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Trump tries to recruit ‘star’ GOP lawyer for Mueller probe — and gets humiliatingly rejected: report

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A Washington Post report on Tuesday claimed that the Trump White House has been trying to recruit Theodore B. Olson, described as a “star” Republican lawyer, to help defend President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

However, just hours after the report was published, it looks as though Olson has rejected the White House’s overtures.

Ted Boutrous — a partner at Olson’s law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher — sent out a tweet on Tuesday shooting down any notion that Olson would be leaving to work with the White House.

Following up on that, BuzzFeed News editor Chris Geidner similarly reported that a “source familiar” with the situation confirmed that Olson had turned down Trump’s offer to join his team.

Earlier this week, Trump reportedly offered a job to attorney Joseph E. diGenova, a Washington lawyer who has pushed the conspiracy theory that officials at the FBI and Department of Justice are engaged in a plot to frame Trump for colluding with Russian government officials.


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‘White nationalists will never love you’: Hispanic Trump supporter goes down in flames during CNN debate

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CNN's Anderson Cooper struggled to control a segment about President Donald Trump's racism while interviewing a former member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

Cooper interviewed Steve Cortes about the president's racists outburts at the four young women of color in Congress that are known collectively as "The Squad."

The host read the dictionary definition of a demagogue.

"A leader that makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power," Merrian-Webster published.

"Is Donald Trump a demagogue? Isn’t this exactly what he is doing here?" Cooper asked.

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Republicans in Congress are angry about Trump’s latest racist comments — but not because they’re racist

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There can be no denying that amid the firestorm from President Donald Trump tweeting that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) should "go back where they came from," Republicans in Congress are upset.

However, as many of them make clear in conversation with reporters, the fact that these comments were racist is not the main reason they are angry at the president. Rather, they are frustrated that his comments are hogging the news cycle, which leaves them incapable of discussing their agenda — and of criticizing the agenda of the Democratic representatives he targeted.

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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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