The morning after he was inaugurated, President Donald Trump gave the acting director of the National Park Service an order.

The Washington Post reports Trump personally ordered Michael Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the Inauguration Day crowds of the Mall. Trump believed the photos might prove the media lied in reporting that attendance had been no better than average. The same day Trump spoke with Reynolds, the new president used an appearance at CIA headquarters to deliver an attack on the media for reporting that large swaths of the Mall were nearly empty during the inauguration.

The Post cited three individuals who had knowledge of the conversation. But neither Reynolds nor the Park Service would comment on the record to the Post.

Trump, Putin to talk: CNN reports Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to speak on the phone Saturday in their first conversation since Trump took office. Trump has vowed to have better relations with Russia than his predecessor, Barack Obama. One issue to watch is sanctions. This month, Trump suggested he would lift sanctions imposed by the Obama administration if the Kremlin helps the U.S. battle terrorists.

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05-03 04:23 by Liam
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