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Situational awareness, part 1: John McCain's indirect jab at President Trump on Vietnam: "[W]e drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong." Video.

Part 2: Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta has reportedly been swept into Mueller's Russia probe.

Part 3: President Trump claims Republican tax cuts won't touch 401k plans, and says he'll announce a new Federal Reserve pick "very shortly."

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