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New York Times reporter explains what his explosive Rod Rosenstein report means for the Mueller probe

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One of the reporters who penned the bombshell New York Times report alleging Rod Rosenstein recorded his conversations with Donald Trump explained the context surrounding the deputy attorney general’s memos — and why he sees himself as special counsel Robert Mueller’s “protector.”

In a phone interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, Washington correspondent Michael Schmidt noted that the bombastic report was focused “what was going on between firing [of former FBI director James Comey] and appointment of Mueller.”

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“We’re looking at what he was considering in that period of time, what he was discussing and what he was telling others,” Schmidt said.

The reporter also noted that Rosenstein sees himself as the “protector of Mueller.”

“He does everything to try to protect Mueller and appease the president,” Schmidt said. He later said that the deputy attorney general is trying to ensure the special counsel can “do everything he can” in spite of concerns that the president may fire one or both of them. 

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Democrats ‘are being more republican than Republicans’ in Judiciary Committee memo: Post columnist

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A Washington Post editorial is singing the praises of the Judiciary Committee's memo about the impeachment charges President Donald Trump is facing. The memo, titled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” details the fundamental principles of the Constitution the founders outlined to guarantee the country wouldn't fall at the hands of corruption.

"The memo is remarkably originalist. Regardless of what happens with the impeachment, we are getting a much-needed civics lesson," The Post explained.

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Victim of Stephen Miller policy was murdered and dismembered — his body was found in 2 suitcases

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Controversial White House advisor Stephen Miller has pushed President Donald Trump to enact harsh immigration policies, which are getting more attention after a grisly murder.

"A 35-year-old man from El Salvador returned to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration program was brutally murdered in Tijuana while waiting for an outcome to his U.S. asylum case, according to his family’s attorney,'" The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. "During a seven-month period, the man and his family repeatedly told U.S. officials — including a San Diego immigration court judge, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — that they were not safe in Tijuana, the lawyer said."

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Newspapers line up to demand the impeachment of President Donald Trump

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So far, 52.3 percent of Americans believe that President Donald Trump should be impeached. Major newspapers are following the public outcry as well.

The Washington Post: ImpeachLos Angeles Times: ImpeachBoston Globe: ImpeachOrlando Sentinel: ImpeachPhiladelphia Inquirer: ImpeachUSA Today: ImpeachTampa Bay Times: Impeach

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