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The Daily BeastApr 25, 2019
‘Gonna Give Them Hell': How Trump and His Lawyers Plotted for Months to Make Democrats Pay
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThree months before Robert Mueller's report was even delivered to the Department of Justice, Donald Trump was already meeting with his lawyers about how to resist, combat, and impede the possible Democratic investigations that might arise from the special counsel's findings.

In multiple conference calls and closed-door gatherings at the White House that have taken place since January, the president began mapping out, with both White House and outside counsel, how to handle the coming onslaught of congressional probes and subpoenas aimed at his administration, his family, his business empire, according to three people with knowledge of the various conversations.

By February, Trump was actively asking those around him about the ways in which subpoenas from Democratic-controlled House committees could be fiercely challenged, a senior administration official said. By that time, those close to Trump say he had already settled, firmly, on a path forward.

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The Daily BeastApr 25, 2019
Trump to Hannity: Russia Investigation ‘Was a Coup' and ‘Attempted Overthrow' of Government
In his first television interview since the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report, President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night that the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election was a "coup" and an "attempted overthrow of the United States government."

Trump, who has largely avoided reporters since last week's release of the special counsel's report revealed at least ten instances of possible obstruction of justice, called his good friend Hannity to discuss the findings. Or, more accurately, to rant to a pro-Trump audience about how there was "no collusion" and it's time for some payback.

Having begun his broadcast by hyping a new Fox News story about texts previously released last year between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the conservative primetime star said he disagreed with the president when he said at the beginning of his presidency that he wanted to move past investigating 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Yahoo PoliticsApr 25, 2019
Fox News' Judge Napolitano: Mueller report shows Trump obstructed justice
The legal analyst lays out the instances cited in the Mueller report that show the president likely committed a crime.


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Reuters PoliticsApr 25, 2019
Trump denies telling White House counsel to fire Mueller from Russia probe
U.S. President Donald Trump denied on Thursday that he had ordered then-White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller from the Russia investigation, moving to undermine McGahn's credibility ahead of a possible congressional testimony.
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