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Appeals court set to hear arguments on Trump's revised travel ban

Travel Ban 2 back in courtPresident Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the United States from six countries faces its latest legal test on Monday before a federal appeals court in Virginia.

The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear an hour of oral arguments in the Trump administration's appeal of a March 16 ruling by Maryland-based federal judge Theodore Chuang.


Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials

Obama warned Trump about FlynnFormer President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News.

The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office.

The revelation comes on a day that former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to testify that Flynn misled the White House about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States.


Eric Trump in 2014: 'We have all the funding we need out of Russia'

Eric TrumpPresident Trump’s son, Eric, once told a golf writer that funding for Trump golf courses come from Russia, that writer recounted in a new interview.

James Dodson during an interview Friday with Boston’s WBUR described meeting Donald Trump in 2014 and being invited to play golf at the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.

He said asked Donald Trump how he was paying for his courses, and the now-president “sort of tossed off that he had access to $100 million,” Dodson said in the interview



Jared Kushner's sister makes $150M pitch to Chinese investors

Kushner's sister pitches deal to ChineseWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner said he no longer is involved in his family's real estate business, but his sister is soliciting investors in China for a project in the United States.

On Saturday, Nicole Kushner Meyer spoke to Chinese investors in Beijing, seeking $150 million in financing for a Jersey City housing development known as One Journal Square.

An ad for the event said: "Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States."


Georgia special election smashes all-time spending record

Ossoff election campaign smashing spending recordsIt’s official: Georgia’s special election will be the most expensive House race in U.S. history.

Candidates and outside groups have aired or reserved more than $29.7 million worth of TV ads in the race to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price in Congress, which will break a five-year-old record for House spending — highlighting the outsized importance a sliver of the Atlanta suburbs has taken on in national politics.


Trump Army secretary nominee withdraws amid fierce opposition

Mark Green withdraws name from nominationArmy Secretary nominee Mark Green has withdrawn from consideration amid fierce opposition from Democrats and advocacy groups, he announced Friday.

Green blamed “false and misleading attacks” against him and said he was stepping aside so as not to be a distraction.

“It is with deep regret I am withdrawing my nomination to be the secretary of the Army,” he said in a statement.


Carter Page rebukes Senate Russia investigators in letter

Carter Page rebukes SenateCarter Page brushed back the Senate intelligence committee in a letter Thursday, telling members that if they want details about his communications with Russians, they'll need to ask former President Barack Obama.

The former foreign policy adviser for Donald Trump's campaign, who is being scrutinized by both congressional and FBI investigators, berated the Senate intelligence committee's requests in an April 28 letter provided to CNN for details about his communications and schedule a time to be interviewed by Senate investigators.


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