Here's what you missed this weekend: The US government shutdown became the longest on record and the president tweeted his fury at being called a Russian agent

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  • The biggest news this weekend was about the now record-breaking partial government shutdown and its expanding fallout.
  • President Donald Trump was particularly active on Twitter over the weekend after learning the FBI had investigated him as a possible Russian agent.
  • The president also reportedly hid records of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration.
  • Investigators say the man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs killed her parents so he could get to her.
  • The oceans are heating up 40% faster than scientists realized — which means we should prepare for more disastrous flooding and storms.
  • Huawei says it fired an executive charged with espionage in Poland for bringing the company accused of global espionage and fraud into disrepute.

The second weekend of 2019 was a record breaker for a government in shutdown and the increasingly far-reaching consequences as it pushes past 23 days.

President Donald Trump had more to contend with though, as more reports emerged of possibly damaging ties to Russia.

Here are the news stories you may have missed this weekend, January 12-13.

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The partial government shutdown became the longest in US history and it is starting to bite.

 

The New York Times reported that the FBI had investigated Trump as a possible Russian agent.

  • President Donald Trump was particularly active on Twitter over the weekend after learning FBI investigated him as a possible Russian agent.
  • The New York Times reported Saturday that the FBI was looking into the possibility he was a Russian agent right after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey.
  • In a tweetstorm later, the president called Comey a „Crooked Cop“ and attacked special counsel Robert Mueller, along with his former opponent Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump then added that he has been tougher on Russia than maybe any president, saying that it would be good if Russia and the US had better relations.
  • And then he called Comey a „total sleaze.“

The Washington Post reported that the president hid records of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration.

  • The president also reportedly hid records of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin from his own administration.
  • Trump went to some pains to hide the details of his chats with Putin — even going so far as to yank the notes from his interpreter and order the linguist to stay silent. 
  • When asked on Saturday whether he is working for Russia or has worked for Russia, Trump did not directly answer, and called the question his most insulting ever.
  • The president has previously repeatedly denied colluding with the Russians.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider
Source: Business insider

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