A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that President Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but Friday morning, Trump wrote: "This was not the language used" in a tweet.
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January 12, 2018

Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Durbin Says He Said It

President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House, he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti.

Special counsel Robert Mueller (C) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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December 17, 2017

3 Ways Trump Or His Allies Might Try To Disrupt The Mueller Russia Probe

From the airwaves of conservative media to the hearing rooms of the House of Representatives, Republican allies of the White House are attacking the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then-national security adviser, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.
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December 01, 2017

Michael Flynn Sr. Expected To Plead Guilty To Lying To FBI

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has charged retired lieutenant general and former national security adviser Michael Flynn with making false statements to the FBI, according to a criminal information filed by the special counsel. Flynn is expected in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning when he is expected to plead guilty to a single charge of making statements.

Catalan President Carles Puigemont.
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October 27, 2017

Catalonia Declares Independence; Spain Approves Central Takeover Of Region

Lawmakers in Catalonia have declared independence from Spain, in a historic vote that prompted protests and celebration. The government in Madrid, vowing to halt any would-be secession, has authorized the Spanish prime minister to take over direct rule of the previously semi-autonomous region.

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