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Carl Bernstein reports: From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, the President's phone calls alarm US officials

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff -- that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

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Bolton says Trump turned 'blind eye' to Covid-19

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton told CNN Wednesday that he does not have confidence in President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his former boss was "turning a blind eye" at the onset of the outbreak because he did not want to hear "bad news" about his "friend," Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Ex-Stone prosecutor says Stone treated differently 'because of his relationship to the President'

A deputy to former special counsel Robert Mueller plans to tell a congressional panel Wednesday that the "highest levels" of the Justice Department politicized the sentencing of President Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone by pressuring the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia to ease up on his sentencing, according to written testimony the committee released Tuesday.

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Markets are very sensitive to what happens in Washington. Here's proof

The White House maintains that the US-China trade deal reached late last year remains in place. But after comments from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro roiled markets, one thing is clear: Investors are still extremely sensitive to news and rhetoric from Washington.

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Congress should call Bolton to testify

If nothing else, former national security adviser John Bolton is a colorful figure. Love him or hate him, Bolton is a smart lawyer and skillful bureaucratic infighter with a well-defined worldview. An assertive neoconservative with a reputation for being a national security hawk, Bolton has often crossed swords with the foreign policy establishment and is not known for playing well with others.

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READ: John Bolton book injunction denial

Judge Royce Lamberth has denied the Trump administration's attempt to block the upcoming publication of the book by former national security adviser John Bolton.

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