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Trump has a plan to beat Mueller’s report — and he expects Fox News will help: report

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President Donald Trump (left) and Fox News host Sean Hannity (right). Image via screengrab.

President Donald Trump has railed against a special counsel probe he calls a witch hunt, but he may try to upend Robert Mueller’s report by claiming exoneration no matter what.

Mueller’s report is expected any day, and the president and his Republican allies are signaling that they expect no clear evidence will be found that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 campaign, reported the Associated Press.

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Trump and his GOP congressional allies seem increasingly confident he can weather Mueller’s findings, and possibly even turn them to his political advantage.

“One scenario would have seemed downright implausible until recently,” the AP reported. “The president will take the findings and run on them, rather than against them, by painting the special counsel as an example of failed government overreach and Trump himself as the victim who managed to prove his innocence.”

Mueller’s investigation has so far indicted 34 people, including six Trump associates, and three companies, and court documents have mapped out a broad campaign by Russia to interfere in the U.S. presidential election on behalf of the former reality TV star, and that the president’s family and associates were eager to benefit.

Trump continues to insist the investigation is an effort by his “deep state” political enemies in the federal government and the Democratic Party, and his GOP defenders plan to exploit any opening to claim exoneration for the president if there’s no smoking gun evidence.

“Trump can say, here is the report, I didn’t fire Mueller, I didn’t interfere with him,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a strong Trump supporter. “If you want to keep investigating me, it just shows that it is purely partisan.”

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Trump has told his inner circle he will use Twitter to gloat if Mueller cannot directly tie him to a Russia conspiracy, according to advisers and confidants, and his re-election campaign, pro-Trump political groups and conservative media — including Fox News — will portray the investigation as a failed coup, those sources told the AP.

The president and his surrogates will then try to tie the report to the various investigations launched by the Democratic House majority since the start of this year, in hopes of turning independents and more conservative-leaning Democrats to turn against those probes.


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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.

Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.

"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.

It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.

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There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser

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Former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday and reassured the world that there are still secret members in the White House that are trying to protect the country from the likes of President Donald Trump.

Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.

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Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.

Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.

The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.

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