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BUSTED: Mueller says he caught Paul Manafort red handed trying to tamper with witnesses

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the lead investigator into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, says that Paul Manafort—a former Trump campaign manager—tried to meddle with the evidence presented by a potential witness.

“There is a lot going on behind the scenes,” said legal analyst Carrie Cordero in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

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According to a filing in DC District Court on Monday night, Mueller has asked to send Manfort to jail as he awaits his trial. Trump’s former campaign manager is out of jail under house arrest on a $10 million unsecured bail.

Mueller’s team said it had “little confidence that restrictions short of detention will assure Manafort’s compliance” with the law and that he would continue to commit crimes while out on bail.

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‘We’re looking at that very seriously’: Trump considering getting rid of ‘birthright citizenship’ under 14th Amendment

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President Donald Trump said that he's looking at getting rid of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In a discussion with reporters after exiting Air Force One, Trump explained his plans.

"We're looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship," Trump said, according to Foxs' Chad Pergram.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside," the 14th Amendment reads.

To change an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, both houses of Congress must pass the law with two-thirds of a vote. Then, three-fourths of the state legislatures must approve it.

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Trump goes into full attack against another American company — Ford motors

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President Donald Trump went off on another Twitter rant Wednesday, taking aim at another American company.

"Henry Ford would be very disappointed if he saw his modern-day descendants wanting to build a much more expensive car, that is far less safe and doesn’t work as well, because execs don’t want to fight California regulators. Car companies should know that when this Administration’s alternative is no longer available, California will squeeze them to a point of business ruin. Only reason California is now talking to them is because the Feds are giving a far better alternative, which is much better for consumers!" Trump tweeted.

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Rudy Giuliani sneaked off to meet Ukrainian officials in Madrid about Biden conspiracy theories: report

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani secretly traveled to Madrid in recent weeks to meet with a top aide of new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to go fishing for dirt on Democrats.

One of the key focuses of Giuliani's phone calls and in-person meetings was to try to dig up evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden acted improperly to remove a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating an energy company his son was invested in — which has been broadly discredited as conspiracy theories. He also tried to hunt for proof that Ukrainian officials colluded with Democrats to hurt Trump's campaign in 2016, a claim which is not supported by evidence.

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