David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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President Trump kept churning out tweets against special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe on Friday morning, complaining that “this should never again be allowed to happen to a future President of the United States.”

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President Trump on Friday said that he was nominating State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to be his next United Nations ambassador.

“Heather Nauert will be nominated for the ambassador to the United Nations,” he told reporters. She replaces Nikki Haley, who is set to leave the post at the end of the year.

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Rudy Giuliani is ticked off at Twitter.

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer on Tuesday tweeted that the social media platform “allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting anti-President message,” adding, “FAIRNESS PLEASE.”

Here’s what happened. Giuliani was referring to a previous tweet in which he made a typo when referring to the G-20 conference in Argentina. The G-20 reference inadvertently created a URL, which was promptly purchased and redirected to a site that says: “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.”

The responses to Giuliani’s tweet were ruthless:

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke informally at the G-20 summit Friday evening in Argentina, the White House confirmed.

“As is typical at multilateral events, President Trump and the First Lady had a number of informal conversations with world leaders at the dinner last night, including President Putin,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.