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    Trump Said to Target Justice Official’s Security Clearance

    Few people have heard of Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, except for allies of President Donald Trump who’ve linked him, through his wife’s political research work, to British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Trump, having controversially revoked the security clearance of Obama-era CIA director John Brennan last week, now reportedly wants to revoke Ohr’s. It would be a first, as Ohr’s current job presumably requires the clearance. Meanwhile, Trump ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort’s financial crimes trial recessed Friday after two days of jury deliberations, as a presidential tweet called the proceedings “very sad.” 

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