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Trump showing ‘unmistakeable signs of devastation’ as his inner circle is shaken by ‘damning’ Mueller report

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Donald Trump. (AFP / Jim WATSON)

People close to the president have been left reeling in the wake of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, according to Vanity Fair.

Despite finding no evidence that Trump willfully colluded with Russian operatives, Mueller’s report outlines 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice.

Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman said that while “it took awhile for the report’s full impact to sink in,” the devastating truth of the report later became clear to people in Trump’s orbit.

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“A normal person would have been indicted for this,” a Republican close to the White House told reporter Sherman.

“The obstruction stuff is pretty damning,” added former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg.

Trump on Friday lashed out at the Mueller report, claiming some of the findings were “fabricated.” He labelled the investigative report as “crazy.” The president has previously claimed that the report “exonerated” him.

Sherman described Trump’s latest attacks on Mueller as “an unmistakeable sign of the devastation.”

A former West Wing official told Vanity Fair that “Trump stinks,” adding that the “report gives everyone a better whiff of the odor.”

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Trump makes fun of Kamala Harris’ name during extended Fox & Friends rant

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President Donald Trump made fun of Sen. Kamala Harris' name during an appearance on "Fox & Friends."

The president called in to the show he apparently watches most mornings for a wide-ranging interview, where the hosts asked how he'll fare against Joe Biden in next week's debate.

"Well, look, I think he's a professional," Trump said. "I don't know if he's all there, but I think he's a professional. I have to assume that he's a professional and that he can debate. I don't understand what's going on, he doesn't seem to be answering questions, and he can't answer questions, and much worse a little while ago when he was on the stage with the Democrats, he couldn't do well. He did okay with Bernie [Sanders], it was sort of a tie. It was nothing great. I always say it wasn't Winston Churchill, but it was okay. He was horrible when he was debating the Democrats."

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Lindsey Graham ‘is in danger of an upset’ loss: top elections forecaster

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Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) re-election campaign looks increasingly in peril, according to one of America's top elections forecasters.

The latest update from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics claims that Graham today "is in greater danger of an upset" than he was just weeks ago, which has led to a ratings change in Graham's race against Democratic rival Jamie Harrison from "likely R" to "leans R."

Among other things, the Center for Politics points to Harrison's gaudy fundraising numbers as too big to ignore.

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Trump openly admits he’s fast-tracking SCOTUS nominee to rule on ‘fake ballots’ during contested election

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President Donald Trump is openly admitting he's wasting no time, fast-tracking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to help him during a contested election.

Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump on Monday said because of "fake ballots," he does not want a 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on the election, should there be one. There is zero evidence of fake ballots.

Trump suggests though he wants a confirmation vote before the elections, citing election disputes and his baseless claim of “fake ballots” being filled out. We don’t want a 4-4 tie at the court, he said

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