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Mueller prepared an obstruction indictment on Trump: bombshell Michael Wolff book

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An explosive new book claims that special counsel Robert Mueller had drafted an obstruction of justice indictment against President Donald Trump during his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Guardian reports that Wolff’s upcoming book will claim that Mueller “drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to shelve it.”

Wolff claims that his knowledge of this supposed draft indictment is “based on internal documents given to me by sources close to the Office of the Special Counsel.”

According to Wolff, Mueller kept a copy of the indictment — which was purportedly titled, “United States of America against Donald J Trump, Defendant” — on his desk for a year. Wolff writes that the document shows Trump’s obstructive efforts “began on the seventh day of his administration,” starting with “national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lies to the FBI about his contacts with Russian representative[s], to the president’s efforts to have [former FBI director] James Comey protect Flynn, to Comey’s firing, to the president’s efforts to interfere with the special counsel’s investigation, to his attempt to cover up his son and son-in-law’s meeting with Russian governmental agents, to his moves to interfere with Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe’s testimony.”

However, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr tells the Guardian that the documents described in Wolff’s book “do not exist.”

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In his final report on the Russia probe, Mueller famously declined to exonerate Trump of obstruction charges, even while declining to formally indict him. As part of his justification for not indicting Trump, Mueller cited Department of Justice policies that state a sitting president cannot be indicted.

However, Mueller’s report also outlined multiple instances in which the president may have obstructed justice, including his attempts to get Mueller fired, his effort to get White House counsel Don McGahn to lie about his orders to fire the special counsel, and his ploys to limit the scope of the special counsel’s investigation.

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Internet shreds ‘obnoxious’ Liz Cheney after disastrous CBS interview cut short: ‘I’m a Republican and I’m embarrassed’

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Twitter commenters were appalled by the conduct of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) during her interview with Margaret Brennan on CBS, calling out the high-ranking GOP lawmaker for being downright "obnoxious" when asked to answer simple questions about President Donald Trump.

The interview, during which the combative Cheney chastised her host for not asking the questions she wanted to answer, was cut short by Brennan which led viewers to comment on how badly Cheney came across.

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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.

Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.

"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.

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Right-wing bigots target North Carolina concert by African band that stood up to Islamists

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Responding to hate, a Winston-Salem music venue rallies the community behind what just might be the greatest band in the world.

The comments in response to two sponsored posts on Facebook promoting an upcoming Winston-Salem concert by the Grammy-winning and internationally-acclaimed group Tinariwen came in a steady drip of loathing, vitriol and menace.

This article first appeared in the Triad City Beat.

One commenter from Smithfield wrote on July 13: “Gotta bring my AR, too….”

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