Trump Ends Self-made Crisis, Says Tape Bluff Was to Keep Comey Honest

In an interview with Fox News President Donald Trump claimed he bluffed about having White House tapes of his conversations with James Comey to keep the fired FBI director honest, The Hill reports. Furthermore, Trump [...] The post Trump Ends Self-made Crisis, Says Tape Bluff Was to Keep Comey Honest appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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North Korea Denies Torturing U.S. Detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea called itself the “biggest victim” in the death of the American student Otto Warmbier who was detained for year and a half. Warmbier died days after being released in a coma. Pyongyang’s official Korean [...] The post North Korea Denies Torturing U.S. Detainee Otto Warmbier appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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Bipartisan Push to Prioritize Cybersecurity Advice for Small Businesses

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to train staff at small business development centers in cybersecurity strategy, The Hill reads. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot and Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Jim [...] The post Bipartisan Push to Prioritize Cybersecurity Advice for Small Businesses appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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Trump’s Job-Creation Promise Faces Challenge in Automotive Sector

Promises made on the part of President Donald Trump to revive the struggling manufacturing industry, face new headwinds as the automotive sector announced thousands of new layoffs.  The downsizing comes as the auto industry faces declining [...] The post Trump’s Job-Creation Promise Faces Challenge in Automotive Sector appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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Group of Democrats to Consider Pelosi’s Ouster

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing down a new threat to her job just days after Tuesday’s special election setback in Georgia. A group of younger House Democrats is leading the charge, saying that the party [...] The post Group of Democrats to Consider Pelosi’s Ouster appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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House Intel Committee Plans to Interview Podesta Next Week, Sources Say

The House Intelligence Committee intends to interview John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman whose hacked email account became central to Russian interference in the U.S. election last year, according to multiple sources. Clinton’s campaign [...] The post House Intel Committee Plans to Interview Podesta Next Week, Sources Say appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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Four Republican Senators ‘Not Ready to Vote’ for Healthcare Bill

Four Republican senators have announced that they opposed the latest version of the healthcare bill, dubbed Better Care Reconciliation Act. Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a “discussion draft” of their long-awaited health care [...] The post Four Republican Senators ‘Not Ready to Vote’ for Healthcare Bill appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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Trump: ‘Bothersome’ How Close Mueller is to Comey

President Donald Trump says he is bothered by special counsel Robert Mueller’s relationship with ex-FBI Director James Comey, The Hill reads. Trump tells “Fox and Friends” in an interview to be broadcast Friday that special [...] The post Trump: ‘Bothersome’ How Close Mueller is to Comey appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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White House Pressuring House GOP to Soften Russia Sanctions Bill, Report

The White House is purportedly pressing House Republicans to soften a measure imposing new sanctions on Russia after the Senate soundly passed the penalties last week, The New York Times reported Thursday. The Trump administration has advised [...] The post White House Pressuring House GOP to Soften Russia Sanctions Bill, Report appeared first on Focus Washington - Navigating the Swamp.

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