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Trump refused to answer any of Mueller’s questions about obstruction of justice

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While many of the questions special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to President Donald Trump focused on obstruction of justice by the president, others had to do with the president’s relationship with Russia.

The New York Times reported Sunday that many administration officials sought specifics about the meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, one senior official said. The president refused, leaving even the top State Department aides confused. It has become one of many concerns investigators have looked into as the probe continues.

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According to the Times, Mueller asked Trump if he had discussions with Putin at any point during the campaign or if he spoke about sanctions to anyone. Trump didn’t answer any of the questions about obstruction but when it came to questions about Putin, Trump did answer.

Since it was revealed the FBI began investigating whether Trump was a Russian asset, the president’s defenders have defended him over the top law enforcement.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News he intends to ask FBI director Christopher Wray if the investigation is real or “fake news.”

Graham decided there should be greater checks and balances to prevent any investigation like the ones described in the Times and Post. Yet, that’s exactly what the top law enforcement agency is tasked with doing.

“I find it astonishing, and to me, it tells me a lot about the people running the FBI,” Graham said. “I don’t trust them as far as I throw them.”

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‘Moscow Mitch’ blunder means Donald Trump can never be vindicated: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for violating a legal principle that has existed for over 1,000 -- and his move means that President Donald Trump can never be vindicated during impeachment.

Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court, has been advising Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats during the impeachment inquiry. He was interviewed on Friday by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.

Tribe said, "what it looks like is that the majority leader is going to conduct this trial as though he's a member of the defense team," Tribe said. "You know, it's an ancient principle, centuries-old -- actually over a millennium old -- that you can't be a judge on your own case and effectively, to allow Donald Trump to call the shots, violates that principle."

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Democrats ‘are being more republican than Republicans’ in Judiciary Committee memo: Post columnist

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A Washington Post editorial is singing the praises of the Judiciary Committee's memo about the impeachment charges President Donald Trump is facing. The memo, titled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” details the fundamental principles of the Constitution the founders outlined to guarantee the country wouldn't fall at the hands of corruption.

"The memo is remarkably originalist. Regardless of what happens with the impeachment, we are getting a much-needed civics lesson," The Post explained.

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Victim of Stephen Miller policy was murdered and dismembered — his body was found in 2 suitcases

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Controversial White House advisor Stephen Miller has pushed President Donald Trump to enact harsh immigration policies, which are getting more attention after a grisly murder.

"A 35-year-old man from El Salvador returned to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration program was brutally murdered in Tijuana while waiting for an outcome to his U.S. asylum case, according to his family’s attorney,'" The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. "During a seven-month period, the man and his family repeatedly told U.S. officials — including a San Diego immigration court judge, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — that they were not safe in Tijuana, the lawyer said."

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