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Here’s how Barr avoided charging Trump — which wasn’t Mueller’s decision: National security reporter

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Attorney General William Barr released special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia interference into the 2016 elections.

Barr released about four pages of the report and Democrats are demanding the release of the full report. The report “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” per CBS News.

Even though Trump was not charged, National security reporter Marcy Wheeler explained how Barr dodged charging Trump.

“1) Treated the underlying crime as the 2 RU interference operations, not other potential crimes (like quid pro quo there’s tons of evidence for)” she tweeted.

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“Having defined the underlying crime as JUST the hack-and-leak and trolling, and not quid pro quo, but also having Mueller submit a legit case for obstruction, they said, “if not hack-and-leak, then not obstruction,” she tweeted.

“They only considered whether Trump was covering up his involvement in the hack-and-leak operation. It doesn’t consider whether Trump was covering up a quid pro quo, which is what there is abundant evidence of,” she wrote on her website.

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Adding, “They didn’t consider whether Trump obstructed the crime that he appears to have obstructed. They considered whether he obstructed a different crime. And having considered whether Trump obstructed the crime he didn’t commit, rather than considering whether he obstructed the crime he did commit, they decided not to charge him with a crime.”

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Comey’s former ‘inside man’ in Tump’s White House may be tied to investigation of DOJ surveillance: report

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When former special cfounsel Robert Mueller publicly testifies before Congress on Wednesday, one of the names that is sure to come up during his testimony is James Comey — the former FBI director who was fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017. And the Washington Examiner is reporting that in 2017, during the early months of Trump’s presidency, Comey had an “inside man” working in the White House — an individual that, according to the Examiner, might be tied to an investigation of FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) surveillance activities being conducted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

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Former GOP congressman shreds his spineless Republican colleagues for plotting to derail Mueller hearing

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Writing for the conservative Trump-skeptic site The Bulwark on Tuesday, former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) scorched his former colleagues, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) for plotting to take down former special counsel Robert Mueller at Wednesday's House hearing, rather than actually listen to what he has to say about Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald Trump's efforts to thwart the probe.

"Jordan and Meadows belong to a generation of conservatives who supposedly believed that it was Congress's job to hold the executive branch accountable," wrote Walsh. "But they're not doing it ... Jordan and Meadows are no longer defenders of the law but apologists for a president who abuses it."

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‘United what?’ Ivanka Trump quickly deletes misspelled Boris Johnson tweet after facing a slew of mockery

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Ivanka Trump apparently inherited her father's spelling skills on social media.

The White House senior adviser and eldest daughter to President Donald Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming Britain's next prime minister after winning a ballot vote of Conservative Party members.

But the U.S. president's daughter misspelled the name of the country Johnson will be leading.

Other Twitter users quickly pointed out the error and cracked jokes at her expense -- and Trump deleted her tweet within minutes.

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