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‘I can’t imagine Mueller will just close up shop’: Pulitzer winner predicts special counsel will subpoena Trump

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Michael Schmidt explained why he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller will — or has — subpoenaed President Donald Trump during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” with Nicolle Wallace.

At question was whether the special prosecutor would acquiesce to the commander-in-chief refusing to answer the special counsel’s questions regarding obstruction of justice while in office.

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“Do you think Mueller could live with getting partial answers on collusion and zero responses to the obstruction of justice inquiry — that he spent so much time bringing witnesses in and asking about?” Wallace asked.

“I find it hard to believe this investigation on obstruction, which focuses on the president’s intent — did he have criminal intent — that Mueller will close up shop without doing everything he can to try and find out from the president why he took the measures that he did,” Schmidt replied.

“And to do that, it seems like he would need to get a subpoena to compel the president to answer those questions,” he continued. “I can’t imagine Mueller would just close down the investigation without pursuing that.”

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

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‘Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump’: Ambassador Sherman says the Kremlin must have kompromat

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Former Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman concluded on Monday that Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin must have "something" on President Donald Trump.

"The latest reporting from The New York Times indicates that the thousands of troops that we have there, that the president moved, are now trapped. They don’t have an actual way out since Turkey has cut off the roads and the exit routes that they might use and so now there is the question of will there be an airlift? How will we get the U.S. troops out?" MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell asked.

"We haven’t had to get troops out like this since the fall of Saigon," Sherman replied. "This is going to be very, very difficult."

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Mick Mulvaney implicated by Trump official who testified before Congress on Monday: report

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Acting White House chief of staff MicK Mulvaney was implicated by a former top National Security Council official during nine-hours of congressional testimony, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The newspaper reported, "In her testimony, she detailed a July 10 meeting she attended with senior Ukrainian officials, then-National Security Adviser John Bolton, and other U.S. officials in which the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, raised the issue of the investigations, the people said."

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