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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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President Donald Trump on Friday joined the State Department and Turkish Officials who are denying that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given an audio recording of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged death, calling the ABC New report about the topic “FAKE NEWS!”

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The White House Correspondents’ Association responded to President Trump’s praise of the congressman who body slammed a reporter last year on Friday, condemning Trump’s behavior and suggesting “all Americans should recoil” at his comment.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been accused and globally condemned for alleged politically motivated poisonings, claimed the U.S. has a “certain responsibility” regarding the disappearance of Saudi dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi because he was living in the U.S.

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On the heels of his return from a meeting with Saudi Arabian officials about the disappearance, and alleged murder, of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reminded reporters of the U.S.’s “important counterterrorism” partnership with the kingdom.

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