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Senate intel panel breaks with Trump and House Republicans, concludes Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump and hurt Clinton

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The Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said Wednesday that they agreed with the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help President Donald Trump.
"The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton," Sen. Mark Warner, the committee's vice chairman, said.
The findings depart from the House Intelligence Committee's report last month, which implied that Russia's goal was more to sow...
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Trump wants to roll back banking regulations meant to prevent the type of risky behavior that crashed markets a decade ago

Trump wants to roll back banking regulations meant to prevent the type of risky behavior that crashed markets a decade ago

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President Donald Trump and his administration are expected to scale back provisions of the Volcker Rule, which is designed to combat exorbitant risk-taking by banks.
Those financial-system excesses were largely blamed for the financial crisis a decade ago.
Banks were among the market's biggest gainers immediately after Trump's election victory amid expectations of less oversight.
Bank stocks surged following Donald Trump 's election victory amid expectations of reduced regulation. Now it looks like the president is ready to follow through.
Backed by the...
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The Senate just released roughly 1,800 of pages of interviews about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer - here are the highlights

The Senate just released roughly 1,800 of pages of interviews about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer - here are the highlights

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The Senate released transcripts on Wednesday of its interviews with Donald Trump Jr. and others regarding a controversial Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The meeting has become a key thread of inquiry in the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Trump Jr. told the committee he didn't believe there was anything wrong with attending the meeting, and that he never spoke with his father about the Russia investigation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released hundreds of pages of transcripts from interviews with...
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Donald Trump Jr. responds to Senate Judiciary Committee document dump

Donald Trump Jr. responds to Senate Judiciary Committee document dump

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Donald Trump Jr. responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee's release of closed-door interview transcripts related to the June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
"The public can now see that for over five hours I answered every question asked and was candid and forthright with the committee," Trump Jr. said.
The June 2016 meeting was presented as a chance for the lawyer to provide the Trump team with damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday responded to the Senate Judiciary Committee's release of...
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