “It’s hypocrisy [and un-Christian] to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or toss out someone who is in need of help.”