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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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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.

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.”

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“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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Donald Trump Jr. blasted for mocking Biden’s promise to cure cancer – minutes before his father promises to cure cancer

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"Cancer isn’t a joke and wanting to cure cancer isn’t a punchline," was one of many criticisms leveled against the president's son.

Donald Trump Jr. was part of the opening act for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign launch Tuesday night. During the warm-up to the President's official announcement, Don Jr. mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for saying if he is elected President he will cure cancer.

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REVEALED: This wealthy New York family has been funneling millions to the anti-vax movement

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The Washington Post has published a major exposé about a wealthy New York family who has bankrolled a massive campaign to spread misinformation about vaccinations to the tune of millions of dollars.

According to the Post, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Bernard Selz and his wife Lisa Selz have donated at least $3 million to organizations that stoke fears about vaccinations causing autism, while also downplaying the threat that measles poses to young children.

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Trump got talked out of war with Iran — by a Fox News host: report

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President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with war hawks who have been clamoring their whole careers for war with Iran, like National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Yet the president has consistently said he opposes war with Iran, even as his administration's self-inflicted escalation brings the region to breaking point.

So why is Trump at odds with his advisers? According to The Daily Beast, there is another person informally advising him against a military engagement: Fox News talk show host Tucker Carlson.

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