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Trump talks pardons, lashes special counsel about Russia probe 9:31am EDT

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to complain about the special counsel investigating possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia while insisting that he, as president, has "complete power to pardon."

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Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill

Republicans in the U.S. Senate were dealt another blow in their effort to repeal Obamacare on Friday when the keeper of the Senate's rules said certain provisions in their healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included.

Election 2016, Health Jul 21 2017

Ex-CIA head says Trump remarks on Russia interference 'disgraceful'

ASPEN, Colo. Former CIA director John Brennan on Friday criticized as "disgraceful" President Donald Trump's efforts to play down U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.

Election 2016, Russia Jul 21 2017

Scaramucci awaits U.S. approval for China deal

NEW YORK Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump administration's new communications director, has yet to get approval from U.S. regulators to sell his hedge fund firm to a group led by Chinese conglomerate HNA, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Election 2016, Deals Jul 21 2017

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

MOSCOW The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia's FSB security service among her clients for years, Russian court documents seen by Reuters show. | Video