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Mueller Says He Cannot Name Another Case Where DOJ Required Proof of Innocence

Mueller Says He Cannot Name Another Case Where DOJ Required Proof of InnocenceSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller said during congressional testimony Wednesday that he cannot name a precedent in which the Justice Department decided an individual was not exonerated because their innocence had not been proven, but cautioned that the Russia investigation was a unique circumstance.Mueller reluctantly agreed last month to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and answer lawmakers' questions about his final report on the Russia probe. Early in Wednesday's hearing, Representative John Ratcliffe grilled the former special counsel on whether President Trump should have to be proven innocent rather than presumed so.“Can you give me an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined?” the Texas Republican asked.> Rep. John Ratcliffe, a former George W. Bush-era federal prosecutor from Texas, accused Mueller of offering his own prosecutorial analysis about crimes that weren't charged. “They're trying to rattle him,” says editor @blakehounshell.> > More live analysis: t.co/A3Lgdm6poP pic.twitter.com/T2JiVECHg5> > — POLITICO (@politico) July 24, 2019"I cannot, but this is a unique situation," Mueller responded."It doesn't exist," Ratcliffe continued. "Nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine Donald Trump's innocence or that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him. It's not in any of the documents, it's not in your appointment order, it's not in any of the special counsel regulations, it's not in the OLC opinions, it's not in the Justice manual, and it's not in the principles of federal prosecution.""The bedrock principle of our justice system is a presumption of innocence," Ratcliffe added.Ratcliffe went on to accuse Mueller of not following the special counsel regulations, saying the portion of Mueller's report about whether the president committed obstruction of justice does not include any "decisions reached," as Mueller was not able to conclude whether Trump had obstructed justice."You wrote 180 pages about decisions that weren't reached, about potential crimes that weren't charged or decided," Ratcliffe said.However, the lawyer who drafted the special counsel regulations in 1999, Neal Katyal, called out Ratcliffe, saying the congressman is "dead wrong" about the regulations."They absolutely don't forbid the Mueller Report," Katyal wrote on Twitter. "And they recognize the need for a Report 'both for historical purposes and to enhance accountability.'"Mueller has vowed to stick to the language of his final report in his testimony, telling lawmakers that, "the report is my testimony and I will stay within that text."



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Tucker Carlson: Ilhan Omar Is ‘Living Proof’ Our Immigration Laws Are ‘Dangerous’

Tucker Carlson: Ilhan Omar Is ‘Living Proof’ Our Immigration Laws Are ‘Dangerous’Fox News host Tucker Carlson ended his primetime program on Tuesday night by taking aim at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), claiming the Somalia-born congresswoman despises America and  is “living proof” that America’s immigration policies are “dangerous.”Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the House of Representatives, has long been targeted by Carlson, who has devoted numerous segments to calling the progressive lawmaker “ungrateful” and a “symbol of America's failed immigration policies.”This time, however, the Fox News star took his anti-Omar stance even further.“Ilhan Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for, but she isn't grateful, not at all,” Carlson said. “After everything America has done for Omar and for her family, she hates this country more than ever.”Referencing a recent Washington Post profile on the freshman representative, the conservative commentator said the piece showed that Omar was “enraged” by America and that she has “undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people.”“That should worry you, and not just because Omar is now a sitting member of Congress,” Carlson warned his viewers. “Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”The anti-immigration host went on to claim that the immigration system is now “undermining” the country because “some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately.”Stating that it is possibly American citizens’ fault for not having the self-confidence to “make them assimilate,” Carlson then wondered if the “problem is deeper than that—maybe we are importing people from places whose values are simply antithetical to ours.”After insisting that current immigration is “unsustainable” and that no country can “expect to survive” when it imports “large numbers of people who hate it,” Carlson took one final parting shot at Omar.“So, be grateful for Ilhan Omar, annoying as she is,” he concluded. “She's a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration system immediately, or else.”The Minnesota lawmaker, meanwhile, has been the at the receiving end of death threats almost since she first entered Congress, largely due to right-wing attacks that have then been amplified by members of Congress and the president.Shortly after the segment aired, Omar took to Twitter to fire back at the Fox News host.“Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress,” she wrote. “No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect. They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling

Kremlin: No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddlingMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.



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Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes: Justice Department

Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes: Justice DepartmentU.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election did not find that President Donald Trump committed a crime but also does not exonerate him, according to a summary of Mueller’s findings released on Sunday. Mueller, who spent nearly two years investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump defeat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, also found no evidence that any member of Trump’s election campaign conspired with Russia during the election.



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Proof That Doing Good Can Look Good Too

Proof That Doing Good Can Look Good Too



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Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had babyPHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy .



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Trump Says He Has No Proof 'Middle Easterners' Are Trying To Enter U.S.

Trump Says He Has No Proof 'Middle Easterners' Are Trying To Enter U.S.President Donald Trump on Tuesday admitted he had "no proof" that "unknown



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Trump asks for proof of climate change

Trump asks for proof of climate changePresident Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview on CBS' "60 Minutes," dithered on whether he believes climate change is manmade.



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Washington Post Says Turkey Has Proof Saudi Arabian Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed

Washington Post Says Turkey Has Proof Saudi Arabian Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was KilledTurkey's government told the U.S. it has proof that Jamal Khashoggi was killed, according to the Post



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Israel showed Russia proof Syria to blame for downed plane: Israeli military

Israel showed Russia proof Syria to blame for downed plane: Israeli militaryIsrael has provided Moscow with proof it bore no responsibility for bringing down a Russian plane in Syria, an Israeli military official said on Friday. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area.



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