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Mueller probe might have to ‘go dark’ during midterm elections under political pressure: report

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The Mueller probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and associated crimes may have to “go dark” during the mid-term elections or risk being shut down entirely, the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Though Mr. Mueller doesn’t face any specific legal deadline, the fall midterms amount to a political one,” the paper reported, citing unnamed prosecutors and politicians. “He will reach a point this summer when Justice Department habits dictate he would have to go dark so he doesn’t appear to be trying to sway voters’ decisions, which would be at odds with Justice Department guidelines for prosecutors.”

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The idea is that news bombshells or further indictments could be seen as interfering in the campaign—like former FBI director James Comey did in 2016 when he broke news about a laptop with some of Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails just 11 days before polls opened.

“Any action by Mr. Mueller that implicates or exonerates Mr. Trump or his associates in working with Russia or obstructing justice could go a long way to determining whether Democrats take control of one or both houses of Congress,” the report said.

Then again, these sources were citing “norms,” and if we’ve learned anything we’ve learned during this Trump era it may be that we’re “post-norm.”

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Is Mitt Romney about to run for president if Trump is impeached?

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) sat down with Axios for their HBO show Sunday and seemed incredibly moderate for a Utah senator.

Axios asked Romney about President Donald Trump's issues with non-white people, which Romney agreed seemed to be a problem.

"The places where I would be most critical of the president would be in matters that were divisive, that appeared to be appealing to racism or misogyny," said Romney. "And those are the kinds of things I think that have been most, most harmful long term to the foundation of America's virtuous character."

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Trump unravels over Ukraine call in extensive thread– then blames Democrats

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President Donald Trump continued to unravel over the call he had with Ukraine on July 25.

"This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the “informant?” All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People? I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?"

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.

"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1186016354572353536

Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.

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