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    Trump Calls on Sessions to End Russia Probe

    In a morning tweet, President Donald Trump urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the “Rigged Witch Hunt right now,” referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. Calling the prosecution of former campaign manager Paul Manafort — whose trial on charges of bank fraud and tax evasion entered its second day — a “hoax,” Trump nevertheless sought to distance himself from his former aide, saying Manafort “worked for me for a very short time.”

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