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Trump’s allies are fleeing as he increasingly ‘acts like he is cornered’: report

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President Donald Trump has backed himself into a “tight, lonely corner” as his legal troubles continue to mount, Axios reported on Saturday.

The report noted the public has turned against Trump, with 60 percent of Americans viewing the commander-in-chief unfavorably, while 63 percent support special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.

“Tensions with staff run high as ever,” Axios’ Mike Allen explained. “He has never been close to many of his top staffers, and this is more true than ever.”

Trump’s “allies are buckling” as longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg are all cooperating with investigators

The report noted New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman reported on the dynamic as, “his aides say he is behaving as if he is cornered.”

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Amidst the White House chaos, Trump is still clinging to the hope that he could explain everything during an interview with special counsel investigators.

“The corner feels small, and he keeps being told the one big move he fantasizes about making — staring down Mueller under the bright lights, one on one — could destroy it all,” the report concluded.

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense

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Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.

Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.

To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.

"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."

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Former FBI Director James Comey outlines the burning questions he’d ask Robert Mueller

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Former FBI Director James Comey has written a lengthy post at the Lawfare blog outlining the most important questions that Democrats need to ask of former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Although many of the questions outlined by Comey are simply asking Mueller to rehash the findings of his final report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he does ask some questions designed to get Mueller to offer up his own analysis of President Donald Trump's actions, such as, "Did you find substantial evidence that the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?" and "Did you reach a judgment as to whether the president had committed obstruction of justice crimes?"

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