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June 20, 2018 - 4:30 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As President Trump moved Wednesday to quell concerns over the ongoing crisis surrounding the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, Republicans vying for U.S. Senate seats across the country are digging in on their support for the president,...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:38 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, has resigned from his post as deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee's Finance Committee, sources close to the RNC told ABC News. In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC...
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ABC News
June 20, 2018 - 12:21 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump, under growing pressure to act unilaterally to address the immigration crisis, said Wednesday that he would be "signing something" soon that would keep immigrant families together. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that," Trump...
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June 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
(DENTON, Texas) -- As the immigration policy looms large in the national consciousness, border-state lawmakers are feeling the pressure from constituents who are outraged that children are being separated from their parents. Under Trump's new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, the children of men...
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June 20, 2018 - 6:59 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is facing backlash after he mocked the story of an immigrant girl with Down syndrome in a Fox News interview about the current administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Lewandowski, who was in charge of Donald Trump's...
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June 20, 2018 - 6:40 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen -- a fierce defender of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy toward immigration -- was heckled by a group of protesters while eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant Tuesday evening. A group calling itself the...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:17 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- In his first remarks since the Justice Department's inspector general's report was released, former FBI Director Jim Comey said Tuesday he doesn't regret the way he handled the Hillary Clinton email case - despite the report's harsh criticism. Comey initially responded in a New York...
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June 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Cohen, the embattled former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, has hired a new lawyer as a federal investigation of him heads into a new phase, ABC News has learned. According to multiple sources, Cohen has retained Guy Petrillo, an attorney with significant...
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ABC News
June 19, 2018 - 5:52 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. The decision to exit the U.N. body comes after more than a year of threatening to do so, calling for reform, and...
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ABC News
June 19, 2018 - 3:22 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will meet with House Republicans early Tuesday evening at the U.S. Capitol to discuss immigration as lawmakers struggle to respond to the national uproar over the administration's policy causing family separations at the border. Republicans hope Trump will express...
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