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New York Times journalist reveals White House still doesn’t understand McGahn’s cooperation with Mueller

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Schmidt joined his New York Times colleague Michael Barbaro for Monday’s episode of the newspaper’s “The Daily” podcast.

On Saturday, The Times published Schmidt’s bombshell report with Maggie Haberman that White House counsel Don McGahn has spent the last nine months cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, after concluding that President Donald Trump was setting up his own attorney to be the fall guy.

“The White House knows that he’s going in, but they don’t know what he’s going to say,” Schmidt reported. “And afterwards, they never got a full briefing on everything he talked about.”

“So they have been in the dark on this, until we reveal some of the things that he talked about,” he explained.

“So the president is largely in the dark about what the White House counsel is telling the special counsel?” Barbaro asked.

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“I still don’t think they appreciate the extent to which McGahn is cooperating,” Schmidt replied. “We don’t know everything McGahn did, but it’s more than they think.”

“So even after your reporting this weekend, you’re saying the White House still doesn’t understand the scope of what McGahn has told Mueller?” Barbaro asked.

“Correct,” he replied.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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Stephen Colbert says Trump hates The Squad because ‘he’s the leader of the rival gang The Klan’

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Stephen Colbert returned to "The Late Show" on Monday after a two-week summer vacation and wasted no time updating his viewers on the latest from "Racist-in-Chief" Donald Trump.

"There were some big stories while we were gone. The sun rose in the East, a bear relieved itself in the woods, Donald Trump was racist," Colbert said.

"And this wasn't just any run-of-the-mill, this was a humdinger. A new personal best at being the worst," he explained.

"Yesterday the president pinched out a steaming pile of tweets against freshman Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Oman of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachuttes and Rashida Tlaib on Michigan -- known in DC as 'The Squad,'" Colbert said, while the audience clapped loudly at the mention of "The Squad."

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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 racist outburst 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," Merriam-Webster published.

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

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