The accounts, intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, from Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to his superiors contradict public assertions by the attorney general. A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
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Trump has repeatedly suggested that the Russia investigation is a “hoax” and a “witch hunt,” so getting rid of Sessions would also lend credence to the idea that there was something untoward about Sessions's meetings with Kislyak.
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer enters the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
White House press secretary Sean Spicer enters the White House on Friday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
After just six tumultuous months on the job, longtime Washington insider Sean Spicer failed to last in service of a president who rejects convention and prefers to act as his own chief representative. The White House spokesman quit following the appointment of wealthy financier Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director,
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Diamondbacks at Nationals
Bottom 2nd, 2 outs
Bottom 2nd, 2 outs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
WAS 0 0 - - - - - - - 0 0 0
ARI 4 1 - - - - - - - 5 7 0
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Goldschmidt struck out.
Lamb doubled to center, Pollock scored.
D.Peralta struck out.
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Individual stats
HR: ARI: Peralta (10).
RBI: ARI: Lamb 2 (78).
Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
B. Goodwin CF 1 0 0 0 0
R. Raburn LF 1 0 0 0 0
B. Harper RF 0 0 0 0 0
R. Zimmerm... 1B 1 0 0 0 0
D. Murphy 2B 1 0 0 0 0
A. Rendon 3B 1 0 0 0 0
M. Wieters C 1 0 0 0 0
W. Difo SS 0 0 0 0 0
M. Scherze... P 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
M. Scherze... 1 7 5 3 4
Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
D. Peralta RF 2 1 1 1 1
A. Pollock CF 2 2 2 1 1
J. Lamb 3B 2 2 1 1 2
P. Goldsch... 1B 2 1 1 0 0
D. Descals... LF 1 0 0 0 0
B. Drury 2B 0 0 0 0 0
K. Marte SS 1 0 0 0 0
J. Mathis C 1 1 0 0 1
Z. Godley P 1 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
Z. Godley 2 0 0 0 4
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