Politics P.M.: In service to Trump, Pence keeps saying things that aren’t true

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In service to Trump, Pence keeps saying things that aren’t true
The vice president finds himself in an embarrassing position — again — with the Comey firing.
‘I was out of my mind with anger,’ man says after shoving congressman at raucous town hall
The heated interaction at Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer’s town hall in North Dakota was caught on camera.
 
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to brief Senate on Russia investigation
Congressional leaders have raised questions about Rosenstein’s role in President Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James B. Comey.
 
Trump suggests there may be ‘tapes’ of his private conversations with former FBI director
The president’s tweet was an apparent attempt to threaten former FBI chief James Comey about “leaking to the press.” It is unclear if such tapes exist.
 
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Analysis
Why it’s likely that Trump does have recordings of his Oval Office conversations
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‘I wish he’d quit tweeting’: Many Trump backers say it’s time for him to put down his phone
Polls show rising concern even among Republicans about the president’s erratic Twitter habit.
 
The Daily 202: Trump’s warning to Comey deepens doubts about his respect for the rule of law
President suggests he has tape of one-on-one dinner with axed FBI director
 
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Trump lawyers outline president’s Russian income but provide no documents
The tax attorneys said they reviewed returns for the last 10 years but did not offer any documents to support their claims.
 
Analysis
Remember when Trump was angry at the idea of putting pressure on Justice Department officials?
When Loretta E. Lynch met with Bill Clinton, Trump attacked it repeatedly.
 
The Health 202: Trump needs to take Health Policy 101
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The one little number that — so far — is all the protection Donald Trump needs
The number is 84 percent.
 
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