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Mueller’s team has interviewed former acting Attorney General Sally Yates: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has interviewed former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about meeting with White House officials where she expressed concern over Donald Trump’s onetime national security adviser Mike Flynn, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The interview reportedly took place in July, and indicates the special counsel is probing how much the White House knew about the FBI’s investigation into Flynn. Mueller has also reportedly expressed interest in Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, signaling a potential obstruction of justice investigation.

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In May, Yates testified that she warned the president just a week into his presidency that Flynn was vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians. The White House waited 18 days to fire Flynn, doing so only after it was revealed he lied to Mike Pence about the nature of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

On Dec. 1, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about that contact.


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Armed security forces in DC are refusing to identify their agencies — sparking condemnation

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On Tuesday, Mother Jones national security reporter Dan Friedman posted an image of heavily-armed federal officials overseeing protests in D.C. — and noted that they refused to identify their agency when asked.

Asked who they’re with, these guys say only that they’re with “The Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/ciVDtP8ndk

— Dan Friedman (@dfriedman33) June 2, 2020

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Internet scorns Trump for saying D.C. was the ‘safest place on earth last night’: ‘Bunker Boy says what?’

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proudly proclaim he had succeeded in restoring order to Washington, D.C. last night.

Washington, D.C., was the safest place on earth last night!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020

Commenters on social media did not see it the same way.

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Trump campaign provokes outrage with demand that media stop saying protesters were tear gassed

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On Tuesday, the Trump campaign issued a statement demanding that the media "correct or retract" the reports that peaceful protesters were tear gassed in front of the White House — citing claims from the U.S. Park Police that the substance used to forcibly disperse the crowd was not tear gas.

This demand did not go over well on social media, with commenters siding with journalists over the official reports — and others asking what the point is for the White House to dispute the type of substance they sprayed at peaceful protesters.

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