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Why was Jeff Sessions fired? For being loyal to his office, not Trump

Why was Jeff Sessions fired? For being loyal to his office, not TrumpWhen Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe, he failed to keep investigators off the president’s tail. In an act of unusual forbearance, Donald Trump waited a full 12 hours after the end of the midterm elections to sack Jeff Sessions. No matter that Sessions had been one of Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters, endorsing him when no other Republican senator was willing to embrace the untethered reality TV star as a serious political force.



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Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity office

Pelosi unveils plans to establish new House diversity officeWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.



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Donald Trump welcomes Andrew Brunson home with Oval Office celebration

Donald Trump welcomes Andrew Brunson home with Oval Office celebrationAn American pastor released from a Turkish prison on Friday knelt at Donald Trump's feet on Saturday, praying for the US president during a gathering in the Oval Office.  Andrew Brunson, a 50-year-old preacher from North Carolina, who has lived in Turkey for over 25 years, asked Mr Trump if he could pray for him. “I need it more than anybody in this room,” the president replied. Mr Brunson then knelt, asking God to give Mr Trump “the wisdom to lead this country into righteousness”. He continued: "Protect him from slander, from enemies. Fill him with your wisdom, and strength, and perseverance." President Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo bow their heads as Andrew Brunson prays for the administration Credit: AP Mr Brunson was detained in October 2016 and charged with links to Kurdish militants and supporters of Fethullah Gulen, the cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt that year.  He strongly denied any links to militants, and Mr Trump took up his case with gusto, demanding the preacher be released. His case became a bitter diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington. Mr Trump said the pastor's release marked a significant improvement in US-Turkish relations. “This is a great step towards having the kind of relationship with Turkey that we want to have,” he said, emphasizing that the US had not made any payment or granted concessions to Turkey in exchange for his release. "The only deal, if you can call it a deal, is a psychological one," he said. "We feel much different to Turkey today than we did yesterday. I think we have a chance now to have a really great relationship." There was NO DEAL made with Turkey for the release and return of Pastor Andrew Brunson. I don’t make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the United States & Turkey!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2018 Flanked by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and John Bolton, the national security advisor, plus a phalanx of senators and advisors, Mr Trump paid tribute to the work of his team in securing his release. He also said the country was delighted he was home. “Right now the whole world is a fan of yours,” he said. Andrew Brunson, pictured in Turkey in July, escorted by police to house release at his home in Izmir Mr Brunson said he and his family still loved Turkey and the Turkish people, but added that he was unsure what he would do next. “Spend time with our children, and then pray and see what God wants next for us," he said. "In the future we will probably be doing some interviews, but this is just a time to thank this administration. We love this country. Last night we arrived in Germany, and the ambassador met us at 1:30am – I couldn’t believe it. He had a flag and I took it and very naturally kissed it." His wife, Norine, added her thanks to the president, who jokingly asked who she voted for. She replied that she had voted for him. "I sent an absentee ballot from prison," Mr Brunson added.



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Kanye calls himself a 'crazy motherf***er' in Oval Office meeting with Trump

Kanye calls himself a 'crazy motherf***er' in Oval Office meeting with TrumpIn perhaps the most surreal moment of the Trump White House to date, Kanye West launched into an extended Oval Office speech that touched on such topics as crime, mental health, slavery, aerospace technology and the Unabomber.



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Kanye West hugs President Trump and ABC News' Johnathan Karl in the Oval Office

Kanye West hugs President Trump and ABC News' Johnathan Karl in the Oval OfficeABC News' Johnathan Karl talks about President Trump's meeting with Kanye West



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Brett Kavanaugh Protesters Arrested After Occupying W.V. Senator's Office For 11 Hours

Brett Kavanaugh Protesters Arrested After Occupying W.V. Senator's Office For 11 HoursPolice handcuffed and removed a group of women early Tuesday from Sen. Joe



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Maddox Ritch Case: Witness Says Boy Was Running Toward Park's Office on Day He Vanished

Maddox Ritch Case: Witness Says Boy Was Running Toward Park's Office on Day He VanishedWhen she heard that a little boy had disappeared, Brooke Sheppard said she knew it was the same child.



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Mark Judge Went To His Lawyer’s Office Right When Senate Was Voting On Brett Kavanaugh

Mark Judge Went To His Lawyer’s Office Right When Senate Was Voting On Brett KavanaughWASHINGTON ― Mark Judge, the man who was said to be present when Brett



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Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in officeWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.



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Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in officeWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.



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