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‘A vast narrative of a presidential coverup’: Carl Bernstein calls Mueller’s report ‘ugly and damning’

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Reporter Carl Bernstein, who brought down former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, said on Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election painted a damning portrait of President Donald Trump.

During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Bernstein said he was stunned at how different Mueller’s report was compared to the way Attorney General Bill Barr tried to portray it in his four-page summary issued last month.

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“I think what is so significant is how different Mueller’s report is from how it was characterized, in a rather astonishing press conference, by the attorney general,” Bernstein said. “This is a vast narrative of a presidential cover-up.”

Bernstein said that the report showed that Trump regularly ordered officials to lie to protect him and that he tried repeatedly to obstruct the investigation. It also showed that the Trump campaign had numerous contacts with Russian agents during the election and that the president openly encouraged Russia to release dirt on rival Hillary Clinton.

“It is not pretty,” Bernstein said of the report. “It is an ugly, damning piece of business.”

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Congress still has one big tool left to rein in Trump’s corruption: Oversight Committee Democrat

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Senate Republicans may have managed to quash the impeachment trial without calling forth any new witnesses or seriously considering the evidence against President Donald Trump. And the president may feel vindicated and largely invulnerable as a result.

But, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday, that doesn't mean Democrats don't have one last big play to rein in the president's abuses of power. They can use the first and strongest authority delegated to them: the power of the purse.

"What can Democrats really do when it comes to oversight of the president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, now that impeachment is over, does seem like there are fewer and fewer guardrails, if any."

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The depths of Trump’s paranoia: One person who may know him the best explains what’s ahead

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President Donald Trump's biographer, Michael d'Antonio, knows a great deal about his life, his behavior, and his long history of paranoia. A piece in The New York Times Monday summed up the president's state of mind during the impeachment with one word: "paranoid."

Speaking to the long history of paranoia, d'Antonio recalled that in Trump's book The Art of the Comeback, he wrote ten tips for an effective comeback. No. 3, he said, was "be paranoid."

"He thinks that paranoia is an effective strategy when it comes to managing people and when it comes to doing business," said the biographer. "And I think all of the attitudes that we see him bring into the presidency are things that evidence themselves early in his life. So, he's never trusted people very readily and is very quick to identify someone as an enemy. And then try to root out those who aren't loyal enough. So paranoia is something that's always been a trait for the president, and he considers it a useful, even constructive thing."

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Trump lawyer goes down in flames trying to explain away Bill Barr’s corruption

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former federal prosecutor Elie Honig took former Trump White House lawyer Jim Schultz to the cleaners when he tried to defend Attorney General William Barr's conduct.

Schultz initially tried to claim that the 2,000 federal prosecutors calling for Barr's resignation had a political axe to grind. "You have a lot of folks that have a partisan agenda pushing this thing out, before the facts have really, have really been discovered, as it relates to what happened," said Schultz. "And Barr is vehement about stating that, you know, that decision was made long before any of the tweets, long before — and before the president made my statements on this matter ... he has to have the trust in the folks that are working below him."

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