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U.S. intelligence community 'struggled' to brief Trump, CIA study says

The U.S. intelligence community 'struggled' to brief U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, achieving 'only limited success' in educating and developing a relationship with the incoming president, according to a newly released unclassified history of the transition period published by the CIA's in-house academic centre.

FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump listens during an event on Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Maxwell, Epstein were 'partners in crime,' prosecutor says

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were 'partners in crime' in the sexual abuse of teenage girls, a prosecutor said Monday in opening statements, with the defence countering that like so many women before her, Maxwell was being made a scapegoat for a man's bad behaviour.

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell enters the courtroom escorted by U.S. Marshals at the start of her trial, Nov. 29, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)