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Trump impeached? You can bet on it

Odds for Trump impeachmentThere’s already talk of impeachment, just three weeks into Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. In fact, many are already betting on it.

Gambling houses all over the world are taking in action on whether Trump, inaugurated just last month, will resign or be impeached. And the odds aren’t as long as you might think.

Ladbrokes, the British oddsmaking giant, has Trump’s chances of leaving office via resignation or impeachment and removal at just 11-to-10, or just a little worse than even money. The odds of Trump being impeached this year in the House of Representatives are only 4-to-1, according to the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, despite GOP control of the chamber. You can win $180 on a $100 bet with Bovada, the online gaming site, that Trump won’t make it through a full term — though the bet is off if Trump passes away during the next four years.



Deputy to Trump adviser Michael Flynn reportedly forced off National Security Council

Mike Flynn deputy firedAmid growing concerns over national security adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russia, a senior official on the National Security Council was refused top-secret clearance on Friday, according to a report.

Robin Townley, the senior director for Africa and one of Flynn's closest deputies, was subsequently fired from the NSC, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Politico.


FEC official wants proof of New Hampshire voter fraud claims

Trump lies about NH voter fraudPresident Trump reportedly claimed during a meeting with lawmakers Thursday that out-of-state voters were bused into New Hampshire, costing him and Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte a victory in the state. Now a Federal Election Commission official wants Trump to prove it.

Trump got 46.5% of the vote, compared to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's 46.8%. She received the state's four electoral votes. Such an allegation would mean that thousands of people illegally voted in New Hampshire — a felony under New Hampshire law, commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said in a statement Friday afternoon.


US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier

Trump dossierFor the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump's inauguration.

None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources would not confirm which specific conversations were intercepted or the content of those discussions due to the classified nature of US intelligence collection programs.


Michael Flynn might have violated law when he had call about Russian sanctions

Michael FlynnPresident Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with its ambassador to the U.S. before the president took office last month even though officials claimed he didn’t, The Washington Post reported late Thursday night.

Current and former U.S. officials told the Post about the conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. When asked in an interview with the Post Wednesday if he had discussed sanctions with the ambassador, Flynn repeatedly said, “No,”


US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering a DC Public School

DeVos blocked at DC schoolThe country's new education secretary has already hit a roadblock in her job.

Betsy DeVos, in her first visit to a public school as head of the U.S. Department of Education, tried to enter a Washington, D.C., middle school this morning but was met with a small group of protesters.

They created a barrier to the entrance of Jefferson Middle School Academy, forcing DeVos to turn around and return to her vehicle.


Five New England Patriots plan to skip White House visit

Five patriots to skip Wh visitDefensive end Chris Long and running back LeGarette Blount of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots said Thursday they won’t visit the White House with the team, joining three other teammates in boycotting the celebration.

"I will not be going to the White House," Blount said on the Rich Eisen show. "I don't feel welcome in that house. I'll leave it at that."


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