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Trump: Haven’t spoken to attorney general on releasing Mueller report

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not spoken to Attorney General William Barr about releasing the report on the special counsel’s probe on possible Russian election interference.

Several news outlets have reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will complete the report on the probe, which has already led to criminal charges of some Trump political aides, and send it to Barr in the coming days. Democratic lawmakers are already pressing for the report to be publicly released in full. Trump, a Republican, and Russia deny any election meddling.

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Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Jeff Mason; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe


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Trump’s own investigators couldn’t find any deep-state conspiracy in Russia probe

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President Donald Trump and his Justice Department appointed their own investigator and prosecutor to look into Robert Mueller's team as well as the FBI agents that dealt with the early days of the Russia investigation. Not surprisingly, after extensive international travel, interviews with high-level foreign officials and a desperate need to verify a conspiracy, nothing could be found.

The New York Times revealed the Trump humiliation Friday, saying that the final report will "debunk a series of conspiracy theories and insinuations about the F.B.I. that Mr. Trump and his allies have put forward over the past two years, the people said, though they cautioned that the report is not complete. The New York Times has not reviewed the draft, which could contain other significant findings."

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Facebook executive ‘helped quarterback’ his friend Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court

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A new book reveals that Bret Kavanaugh had a lot of help for his seat on the Supreme Court thanks to Facebook.

According to the Daily Beast, a Facebook senior executive in charge of the company’s public-policy arm "helped quarterback" Kavanaugh's nomination. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus authored a new book about the conformation of the disgraced justice.

Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover details the way in which Joel Kaplan worked to shore up public support for Kavanaugh. Kaplan was one of the many people that could be seen sitting in the Capitol Hill hearing room during the tearful denials of sexual assault alleged by Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford.

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Billionaire Mike Bloomberg launches what ‘might be the biggest political ad buy of all time’: report

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Billionaire presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is launching a massive television ad buy as he seeks the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.

So far, Bloomberg has purchased $19.4 million worth of ad reservations -- for just next week -- Politico reported Friday.

Politico interviewed Ben Taber of Advertising Analytics, which tracks television ad spending.

“This buy is MASSIVE,” Taber said. "I think it‘s going to be the biggest buy of all time" and it "seems like this might pass that for largest buy in one week."

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