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‘It’s Called Fighting Back.’ President Trump Directly Addresses Obstruction Claims in Tweet Storm

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday he was “Fighting Back” against the Russia probe and warned the “13 Angry Democrats” on the special counsel’s team to “just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”

Trump also suggested special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia was politically motivated.

“Is this Phony Witch Hunt going to go on even longer so it wrongfully impacts the Mid-Term Elections, which is what the Democrats always intended?” Trump tweeted. “Republicans better get tough and smart before it is too late.”

Mueller is also examining whether there was any effort to obstruct his investigation. To that, Trump tweeted Monday, “There is no O, it’s called Fighting Back.”

In a series of tweets — nearly a dozen — the president touched on a range of subjects, but kept returning to the Russia probe. He repeated his earlier claim that Mueller’s team is made up of Democrats.

“The 13 Angry Democrats in charge of the Russian Witch Hunt are starting to find out that there is a Court System in place that actually protects people from injustice…and just wait ’till the Courts get to see your unrevealed Conflicts of Interest!”

Trump had applauded Friday when a federal judge questioned Mueller’s authority in a case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Mueller is a longtime Republican. Some members of his team made political contributions to Democrats, including Clinton. But Mueller could not have barred them from serving on the team. Federal regulations and Justice Department policy prohibit the consideration of political affiliation in hiring and other personnel actions involving career attorneys.

Trump also criticized FBI lawyer Lisa Page and FBI agent Peter Strzok, who made headlines for exchanging derogatory text messages about Trump. Trump noted that Page has left the bureau and asked “Why is Peter S still there? What a total mess. Our Country has to get back to Business!”

Text messages between Page an Strzok, who was assigned to Mueller’s investigation, show them expressing negative views about Trump and referring to him in derogatory ways. Strzok was reassigned from the special counsel team after the text messages were brought to Mueller’s attention. Page had already left the Mueller team.


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Stormy Daniels: Interviewed, Asked Directly About Alleged Trump Affair

You know how Donald Trump allegedly had a months-long affair with a porn star and then paid $ 130,000 for her silence with campaign money?

That porn star is sitting down for an interview. Right now, we just have the teaser video (below).

But based on her facial expression when she's asked if she ever banged Trump, we're in for a wild ride.

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"Did you have a sexual relationship with Donald Trump?" the Inside Edition interviewer asks.

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, tries to keep a straight face.

Her face cracks, revealing a smirk.

She doesn't say anything to that in this clip, but does acknowledge that it's common knowledge that the two of them at least met each other. You know, through their business relationship.

They do, after all, appear in photographs together.

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According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump and the porn star who worked under the title, "Stormy Daniels," had sex at least once back in 2006.

This would have been shortly after the birth of his son, Barron, and not long at all after he married his wife, Melania.

What was truly explosive about this was that it appeared that Trump, through one of his lawyers, paid Stormy Daniels $ 130,000 in exchange for her signing a non-disclosure agreement in 2016, just months before that fateful 2016 election that we all wish that we could somehow forget.

 

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"Saturday Night Live is my favorite show of all time," she says.

That's … quite something. Most people watch it (or at least clips of it), and though I have friends who've attended live shows and I've watched it since I was a kid, I never quite imagined it being a person's favorite show.

"You were portrayed on [Weekend Update]. What was that like?"

She says that being portrayed was "terrifying," for one good reason:

"Because I love SNL and I have a little crush on him. On Colin."

Doesn't everyone? (We're not getting into the is Colin Jost or Pete Davidson hotter debate here)

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She admits that it would make her feel bad if Colin Jost were to say something mean about her during Weekend Update.

We imagine that she was relieved. Her portrayal did little to make fun of Stormy herself and mostly served as an indictment of people who elected Trump and of those who are more fascinated with salacious scandals than they are with actual issues like national security and treason.

She admits that she "giggled" while watching.

We'd hate to see people give Stormy Daniels a hard time over being a sex worker. if anything, though we may not share her political beliefs (she's a Sarah Palin fan, of all things), this woman deserves our sympathies.

After all, she possesses unenviable knowledge of what Trump's penis looks like.

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The alleged affair between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump featured "generic" sex, and reportedly lasted the better part of a year.

Many are hopeful that this Inside Edition will reveal hints, even if Stormy Daniels is still bound by the NDA that she signed, about Trump's infidelities and personal opinions.

(Beyond the fact that he's apparently terrified of sharks, and beyond the story about him wanting to be spanked with a Forbes … the world's worst product-placement for Forbes but actually a boon to shark preservation charities)

But it's important that we not lose focus. This is a detail relevant to Trump's marriage and hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of his "family values" supporters.

This is not relevant to Trump's total inability to govern or his incompetence or his monstrous personality. For that, see … everything else about him, ever.

That said, it's still an entertaining story, and we hope that you enjoy this clip:

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Sean Penn’s ‘Amateur’ Interview Stunt Led Mexican Authorities Directly To El Chapo — Here’s How It All Went Down!

This story is like something out of a movie!

As we reported over the weekend, Sean Penn interviewed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman several months ago, before releasing a piece in Rolling Stone on Saturday.

And now we’re learning more about how all of that relates to El Chapo’s recent capture!

Related: El Chapo’s Son Nearly Outed His Father On Social Media!

A source revealed to reporters on Monday morning that Penn’s interview with Guzman led authorities directly to the drug kingpin, but that the actor was NOT working with government officials on a sting:

“The movie and Sean Penn were not part of a scheme designed to catch Chapo. The process those people put in motion though opened up opportunities to be exploited. It created openings to explore, breadcrumbs to follow.”

Breadcrumbs to follow, indeed — the source even goes so far as to call out Penn and Chapo’s people as amateurs:

“They thought they were clever. They weren’t. They were amateurs trying to beat the pros on the pros’ turf.”

Interestingly, there were several American production companies who notified U.S. government authorities that they were working on a project with Guzman, and that too may have lead to the drug pusher’s downfall:

“The movie and Rolling Stone were avenues of opportunity … There was a lot of inter-agency cooperation on this.”

And now, Guzman goes back to jail, and Penn is probably going to have to speak with the Mexican government at some point.

Related: Donald Trump Gets In A Fight With El Chapo!

Well, let that be a lesson to all of you: if you’re a notorious drug dealer on the run after escaping from prison, don’t grant interviews to Sean Penn.

Stars… they’re just like us! Ha!!

[Image via Brian To/WENN/Rolling Stone.]

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