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Julie Pace: President Trump “Consumed” By Cable News Coverage of Russia Investigation


AP White House correspondent Julie Pace tells the 'Fox News Sunday' panel about President Trump's reaction to the developing Russia "witch hunt." CHRIS WALLACE: Julie, you've got quite a story out this week from AP saying that the president feels increasingly under siege about the investigation and is now taken to yelling at the television when he sees coverage of the investigation. What — what can you tell us about what the president's mood is? JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS: Well, the president increasingly sees himself as a victim of a politically motivated attempt to undermine or perhaps end his presidency. And what really seems to have him frustrated, according to sources — WALLACE: you could argue that he's right about that. PACE: You — you could, except that this investigation is going to go on, whether he feels that way or not. And — and one of the things that his associates, his advisors say is that he's frustrated because he doesn't have the ability to control this. So you see him lashing out in these various ways on Twitter. He is consumed by the coverage of this investigation and he watches it in real time. From the minute he wakes up until the minute that he goes to bed, he has the televisions on. He's watching what's being said about him, and it's really fueled this anxiety because, again, this is not something he's going to be able to control. This is something that is going to continue and — and the tweets and his reactions to this seem to actually be causing the investigation to expand, not contract.

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John McCain Praises Trump’s Trip So Far As “Excellent,” “Successful,” “Important”


Sen. John McCain gives President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia a good grade, on Sunday's 'Fox News Sunday.' McCain discusses a host of issues relating to Trump's trip abroad and the Comey firing in the full interview:

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Sen. Warner: Comey Was Fired “Literally Two Days Before He Was Supposed To Testify At My Committee”


Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) speaks with 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace about his allegations that President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey could amount to obstruction of justice. Warner said he is "reassured" by acting FBI director McCabe's statement that Comey's removal will have no impact on active investigations but said the timing was still suspicious: "We saw the director of the FBI fired literally two days before he was supposed to testify before my committee." CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Senator, I have a straight question for you. Do you believe the president fired Comey to interfere with the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the election and a possible link to the Trump campaign? SEN. MARK WARNER: The president's actions and his statement lends to that appearance. Now, I don't know what was in the presence of mind but I do know this — that this Senate Intelligence committee is going to pursue this investigation to wherever the intel and facts lead us, and I was reassured of a bit when I heard that Acting Director McCabe said not only does he have enough resources, but that he will also pursue the investigation wherever it leads. WALLACE: You say it lends itself to that. Do you believe that he was trying to interfere? And do you believe there is the potential here for an obstruction of justice? And how do you square that with what Acting Director Andrew McCabe said at your hearing? And let's just play that. ANDREW MCCABE, ACTING FBI DIRECTOR: You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution. WARNER: That statement from Director McCabe reassures me and I also said, if you see any influence from the administration to try to squash your investigation, he committed to getting back to the committee. But again, the president and this administration, who said there's no there there, continues through their actions to indicate that they are afraid of where this investigation I had. Let's again step back for a brief moment. This week, we saw Sally Yates testify that — WALLACE: The acting attorney general. WARNER: The acting attorney general who was fired, that the administration did not appropriately react to her concerns about General Flynn. We saw the director of the FBI fired literally two days before he was supposed to testify before my committee. We then have the president changing his reasoning for why he fired him from saying this was a recommendation of the acting attorney general or deputy attorney general, to the fact that he was going to fire him anyway because of Comey's investigation into Russia. And then we had this, again, outrageous potential claims that the president may be secretly taping his conversations, which again means we want to make sure those tapes, if they exist, are preserved and at some point, whether our committee or another committee needs to get them.

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Priebus: We’re “Not Going To Let You Down” On Obamacare Repeal


White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended the GOP's plan to repeal and reform Obamacare on this week's edition of 'Fox News Sunday.' He promised the public that Trump will keep his campaign promise that all Americans will have health insurance under the new plan. "It's up to the Senate to make improvements if they're to be made," Priebus told 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace. "Everyone is excited and ready to go to work and take the time necessary to look at the bill, make improvement where they need to be made, and then the bill will be brought back to conference. … Everyone is commited to getting this done, and getting it done as soon as possible, but no one's going to be beating down their door."

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ACA Architect Jonathan Gruber Debates Karl Rove About Obamacare Repeal


GOP strategist Karl Rove debates MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, about the Trump administration's plan to repeal the law. "There is a lot of trash being thrown about out there," Rove said. "There is no change in pre-existing conditions for the people who are in the Affordable Care Act, and are in states that don't have a waiver. If a state asks for a waiver, [the state] can say if you haven't had continuous coverage, or you let it lapse for more than 63 days, and you have a pre-existing condition, you get an insurance policy, but you can be charged up to 30% more than other people your age for one year, as an incentive for you to stay under continuous coverage."

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