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Obama ethics czar: Gates guilty plea shows Mueller’s flipping Trump allies ‘like a short order cook’

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Norm Eisen — founder and board chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) — compared special counsel Robert Mueller to a “short order cook” in response to news that former Trump 2016 official Rick Gates is now a cooperating witness.

“Norm, what do you make of the fact that Mueller has been able to flip three people?” asked anchor Ana Cabrera, meaning former national security adviser Mike Flynn, campaign aide George Papadopoulos and now Gates.

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“He’s flipping them like a short order cook, Ana,” said Eisen gleefully. “And what I make of it is this was a campaign led by a candidate who evinced contempt for the rule of law and for ethics.”

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Trump buried in mockery for latest press briefing of ‘lies and nonsense’

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered his daily coronavirus press briefing, which ended with him on the defensive about a number of topics, from his claims children are nearly "immune" to coronavirus, to his insistence that the Beirut explosion was an attack, to his continued lies about mail-in voting.

His performance drew scorn from commenters on social media.

Trump purposely walked out of the briefing without letting @weijia ask a question!!

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New York prosecutors issue ‘wide-ranging subpoena’ for Trump’s financial documents to Deutsche Bank

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New York prosecutors are showing they're serious about the look into President Donald Trump's finances out of concern for fraud.

The New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon that this is part of the year-long legal battle between Trump and the Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance.

A subpoena was previously issued for Trump's tax returns last year, but Trump fought it all the way to the Supreme Court, where he was told to comply with subpoenas and hand over the documents.

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Fauci expects tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccines ready in early 2021

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Drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the early part of next year, with production ramping up so that it hits a billion doses by the end of 2021, Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. government official on infectious diseases, said in a Reuters interview on Wednesday.

Fauci said he has not seen any pressure from the White House to announce a vaccine close to the Nov. 3 election in the hopes of boosting President Donald Trump's re-election chances.

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