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Here’s the 1 thing the Mueller report proves beyond a shadow of a doubt

(CNN)The Mueller report — the result of a 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — didn’t end the debate over whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice or acted inappropriately while in office. But there’s one thing it proved beyond any debate: The President lies with remarkable ease and cajoles those around him to do the same. Trump told White House counsel Don McGahn to deny that Trump had ordered him to fire Mueller in the summer of 2017 following media reports that detailed the episode. McGahn refused…

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Mueller explains why his family left Trump’s golf club

Washington (CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller explained for the first time why he and his family left President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf club in the redacted version of his report released on Thursday. The Muellers did not have further contact with the club, the report reads. Over the course of Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential coordination between his associates and Russia, Trump relentlessly bashed and undermined the probe, calling it a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.” According to the report, in the days…

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Trump said he could not recall, remember or recollect more than 30 times in his answers to Mueller

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s written testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller showed Trump repeatedly responded to inquiries with brief denials or lack of recollection on wide-ranging topics, saying more than 30 times he did not recall, remember or recollect. On all topics, Trump’s written answers said he did “not recall” or had “no recollection” of information the special counsel asked about. Trump maintained in his written answers that he had no knowledge at the time of the Trump Tower meeting and that he had “no recollection of being told” that…

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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the article published in the Guardian on Wednesday aimed at the international financial community, Mark Carney, the Banks governor, and Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Banque de Extinction Rebellion protests and Paris climate agreement, with the banking system required to play a pivotal role. If some companies and industries fail to adjust…

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Ken Clarke: Brexit is like a parody version of student politics

The Father of the House loves the EU but doesnt want another referendum, called Theresa May bloody difficult yet backed her deal three times, and finds the political deadlock both annoying and hugely entertaining The twin pillars of Tory pro-Europeanism, the two men who defended that lonely cause in the Thatcher heyday and through the long trudge of the Major years, have responded very differently to Brexit. On one side stands Michael Heseltine, belated darling of the remainers, the lion in winter who won bloody difficult woman? She is a…

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Kamala Harris releases 15 years of her tax returns

(CNN)Throwing down the tax return gauntlet against both Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump, Sen. Kamala Harris of California released 15 years of her tax returns, the most of any 2020 Presidential candidate. According to Harris’ tax returns reviewed by CNN and Tim Steffen, director of Advance Planning at Baird, the California Democrat and her attorney husband, Douglas Emhoff, reported an adjusted gross income for 2018 of $1,889,156. Emhoff, an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer and law partner at DLA Piper Law Firm, brings in the overwhelming bulk…

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5 surprising facts about Abraham Lincoln

(CNN)There’s little doubt that Abraham Lincoln was one of the most influential and important leaders ever elected to the White House. Lincoln’s 1858 Senate race against Douglas was dirty: Douglas even encouraged votes by providing liquor to those who supported him. It was a devastating loss for Lincoln — but when he sought the Republican presidential nomination two years later, he didn’t shy away from such maneuvers in his campaign. “Even our greatest president, our most honest president wasn’t above a little dirty politics,” said Paul Begala, a CNN contributor…

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4 key takeaways from William Barr’s testimony on the Mueller report

(CNN)For the first time since the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr faced questions on Capitol Hill regarding his handling of Mueller’s findings, when he plans to release the report and how he will handle the issue of redacted information. I’m watching Barr’s testimony throughout the day and providing takeaways in real time. They’re below. Barr wouldn’t say whether the White House has seen or will see the report before its release

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Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Donald Trump is seeking re-election in 2020, and in case you had any doubts he tweeted a painfully bizarre hype video to confirm. The two-minute-long video displays the words “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote proved them all wrong.”  It’s also set to music from The Dark Knight Rises? OK! The video features dramatic music and clips from Trump’s time in office, along with footage of Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Bryan Cranston, Amy…

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Man charged in connection with ISIS-inspired plot to drive van into crowd in shopping area near DC

Washington (CNN)A man inspired by ISIS stole a U-Haul van and planned to drive it into a crowd of pedestrians at National Harbor, a shopping and hotel complex just outside Washington, DC, the Department of Justice alleged Monday. Henry is scheduled to appear in court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Tuesday. An attorney for Henry was not immediately listed. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/08/politics/national-harbor-isis-inspired-plot/index.html

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READ: Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation letter from DHS secretary post

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Sunday that Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security, is leaving his administration. Read the resignation letter Nielsen posted online: For more than two years of service beginning during the Presidential Transition, I have worked tirelessly to advance the goals and missions of the Department. I am immensely proud of our successes in transforming DHS to keep pace with our enemies and adversaries — whether it is in cyberspace or against emerging threats from new technologies. Despite our progress in reforming homeland security…

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‘My Brexit nightmare’: readers on how the uncertainty is affecting their lives

We ask readers in Britain and Europe to tell us how they are coping As dates for the UK to exit the EU come and go, weve been asking readers to tell us how theyre dealing with the uncertainty. People who responded to a Chispa. My whole life for the last two years has been held hostage to this horrendous waiting game of uncertainty that Brexit has become. When I retired, after over 30 years working in education, just after the referendum, my plan was to enjoy my retirement with…

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McConnell’s invite to NATO secretary general sends Trump a clear message

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not consult with the White House when he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned to invite NATO’s secretary general to speak before Congress on Wednesday — a move that multiple congressional and diplomatic sources say they view as a rebuke to President Donald Trump. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Tuesday, Trump hosted Stoltenberg at the White House on Tuesday and praised the NATO chief’s job performance as “outstanding.” “The relationship with NATO has been very…

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Trump and Democrats can’t move on from ‘collusion delusion’

(CNN)The 2020 presidential campaign is more likely to turn on rising health care costs, the dysfunction in the immigration system and the state of the economy than the poisoned legacy of the 2016 election. Democrats, meanwhile, are now all but claiming the “scaredy cat” Republican administration is engaging in a cover-up over the delay in releasing Mueller’s complete findings because they don’t want Americans to see what could be evidence that is damaging to Trump. “The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a…

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Pair of bipartisan senators propose women’s history museum in DC

Washington (CNN)A bipartisan pair of female US senators have introduced a bill to establish an American women’s history museum as part of the Smithsonian complex. The Smithsonian Institution, while only two-thirds federally funded, relies upon a combination of the congressional appropriation and federal grants and contracts. If a women’s history museum is built, it would become the latest addition to the Smithsonian family since 2016, when the African-American museum had a star-studded grand opening that included three former presidents and Chief Justice John Roberts. According to the release, the bill…

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