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Robert Mueller’s office issues cryptic statement in response to BuzzFeed’s reporting

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Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has issued a cryptic statement about BuzzFeed’s blockbuster report about Trump ordering his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to give false testimony to Congress.

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony is not accurate,” the statement from Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said.

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As Chris Matthews of MSNBC noted as he read the statement, the wording was very specific in its denials—saying it pertained to “this office” but not catergorically—and the very fact that Mueller’s team issued a statement while remaining quiet about so many other reports was interesting.

As spokesman, Carr’s dealings with the media, in which he reveals almost nothing, has made him a figure of intense interest among Beltway reporters.

Mueller’s team has had precious few leaks to the media.


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Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies

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At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.

His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.

Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."

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There’s a horrifying history of leaders saying there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

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President Donald Trump rang out in an all-caps tweet Monday morning "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!" It was a comment he echoed from his Sunday press conference saying that the U.S. is in the home stretch of the coronavirus crisis. He went on to say that he anticipated the country reopening in a few weeks.

The quote was one that Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty noted was one that many other leaders have used at frightening times.

"It is difficult to imagine a poorer, more chilling choice of words," she wrote. "Or one that more illuminates, if inadvertently, the consequences of the mixed-messages that Trump continues to send."

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‘Hey baby’: Fox News anchor forgot to turn off his mic while ignoring Trump’s briefing

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At Monday's coronavirus press briefing, it appeared that even one of President Donald Trump's biggest defenders in the media couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the president's update — and he revealed how disengaged he was after he forgot to turn off his mic.

"Hey, baby," Fox News host Jesse Watters could be heard saying on one of the streams. "We have the task force briefing."

Jesse Watters forgot to turn off his mic. pic.twitter.com/K1z5cXSX5a

— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 6, 2020

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