Reuters: Politics 8 April 2018

Trump predicts trade concessions by China, despite rising tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that China would take down its trade barriers, expressing optimism despite escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies that have roiled global markets in the past week.

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Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers Monday: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear at Congressional hearings over a political consultancy's use of customer data, two congressional aides said on Sunday.

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Trump's national security spokesman plans to leave White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The spokesman for President Donald Trump's National Security Council plans to leave the administration, the White House said on Sunday, a day before Trump's third national security adviser formally takes up his post.

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U.S. names prosecutor to oversee production of documents sought by Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is announcing it has named a top prosecutor to oversee the production of documents demanded by Congress and is producing 3,600 pages of additional records on Monday.

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Signs of struggles on big cases as U.S. Supreme Court pace slackens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be struggling over how to resolve a key case recently when Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that the best course might be to put off a decision altogether.

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Arizona election database targeted in 2016 by criminals, not Russia: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hack on an Arizona election database during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign was carried out by suspected criminal actors and not the Russian government, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Sunday.

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