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Donald Trump says he wants to speak with Robert Mueller — but his lawyers say it’s a bad idea: NYT

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump asked his attorneys to go back to special counsel Robert Mueller to negotiate a meeting.

In recent days, the president has raged about Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller and the probe along with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who has appeared on cable news. According to reporter Maggie Haberman, however, Giuliani swore that he would bring the probe to a close, to no avail.

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“We’re in the process of responding to their proposal,” Giuliani said while answering reporters’ questions in New Hampshire Wednesday.

In the past, Giuliani has alleged that Mueller is setting up a “perjury trap” for Trump. Experts claim that there’s no trap if the president doesn’t lie. One former federal prosecutor went so far as to say that it’s very difficult for prosecutors to prove a perjury case.

One legal expert said Tuesday, that if Mueller doesn’t call Trump to be questioned it could prove that he’s moved from being the subject of an investigation to the target. If he’s the target of the investigation, being required to answer questions would put him in the position to incriminate himself. It’s for that reason that federal prosecutors don’t subpoena targets.


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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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Retiring Republican lawmaker blames Trump’s ‘petty, childish bullsh*t’ for massive GOP exodus

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In an examination of the record-breaking number of Republican lawmakers who have decided to quit or retire despite holding a seat in solidly conservative congressional districts, one lawmaker admitted that he grew weary of having to deal with Donald Trump's daily Twitter habit and other shenanigans -- so he is calling it quits.

As the Washington Post reports, "Since Trump’s inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows that nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis)."

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