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Sharpton hits back after president’s criticism of Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, while Trump claims he was ‘down there also’ on 9/11Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.46pm BST The latest Quinnipiac national poll confirms that Joe Biden’s numbers are bouncing back after a temporary stumble following the first debates. Biden attracted the support of 34 percent of Democratic respondents, compared to Elizabeth Warren’s 15 percent, Kamala Harris’ 12 percent and Bernie Sanders’ 11 percent. 7.28pm BST Former intelligence officials warned that Trump’s nomination of representative John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence was an attempt to “neutralise” US spy agencies.Julian Borger has more: Trump has indicated that he might not wait for [Ratcliffe] to receive Senate confirmation before wresting control over the office of the director of national intelligence, which coordinates the work of the other 16 intelligence agencies.
‘The Acting Director will be named shortly,’ Trump tweeted on Sunday, announcing the departure of Coats, and his choice of Ratcliffe, who has been a staunch defender of Trump in Congress. Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-07-29 18:49:09

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