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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:07 AM

There may yet be consequences

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Lauren Fox, CNN
Updated 9:16 PM ET, Wed April 24, 2019

... People close to the President said he had waited for so long for Mueller's investigation to come to a close that he had not foreseen Democrats picking up where the special counsel left off.

Despite the advice he has received from some allies, Trump is loathe put the Russia investigation behind him. Caputo said that, based on his conversation with the President on Wednesday, he is gearing up for a fight rather than settling down.

That aligns with a combative streak on Twitter, where the President has unleashed in striking fashion over the past several days to angrily declare himself innocent of any wrongdoing, immune from impeachment given his economic record and subject to persistent persecution.

He's issued more than 50 tweets on the subject, going after investigators and the media, proclaiming his innocence while picking at old scabs. His messaging has assumed a contradictory theme: while the Mueller report vindicated him from wrongdoing, it was nonetheless a flawed investigation led by corrupt enemies ...


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