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Stormy Story: In an interview on 60 Minutes, the adult-film actor Stormy Daniels descirbed an alleged sexual encounter she had with Donald Trump in 2006, stating, “I thought of it as a business deal.” She also alleged that she was threatened in 2011 by someone who told her to “leave Trump alone [and] forget the story” that she had promised to a tabloid. (A lawyer for Trump’s personal attorney demanded that she retract the claim of the threat, and the White House issued a statement denying the claims Daniels made in her interview.) But David Frum writes that attempts at legal intimidation are likely to backfire on Trump. What’s more, such strategies may be reason for Congress to investigate the president.

The president’s choice for Yet his record suggests that he may not be prone to rash military action, but to what Reihan Salam calls Here’s what Bolton’s 2007 memoir

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