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Bush’s attorney general tells CNN Trump may believe White House counsel is his personal attorney

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Former United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday said it was possible that President Donald Trump still does not understand that White House counsel Don McGahn isn’t his personal lawyer.

During an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Gonzales was asked whether he thinks Trump knows that McGahn’s job is to defend the White House as a whole, and not to act as the president’s personal “fixer,” as estranged Trump attorney Michael Cohen once did.

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“It is hard for me to say, I don’t know what kind of conversations have taken place between Don McGahn and the president,” Gonzales admitted. “So as to whether or not he fully understands that, I don’t know. Perhaps he forgets, but I’m very confident that Don McGhan has had those kinds of conversations.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Gonzales knocked the president for accusing Mueller of behaving like the late former Senator Joe McCarthy.

“I worked for Bob Mueller when I worked for the White House,” Gonzales explained. “My experience is that he is a man of integrity. He’s handled this investigation in the proper way.”

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Jeff Sessions ridiculed after losing GOP primary for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) attempted a political comeback by running in the GOP primary for the Senate seat he long held.

Sessions resigned the seat to serve as President Donald Trump's attorney general, before the two had a falling out.

"On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions lost the Alabama Senate Republican runoff election to Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach whose platform was largely a blanket promise to support the president at all times," The New York Times reports. The Daily Beast also projected that Tuberville had won.

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Senior Trump advisor says a senior White House advisor ‘has been wrong about everything’

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On Tuesday, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacked the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that he "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on."

"In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives," wrote Navarro. "When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry."

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Texan who led neo-Nazi group guilty of ‘swatting’ Black church: report

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Federal authorities have received a conviction in case in a "swatting" case, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

"A founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet official, journalists and others," the AP reported. "John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces up to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to conspiring to transmit threats."

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