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‘Don’t mess with Mueller — he’ll crush you’: Ex-CIA officer issues sharp warning to Trump

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Former CIA officer Phil Mudd joined former Watergate investigator Carl Bernstein and former fall-guy for Richard Nixon, John Dean in urging President Donald Trump and anyone affiliated with him not to mess with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Bernstein noted that there have already been many people who have gone before Mueller release a statement noting the investigators had everything the witness said before he’d even asked them about it.

“It’s been a frightening experience,” he said for the witnesses. “They’ve talked as a result of it, as the result of so-called perjury… But the underlying fact is, if there is no ‘there’ there, if there is no quote collusion or manipulation, or anything of the kind, Donald Trump should welcome Mueller’s investigation, because Mueller is the kind of guy who will issue a report that says ‘there is no ‘there’ there.’ But that seems very unlikely at this date.”

Mudd agreed, noting that he sat beside Mueller for 2,000 meetings and never once “saw him sweat or say anything political.”

“I don’t think he’s sweating this at all,” Mudd continued. “I think what you are looking at is a methodical investigation. You start to interview dozens and dozens of people, you review millions of financial records, e-mail records, phone, text records. Then you go in, in a conversation with somebody in the White House, maybe even the president of the United States.”

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He anticipated what might happen is is that Mueller will collect all of the evidence he can before approaching Trump.

“The investigators, by the time they walked into that meeting, they already know what the answer is,” Mudd explained. “This is complicated. This is methodical and the president ought to be cautious if he ever goes into the conversation. Don’t ever mess with Director Mueller. He’ll crush you.”

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‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist

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Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.

Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.

"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"

As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.

"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.

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CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism

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CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.

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Texas Republican women think Trump wasn’t being racist — because ‘he didn’t say a color’

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On Tuesday, CNN reporter Randi Kaye interviewed a group of eight Texas GOP women about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four black and brown congresswomen who have criticized him. And they broadly refused to accept that his behavior was racist.

"How many of you don’t think what the president said was racist, raise your hand?" said Kaye, continuing in a voiceover, "These eight Republican women from Dallas don't see anything wrong with President Trump telling four Democratic Congress to go back to where they came from.

"He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America," said one woman. "If it’s so bad, there's a lot of places they can go."

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