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In a Fox News interview broadcast Monday, President Trump defended presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) against claims of being a Russian asset and said he'd like his attorney general to investigate Hillary Clinton.

I don't know Tulsi Gabbard, but I know one thing: She's not an asset of Russia."
— Trump on "Hannity"

The big picture: In his hour-long interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, the president hit back at Clinton for claiming that Gabbard is a "favorite of the Russians." Trump also reiterated unsubstantiated suspicions he has about Ukraine, Clinton and the infamous dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

  • "I heard Clinton was involved. I heard they got somebody who wrote the fake dossier," Trump said. "Was it out of Ukraine? All of the things that happened. ... I would like the attorney general to find out what’s going on. Because you know what? We’re investigating corruption." 
  • In the wide-ranging interview, Trump again attacked the media as "corrupt," singling out the New York Times and Washington Post for criticism.
"The New York Times, which is a fake newspaper — we don’t even want it in the White House anymore. We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. They’re fake."

Go deeper: Reality check: What about "Clinton collusion"?

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Driving the news: One move will freeze issuance of new oil-and-gas leases on public lands and waters "to the extent possible," per a White House summary.

The rebellion against Silicon Valley (the place)

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Silicon Valley may be a "state of mind," but it's also very much a real enclave in Northern California. Now, a growing faction of the tech industry is boycotting it.

Why it matters: The Bay Area is facing for the first time the prospect of losing its crown as the top destination for tech workers and startups — which could have an economic impact on the region and force it to reckon with its local issues.

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Why it matters: Our tax laws aren't built for telecommuting, and this new way of working could have dire implications for city and state budgets.