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Trump Could Use Kavanaugh Investigation as Blueprint to Squash Mueller Probe – Here’s How

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Could the White House’s decision to place limits on what the FBI can investigate with respect to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct serve as a blueprint for crushing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe?

The Washington Post’s James Hohmann reached out to several legal experts who expressed concern that the Trump White House could impose similar restrictions on Mueller’s investigation in the case that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns or is fired.

“If Rosenstein is removed, Trump could very easily cripple the investigation,” explains Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general. “There are all sorts of ways a Trumpist replacement for Rosenstein could stymie an investigation, ranging from dramatic (firing Mueller outright) to low-key (refusing to provide Congress with any interim reports and simply dragging the investigation out endlessly, without any updates to the public) or even more subtle (starving the budget or depriving Mueller of key personnel).”

Hohmann also cites David Rothkopf, a visiting Carnegie Endowment scholar, who wrote on Twitter over the weekend that the White House’s handling of the Kavanaugh investigation should be sounding alarm bells for people worried about the Mueller probe.

“If you hate what you’re hearing about the FBI Kavanaugh investigation, know this is precisely how the White House will run the Russia investigation if they get the chance,” he wrote. “It is not just an outrage… it is a warning.”

As Hohmann notes, White House lawyers Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani have flat-out said that the Mueller probe should be given a “time out” should Rosenstein be fired, which means that concerns about restrictions on the scope of the investigation are not simply a hypothetical.

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Trump Press Conference Ends Minutes in as Secret Service Agent Escorts President Out

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President Donald Trump was just escorted out of the White House press briefing room minutes after he began his press conference. Details are still coming in but it appears Secret Service agents calmly ushered the President out of the room.

The White House reportedly is on lockdown, according to MSNBC.

It appears the White House press corps are not being allowed to leave the room.

“There was a shooting outside of the White House,” Trump says upon returning minutes later. He says reporter John Roberts reported he heard shots. He also says he was taken to the Oval Office, and “law enforcement” shot the suspect.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated.

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Trump Puts Gettysburg on RNC Speech Shortlist – 4 Years Ago He Was There Complaining About the ‘Rigged’ Election System

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President Donald Trump still has not decided if the RNC should hold the most important portion of the 2020 convention at the White House or at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The last time Trump visited the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, late October 2016, he “declared that the system is rigged against him, that election results cannot be trusted, that Hillary Clinton should have been barred from running for president, that the media is ‘corrupt’ and that he will sue all of the women who have accused him of sexual assault,” The Washington Post reported at the time.

“Trump also implied that what he called rampant voter fraud could cost him the election and said the media was ‘dishonest.'”

The newspaper added that Trump also spent “more than 13 minutes listing his grievances.”

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Trump-Loving ‘True Victim of the Pandemic’ Nikki Haley Slammed for Complaining Her Birthday Popcorn Order Was Late

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Nikki Haley is once again being widely mocked for a tweet. A few weeks ago it was this tweet, which basically was a very effective ad for Joe Biden:

Now, it’s something far less political – or is it?

Monday morning President Donald Trump’s former U.S. Ambassador to the UN complained about… late birthday popcorn.

This one tweet seems to sum up the opinions of many:

Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.

Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:

Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:

And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:

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