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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.

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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Trump’s 2020 campaign strategy is familiar: Troll the libs!

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Late on Tuesday, I got an email from an unusual source. A reporter for the conservative publication the Washington Examiner asked if I'd be interested in sharing thoughts on Joe Biden's history of joking "about 'locking up your daughters'" and on "Biden's view of women and gender relations." This was in light of my previous criticisms of Biden's apparent condescension towards girls and women, and his pockmarked history on gender relations in general.

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Cory Booker rips Biden for praising racist senators: ‘You don’t joke about calling black men boys’

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) blasted Joe Biden for praising two segregationist senators he'd served with as a lawmaker.

The former vice president and current Democratic presidential frontrunner reminisced about his relationship with Mississippi Democrat James Eastland and Georgia Democrat Herman Talmadge, two notoriously racist senators during the Civil Rights era, reported The Hill.

“At least there was some civility, we got things done," Biden said, recalling that Eastland had never called him "boy." "We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done, we got it finished."

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Most Republican voters admit to feeling ‘embarrassed’ and ‘exhausted’ by Trump’s comments

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Some diehard supporters of President Donald Trump have asserted that they admire the fact that he is so unapologetic about his rhetoric and his actions. But according to a new Pew Research survey, most Republican or Republican-leaning voters admit that they sometimes feel “embarrassed” or “concerned” about things that Trump says.

According to Pew, 53% of Republican or Republican-leaning voters say they sometimes feel “embarrassed” by Trump’s comments — while 59% are sometimes “concerned” by them. Some of the adjectives Pew ran by GOP or GOP-leaning voters were even stronger, including “angry,” “exhausted” and “frightened.”

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