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Trump spoke to reporters at Camp David Saturday. Photo: Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

President Trump said, ""Everything I've done is 100 percent proper ... "That is what I do, is I do things proper," when asked about an NYT report that he asked White House Counsel Don McGahn to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself — thereby inviting a special counsel.

The president called the report "off," but did not say what about it is "off." He made the comments to the White House press pool at Camp David.

  • Trump still has confidence in both Sessions and Gary Cohn, per his responses to reporters' questions.
  • He believes Michael Wolff's new book is "a work of fictions" and thinks "the libel laws are very weak in this country."
  • He's open to talking with Kim Jong-un about the North Korean nuclear threat and hopes North Korea takes part in the Olympic games, per poolers.
  • The president spoke about his mental fitness for office on Twitter this morning "only because I went to the best colleges or college ... made billions and billions of dollars," and had "tremendous success."

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2 hours ago - World

Biden will move U.S. troops to Eastern Europe "in the near term"

President Biden boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews on Jan. 28. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden said on Friday he plans to move U.S. troops to Eastern European and NATO countries “in the near term.”

Driving the news: “Not too many” U.S. troops, Biden added in remarks to reporters at Joint Base Andrew upon returning from a trip to Pennsylvania. 

Updated 3 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Bomb cyclone prompts blizzard warnings from Virginia to Maine

Computer model projection showing the intense storm off of Cape Cod on Jan 29, 2022, with heavy snow and strong winds lashing the coastline. (Weatherbell.com)

Blizzard warnings are in effect for 11 million people from coastal Virginia to eastern Maine as a potentially historic winter storm is set to slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Friday.

Why it matters: The storm will bring hazards ranging from zero visibility amid hurricane force wind gusts and heavy snow, to coastal flooding that will erode vulnerable beaches and threaten property from the Jersey shore to coastal Massachusetts.

Updated 6 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Swastikas found outside Union Station in D.C.

People walk through Union Station on Jan. 16 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Drawings of swastikas appeared etched around the entrance to Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning.

Driving the news: "An investigation is underway with Amtrak Police and the Metropolitan Police Department after swastikas were reported on the exterior of Washington Union Station on Friday," Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods said in a statement to Axios.