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White House prepares for possible Jackson withdrawal

President Donald Trump is beginning to wonder aloud whether his embattled Veterans Affairs nominee should step aside "before things get worse" and White House aides are now preparing for that possibility, White House officials told CNN.

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    Pompeo hunts for Democratic votes in his floor confirmation strategy

    President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of state may not get a favorable committee vote, but that won't stop his nomination, according to GOP lawmakers and aides.

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      Pruitt's chief of staff approved controversial raises for aides, EPA watchdog finds

      The chief of staff for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt authorized salary increases for at least three employees -- one of which was worth 72 percent, the agency's watchdog said Monday.

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        Republican-led House panel orders interviews with Pruitt aides at EPA

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-led House of Representatives committee wrote to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday to demand interviews with five top aides, including his security chief.

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          Former aide tells Congress of extravagant spending by EPA's Scott Pruitt

          A former deputy chief of staff at the Environmental Protection Agency told congressional investigators that Administrator Scott Pruitt was aware of major raises given to other aides, rebutting Pruitt's account that he was unaware of the salary bumps.

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            WaPo: Bannon pitching plan to WH on what Trump should do in Russia probe

            Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, is trying to pitch a Russia probe response strategy to White House aides and congressional allies despite Trump's dismissal of him, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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              EPA confirms existence of emails about pay raises, but insists there is no evidence Pruitt knew about them

              The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Monday the content of internal EPA emails that appear to contradict EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's claim he didn't know about or authorize big pay raises for two close aides.

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                NYT: Mulvaney aides earning hefty salaries

                Mick Mulvaney repeatedly criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau priorities, but since taking the agency's helm last year, his senior aides have earned far more than standard government salaries, according to a report citing government records

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                  How Jeremy Corbyn and his aides have a history of standing up for the Syrian dictator

                  JEREMY CORBYN today refused to blame Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for the chemical attack on Syrian citizens. And the leftie Labour boss has a long history of standing up for the regime – while opposing the West’s attempts to hit back again

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