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Wednesday August 28th, 2019 day edition

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MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell says he has a source who told him Russian oligarchs signed off loans given to President Trump by Deutsche Bank.

"This single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that the Trump — Donald Trump's loan documents there show that he has co-signers.

That's how he was able to obtain those loans.

And that the co-signers are Russian oligarchs," he said.

O'Donnell later said this source told him that Trump's tax returns reveal "he pays little to no income tax in some years.".

He added that his source said Trump, a longtime real estate businessman, would not have been able to obtain his loans with Deutsche Bank without these co-signers he described as "Russian billionaires close to Vladimir Putin.".

"If true," O'Donnell said, "that would explain every kind word Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin. »

Trump reportedly derailed a meeting with G7 leaders when he insisted Russia should be readmitted to the group, and everyone slapped him down

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President Donald Trump reportedly derailed a major meeting with world leaders at the annual Group of Seven summit on Saturday evening after he insisted that Russia should be readmitted to the G7.

Russia was expelled from the then-G8 in 2014 over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which violated international laws and agreements.

"One year ago, in Canada, President Trump suggested reinviting Russia to the G-7, stating openly that Crimea's annexation by Russia was partially justified. »

Leslie Jones not returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

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