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Ex-FBI official offers fascinating theory that Mueller grand jury wanted to subpoena Trump

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI presented a fascinating theory on one particular section of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Frank Figliuzzi, an analyst for MSNBC, was interviewed by anchor Brian Williams during the network’s special coverage of the report’s release.

Reading through the report, Figliuzzi said, “I’m finding evidence of the mind of Mueller and even, perhaps, the mind of the grand jury sitting in this case.”

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Figliuzzi drew attention to Appendix C of the report.

“So that appendix begins explaining that for over a year, Mueller sought and sought and fought for a personal sit-down with the president and of course, that was declined,” he explained. “And he discusses the insufficiency of written responses and why he needs to talk to the president, but then we see a redaction.”

Appendix C of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report (screengrab)

“Now, I don’t know how to have x-ray vision…I can’t see through black ink very well, but I’m going to make an educated guess here based on the context of what comes before this blacked-out redaction and what comes immediately after it,” he said.

“But what is behind that redacted portion of the grand jury material? I think it is the grand jury saying we want the president in front of this grand jury, we need to know why he is not being interviewed personally,” Figliuzzi explained. “And that is the context I see this Appendix C giving us.”

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Fox News hosts are going back to downplaying threat from coronavirus: report

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Major Fox News personalities like Sean Hannity spent weeks assuring viewers that the novel coronavirus wasn't a serious threat. In recent weeks, however, they have shifted to a different narrative, acknowledging that the virus is dangerous but giving President Donald Trump credit for taking action and criticizing Democrats' lack of action — even though many Democrats, in fact, warned the pubic first.

But according to The Daily Beast, even as there is no clear end to the crisis in sight, and even as the U.S. crosses 13,000 deaths, many Fox News hosts are going back to downplaying the virus, either telling viewers it wasn't as bad as advertised and urging the president to end public safety measures against it.

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The dangers of Trump TV: MSNBC host hammers Fox News as ‘genuine public health threat’ amid pandemic

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Tuesday night, Fox News decided that all anyone needed to do is to pump Americans with a Malaria drug and send them back to work to save President Donald Trump's economy.

Speaking Wednesday night, MSNBC host Chris Hayes bashed the conservative network for downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus, saying that they are "a genuine public health threat."

While Trump has advisers like Dr. Anthony Fauci, he also has the unofficial advisers he sees on Fox News.

They "are coalescing around the idea the whole thing is just overblown and we need to pump everyone full of the malaria drug and get them back to work. This is what you heard if you watch trump tv just last night," Hayes said. He then played clips illustrating exactly that, with hosts ranting and raving about the virus not being as serious as the flu.

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‘Don’t let him rewrite history’: GOP ex-congressman slams Trump for painting fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as a victory

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At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press conference, President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that if fewer than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19, it will be a victory for him.

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had none of it.

He ignored the warnings. He ignored the scientists & doctors. He refused to prepare. He lied about the virus. This country wasn’t ready. People got sick. People died. People lost their jobs. Because he cared more about himself than the country.

Don’t let him rewrite history. https://t.co/9snqoJ1VQI

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