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Ex-prosecutor schools Fox veteran Brit Hume — and perfectly explains how Barr is letting Trump off the hook

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Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti blasted Fox News analyst Brit Hume for spinning the Mueller report in President Donald Trump’s favor.

Special counsel Robert Mueller explicitly did not clear Trump on obstruction of justice, and seemed to refer the matter to Congress for a decision on the evidence, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said so.

“The attorney general’s actions would make the president above the law such he cannot commit the crime of obstruction of justice,” Schiff said. “If the special counsel would have found evidence exonerating the president he would have said so.”

Hume slapped the California Democrat, saying Mueller would have said so if he found conclusive evidence of obstruction, and accused Schiff of “spouting nonsense.”

Mariotti, who prosecuted white-collar crimes for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, stepped in to set Hume straight.

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“That’s not what Mueller said,” Mariotti tweeted. “He indicated that it would be unfair for him to conclude Trump obstructed justice without charging him in court, which Mueller could not do, because the conclusion would give Trump no opportunity for a rebuttal in a court of law.”

Hume insisted the investigation had not determined whether the president had committed a crime or not, but Mariotti again explained how Trump was slipping through a narrow gap in Justice Department guidelines prohibiting the indictment of a sitting president.

“He said that he did not ‘conclude’ that the president committed obstruction of justice because ‘fairness concerns counseled against potentially reaching that judgment when no charges can be brought,'” Mariotti said.

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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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Ted Cruz defends Trump by comparing him to Twitter trolls who tell him to go back to Canada

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday issued an unusual defense of President Donald Trump's racist remarks against four Democratic congresswomen by comparing the president to an internet troll.

According to Politico reporter Burgess Everett, Cruz deflected criticism of Trump's racist tweets against Reps. Rashiba Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by arguing that "lefties on Twitter every day" tell him to "go back" to Canada, where he was born in 1970.

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Former Trump communications aide admits to hiring prostitutes

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President Donald Trump's former communications aide 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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