1. Drain the swamp
The White House announced it would not release its visitor logs, which would be kept secret for at least five years after Donald Trump leaves office, citing “grave national security risks”. Records of White House visits were public under Barack Obama.
Former Obama aide responds
Make no mistake, Trump's reason for not releasing the visitor logs is utter bullshit and not even particularly clever bullshit— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) April 14, 2017
Turn back the clock
Why is @BarackObama spending millions to try and hide his records? He is the least transparent President--ever--and he ran on transparency.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2012
'A step away from transparency'
It’s disappointing that the man who promised to ‘drain the swamp’ just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing to release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president.
– Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a watchdog group
2. Carter Page’s 'strong pro-Kremlin views'
A former adviser to Donald Trump who is at the centre of an FBI investigation was exhibiting “strongly pro-Kremlin” ideology almost two decades ago, his former employer has told the Guardian.
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4. Trump mad about Amanda Knox – report
George Lombardi, an Italian American who boasts ties to the president, told the New York Times that Trump was “very upset” with Amanda Knox, the former American student once imprisoned in Italy on murder charges. Knox supported Hillary Clinton.
Updated at 10.18pm BST
5. Trump Jr likes the bomb
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When we stand up and fight back we can change the country in very positive ways. pic.twitter.com/U4jSzrFaK5— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 14, 2017