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Trump ally detained, served with Mueller subpoena at Boston airport

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He said they told him it was a felony to lie to the FBI and he told them he would “gladly” cooperate with them. According to Malloch, the agents also produced a document allowing them to seize and search his cellphone.

At first, said Malloch, the agents questioned him about his career, showed him a color photograph of himself, and asked about his affection for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Then, said Malloch, “The questions got more detailed about my involvement in the Trump campaign (which was informal and unpaid); whom I communicated with; whom I knew and how well — they had a long list of names.”

He said they asked him about former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, author Jerome Corsi and WikiLeaks. Malloch said he told them he met Stone a total of three times and always with groups of people, and that Corsi had helped edit one of his books years ago.

He said he was asked if he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since 2012, and he replied no.

Malloch also said the agents served him a subpoena from Mueller’s team that had been issued that day, March 28, and that he later arranged with the Special Counsel’s Office to appear for questioning on April 13.

“What could they want from me — a policy wonk and philosophical defender of Trump?” said Malloch. “I am not an operative, have no Russia contacts, and—aside from appearing on air and in print often to defend and congratulate our President — have done nothing wrong. What message does this send?”

A spokesperson for the Special Counsel’s Office would not comment on Malloch’s statement or whether or not Malloch was questioned.

In November 2016, after Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election, Malloch told the BBC he had been consulted by Trump throughout the campaign. He told reporters in early 2017 that he had interviewed for the position of U.S. ambassador to the EU twice. That position was vacated in January 2017 and is still vacant.

The Trump administration told reporters that Malloch had never been considered for the position.

Malloch has described the EU as having “evil” origins and compared it to the Soviet Union.

A former professor at the University of Reading in the U.K. and the author of several books, he has a book coming out in May called “The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President.”

Roger Stone wrote the forward. Infowars host Alex Jones and Brexiteer Nigel Farage have written blurbs for the book cover, according to Malloch’s publisher.

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Verhofstadt's attempt to one up UK on Twitter torn apart: 'EU citizens never get a say!'

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GUY VERHOFSTADT’s attempt to get one up on the UK by suggesting fleeing Hong Kongers looking for a fresh start abroad should choose the EU rather than Britain has been torn apart on Twitter.

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Biden expresses ‘support for a cease-fire’ to Netanyahu as Israel-Hamas conflict worsens

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday afternoon, but made no direct call for an immediate end to violence as the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas entered a second week with no signs of a nearing resolution.

The White House said that Biden “expressed his support for a cease-fire and discussed U.S. engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that end.”

“The President reiterated his firm support for Israel’s right to defend itself against indiscriminate rocket attacks. The President welcomed efforts to address intercommunal violence and to bring calm to Jerusalem. He encouraged Israel to make every effort to ensure the protection of innocent civilians,” the White House added.

The call, his second with the Israeli prime minister over three days, comes as Biden faces increasing political pressure from Democrats to take a tougher approach on Israel and as the international community grows increasingly outraged over the treatment of the Palestinian people.

Earlier Monday, neither Biden nor White House press secretary Jen Psaki answered directly whether or not the White House would call for a cease-fire in the region.

“Our approach is through quiet, intensive diplomacy,” Psaki told reporters. “That is how we feel we can be most effective.”

The Gaza Health Ministry put the death toll in the densely populated enclave of two million Palestinians at 197, including 58 children and 34 women, over the last week. Ten people have been killed in Israel, including two children, Israeli authorities say.

The violence is the worst it has been in the region since 2014, when more than 2,000 people died.

More than 25 Democratic senators wrote a letter on Sunday calling for an immediate cease-fire in the region and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a strong supporter of Israel, released a statement Saturday criticizing the Israeli military attack on the media tower housing The Associated Press, BBC, Al Jazeera, and other news outlets.

Netanyahu has defended the strike, claiming that Hamas also operated out of the building, but has not provided any evidence for that claim

Biden spoke separately Saturday with Netanyahu and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

In that conversation with Netanyahu, Biden “reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza,” according to a White House readout of the call, while expressing to Abbas “his support for steps to enable the Palestinian people to enjoy the dignity, security, freedom, and economic opportunity that they deserve.”

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‘EU repeatedly shown contempt for UK!’ Frost told to axe Brexit deal & defend sovereignty

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BREXIT architect Lord David Frost has been told in no uncertain terms by Brexiteer Ben Habib he must back up his tough talk with action – by pulling the plug on the much-criticised Northern Ireland Protocol.

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