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In other news, Trump announced he would be withdrawing 9,500 troops permanently based in Germany, but the German government says they haven't actually received any official word.

“I don’t want to speculate on something for which I have no confirmation,” Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told a news conference on Monday. [...]

Sources in Germany’s governing coalition said Berlin had not received a reply from the U.S. government despite inquiries through various diplomatic channels as to whether the reports were accurate. “This indicates a controversial discussion within the U.S. government,” one government source said.

Meanwhile, British oil giant BP says they're cutting 10,000 jobs because the coronavirus has accelerated their long-term plans to shift toward low-carbon or clean energy.

Every oil company will eventually do this.

Finally, NBC News has learned that 150 out of the 350 people who attended Mike Pompeo's secret campaign dinners were GOP donors. Many of them are very high dollar contributors.

Cross-referencing that list against federal campaign data revealed that 33 invitees have donated more than $10,000 apiece to Republican candidates and causes and that 17 have donated more than $50,000 apiece. Eleven donated to Pompeo's campaigns when he served as a member of Congress from Kansas, including Adam Beren, chairman and president of Kansas-based Berexco, who contributed money to Pompeo, as well as more than $225,000 to President Donald Trump's campaign committees.

Every member of Congress invited to one of the dinners over a year and a half is a Republican, according to a master guest list obtained by NBC News.

They only invited Republicans because a Democrat may tell someone about it.

I bet Pompeo runs for president in 2024 and finishes a distance 5th or 6th in the GOP primary behind Tom Cotton, Nikki Haley, Don Jr, and an actual clown.