Sarah Sanders dodges Trump Foundation questions while attacking FBI over Flynn – live

Press secretary said in briefing she is ‘not aware’ of anything that would indicate Flynn had committed treason

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Bernie Sanders has topped a poll of potential Democratic candidates for president. Sanders got a whopping 36% in the straw poll, which admittedly was conducted by a progressive organization – Democracy for America.

Joe Biden got 15% of the vote, while hot-ticket Beto O’Rourke took 12%. The DFA polled 94,000 of its members between November 29 and December 14. Elizabeth Warren won 8% of the vote – way down from her performance in the DFA’s poll ahead of the 2016 election, when 42% of members wanted her as their candidate.

Following the 2016 election, Sanders galvanized support by running “one heck of a fantastic presidential campaign,” said DFA’s current executive director, Charles Chamberlain, who will become chairman of the group in January. He said the straw poll exposes that Warren and Harris “have some work to do” to build support among progressives. But he said the poll at this early stage for DFA members is also a “cross between name recognition, people they’re excited about and people they actually think are running.”

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The Trump administration has banned bump stocks – the devices that can be fitted to a semi-automatic weapon, like an AR15, to effectively turn it into a machine gun.

Bump stocks were used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people. Owners have 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them

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Source: theguardian