Trump now faces multiple probes relating to transition and inauguration

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WASHINGTON: Almost everything associated with Donald Trump’s election is coming under the scrutiny of investigators as the US President, who has used the term “witchhunt” multiple times to defend himself, finds himself increasingly besieged on multiple fronts. What began as an FBI special counsel probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia to win the 2016 Presidential election has suddenly ballooned into investigations into everything from money collected and spent during Trump’s inauguration to whether the Trump transition team sold access to the incoming President, according to new reports.…

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Trump taps budget head Mulvaney as acting chief of staff

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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump announced Friday that his budget director Mick Mulvaney will step in as acting chief of staff to replace John Kelly- amid indications the president is struggling to fill the key post. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration,” Trump announced on Twitter. “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! “John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for…

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US federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

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WASHINGTON: A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the US Supreme Court. US district judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law. The coalition of states challenging the law was led by Texas Attorney General…

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From foreign interference to influence peddling, Trump cornered by more probes

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WASHINGTON: Everything Trump is coming under the scrutiny of investigators as the US President, who has used the term “witchhunt” multiple times to defend himself, finds himself increasingly besieged on multiple fronts. What began as an FBI special counsel probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia has suddenly ballooned into investigations into everything from money collected and spent during Trump’s inauguration to whether the Trump transition team sold access to the incoming President, according to new reports. The bombshells comes on the heels of disclosure that Trump himself…

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‘Big’ China-US trade deal could happen ‘rather soon:’ Trump

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday said a major US-China trade deal could emerge in the near future, saying that China’s position has been weakened by the economic impact of the tariffs war. “China wants to make a big and very comprehensive deal. It could happen, and rather soon!” he tweeted. Trump said that China’s decision to back off from new tariffs on cars and auto parts reflected the pain inflicted by the United States in its trade war. China just announced that their economy is growing much slower than…

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