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Trump will remain 'flexible' about summit with Kim but will leave if not 'fruitful'

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump, who is preparing for a summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks, said Wednesday that while he will remain “flexible,” if he feels the meeting will not be “fruitful” he will leave. “We’ve never been in a position like this with that regime, whether it’s …

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Trump on possibility of firing Mueller and Rosenstein: 'They’re still here'

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump didn’t directly answer on Wednesday when asked whether he’s determined it’s not worth the political fallout to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein but he noted that both men are still in their jobs. “They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for …

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Kushner's prison reform effort hits road block in Congress

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic co-sponsor of White House-backed prison reform legislation is threatening to walk away from the effort after legislative attempts to attach a concealed carry expansion to the bill, multiple sources familiar with the draft legislation tell ABC News. “We will walk away [and] have no problem doing so,” a source close to House Judiciary Democrats’ …

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Rule change allows Duckworth to nurse newborn on Senate floor

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The United States Senate — a body steeped in tradition that rarely changes its ways — has passed a rule change proposed by Sen. Tammy Duckworth that will allow her to breastfeed her newborn daughter on the Senate floor. The resolution, passed by unanimous consent, will allow all senators, men and women, to bring their children …

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Sketches like the one released by Stormy Daniels are 'like a Hail Mary pass,' law enforcement experts say

Heidi Gutman/ABC(NEW YORK) — Stormy Daniels released a sketch of a man she says threatened her seven years ago. Even though the artist responsible for the sketch has the Guinness World Record for most identifications by a forensic artist, this case isn’t going to join those ranks, law enforcement experts say. The adult film star, who has accused the unidentified …

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Who are the mystery men photographed sharing cigars with Michael Cohen?

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(NEW YORK)– On Friday afternoon, as lawyers for Michael Cohen gathered in a downtown Manhattan courtroom to dispute federal prosecutors’ right to access records seized during a raid on their client’s home and office, a different sort of gathering was underway in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This one featured cigars, cameras – and Michael Cohen. Among those photographed …

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Scott Pruitt’s Moroccan calendar draws blanks

Jason Andrew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Newly released calendars for one of the most controversial trips of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tenure were largely blacked out before being shared with ABC News. The 47-hour journey in Morocco was already drawing congressional scrutiny and criticism from outside groups because of the lack transparency over why Pruitt was in the country and …

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Pompeo-Kim Jong Un meeting raises stakes over confirmation: White House

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(MAR-A-LAGO, Fla.) — President Donald Trump is expressing confidence that CIA director Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as secretary of state, following a stern warning from the White House Wednesday that opposition to his nomination could imperil efforts to negotiate a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “He’s a great gentleman and I think …

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James Comey disputes the notion that his controversial book is 'a tell-all'

Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC(NEW YORK) — Former FBI Director James Comey today defended himself against critiques of his new book and criticism of his remarks about the Republican Party during his promotional tour, though admitting he would leave out a paragraph about President Trump if he had to write it all over again. “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which went …

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Spat over Haley 'confusion' raises questions about Trump foreign policy

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — That two top Trump administration officials got into a spat over Russia sanctions is a sign of potential White House confusion over its own foreign policy. And a key reason appears to be the president himself – who officials say decided at the last minute to hold off on any sanctions in his continued hopes of …

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