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Mueller wouldn’t subpoena Trump because they knew he wouldn’t cooperate: report

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According to a Sunday CNN report, special counsel Robert Mueller refused to fight President Donald Trump on speaking to them in person because he likely wouldn’t cooperate.

In wake of Attorney General Bill Barr’s four-page digest of the Mueller report, he drew conclusions that weren’t accurate from what Mueller did.

“We learned that the special counsel, his team and DOJ officials, top officials raised the specter of issuing a subpoena for President Trump for an interview and ultimately the decision was made not to move forward with such a significant investigative step of issuing a subpoena against a sitting president,” said CNN reporter Pamela Brown.

Mueller sent questions to Trump, which he answered with the help of his attorneys. Political commentators mocked it as a “take-home test,” and said that it wouldn’t provide any real answers.

“We know for months, that Robert Mueller and his team have been asking for a sit-down interview with President Trump and the legal team said no,” Brown said. “They gambled that Robert Mueller would not issue a subpoena. Sure enough, that happened. We heard there are sensitive discussions about whether they should issue a subpoena when it became clear that the president’s legal team would not allow a sit-down interview with the president.”

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She said that they ultimately decided that the “merits and evidence” didn’t justify the fight with Trump and his legal team.

“But certainly, it makes you question, as you read Bill Barr’s memo today, whether Robert Mueller said in his report to Barr that some of the president’s behavior he could not be exonerated from because he did not get that sitdown interview to talk to him and understand his intent,” Brown continued.

Read the full report at CNN.com.

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‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007

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On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.

The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.

Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.

"Bond is about the guns and the girls," Shapiro said, noting that a woman in a seductive role was not realistic.

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REVEALED: The government just ‘dramatically’ expanded its investigation of Jeffrey Epstein

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Federal investigators have been able to “dramatically expand” their investigation into financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as prosecutors bring sex trafficking charges against him, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said in court on Monday.

The government revealed the expansion of the case at the day’s bail hearing. In searching the defendant’s house, investigators found an old passport with Epstein picture and a fake name that listed Saudi Arabia as the location of his residence, the prosecutor said.

The judge was surprised at this revelation, NBC News reported, asking the attorney, “Say again?”

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Will Hurd becomes first GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump’s ‘racist and xenophobic’ attacks on Dems

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) on Monday became the first Republican lawmaker to unequivocally condemn President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic lawmakers.

When asked by CNN's Christiane Amanpour about Trump's weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Hurd did not hold back on repudiating the president's statements.

"Those tweets are racist, and xenophobic," he said. "They’re also inaccurate. The four women he’s referring to are actually citizens of the United States."

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