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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
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 James B. Comey about “leaking to the press.” It is unclear if such tapes exist.
 
Trump threatens to cancel White House briefings because it is ‘not possible’ for his staff to speak with ‘perfect accuracy’
Trump’s comments come after his description of his decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey flatly contradicted the accounts provided earlier by White House officials.
 
Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy
The attorney general directs prosecutors to charge defendants with the most serious crimes.
 
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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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A new report says Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty. That could be devastating.
Comey must be asked about all these matters by Congress. If not, he should address them himself.
 
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Trump’s ‘tapes’ tweet is too much. Hasn’t the GOP had enough?
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