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Moscow is ‘waiting to get beyond Mueller’ so Trump can deliver ‘concessions’: ex-Ambassador to Russia

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America’s former ambassador to Russia explained on Friday how Russia was anxiously awaiting special counsel Robert Mueller’s report so that President Donald Trump can deliver all he promised during the 2016 campaign.

MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing played a clip of Trump complaining about the congressional investigation to reporters.

“Just a continuation of the same witch hunt. [Democrats] know it and behind closed doors, they laugh at it,” Trump claimed. “It’s just a continuation nonsense. Everybody — they ought to go to work, get infrastructure done, and get a lot of other things done, instead of wasting everybody’s time.”

Jansing interviewed former Ambassador Michael McFaul for analysis.

“So this includes, Michael, denying a request for communications between the president and Vladimir Putin, but if we put aside sort of the domestic back and forth, how is something like this viewed outside of the United States of America?” Is there anticipation?” Jansing asked. “How is it viewed in Moscow?”

“Well, in Moscow they’re waiting to get beyond Mueller,” McFaul replied. “They thought they were promised a lot of things, a lot of concessions from candidate Trump — including lifting of sanctions on a lot of their individuals and companies — that never happened.”

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“They blame the deep state, that’s the kind of phrases that they use: ‘President Trump is trying to do the right thing and the deep state is getting in the way,'” he explained.

“And so they hope that after the Mueller investigation is finally completed, they’ll move on to that,” he concluded.

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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Trump flips out over ‘RIGGED’ hearings as Democrats grill Hope Hicks

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President Donald Trump ranted on Twitter while his former communications director testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

Hope Hicks complied with a congressional subpoena and testified behind closed doors to the Democrat-led panel, and the president raged online as word leaked out that a White House lawyer was objecting to many of the questions about her government service.

"The Dems are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, so after almost 3 years, they want a Redo, or Do Over. This is extreme Presidential Harassment," Trump tweeted. "They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks."

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Soledad O’Brien shames the press for calling Trump’s lies about Central Park 5 a ‘controversial stance’

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Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien has once again called out media outlets for whitewashing President Donald Trump's blatant lies.

This time, O'Brien took issue with a USA Today headline that mischaracterized Trump's lies about five black men who were falsely accused of raping a woman in New York's Central Park in the 1980s, only to have their convictions vacated in 2002 after DNA evidence exonerated them and another man confessed that he was the man who committed the brutal Central Park rape more than a decade earlier.

Instead of calling out Trump for lying about the case, the paper simply called Trump's continued assertions of their guilt a "controversial stance."

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