Trump launches into morning tweetstorm on Russia and White House domestic abuse controversy

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Business Insider—Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted about reports that a Russian with ties to the Kremlin sold purported dirt on Trump to US officials seeking to recover stolen cyberweapons. He also alluded to the abrupt exits of two former White House aides following reports detailing domestic abuse allegations against them. "I hope people are now seeing & understanding what is going on," he tweeted in response to the reports of US officials paying the Russian to recover...

The incredible career of Hope Hicks, the 29-year-old former model who earned Trump’s trust and was embroiled in the domestic abuse controversy rocking the White House — but could emerge unscathed. • Hope Hicks is the youngest ever White House communications director. • She got her start promoting Ivanka Trump's fashion brand, before earning Donald Trump's trust and becoming a part of his inner circle. • Recently, Hicks was caught up in a White House scandal over her reported boyfriend Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. • Now, it looks like Hicks could emerge from the scandal relatively unscathed, retaining the trust of the president and key cabinet...