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US: Trump Pardons Some of His Close Associates in His Last Days as President

US President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, ex-adviser Roger Stone and the father of Mr Trump's son-in-law.

Mr Manafort was convicted in 2018 in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.

Mr Trump had previously commuted the prison sentence of Mr Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress.

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

President Donald Trump on May 27 threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering a day after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets.

The president can't unilaterally regulate or close the companies, which would require action by Congress or the Federal Communications Commission. But that didn't stop Trump from angrily issuing a strong warning.

Trump angrily interrupted the conference: Ask China

Namely, Weijia Jiang, a CBS News correspondent from the White House, asked Trump why he sees the current crisis as an international competition, when more than 80.000 Americans have died.
"Maybe that's the question you should ask China," Trump answered a journalist who was born in China and emigrated to the United States at the age of two.

White House to wind down coronavirus task force as focus shifts to aftermath: Trump

The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on May 5.   

Trump confirmed the plans after Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the group, told reporters the White House may start moving coordination of the U.S. response on to federal agencies in late May.   

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