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Christopher Steele says in a court filing that his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10. (Associated Press/File)

FBI relies on discredited dossier in Russia investigation

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The FBI is routinely asking witnesses in its Russia investigation about the accusations in a dossier against Donald Trump, further expanding the reach of a discredited opposition research paper sourced from the Kremlin and financed and distributed by Democrats.

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney showed a pile of Federal Registers from the time of the Obama administration on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Trump axes 860 Obama regulations, 179 from ‘secret’ list

- The Washington Times

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney accused the Obama administration Thursday of keeping a “secret list” of proposed regulations during Mr. Obama’s eight-year regulatory onslaught against businesses, and touted President Trump’s rollback of more than 800 Obama-era rules and proposals.

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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, left, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee speak after closed meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House panel threatens White House with subpoena over Comey 'tapes'

- The Washington Times

The congressmen overseeing the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's involvement in President Trump's election threatened to subpoena the White House for information on any recordings between the president and ousted FBI Director James Comey on Thursday after the administration responded to the lawmakers' previous request by referring to Mr. Trump's personal Twitter account.