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Trump says he has not asked DOJ to investigate Biden's sonU.S. President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he has not asked the Department of Justice to investigate activities by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
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Policy papers are a delusion, Democrats. This is a Trump referendum and you're blowing it.Tough love for my Democratic friends: All their 2020 nominee needs is a short, pithy slogan and the ability to cure the infection Trump has given us.
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