Trump claims Dems like Putin, too | The Minute

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1. I know you are but what am I?

As controversy churned over previously undisclosed meetings between attorney general Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador, Donald Trump tweeted a photo of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer with Vladimir Putin.

Trump’s Watergate?

2003 photo proving Chuck Schumer ... stole the 2016 election? Photograph: Scout Tufankjian/AP

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‘An immediate investigation’

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Summary

In reply, Schumer said he’d be happy to talk “under oath” about a 2003 meeting with Putin that took place “in full view of press & public”. Schumer challenged Trump: “Would you & your team” do the same?

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Trump on offense on Russia

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2. EPA cuts to fall on communities of color

Planned cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency are set to fall heaviest upon communities of color that already suffer disproportionately from toxic pollution, green groups have warned.

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Uniontown, Alabama, where the EPA allowed coal ash to be dumped in a landfill, a report found. Photograph: Jay Reeves/AP

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4. Nightmare draft border plan

The Trump administration is considering a policy of separating women and children who cross illegally into the US, in part as a deterrent measure, three government officials told Reuters.

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A woman crosses the Rio Bravo with a baby on her arms trying to reach the US city of Presidio on 20 February 2017. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

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