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Special counsel investigation could gain ‘more power’ due to power vacuum in Trump’s chaos: MSNBC legal analyst

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Despite widespread conventional wisdom that Friday’s bombshell report on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could be used by President Donald Trump to thwart special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Daniel Goldman explained on MSNBC Saturday how the investigation could actually become “more” powerful.

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“Dan, do you see the consequences of perhaps firing Rod Rosenstein as purely political?” MSNBC anchor David Gura asked. “What would the consequences be of getting rid of the Deputy Attorney General, the man responsible for overseeing the Russia investigation?”

“It throws everything out of whack, and there are two different ways it could go,” Goldman answered. “One is that someone could end up overseeing it, it could really clip the wings off the Mueller investigation.”

“Or I could see it as a situation where Mueller actually gains more power and authority because there’s a vacuum there overseeing it so no one wants to be the one who really clips at this investigation, which by all accounts is gaining steam.”

“I think it’s increasingly difficult to end this investigation in any way, shape, or form before it’s finished because of all of the events that have occurred recently,” he added.

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Trump promises to sign Executive Order today to punish Facebook and Twitter after he was fact-checked on two tweets

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President Donald Trump on Thursday will sign an executive order in retribution for Twitter appending a "get the facts" label on two of his tweets that were not only false but designed to suppress the vote. On Wednesday Trump responded to the new labels by tweeting, “Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” which is false, and promising tech companies he would “strongly regulate, or close them down."

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Here’s a major risk for coronavirus spread that everyone seems to be overlooking

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A public health expert warned that the coronavirus can linger in the air and infect others.

Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization are overlooking airborne transmission and focusing instead on COVID-19's spread through droplets and surfaces.

"This is why you clean and disinfect surfaces, but they've ignored airborne transmission," Allen said.

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Central Park incident just one more example of white women using their status to terrorize black men: NYT’s Charles Blow

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Amy Cooper is just the latest example of white women using their privilege and femininity to terrorize black men, according to a new column from Charles Blow.

The New York Times columnist explains that a video recording of an incident involving Cooper, an investment manager, and Christian Cooper, a science editor, has a long and shameful historical precedent.

"This racial street theater against black people is an endemic, primal feature of the Republic," Blow write. "Specifically, I am enraged by white women weaponizing racial anxiety, using their white femininity to activate systems of white terror against black men. This has long been a power white women realized they had and that they exerted."

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