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Trump rants that Russia probe is election ‘meddling’ by ‘Angry Democrats’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again upped the ante in his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Writing on Twitter, the president said the entire investigation was part of a conspiracy against him and the Republican Party to hurt them in the 2018 midterm elections.

“The 13 Angry Democrats (plus people who worked 8 years for Obama) working on the rigged Russia Witch Hunt, will be MEDDLING with the mid-term elections, especially now that Republicans (stay tough!) are taking the lead in Polls,” Trump wrote. “There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!”

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As is often the case with Trump tweets, this one is filled with lies and false statements.

The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is a lifelong Republican who has worked under both Republican and Democratic presidents. His probe so far has resulted in more than a dozen indictments and has secured five separate guilty pleas from Trump campaign associates and others.

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Additionally, no current poll shows Republicans with a lead in the generic ballot for the 2018 midterm elections. Although one Reuters poll from last week did give Republicans an edge in the generic ballot, that number has now swung dramatically back to the Democrats in this week’s poll, as they now have an eight-point lead.


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Inside the extreme right-wing’s plan to take over campus conservatism

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President Donald Trump's eldest son found himself caught in the middle of an alt-right takeover of a libertarian group with close ties to mainstream conservatism, and video of the encounter provided an embarrassing start to his book tour.

Right-wing activists led by white nationalist Nick Fuentes have been turning up at campus events sponsored by Turning Point USA and other conservative groups to boost their racist, anti-LGBT and anti-Semitic messages, reported The Daily Beast.

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Career diplomats fear ‘retaliation’ for defying Trump — here’s why they’re doing it anyway

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In an article for the Washington Post on Tuesday, reporter Lisa Rein analyzed the dire choice facing many career civil servants in the Ukraine scandal — by coming forward, they risk reprisal and public abuse from President Donald Trump.

Nevertheless, many, like Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, diplomat William Taylor, and National Security Council official Fiona Hill, are doing so. And Rein broke down how significant this is.

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Mulvaney drops last-minute lawsuit over subpoena and instead ‘will rely on the direction of the president’

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Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has reversed course once again and will not sue the U.S. House of Representatives for issuing a subpoena that he has vowed not to honor.

On Monday, Mulvaney's attorney said that his client is dropping plans to join a lawsuit brought by former national security adviser John Bolton’s aide, Charles Kupperman.

Attorney William Pittard said that Mulvaney would file a separate lawsuit instead in opposition to a subpoena from House Democrats.

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