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Former Clinton aide comes out against Robert Mueller — doesn’t say he’s now directing a GOP consulting firm

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On Sunday, the Hill published an op-ed by former Bill Clinton aide Mark Penn urging an end to the Mueller investigation.

“Time and time again, investigators came up empty,” Penn wrote. “Even several sting operations with an FBI spy we just learned about failed to produce a DeLorean-like video with cash on the table. But rather than close the probe, the deep state just expanded it.”

Penn concludes by claiming that the Mueller probe has set a dangerous precedent and should conclude.

“Stopping Mueller isn’t about one president or one party. It’s about all presidents and all parties,” Penn wrote. “It’s about cleaning out and reforming the deep state so that our intelligence operations are never used against opposing campaigns without the firmest of evidence. It’s about letting people work for campaigns and administrations without needing legal defense funds,” he writes.

Penn’s position might seem odd given his past work with the Clintons. In his bio, the Hill notes that he worked as an advisor to Bill Clinton and an aid to Hillary Clinton in 2008. But what the biography leaves out is the Penn is currently head of the Stagwell group, a public relations and consulting firm. According to their website, the group holds a stake in a GOP digital agency that’s worked with Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Rick Perry, among others, as PR Week reported in 2017.

While there’s no evidence that Penn’s financial stake in GOP politics influenced his opinion on the Mueller probe,  critics questioned whether his work for Stagwell presents a conflict of interest that should be addressed in his bio.

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Trump roasted on Twitter for promoting ‘no-brainer’ flag burning amendment: ‘Everyone protect the magic skycloth’

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to ban the burning of the American flag:

All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019

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Trump’s tax returns: Masterful point-by-point dissection reveals what the DOJ is helping Trump hide

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Responding to an opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel denying a congressional request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, a law professor from Georgetown launched a tweetstorm detailing -- point by point -- what the DOJ is helping to hide from the public.

In the late Friday opinion, the OLC stated: "We advised that, although the text of section 6103(f) does not require the Committee to state any purpose for its request, Congress could not constitutionally confer upon itself the right to compel a disclosure by the Executive Branch of confidential information that does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose.”

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Here’s why the FDA is urging people to be careful with ‘poop transplants’

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In recent years, a medical procedure known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), known colloquially as "poop transplants," have risen in popularity as a means of treating certain infections of the gastrointestinal tract without antibiotics. But according to Business Insider, the FDA is issuing a warning on the procedure following its first ever reported death.

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