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GOP senator’s defense of Trump backfires when he tweets story alleging Russian agents in Trump Tower

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President Donald Trump made a wildly unsubstantiated claim over the weekend that former President Barack Obama wiretapped phones at Trump Tower just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas attempted to have Trump’s back on the matter on Monday tweeting an article with the headline, “Former Bush attorney general: Trump likely right about surveillance.” Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey spoke with ABC’s This Week on Sunday and agreed he believed there was likely surveillance at Trump Tower.

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However, Mukasey added that if there was a wiretap at Trump Tower, it’s because there was suspicion of a Russian agent. “It means there was some basis to believe that somebody in Trump Tower may have been acting as an agent of the Russians for whatever purpose,” Mukasey said in the clip.

President Trump’s administration has been under fire over the last few weeks due to suspicious ties between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government ahead of the election.

You can watch the clip of Mukasey’s Sunday remarks below.

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Doctor fighting fraud charge cites Donald Trump in his defense of doling out COVID-19 drug

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As President Donald Trump promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine, one California doctor took his recommendations to the bank.

According to the San Diego Tribune, Dr. Jennings Staley is being charged in what appears to be the first case involving the drug. The FBI is charing Staley with mail fraud as part of an effort hailing hydroxychloroquine as a "miracle cure" and the "magic bullet" to an undercover agent posing as a patient, court documents say.

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The few police willing to join in solidarity with protesters

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Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.

A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.

There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.

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Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist

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In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.

As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."

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