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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this morning – May 27th 2017

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Good morning.

Here’s what you need to know this Saturday:

1. Trump, A ‘Russian Stooge,’ Will Maintain Sanctions On Russia

In a move that undermines claims that he is controlled by the Kremlin, President Donald Trump will keep in place sanctions that the Obama administration imposed against Russia as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.

2. Disclosed Reports Reveal Extent Of NSA Surveillance Under Obama Administration

According to previously classified documents obtained by Circa, the National Security Agency during the Obama administration intentionally and routinely violated American privacy protections and court-ordered guidelines implemented in accordance with federal law.

3. TOP WHITE HOUSE ADVISER: Trump Will Choose The Economy Over Global Warming

White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn angered German officials Thursday when he said President Donald Trump would choose growing the economy over fighting global warming if the two goals came into conflict.

4. White House Boasts Of Nearly 30,000 Criminal Aliens Arrested Since Trump Took Office

The Trump administration boasted Friday of the nearly 30,000 convicted criminal aliens Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has detained since Donald Trump became president.

5. Bipartisan Bill Would Force Congressmen To Receive Ethics Training

A bipartisan bill was introduced in the House Thursday that would require members of Congress to receive ethics training annually. While the Senate is required to undergo the training annually, the House does not hold the same standards.

6. Rama-Donald: Trump’s Ramadan Statement Focuses On Terrorism

President Trump differed from prior leaders in his statement on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in that he focused on Islamic terrorism.

7. FBI Rejects Chaffetz’s Request For Comey Documents

The FBI refused to send the House Oversight Committee documents associated with conversations fired FBI Director James Comey had with President Donald Trump.

8. Wishful Thinking: Bitter Hillary Clinton References Trump Impeachment Talk During Wellesley Commencement Speech (VIDEO)

Hillary Clinton took a thinly veiled shot at Donald Trump as she delivered the commencement address at her alma mater Wellesley College Friday.

9. Martin Shkreli Drops $100K Bounty For Info On Seth Rich’s Murderer

American businessman and investor Martin Shkreli is putting up $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

10. US Service Member Killed In Syria

A U.S. service member was killed Friday in Syria after injuries sustained from a vehicle rollover, the Pentagon announced.




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