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Trump’s only hope is to discredit Mueller — here’s what he may have planned

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Donald Trump’s best hope of avoiding political ruination—and maybe spending the rest of his life in prison—is to discredit the probe being conducted by Robert Mueller.

As the November midterm elections draw closer, some expect that he will implement a plan to do just that.

Vice talked to Ron Oleynik, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer and expert in foreign lobbying regulation, who laid out the situation. Basically, it comes down to Trump being able to convince his base to stand by him—even if he committed treason.

“The question is when the [results] come out, has the White House prepared the 35 percent or so of the voting population that seem to be strongly behind the president, have they prepared that piece of the electorate to say, ‘Well, yeah, the president has been saying all along this is a witch hunt and it’s not really legal’,” Oleynik told the site.

The timing, which Trump does not control, is a major factor in what happens.

“He probably doesn’t want the results coming out during the midterm campaign, but he probably doesn’t want it coming out after, if the Democrats take the House, either,” said Oleynik.

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But coming after Mueller, a lifelong Republican who enjoys a sterling reputation, also brings peril.

Another DC lawyer that the site talked to, Lanny Davis, who served on Bill Clinton’s legal team, predicted that intensifying his attacks on Mueller will backfire.

“We attacked Ken Starr because he was an overzealous prosecutor,” he said. “Muller is the 21st century version of Eliot Ness… Attacking him is a boomerang. Even the most partisan among us would not have been stupid enough to attack Bob Mueller, who is beyond reproach.”

You can read the full Vice article here.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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