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Trump attacks Mueller after special counsel refuses to exonerate him – live

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Trump appeared to admit Russia aided his presidential campaign, saying: ‘I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.42pm BST Trump’s typical tactic after someone criticizes him – from Michael Cohen to Mitt Romney – is to say that offstage that person had been begging him, Trump, for some favor, implying that the criticism stems from some personal sour grapes.Here he tries out the tactic on Robert Mueller, claiming that Mueller wanted to replace James Comey as FBI director, but Trump wouldn’t let him, so Mueller, you know, became special counsel, investigated and prosecuted an elaborate Russian election-tampering campaign and then repeatedly explicitly declined to exculpate the president on suspicions that Trump had committed a criminal obstruction of justice.
Robert Mueller came to the Oval Office (along with other potential candidates) seeking to be named the Director of the FBI. He had already been in that position for 12 years, I told him NO. The next day he was named Special Counsel – A total Conflict of Interest. NICE! 4.31pm BST A Planned Parenthood support group has announced a rally in St Louis, Missouri, where a court will weigh in today on a move by health officials to shutter the state’s sole abortion provider as early as Friday: Good morning, Missouri! It’s a beautiful day to protest!

#EmergencyResponse Rally to Protect Abortion Access in MO!
⏰ 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Luther Ely Smith Park, 20 N. 4th St 63102 pic.twitter.com/qKY1j3qu7z Continue reading…



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Author : Tom McCarthy in New York

Publish date : 2019-05-30 15:46:28

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