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CNN’s Jake Tapper nails leaders for ignoring proof Russia hacked the 2016 election: Will they prevent it again?

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Somewhere lost in President Donald Trump’s victory lap chanting “no collusion,” is that special counsel Robert Mueller proved that Russia did interfere with the 2016 elections. In a Sunday tweet, CNN host Jake Tapper wondered what leaders plan to do to fix it and prevent it from ever happening again.

Tapper was referring to a tweet from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who tweeted, in all capital letters, that there were “multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.” Whether or not Mueller found enough evidence to implicate the president, he did find enough evidence that Russia did whatever they could to assist the Trump campaign and lead them to victory in 2016.

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“Not an unimportant emphasis — the Russians tried and they were, per Mueller, behind the hacks and serious campaigns of election interference,” Tapper tweeted. “What more will US leaders do to prevent that from happening again?”

All US intelligence agencies found that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election, but the president refused to believe it. Trump and the previously Republican House and Senate have extensively cut funding to election protection. Several Democrats had attempts at hacking their operations during the 2018 mid-term elections.

When Florida approached the Department of Homeland Security for help with their election systems having problems, they were told DHS would get back to them.

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Giuliani can’t whine about ‘fair play’ when his boss is denying electoral fairness to the American people: columnist

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President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani has been raging against the impeachment investigation that came about, in large part, due to his own behavior. On Tuesday, he wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal lamenting that the impeachment process is "unprecedented, constitutionally questionable, and an affront to American fair play."

As Danielle Allen wrote for the Washington Post on Wednesday, Giuliani wanting to talk about "fair play" is a rich proposition.

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Trump made a ‘huge mistake’ talking to reporters about impeachment: Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann

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One of former special counsel Robert Mueller's top prosecutors explained on MSNBC how President Donald Trump made a "huge mistake" on Wednesday.

Andrew Weissmann, who is now an MSNBC legal analyst, was interviewed by Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press Daily."

The former federal prosecutor says Trump committed a blunder by denying a call with a Gordon Sondland staffer.

"Why is that?" Todd asked.

"Because he now can’t rebut it," Weissman replied.

"He has now said I don’t remember that phone call. So you’re going to have Sondland testifying to it. You’re going to have a staffer testifying to it," he explained. "If [Trump] doesn’t like their testimony, he’s going to have to say, 'Oh, now I remember that I didn’t say that.'"

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Republicans want Americans to believe Trump cared deeply — about something he never mentioned

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One of the main points made by Republicans during the House hearings on the impeachment claimed that President Donald Trump cared so deeply about corruption in Ukraine that he was holding back the funding. It wasn't bribery because it was all about legitimate foreign policy, according to Trump and the Republicans in Congress.

Their greatest problem is that Trump has never held back speaking out about something he cared for. As the Washington Post noted, the argument doesn't stand up.

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