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Trump claims Obama launched Russia probe to help Clinton

President Trump fired off a tweet targeting the Obama administration on Monday, claiming that the decision to investigate the Trump campaign in the months before the 2016 election was motivated by wanting Hillary Clinton to win.

The facts: The FBI opened an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow in July 2016, after the DNC announced it was hacked by Russians. About a month later, Obama was informed that Vladimir Putin was directly involved in election meddling, but former administration officials say there were limitations to what they could do. [Go deeper: Trump's question about Obama and Russian meddling — answered]

Khorri Atkinson 6 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.

Haley Britzky 6 hours ago
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Former Playmate alleges Trump tried to pay her after sex

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk into the Diplomat Room.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence walk into the Diplomat Room. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal detailed her relationship with President Trump — which he has denied — in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night, including the first time she met Melania and how he tried to pay her after the first time they had sex.

The details: The alleged affair took place while he was married to Melania and shortly after his youngest son was born. McDougal said they met while the Apprentice was filming at the Playboy mansion, and began seeing each other "quite frequently." She told Cooper that Trump told her he loved her "all the time," and that there "was a real relationship there."