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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.

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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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Trump is living in a ‘COVIDless la-la land’ — and can’t understand why he isn’t being taken seriously: CNN’s Cuomo

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for demanding people take him seriously as he ignores his own health experts and tries to override recommendations on school closures.

"Another day gone without the president deciding to lead us with a plan of action to fight the pandemic," said Cuomo. "Instead, we now know what he meant by pressuring states to reopen schools, ready or not, without ever offering them a plan to help. If they don't reopen, he will punish the poorest students. He said he's going to pull federal aid, and the kids that get most of that aid are the neediest. Many of them are white, by the way, and from families that may be Trumpers."

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‘He doesn’t care about those kids at all’: Anderson Cooper tears into Trump for pressuring schools to reopen

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On CNN Wednesday, Anderson Cooper blasted President Donald Trump's attempts to push schools to reopen without a plan to keep students safe.

"Today the president of the United States did something rare: he expressed a notion that we can all agree on, that kids belong in the classroom," said Cooper. "But then made it quite clear beyond what it means to himself and his re-election, he doesn't actually care about those kids at all. He doesn't care about their health and safety, nor the health of their teachers and parents, and federal guidelines for keeping them safe."

"The president bragged today about getting the CDC to change their guidelines to weaken them, and lo and behold, the CDC, which used to be a world-respected organization, they are going to come up with new guidelines, less difficult ones," said Cooper. "Just think about that. The CDC puts together guidelines based on science to protect kids and teachers, staying six feet apart and masks and having air flow in rooms and washing hands, and because the president thinks it's too difficult, the CDC is going to weaken them."

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Texas doctor blasts Trump’s COVID-19 ‘misinformation campaign’: ‘You can’t hide hospitalizations’

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A doctor in Texas has delivered a scathing rebuke of the Trump White House's attempts to ignore the surge in novel coronavirus infections throughout the United States.

Dr. Peter Hotez, the co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is simply lying when he says that America is "in a good place" with COVID-19.

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