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‘They’re taking a victory lap for not being felons’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo rips GOP over Mueller report

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On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo said that the GOP has no reason to be celebrating after Attorney General Bill Barr released his findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Barr concluded that neither Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia. CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo said that they knew that the Mueller report would not be the downfall of Trump.

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“If you think at the end of the day this president is going to be led out of the White House in handcuffs and an Orange jumpsuit, then you’re sadly mistaken,” Lemon said. “If you want him out, you got to vote him out.”

“That’s exactly right,” Cuomo said. “Where you get anybody that you don’t like what they did is at the ballot box.”

“The idea of finding criminality to me has always been remote. Look, it could still be found. There are a lot of investigations going on. I just didn’t see the proof of it then, and I haven’t seen enough of the record to see it now,” Cuomo said.

He then said that he wasn’t going to apologize for his reporting on the Mueller report, and said the only reason people are celebrating is that no criminality was found.

“I meant what I said. There ain’t no damn apology coming,” he said. “I got nothing to apologize for. They’re taking a victory lap for not being felons. That’s how low the standard is for behavior right now,” he said.

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles — ‘the hardest #Megxit possible’

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

The historic announcement from Buckingham Palace on Saturday follows more than a week of intense private talks aimed at managing the fallout of the globetrotting couple's shock resignation from front-line royal duties.

It means Queen Elizabeth II's grandson Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan will stop using the titles "royal highness" -- the same fate that befell his late mother Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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GOP senator tells home-state press that impeachment trial must be ‘viewed as fair’: report

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to local reporters on Saturday about her role in the upcoming Donald Trump impeachment trial.

Murkowski explained she would likely vote with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on an initial vote on whether to allow witnesses. However, she left the door open to voting for witnesses after House impeachment managers make their opening case.

"I don't know what more we need until I have been given the base case," she said. "We will have that opportunity to say 'yes' or 'no' ... and if we say 'yes,' the floor is open."

Overall, Murkowski said it was important for the trial to been viewed as fair.

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White House press secretary urged to do her job: ‘We don’t pay you to be a Twitter troll’

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham was blasted on Saturday over the confusion resulting from her refusal to hold daily press briefings.

CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was alarmed that Grisham's assistant, Hogan Gidley, was forcing reporters to refer to his remarks as coming from a "sources close to the President's legal team."

Darcy noted that Trump had repeatedly questioned the veracity of unnamed sources, making it problematic for Gidley to demand to be quoted as such.

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Grisham responded to the criticism and asked Darcy to "stop with the righteous indignation.

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