Day 376: Serving as a deterrent.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

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1/ The FBI is investigating a second Trump-Russia dossier.

2/ Paul Ryan called for a "cleanse" of the FBI.

3/ Mitch McConnell sees no need to protect Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

4/ Trump is considering having Jeff Sessions prosecute Robert Mueller.

5/ Senate Democrats have been discussing whether to tie a bill protecting Robert Mueller's investigation to the must-pass government funding bill.

6/ Trump will not impose new sanctions on Russia because the threat is already "serving as a deterrent."

7/ The US Treasury published a list of Russian oligarchs and senior officials at the Kremlin as part of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

8/ The Congress-mandated sanctions report was lifted from the Forbes "200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017" list.

9/ CIA Director Mike Pompeo has "every expectation" that Russia will attempt to influence this year's midterm elections.

10/ Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's decision to step aside was likely the result of a forthcoming inspector general report.

poll/ Trump's 2017 job approval rating averaged 38% throughout the U.S.


  • Julian Assange thought he sent a direct message to Sean Hannity on Twitter offering news about Mark Warner.

  • Betsy DeVos wants to put student loan money onto prepaid debit cards.

  • A procedural vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed in the Senate.

  • FEMA will end food and water aid for Puerto Rico.

  • The person responsible for sending a false missile alert to people in Hawaii was fired.

  • The CEO of the Democratic National Committee is stepping down.

  • For $35, you can have your name displayed on the Trump campaign website.

  • Melania Trump was "blindsided" and "furious" with Trump after reports of his affair with porn star Stormy Daniels surfaced.

  • Trump also cheats at golf.

  • In 2016, Scott Pruitt said Trump would take "unapologetic steps to use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional."

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