Transcript of AP interview with Trump

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I do want to talk to you about the 100 days. TRUMP: Good. AP: I want to ask a few questions on some topics that are happening toward the end of the interview.

Transcript of AP interview with Trump

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I do want to talk to you about the 100 days. TRUMP: Good. AP: I want to ask a few questions on some topics that are happening toward the end of the interview.

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

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Life in prison for convicted Florida Keys bomb plotter

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McMaster names 25-year FBI veteran SC's inspector general

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Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years

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FBI director: Public should know of agenda-driven fake news

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US judge deems mentally ill man fit for trial in terror case

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Trump boasts of hiring only the best, but picks haunt him

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Chicago-area chef, cancer worker charged in terrorist case

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Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

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Report: US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, because the government had reason to believe Page was acting as a Russian agent, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Page is among the Trump associates under scrutiny as the FBI and congressional committees investigate whether his presidential campaign had ties to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

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No sign probes into Russia, Trump campaign will die down

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FBI: Man wanted to fight for Islamic State, torture American

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Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intel operative

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