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Mueller looking at using Trump’s tweets against him as obstruction case heats up: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller had promised President Donald Trump that he was not the target or even a suspect in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. However, in wake of the news about the hacking, the president has taken steps that have prompted investigators to look closer.

According to The New York Times, Trump’s tweets, actions and public statements have drawn enough attention that Mueller is now investigating them as part of an obstruction of justice probe.

The president not only fired former FBI Director James Comey and admitted to it being tied to the Russia investigation, he’s also employed a disinformation campaign on Twitter.

Trump’s lawyers claim that none of what Mueller has focused on falls under obstruction and the president’s decision to fire Comey fell under his right as president. They think that Trump shouldn’t even have to answer to Mueller on the issue of obstruction.

Privately, however, The Times said that Trump’s lawyers have been concerned about it.

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“The special counsel’s investigators have told Mr. Trump’s lawyers they are examining the tweets under a wide-ranging obstruction-of-justice law beefed up after the Enron accounting scandal, according to the three people,” The Times wrote. “The investigators did not explicitly say they were examining possible witness tampering, but the nature of the questions they want to ask the president, and the fact that they are scrutinizing his actions under a section of the United States Code titled ‘Tampering With a Witness, Victim, or an Informant,’ raised concerns for his lawyers about Mr. Trump’s exposure in the investigation.”

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed it was all nonsense, saying that because Trump’s statements were public, they’re not obstruction.

“If you’re going to obstruct justice, you do it quietly and secretly, not in public,” he said.

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Trump has attacked not only Comey but even called his own Attorney General “weak” for not going after the Democratic Party or Hillary Clinton. He’s also claimed that the Democrats are the ones that colluded with Russia because their server was hacked.


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‘White nationalists will never love you’: Hispanic Trump supporter goes down in flames during CNN debate

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CNN's Anderson Cooper struggled to control a segment about President Donald Trump's racism while interviewing a former member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

Cooper interviewed Steve Cortes about the president's racists outburts at the four young women of color in Congress that are known collectively as "The Squad."

The host read the dictionary definition of a demagogue.

"A leader that makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power," Merrian-Webster published.

"Is Donald Trump a demagogue? Isn’t this exactly what he is doing here?" Cooper asked.

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Republicans in Congress are angry about Trump’s latest racist comments — but not because they’re racist

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There can be no denying that amid the firestorm from President Donald Trump tweeting that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) should "go back where they came from," Republicans in Congress are upset.

However, as many of them make clear in conversation with reporters, the fact that these comments were racist is not the main reason they are angry at the president. Rather, they are frustrated that his comments are hogging the news cycle, which leaves them incapable of discussing their agenda — and of criticizing the agenda of the Democratic representatives he targeted.

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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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