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Political analyst explains that if Mueller could have charged Trump — he would have

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On Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller held a press conference in which he reiterated the conclusions of his report, finding that President Donald Trump could not be cleared of obstruction. He also emphasized that there had been multiple serious attempts to interfere in the U.S. election, a fact that should concern all Americans.

On CNN Wednesday, political analyst Gloria Borger highlighted the significance of Mueller’s statement, pointing out that he explicitly refused to exonerate the president on obstruction. Yet, he couldn’t charge him with a crime because he was tied by Justice Department policy that a sitting president can’t be indicted.

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“Robert Mueller’s a company man,” Borger said. “And first, what he did was, he said what he had said to the president’s attorneys privately, more than a year ago, which is, I’m not going to take on this long-standing Department of Justice policy, which says I can’t indict a sitting president and charging the president with a crime was never anything we could consider,” Borger explained.

“Then he went to the next point, which was, therefore, they didn’t do it. But if you read between the lines, he made it completely clear that if they could have done it, they would have done it, because they couldn’t clear him.”

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This is the energy executive who first exposed Trump’s Ukraine scandal: report

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CNN host Chris Cuomo did a special investigative report by Drew Griffin looking at the money trail from Russia to President Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.

"You probably don’t know Dale Perry, but history may record this energy executive as one of the first who sounded the alarm about what would become President Trump’s impeachment inquiry," said Griffin. "In April, Perry’s former business partner Andrew Favorov, now a director at Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz, says two shady characters had approached him, with a secret management plan to take over the management from the inside. Those two shady characters Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are two low-level, Soviet-born businessmen from south Florida. And they were trying to clear the way for their own gas business."

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why Trump’s quick trip to Walter Reed raises more questions

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President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed over the weekend, claiming that nothing was wrong, but CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained it wasn't a typical routine medical exam done every year for presidents.

Speaking Sunday, Dr. Gupta explained that medical issues are typically done by doctors on duty at the White House, and there isn't a need to go to the hospital.

"No question, this sounds a bit unusual," he said. "I mean typically even with this White House, we've gotten plenty of notice in the past that the president was going to be getting a physical exam, that it was going to take place at Walter Reed, which, it has in the past. Everyone institution-wide received noticed, and it doesn't seem like that happened in this case."

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Mike Pence distances himself from his own top adviser after she refuses to lie for Trump

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Vice President Mike Pence's top adviser, Jennifer Williams, seems to be enduring retaliation from her employers after cooperating with subpoenas from the House impeachment inquiry this week. Williams spoke to the committee behind closed doors, and her testimony has was released Saturday.

President Donald Trump attacked her as a "Never Trumper" on Twitter Sunday, despite her work for the Trump adminsitration.

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