White House hires attorney Ty Cobb to manage Russian Federation investigation response

Hillary Clinton concedes defeat to Donald Trump on the night of last November's US presidential election

As concern over collusion with Russian officials reaches a fever pitch, President Donald Trump scored the lowest approval rating for his first six months in office of any US president in the last 70 years, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll made public Sunday.

Figures showed that the last U.S. president as unpopular at the same mark was Gerald Ford, with a 39 per cent of approval rating in February, 1975.

His disapproval rating has risen five points to 58 percent.

Overall, Trump's job approval rating, after six months in office, is 4 points lower than his predecessor Barack Obama's career low, which came in his sixth year, according to the poll. Trump's approval rating has gone down a whopping six point since the 100-day mark of his presidency, and a good portion of that seems to come from the Russian Federation scandal.

The emails show music promoter Rob Goldstone telling the future president's son that "the crown prosecutor of Russia" had offered "to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russian Federation and would be very useful to your father". Of those who believe Russia's attempt to intervene, most said Trump benefitted from that attempt. Narrowing in on Trump's negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 19 percent said they trust Trump to handle such talks, while 48 percent said they do not trust Trump in that regard.

- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to call out what he referred to as "fake news" that is "distorting democracy", and an "inaccurate" poll.

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Donald Trump

President Trump at the White House in January. Also, 55 percent said that he is not making significant progress toward his goals.

In regards to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer aimed at getting information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, 63 percent said his actions were inappropriate.

The US Senate will "defer" its work on repealing Obamacare for a week as senior lawmaker John McCain recovers from blood-clot surgery, the chamber's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said Saturday.

Only 33 percent of Republicans polled said Russian Federation tried to influence the election, compared with 80 percent of Democrats.

"He said he has had no meetings, was aware of no meetings with Russians, was not aware of this one until really right before it all broke", Sekulow told CBS. Only 24% of those polled prefer a Republican health care plan (though exactly what that is has remained a moving target), while 50% prefer the current health care law.

The Post-ABC poll was conducted July 10-13 among a random national sample of 1,001 adults reached on cellular and landline phones.



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