WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn't for lack of trying. Robert Mueller's 448-page report takes the American public inside the room with Trump as he expressed fear that the special counsel would end his presidency and made several attempts to get the people around him to curtail the probe into his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Ultimately, Mueller found Trump's inner circle saved him from himself. They refused to carry out orders that could have crossed the line into obstructing justice. Some key takeaways from the report: TRUMP TRIED TO INFLUENCE THE RUSSIA PROBE Mueller details several occasions. Some occurred in public. Others behind closed doors. Trump ordered his White House counsel to try to have Mueller removed. He directed his former campaign manager to deliver a message to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make a public statement calling the investigation "very unfair." … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller’s Russia report released: Key takeaways from redacted version
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The image appears to have been originally deployed as an anti-Trump meme on social media sites and websites such as 4chan and Reddit that surfaced after Vice President Mike Pence touted the proposal for a sixth branch of the military at a news conference last week. It shows Stone, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Pence, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Trump in space suits with the Nazi symbol appropriated into an insignia for the space force on the front of their outfits. A magnified image of the swastika patch also appears in the photo's upper right hand corner. … [Read more...] about Roger Stone posts then deletes Nazi Space Force meme. He says he didn’t notice the swastikas.
Giuliani made his usual stop on the weekend news shows Sunday to continue the narrative that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is a “witch hunt” and that there is “no collusion.” Todd asked if Trump’s legal team has “delayed the negotiations” to if/when the POTUS would be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. … [Read more...] about ‘This Is Going to Become a Bad Meme,’ Chuck Todd Says of Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’ Comment (Video)
Some occurred in public. Others behind closed doors. Trump ordered his White House counsel to try to have Mueller removed. He directed his former campaign manager to deliver a message to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make a public statement calling the investigation "very unfair." He also wanted Sessions to announce that Trump had done "nothing wrong" and to say that the investigation's scope had been limited. … [Read more...] about Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia report
Trump faced an additional backlash after attempting to clarify his remarks on Tuesday, when he said he misspoke when he said he did not see a reason why it would have been Russia that meddled in the election. He said he meant to say he did not see any reason why it wouldn't have been Russia. … [Read more...] about Sean Spicer says he does not believe Mueller’s probe is a witch hunt