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Former CIA Director John Brennan and other former top national security officials could lose their security clearance if the White House follows through on a threat made Monday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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President Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House on Friday about the FBI inspector general's report, Paul Manafort and what "a great job" he did during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump stands, with his hand over his heart, on the field for the national anthem before the start of the NCAA National Championship football game in January. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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James Comey's media tour, ahead of his new book, starts Sunday night with an interview on ABC. He'll also appear on the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and NPR's Morning Edition. ABC News/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice inspector general, swears in to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last year. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Government's Busy Watchdogs: What They Do And Where They Struggle

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Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure at the White House was short but attention-getting, made a splash in the first round of voting in the NPR Top Political Story of the Year Bracket. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's cooperation with congressional Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (left) and Chuck Schumer (center) appears to have won public approval. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to President Trump, was the subject of a story posted to CNN.com that was eventually retracted. Three journalists resigned over the story, and CNN has apologized to Scaramucci. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin replies to a citizen's question during his annual Q&A Direct Line session on national television in Moscow. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's supporters have a history of manufacturing story lines to undermine opponents. Is that what's going on with floating the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz speaks to members of the media at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday about the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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