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CNN’s John Avlon unearths ‘buried ledes’ in the Mueller report you may have missed

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CNN’s John Avlon on Tuesday did a “Reality Check” segment in which he zeroed in on “buried ledes” hidden within special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that have so far not gained much attention from the news media.

Among other things, Avlon says the Mueller report showed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange knowingly promoted a false conspiracy theory about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich as a way to cover up the Russian government’s involvement in sending him information. Mueller also found that the Russians were successful in hacking into an election database in Florida, which he said “raises a lot more questions” about why Trump’s administration hasn’t been more forthcoming about information surrounding the Russian hacks.

Avlon also says that there are lots of holes in the Mueller report, including the role that Trump-backing data company Cambridge Analytica may have played in coordinating with WikiLeaks to distribute hacked material. The Mueller report is also notably silent, Avlon argues, on the “Trump-Moscow money trail” and whether Trump’s business dealings have left him open to being compromised by Russian intelligence.

Avlon says it’s possible that these matters have been farmed out to other prosecutors — and if they haven’t been, he argues, then House Democrats will almost certainly pick them up in the coming weeks.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.

Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.

"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.

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Trump busted for doubling down on his racist rants before Mueller speaks: ‘He’s scared’

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," a former adviser to Bill Clinton said that he expects ex-special counsel Robert Mueller to make a some blunt statements about President Donald Trump in his upcoming appearance before a Congressional committee that will cause voters to turn on the president.

According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.

"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."

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