Donald Trump’s former fixer returns for a fourth round of congressional testimony while Mike Pence pitches for oil and gas industry

Despite Donald Trump’s vows to take on China on trade, the US trade deficit with the country hit a new record last year.

The trade gap jumped to $419.2 billion in 2018, up from $375.5 billion in 2017, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday.

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Donald Trump’s decision to grant security clearance to Jared Kushner flew in the face of national security concerns, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi said Wednesday.

“He had numerous errors and omissions with regard to unreported foreign contacts. He has tremendous financial vulnerability which make him susceptible to compromise and manipulation,” the Illinois Democrat said on CNN. “Most of the law enforcement community who looked at his particular case specifically said he should not have access to top secret security clearance.”

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