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Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower with Russians, citing attorney-client privilege because of the presence of attorneys during the exchange with his father.

President Donald Trump and his son had a conversation this summer after Trump Jr. produced emails about his involvement in the Trump Tower meeting, according to Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and the committee’s ranking member who attended the Wednesday session. At the classified hearing, Trump Jr. acknowledged speaking with senior White House aide Hope Hicks to help craft a response to the initial reports, sources said.

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SERMON: “The Moral Decline of America – Pastor Charles Garrison


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SERMON:  “THE MORAL DECLINE OF AMERICA”

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SONG: “THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD” – Alan Jackson

“Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks; Trump Meets Duterte: A Closer Look”


“Soon, everyone can read the dirt on Trump’s White House”


SALON

“Famed columnist Michael Wolff gained extraordinary access to the Trump White Houseto write a new book, and now everyone on Pennsylvania Avenue is alarmed about what he might publish.

The best-selling author spent months inside Trump’s West Wing, documenting the heated conversations and internal strife that has plagued President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Axios reported that Wolff was often unsupervised as he witnessed first hand the instability and crumbling power structures. The new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” will be published in January.” MORE

“Collusion Smoking Gun: Wikileaks Asked Trump To Tweet A Link, and 15 Minutes Later He Did”


POLITICUS USA

Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.” MORE

“What we know about Trump Jr.’s exchanges with WikiLeaks”


CNN

On Monday, it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr. exchanged some private messages on Twitter with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. The news was first reported by The Atlantic and later confirmed by Trump Jr., who posted screenshots of the messages.” MORE

“Russian Lawyer Who Met With Donald Trump Jr. Claims He Offered A Quid Pro Quo”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Trump Jr. took the meeting, which was also attended by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, after being told that the information on Clinton was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,’’ according to emails he released in response to the Times’ reporting.” MORE

“Russia probes kick into high gear”


POLITICO

“The congressional Russia investigations are entering a new and more serious phase as lawmakers return from the August recess amid fresh revelations about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In the coming weeks, both intelligence committees are expected to conduct closed-door interviews with high-ranking members of the Trump campaign, and potential witnesses could include Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.”  MORE

“Trump Erodes Moral Authority Of The Presidency In Wake Of Charlottesville”


HUFFINGTON POST

“He’s the moral authority by the office that he has, and it’s about time for him to exercise that,” NBC’s Tom Brokaw said this week.

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders Suggests Trump ‘Weighed In On’ Son’s Response To Russia Meeting”


HUFFINGTON POST