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Fox News anchor Bret Baier: Mueller’s statement on obstruction is ‘the exact opposite’ of Bill Barr’s spin

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Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted on Wednesday that a statement made by special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to be the “exact opposite” of spin that Attorney General William Barr put on the Russia investigation report.

In a brief statement, Mueller explained that the special counsel’s office could not provide evidence exonerating President Donald Trump on allegations of obstruction of justice.

Baier reacted to Mueller’s remarks by pointing out that Barr had spun the report in favor of the president.

“I was struck by the tone and tenor of the remarks as he laid out his case wrapping up this report,” the Fox News anchor explained. “This was not as the president says time and time again no collusion, no obstruction. It was much more nuanced than that.”

“He said they couldn’t find evidence on the collusion part of the investigation of the Trump campaign,” Baier said. “He said if they had found that the president did not commit a crime on obstruction, they would have said that.”

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Baier added: “It was not anywhere as clear-cut as Attorney General Bill Barr. It was almost exactly the opposite. Not clear-cut.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits

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Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.

Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.

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Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments

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If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.

And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.

His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:

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UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist

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The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".

But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.

May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".

On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.

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