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Trump can’t silence Mueller by using executive privilege if the special counsel is unhappy with Barr hiding evidence: CNN analyst

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller said cyber security will be the number one future threat in the country, but for the time being, "counterterrorism and stopping terrorist attacks" is more important. (Photo: Kit Fox/Medill Flickr)

On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller released his report to Attorney General Bill Barr.

Pundits have debated just how much of the report will be released to the public.

“It looks like a battle is shaping up between the Democrats who want to see everything, including all the underlying documentation, and the Trump Administration, the attorney general who says he will be as transparent as possible within Justice Department guidelines,” CNN host Wolf Blitzer said.

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CNN analyst Susan Hennessey explained that Barr might not have the final say.

“One thing to note is that Bill Barr might not have the final word,” she said. “Adam Schiff has said they intend to call Robert Mueller. Executive privilege is something that a witness or government can assert to withhold information.”

She added, “If Mueller decides that he wants to testify about something, executive privilege is not something that prevents him from testifying if he chooses to do so.”

“One thing to look for is whether Mueller feels satisfied that the information that he thinks is important for the American people to know and for Congress to know is actually getting out. If not, he will have an opportunity to testify his own story and his own conclusions in front of Congress.”

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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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Brett Kavanaugh caught lying in SCOTUS opinion against voting access during the pandemic: report

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday voted that 2020 elections ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if received by Election Day.

Kavanaugh issued his own concurring opinion, where he suggested that state courts should be barred from protecting voting rights.

Kavanaugh also made a mistake of fact.

Sam Levine, a voting rights reporter for the Guardian, noted Kavanaugh was inaccurate in his concurring opinion.

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Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election

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The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.

Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.

It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.

"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.

"Who won?" the child asked.

"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."

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