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Manafort’s Lawyers Call No Witnesses

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“Defense attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in the trial where he is accused of bank and tax fraud,” Reuters reports. “At the same time, the judge overseeing the trial rejected Manafort’s motion to throw out the 18 charges against him.”

Poetic Justice

Thorough Bureau Cleanse

Agents who text should fight the urge,
Or they’ll join the unemployment surge.
First it was Comey,
Then McCabe, his crony,
And with Strzok, so ends Trump’s FBI purge.

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Majority Disapprove of Trump’s Handling of the Russia Investigation

55%

A new CNN poll finds that just 34% of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the Russia investigation as compared to 55% who disapprove. In addition, 56% believe Trump has interfered with the investigation while just 38% say he has not. And 58% say this is a serious matter that should be investigated while only 37% who think it’s mainly an effort to discredit Trump.

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Mueller: Ukraine Paid Manafort $60 Million

$60 million

“Prosecutors from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Monday that Paul Manafort earned $60 million from his work as a political consultant in Ukraine and challenged a motion by the former Trump campaign chairman’s attorneys to exclude dozens of exhibits on the topic,” CNN reports. “Manafort is charged with lying on tax forms and bank fraud. He has denied all charges against him.”

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Half of Republicans Want to Defend Trump in Russia Probe

49%

A new CBS News poll finds that 49% of Republicans say that hearing criticisms of President Trump on the Russia investigation only makes them want to defend him more. Another 42% say they want to wait to see what the facts show. Seventy percent of Republicans call the Russia investigation a “witch hunt,” while 77% of Democrats call it a “critical” matter of national security.

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FBI Seized More than 100 Cohen Recordings

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The Washington Post reports that the FBI “has seized more than 100 recordings that Michael Cohen made of his conversations with people discussing matters that could relate to Trump and his businesses and with Trump himself talking.”

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Americans Split on Russia Investigation

49% to 45%

A new Washington Post-Schar School poll finds Americans are nearly split, 49% approving and 45% disapproving of the way special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. What’s more, 48% say the question of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election is a “serious issue,” while an identical 48% say it’s “more of a distraction.”

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Over Half of Americans Don’t Know Mueller Has Uncovered Crimes

59%

A new Navigator Research survey finds that 59% of Americans believe that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has not yet uncovered evidence of crimes, even though Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 criminal indictments.

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Majority Think Mueller Will Find Impeachable Offenses

56%

A new Fox News poll finds that 56% think it’s likely that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe will find President Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses. And even though 64% feel confident Mueller is treating the White House fairly, 71% think it’s likely Trump will fire Mueller before the investigation is complete.

Poetic Justice

Signs of Consciousness

It’s a real house of cards that Donald Trump has built,
And he’s playing the innocent falsely accused to the hilt.
But by playing hide the salami
With FBI Director Comey,
The lawyers say Trump demonstrated “consciousness of guilt.”