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Analysis of Mueller’s court filings suggests ‘a supreme confidence that he has the goods’

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A new analysis of special counsel Robert Mueller’s court filings by Axios reporter Garrett Graff suggests that President Donald Trump is right to be worried about what the probe will uncover.

In particular, he writes that Mueller is releasing “bread crumbs” of evidence that create a narrative showing a correlation between actions by the Trump campaign and actions of Russian intelligence agents.

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The biggest example of this, he says, is an “oddly specific” reference to Russian hackers targeting “email accounts at a domain hosted by a third-party provider and used by [Hillary] Clinton’s personal office” for the first time in 2016 within hours of Trump publicly encouraging Russia to release Clinton’s hacked emails.

He also notes that Mueller linked former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen’s decision to call off the Trump Tower Moscow project in June 2016 with news that broke around the same time of Russians hacking the Democratic National Committee.

Additionally, Mueller conspicuously left one Russian national who traveled to Atlanta in 2014 unindicted earlier this year — despite the fact that “Mueller makes clear in the indictment that he knows the precise IRA official to whom this unnamed male traveler filed his Atlanta expenses after the trip.”

“By making such detailed filings, Mueller is actually increasing his burden of proof — suggesting a supreme confidence that he has the goods,” he writes. “And by making so much public as he goes along, Mueller is also insuring against his probe being shut down or otherwise curtailed by the White House.”

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‘Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs’: Ex-prosecutor says Giuliani will have a tough time in prison

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Another Donald Trump attorney is looking at serving prison time, a former federal prosecutor predicted on MSNBC on Friday.

MSNBC "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck Todd asked former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner if prosecutors would be tougher on Giuliania because he had once been a prosecutor himself.

"It’s tough to figure out, first of all, how Rudy is going to play it because based on what we’ve seen and particularly if [Lev] Parnas flips, Rudy has got to be looking at handcuffs sometime soon," Kirschner replied.

"And Chuck, what does he do? As a former U.S. Attorney, does he want to run the risk of ending up in the bureau of prisons where he will not find a lot of friends in the inmate population," he explained.

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Administration blaming Lt Col Vindman for White House lying to America about the first Ukraine call

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On Friday, President Donald Trump released the rough transcript of his first phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Upon the release, many White House watchers noticed that the transcript was nothing like the summary of the call that the administration released on the day the two leaders talked.

The exchange released by the WH does not appear to be an exact transcript as it does not include talk of U.S. support of Ukrainian sovereignty and a desire to root out corruption there, two things specifically highlighted in the White House read out of the call released in April.

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Fox News viewers freak out on Bret Baier for criticizing Trump and calling Yovanovitch ‘sympathetic’

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Fox News host Bret Baier -- and his colleague John Roberts -- infuriated Fox News viewers who follow their Twitter feeds for praising the performance of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her House impeachment testimony while they also condemned Donald Trump for attacking her as she spoke.

According to Roberts in his tweet, "Wow....this is really unprecedented. @realDonaldTrump and Amb Yovanovitch are talking to each other in real time through @Twitter and Television... Something I never thought I would ever see."

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