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CNN’s Phil Mudd tips Democrats off to where to look for evidence of Barr protecting Trump

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On Thursday, counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd explained what he would have liked to see in special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly redacted report.

Attorney General Bill Barr made the report public on Thursday and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that he will be issuing a subpoena to get a full report.

“Phil Mudd, what do you want to see if you had a chance from some of the redacted material on national security or intelligence?” CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked.

“As an intelligence professional, I was actually surprised how much material showed up in the public domain today,” Mudd said.

“I think the conversation I’d like to see is not the redacted material or intelligence. It’s the conversations at the Department of Justice between former Director Mueller and the leadership of the Department of Justice, in particular, Rod Rosenstein and Bill Barr about the decision not to move forward on obstruction of justice,” he said.

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He added, “I thought some of the information on Russia was more interesting than I anticipated. I think it’s been underreported today.”

“But the obstruction stuff, including the legal conversation about what was appropriate to charge a president with, was really interesting. We don’t get a flavor from the report about why Mueller chose specifically not to move forward there, in particular, would he have moved forward if this hadn’t been the president of the United States,” Mudd said.

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Mitch McConnell: AOC started Trump’s racist tweets by calling detention centers ‘concentration camps’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday refused to condemn the President of the United States for sending racist tweets in which he told four non-white congresswomen to "go back" to their countries of origin.

McConnell spoke on the matter at a press conference, but he did not explicitly rebuke President Donald Trump.

"There's been a lot of discussion about the events of the last couple days, I'd like to address it myself," McConnell volunteered. "I think there's been a consensus that political rhetoric has really gotten way way overheated all across the political spectrum."

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Former Trump communications aide admits to hiring prostitutes

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President Donald Trump's former communications aid Jason Miller admitted to hiring prostitutes in 2015 and 2017, an exclusive report revealed Tuesday.

Mediaite broke the news that Miller had hired "multiple" prostitutes for sexual acts at massage parlors. The comments were part of a videotaped deposition, and Miller confessed that he was using the sexual services as recently as "a few months ago" from the deposition he gave on May 30.

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WATCH: Civil rights icon John Lewis drops the hammer on Trump — and has no qualms about calling his remarks racist

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On Tuesday, the fallout continued from remarks President Trump made telling four freshman congresswomen -- and women of color -- that they should go back to their own countries.

While some prominent Republicans criticized the president, they stopped short of calling his comments racist.

MSNBC reported Tuesday that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- a civil rights icon -- deemed Trump's remarks racist.

"This is not any, any way for the president of the United States of America to be attacking to be saying what he's saying about these young women," Lewis said.

"It's just dead wrong. We must use everything in a nonviolent way to say that it's wrong."

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