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Trump aides prep for worst case scenario ‘contingency plans’ as they await Mueller revelations

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While White House aides to President Donald Trump breathed a sigh of relief that there would be no additional indictments coming directly from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office after he submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr, they are still making plans to push back should there be evidence of Russian collusion or financial crimes.

According to a report at Politico, the White House is preparing a counter-offensive against the Democrats if the Mueller report clears the president of wrongdoing — turning into a 2020 presidential campaign talking point — but there are still worries that the report may contain information damaging to the president.

Politico reports, “The White House legal and press teams have been working separately from the campaign and the RNC to write multiple statements and talking points for when the report is released, according to a person familiar with the process.”

While former Trump adviser Michael Caputo urged the White House to “Go on the offensive,” current White House aides are still concerned.

“Trump’s aides are not so confident that they aren’t also preparing for more damaging conclusions. Those could range from the most severe charges of collusion with Russians and obstruction of justice, to implications of the president’s associates in wrongdoing to a scathing assessment of his refusal to sit for an interview with Mueller,” Politico reports, before adding, “One outside Trump adviser said the aides are concerned about writing down contingency plans for some of those negative outcomes in case they leak.”

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According to the report, should there be no major damaging revelations, Republicans are expected to flood the airwaves using the lack of charges to go after Democrats who are conducting their own investigations.

“Republicans will be unleashed,” explained one Trump supporter.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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