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Trump defender blows off prospect of Russian interference in Mueller report by blaming Obama

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During a CNN panel discussion on the contents of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the possibility the Russians may have worked with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, a Republican strategist tried to lay the blame on former President Barack Obama because it happened on his watch.

Speaking with “State of the Union” guest host Dana Bash and conservative Scott Jennings, former Obama communications director Jen Psaki said she was intrigued by what the Mueller investigation uncovered in the first two years of the Trump presidency.

“You’re not taking a victory lap, but a lot of other Trump supporters are and there’s a danger there,” Psaki said in reference to no more indictments being handed down by Mueller before he submitted his report. “I’ll also say on your last point, what President Obama did — and I was working in the administration at the time — he asked the intelligence community to put forward every single thing they knew so that it could be presented to the next administration even though it was not an administration we supported.”

Jennings then dismissed the fact that the Obama administration investigated Russian influence.

“The election happened while Barack Obama was the president, ” Jennings countered. “I’m constantly going back to this in my browser on my computer. the story in the Washington Post where the unnamed Obama administration official said, ‘I feel like we sort of choked. we have so invested all this time and resources into collusion narrative and so little into the how did we fail at this at the end of the last term’.”

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Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Karen Finney fired back, saying Trump has still done nothing despite overwhelming evidence that the Russians are still meddling.

“To that point, and to Jen’s point, the national intelligence apparatus came forward and said ‘guess what? This problem is still ongoing,” she lectured. “We have not seen any action by the Trump administration. So if your concern is what happened and why didn’t we do anything then, I hope you’re equally concerned that we’re not doing anything right now and heading into a very important election.”

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REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries

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Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.

According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.

The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.

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House holds Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress

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The House has officially voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress.

Both men refused to abide by a subpoena from the House for documents so they that could investigate actions by both departments.

The last person to be held in contempt of Congress was Bill Barr when he was held in civil contempt, but this was a criminal charge.

In the case of Ross, he is accused of lying under oath to Congress and they requested documents to prove it. Ross refused to provide the information necessary.

Ross has called the contempt charge "political theater" and of no real substance. If that was true, he shouldn't be afraid to provide the documents. Still, he refused.

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Trump’s ‘craziness’ will drive Mexico to find other sources of soybeans — permanently hurting US farmers: Ex-diplomat

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President Donald Trump believes he has worked out a killer trade deal with Mexico and Canada -- but one former Mexican diplomat tells Storm Lake Times columnist Art Cullen that the damage done to the relationship between the countries will have lasting ramifications for years to come.

Jorge Guajardo, who served for six years as Mexico's ambassador to China, recently explained to Cullen that Trump's erratic behavior has shown his country that it must look for other major trading partners so it doesn't run the risk of getting burned by the United States again.

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