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The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying case

The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying caseWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances of two political consultants in foreign lobbying cases that grew out of the Russia probe (all times local):



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Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: official

Assange aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador: officialA collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country’s interior minister said. Maria Paula Romo did not identify the person but told Sonorama radio he was very close to Assange, who was arrested Thursday in London on a US extradition request after spending seven years in the Ecuadoran embassy there. Channel Teleamazonas identified him as Ola Bini, a software developer focused on privacy, security and cryptography, but did not name its source.



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Top aide says Democrats will 'never' see Trump tax returns

Top aide says Democrats will 'never' see Trump tax returnsA formal request from a Democratic committee chairman to see six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns was forcibly rejected Sunday by a top presidential aide, who said Democrats would “never” see the documents. Trump is the first US president since Richard Nixon to refuse to divulge his tax information.



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Ex-Michelle Obama aide says she had small role in assisting Jussie Smollett's family

Ex-Michelle Obama aide says she had small role in assisting Jussie Smollett's familyThe comments from Tina Tchen are her first about her involvement in the case and come one day after Foxx’s office abruptly announced they were dropping charges against Smollett, who was charged last month for disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.



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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardon

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos says applied for pardonFormer Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the first person charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said on Tuesday his lawyers have applied for a pardon and that he may withdraw his guilty plea. “My lawyers have applied for a pardon from the president for me,” Papadopoulos said in an interview with Reuters, adding that the request was made a few days ago. Papadopoulos, who was plucked out of obscurity to work as a foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump’s presidential run, pleaded guilty in October 2017 to lying to the FBI about his communications with two Russian nationals and a Maltese professor with Russian ties while working on the campaign.



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Trump ‘to go full animal’ on his opponents after Mueller report, former aide Steve Bannon says

Trump ‘to go full animal’ on his opponents after Mueller report, former aide Steve Bannon saysDonald Trump’s former chief adviser has warned the US president is “going to go full animal” after he was partially exonerated by Robert Mueller’s investigation. Steve Bannon, who left the White House in 2017, predicted Mr Trump would “come off the chains” and use the special counsel’s findings to “bludgeon” his opponents and ignore congressional oversight requests for documents. William Barr, the attorney general, sent a four-page letter to Congress outlining Mr Mueller’s conclusions following the sprawling 22-month probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia or Mr Trump obstructed justice.



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Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of US

Venezuela arrests Guaido aide for 'terrorism' in defiance of USVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime defied the US on Thursday to arrest a top aide of opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognizes as the crisis-hit country’s interim leader. The United States has repeatedly warned Maduro’s government against arresting Guaido or his close aides, saying it would face unspecified repercussions.



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Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says senior aide was kidnapped by intelligence agents

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido says senior aide was kidnapped by intelligence agentsThe Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said intelligence agents arrested his chief of staff after a pre-dawn raid, signalling that president Nicolas Maduro may be cracking down on the opposition’s challenge to his rule. Mr Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud, and has been recognised by dozens of Western nations as the country’s legitimate leader. Mr Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the country’s economy, has called Mr Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should “face justice”, but has not explicitly ordered his arrest.



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Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'

Venezuela detains top aide to Guaido in move U.S. calls 'big mistake'U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, called for the immediate release of Marrero and warned that “Maduro has made another big mistake,” adding that the arrest “will not go unanswered.” Guaido invoked the constitution in January to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s 2018 re-election a fraud. Maduro, who has overseen a dramatic collapse of the OPEC nation’s economy, has called Guaido a puppet of the United States and said he should “face justice,” but has not explicitly called for his arrest. Top U.S. officials have repeatedly warned Maduro not to touch Guaido and his inner circle, but it is unclear what more they can do.



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Trump is 'looking into' Facebook 'bias' as aide melts down over suspension

Trump is 'looking into' Facebook 'bias' as aide melts down over suspensionA Facebook spokesperson told Yahoo News that a system intended to stop bots had temporarily halted Dan Scavino’s ability to post comments, and that the company had apologized and restored his account.



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