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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddling

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddlingRobert Mueller‘s team has questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary has confirmed. In a statement to CNN, Ms Sanders, 36, said she had been questioned last year by the special counsel probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. “The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” she said.



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UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rally

UK foreign secretary condemns attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rallyBritish Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday condemned an attack on a BBC cameraman by a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. Asked on Tuesday by Sky News whether it was acceptable for Trump to whip up his fans to the point that a cameraman was attacked, Hunt said: “It is never acceptable when journalists and cameramen are attacked just for doing their job.” Wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, a man was seen shoving BBC cameraman Ron Skeans before being pulled away on Monday, according to a BBC video. Trump has frequently attacked the news media for what he views as unfair coverage, decrying some outlets as peddlers of “fake news” and “enemy of the people.” News outlets have pushed back, with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger joining others in saying that Trump’s language has increased the prospect of journalists facing violence, both in the United States and abroad.



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Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum: press secretary

Trump cancels U.S. delegation to Davos forum: press secretaryPresident Donald Trump has canceled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday. Trump, who attended last year’s Davos event, had planned to go again this year but pulled out last week as he grapples with Democrats in Congress over funding for a wall on the border with Mexico that has led to a partial shutdown of the government. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were expected to lead the U.S. delegation in Trump’s place, two senior administration officials said this week.



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Secretary of State Pompeo to press Saudi Arabia to provide a 'credible narrative' on Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Secretary of State Pompeo to press Saudi Arabia to provide a 'credible narrative' on Jamal Khashoggi's murderCritics don't expect a forceful reprimand of the Saudis from Pompeo. Some experts said the real audience for his message on Khashoggi may be Congress.



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President Trump slams former Secretary of Defense James Mattis

President Trump slams former Secretary of Defense James MattisPresident Donald Trump blasted his former Defense secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday, claiming he "essentially fired" the top military aide.



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Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Farewell Message

Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Farewell MessageJim Mattis, the outgoing Secretary of Defense, told staff to “keep the faith in our country” in a farewell message sent on Monday.



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Replacing Mattis: 4 Things Trump Needs In His Next Secretary of Defense

Replacing Mattis: 4 Things Trump Needs In His Next Secretary of DefenseHe doesn’t need an ideologue. He doesn’t need a business person. He needs a solid conservative national-security leader.



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China criticizes outgoing U.S. defense secretary, but offers praise too

China criticizes outgoing U.S. defense secretary, but offers praise tooChina’s Defence Ministry criticized outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday for his “false accusations” against China, but also offered praise for his efforts to promote Sino-U.S. military ties. U.S. President Donald Trump said this week he would replace Mattis two months earlier than expected, after he resigned the previous week over policy differences with Trump. Trump on Monday criticized Mattis and his view of alliances, saying the Pentagon chief failed to recognize the true costs of America’s military support around the world.



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Why Donald Trump Needs a Realist Secretary of Defense

Why Donald Trump Needs a Realist Secretary of DefenseThe president needs help uprooting a Washington foreign-policy establishment that has mindlessly kept the U.S. military involved in unnecessary wars across the globe. The next top military leader must share this goal.



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Five things to know about new acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

Five things to know about new acting Secretary of Defense Patrick ShanahanIncoming acting defense secretary has no prior military experience, is liked by the president and is a longtime Boeing exec, which makes him an unusual pick.



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