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Here’s How Mueller Will Reveal Any Findings of ‘Collusion’ — and There’s Nothing Trump Can Do to Stop It

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Special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be entering the final stages of his sprawling investigation, but don’t expect him to wrap up this week.

Under guidelines set out by the Department of Justice, Mueller must submit a report on his findings to the attorney general, but former federal prosecutor Nelson Cunningham wrote for The Daily Beast that the special counsel may issue a second report that can’t be shielded from public view.

“From the very beginning, Mueller has worn two hats and borne two missions relating to the Russia investigation,” wrote Cunningham, a former prosecutor for the Southern District of New York under Rudolph Giuliani.

“The most public and familiar one is as a criminal investigator under the special counsel regulations,” he continued. “But Mueller has also carried a second charge, as a counterintelligence expert, with a much broader charge to determine and report the scope of any interference and any links to the Trump campaign — what Trump himself might refer to as ‘collusion.’”

The Russia probe began as a counterintelligence investigation, and Mueller was then tasked with uncovering whether any crimes were committed.

The central mission of a counterintelligence investigation is to produce a report, Cunningham argued, which will be shared with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and relevant agencies of the 17-member intelligence community.

One of those reports, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” was shared in early January 2017 with incoming President Donald Trump.

That particular report publicly revealed that Vladimir Putin had personally directed efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign to aide Trump, and Mueller’s counterintelligence report would also become public.

“By statute it must be shared with Congress,” Cunningham wrote. “The House and Senate intelligence committees are legally entitled to be given reports, in writing, of significant intelligence and counterintelligence activities or failures. Mueller’s findings will certainly qualify.”

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It’s Done: Trump Quietly Commutes Roger Stone’s 40 Month Prison Sentence

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President Donald Trump Friday evening commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend and former advisor, Roger Stone. Stone was found guilty by a jury on all seven felony charges, which included lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering.

Some experts weigh in:

Related: Trump Expected to Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence as Soon as Friday – Stone Warns He Was ‘Under Enormous Pressure to Turn on Him’

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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As Coronavirus Spikes Break New Records Fauci Reveals Trump Doesn’t Even Speak to Him Anymore

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President Donald Trump tried to claim the mantle of a “wartime president,” battling the “unseen enemy,” but as it turns out one of the people who could best help him with the coronavirus battle is who’s really “unseen.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and probably the most respected public health expert on the government’s payroll, reveals the President of the United States no longer talks to him.

In fact, Trump hasn’t talked to Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in over a month – and hasn’t been able to update Trump in at least two.

“Fauci last saw Trump in person at the White House on June 2 — and says he has not briefed the president for at least two months,” the Financial Times reports.

Could this be the reason?

As of Friday the U.S. has 3,262,180 cases of coronavirus, with 136,290 deaths. On Thursday alone there were 61,067 new cases, and 960 deaths.

The New York Times reports new coronavirus cases are up 60% over the past 14 days. In fact, in 39 out of 50 states new cases are increasing.

For example, here’s what Florida’s daily cases per capita chart looks like at The New York Times:

Arizona’s spike is so tall it literally bleeds into the text on the Time’s page:

As recently as Wednesday of last week Trump was still insisting coronavirus will “disappear.”

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Michael Cohen, Who Arranged for Trump Hush Money Payments That Led to SCOTUS Case, Surprisingly Taken Back Into Custody

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Former personal attorney to President Donald Trump Michael Cohen, known as a “fixer,” was surprisingly taken back into custody by federal authorities just hours after the Supreme Court ruled against the President in a case sparked in part by Cohen’s own testimony before Congress.

Cohen had been sent home from jail in response to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, but his sentence was not commuted and he allegedly was not to leave the house. He was photographed while dining at a Manhattan French restaurant, Le Bilboquet. Legal experts days ago noted he was risking being returned to jail for possibly violating terms of his release from prison.

The former Trump attorney “was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and sent to a federal jail after balking at a demand that he agree not to talk to the media, or participate with any film or book, while serving the rest of his criminal sentence on home confinement, his attorney said,” according to CNBC.

“Cohen, his wife, Laura, and another couple spent about an hour chatting before they became the last patrons to leave around 11:30 p.m.,” the NY Post had reported.

“Do you think we need to review [President Trump’s] financial statements and his tax returns?” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had asked Trump’s “fixer” back  in February.

“Yes, and you’d find it at the Trump Org,” Cohen replied.

Cohen Thursday afternoon had visited a federal court house to sign papers related to his house arrest, and possibly be fitted with an ankle monitor, his attorney said, according to MSNBC. That’s when federal marshals, without prior warning, remanded him back into custody.

Experts say they were not surprised he was sent back to a federal jail, after being seen in town and also tweeting.

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