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Mueller demands phone records from meeting where Trump ‘personally dictated’ Don Jr’s misleading statement

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has requested phone records related to an Air Force One meeting where Donald Trump reportedly “personally dictated” a misleading statement about a clandestine meeting between members of his campaign and an emissary of the Russian government, Politico reports.

That statement–which Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., had to clarify on three separate occasions–is believed to be integral to Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is also investigating whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, according to sources familiar with the probe.

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In addition to phone records from that Air Force One meeting, Mueller is also requesting documents related to a May 3 press briefing by Sean Spicer, where the former White House spokesman insisted the president had confidence in Comey. Trump fired Comey less than a week after that briefing.


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Women are making Trump ‘melt down’ — or turn tail and run: columnist

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President Donald Trump doesn’t like being challenged by any media figures, even if they are conservative white males like Fox News’ Chris Wallace or The Bulwark’s Bill Kristol. But female reporters, in particular, seem to rattle Trump, as journalist Jack Shafer argues in an op-ed published in Politico this week.

Shafer describes a pattern, explaining, “It starts with a reporter, usually a female reporter, asking President Donald Trump hard, tenacious questions at a news conference. Trump’s jaw seizes up, rattled and dumbfounded by the questions that he can’t or won’t answer. He abruptly ends the presser by saying, ‘Thank you very much’ and stalking out of the room.”

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‘Silence is complicity’: GOP condemned for doing nothing as Trump openly touts sabotage of postal service

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"Donald Trump knows that if the people are heard in November, he and Republicans up and down the ballot will lose," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This is what we're up against—and this is why we have to fight back with all we've got."

Voting rights advocates on Thursday took aim at Republicans in Congress for remaining silent in the face of President Donald Trump's open admission that he is blocking funding for the U.S. Postal Service with the express purpose of stopping an expansion of mail-in ballot access ahead of the November elections.

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Mitch McConnell continues to be haunted by this Confederate flag photo – but he says he has no regrets

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained the origins of an infamous photograph of himself standing in front of a Confederate flag.

The photo has circulated for years, and it's believed to have originated in the early 1990s at an event held at Big Spring Country Club by the Louisville-based John Hunt Morgan Camp 1342 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, reported the Courier-Journal.

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