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City of Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations in protest of Donald Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Donald Trump promised to bring Christmas back (as if it ever went away), telling his biggest fans over and over again that Christmas would be better than ever. Welp, after his decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the mayor of Nazareth is pulling the plug on a planned Christmas celebration. From the NY Daily News:

The Israeli town of Nazareth has canceled Christmas celebrations, with the mayor saying the end of festivities is due to President Trump.

FBI Agents Sending Anti-Trump Texts Is Not a Scandal

The latest pseudo-scandal in state media. Photo: Fox

Tuesday night, officials from the Department of Justice invited reporters to see something scandalous: text messages by FBI agents sent during the presidential campaign expressing … opinions about the political campaign. One message called Bernie Sanders “an idiot like Trump. Figure they cancel each other out.’’ Another read, “God, Trump is a loathsome human.” “I cannot believe Donald Trump is likely to be an actual, serious candidate for president,” read yet another text.

North Korea: Russian military chief attacks US-led drills near border for causing instability

General Valery Gerasimov (left) shakes hands with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera Reuters

'Carrying out military training in regions surrounding North Korea will only heighten hysteria and make the situation unstable
Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region.

Wikileaks sent Trump private access and a decryption key to emails weeks before they were released

CNN is reporting that the Trump campaign—including candidate Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and others—were offered access to Wikileaks documents, including special access to a Wikileaks website, a month before Wikileaks began publishing documents stolen from John Podesta’s account to the public.

The email came less than three weeks before WikiLeaks itself messaged Trump Jr. and began an exchange of direct messages on Twitter. Trump Jr. told investigators he had no recollection of the September email.

Russia investigation sheds new light on Jared Kushner's involvement with Moscow

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner attends a meeting in Beijing during President Trump's trip last month to Asia. (Thomas Peter / Pool)
David S. Cloud and Chris MegerianContact Reporters

The expanding federal investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election is shining new light on the central role played by one member of President Trump’s inner circle — his son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner — in reaching out to Moscow.

Trump calls the New York Times 'a virtual lobbyist' against GOP tax bill

President Donald Trump’s claims that the Access Hollywood tape and President Barack Obama’s birth certificate are fakes are not just lies he tells others, psychiatrists say, they are delusions consistent with a severe personality disorder. And according to two psychiatrists who have warned that Trump is dangerously unfit for office, this could lead to a nuclear showdown with North Korea that results in the deaths of millions.

Related: Trump could create nuclear holocaust in five minutes; Congress is now trying to stop that

A brief history of Republicans questioning Donald Trump’s intelligence

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) Getty Images
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump cares deeply about what people think of his intelligence. Whether it’s his frequent boasts about being a “very intelligent person” with an Ivy League education or his bizarre penchant for challenging rivals to an I.Q. test, Trump has made it clear that he is very sensitive to allegations that he is not smart.

Trump and WikiLeaks: Five things to know

The revelation this week that Donald Trump

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Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during the presidential campaign has added a new wrinkle to the competing probes into Russian interference.

Russian ambassador says he won't name all the Trump officials he's met with because 'the list is so long'

Sergei Kislyak
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Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak said on Wednesday that it would take him more than 20 minutes to name all of the Trump officials he's met with or spoken to on the phone.

"First, I'm never going to do that," he said. "And second, the list is so long that I'm not going to be able to go through it in 20 minutes."

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