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FILE -- In this March 14, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip. The kingdom wants to seize on the historic visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Iran as a rogue state on the fringes of the Muslim world. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 18, 2017 - 7:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Iran. The kingdom has arranged a dizzying schedule of...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Koch Brothers' political network is preparing to spend millions of dollars to ensure their vision for tax reform isn't lost in the increasing chaos consuming President Donald Trump's administration. The network's leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom...
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May 18, 2017 - 5:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Koch Brothers' political network is preparing to spend millions of dollars to ensure their vision for tax reform isn't lost in the increasing chaos consuming President Donald Trump's administration. The network's leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Trump Jr. traveled recently to Dubai to discuss “new ideas” with a billionaire business partner and give a commencement address at a private university. An Instagram picture posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 showed Trump with Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of DAMAC Properties, who built one Trump golf course and plans a second in Dubai. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing "new ideas" as the Emirati's real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump's father is in the White House. The Trump...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., son of then President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, in New York. Trump Jr. traveled recently to Dubai to discuss “new ideas” with a billionaire business partner and give a commencement address at a private university. An Instagram picture posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 showed Trump with Hussain Sajwani, the chairman of DAMAC Properties, who built one Trump golf course and plans a second in Dubai. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing "new ideas" as the Emirati's real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump's father is in the White House. The Trump...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, then-incoming FBI Director James Comey talks with outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller before Comey was officially sworn in at the Justice Department in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said it is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 18, 2017 - 3:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping...
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Television network crews begin their evening news broadcast from the driveway outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 18, 2017 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a crisis he can't manage with a tweet or a taunt. The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the federal government's Russia investigation has dramatically raised the legal and political stakes and put Trump...
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