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A supporter of President Trump, who allegedly made more than 2,000 threatening calls to members of Congress over the past three years, was arrested, according to charging documents obtained by the Associated Press.
A Republican women’s group in Fort Worth, Texas is defending a local teacher — who was fired for tweeting at President Trump about “removing illegals” from her school district — and her right to speak out against illegal immigration.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted in private that keeping up opposition efforts against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been “devilishly difficult” — a far cry from the administration’s public position on the strength of the effort to oust Maduro, The Washington Post reported.
A senior State Department official, who helped coordinate the Trump administration move to declare an emergency over escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran, has been pushed out of the department, The Wall Street Journal reported.