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Trump floats possibility of removing ‘very bothersome’ special counsel Robert Mueller

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President Donald Trump signaled that he might fire the “very bothersome” special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating his possible ties to Russia.

The president appeared Friday morning on “Fox & Friends,” which he urged his Twitter followers to “enjoy,” and discussed the investigation and the Senate bill to overhaul health care coverage.

Trump complained that Mueller, who served as FBI director under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was close friends with his predecessor, James Comey, and had hired Hillary Clinton supporters to join his investigative team as special counsel.

“There has been no obstruction, there has been no collusion,” Trump told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. “There has been leaking by Comey, but there has been no collusion, no obstruction — and virtually everybody agrees to that, so we’ll have to see.”

“I can say the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters,” he added. “Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton — I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous, if you want to know the truth from that standpoint.”

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Earhardt asked whether he believed those relationships should force Mueller to leave the probe, and he agreed that was a possibility.

“Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome,” Trump said. “We’re going to have to see.”

Some of Trump’s allies have suggested that Mueller be removed from the probe or step aside, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the former FBI director the “tip of a deep state spear aimed at” the president.

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Mueller is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey last month after asking him to scale back the FBI’s Russia probe.

“Robert Mueller is an honorable man, so hopefully he’ll come up with an honorable solution,” Trump said.

The president has complained on Twitter that the FBI and congressional probes of his campaign and longstanding financial ties to Russia are “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history,” which he claims was “led by some very bad and conflicted people!”

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Trump has also cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that have alleged Russia interfered with the presidential election through propaganda “active measures” and hacking.

He calls those allegations “fake news,” while also accusing Obama of not doing enough to stop those Russian efforts to disrupt the election.


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Storm may force Army Corps to flood thousands of acres of farmland

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The Army Corps of Engineers could flood 130,000 acres of farmland in southeast Missouri by blowing up levees on a floodway on the Mississippi River if the remnants of Barry or other storms this summer dump too much rain.

The Coast Guard has posted plans to halt barge traffic if necessary on the Mississippi from the junction with the Ohio River at Cairo, Ill., to downstream of New Madrid, Mo.

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Last chance for impeachment: Next week Robert Mueller will shape history — but how?

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When Robert Mueller comes to Congress next week to field questions — "answer" is too optimistic — about what he learned in his investigation of Russia and Donald Trump, it’ll be his and our last chance to get it right; to inform the American people of the enormity of Trump’s offenses and our sacred duty to impeach him. If he doesn’t want to, or can’t be made to, we may all say, in unison with Mitch McConnell, “case closed” as all hope of impeachment will have died.

It seemed as if our chance had passed; that due to the misfeasance of Robert Mueller and some Democrats, impeachment was all but dead. Trump’s latest racist tantrum — his noxious series of tweets directed at four progressive Democratic congresswomen — revived it simply by reminding Congress that he is morally unfit to be president of the United States. He is the greatest proved liar in the history of American public life. He runs the most corrupt administration in the history of the American presidency. He helped rig one election and now invites the rigging of another. He not only admits to being a serial sexual predator, but brags about it. But all that we knew.

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Trump has a white-hot Twitter meltdown over the House vote condemning him as a racist

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President Donald Trump kept up his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen Tuesday in another early morning Twitter rant.

The president accused Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ihan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- whom he called on to leave the U.S. over the weekend -- of "spewing" profanity and "hateful" statements, and he urged Democratic leadership to "rebuke" them.

"The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party," Trump tweeted.

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