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Maybe we now know the real reason that Bob Mueller was so reluctant to testify.

With even liberal commentators conceding that Mueller was a shaky witness during two House hearings, questions are swirling about his mental acuity and his ability to handle the job of special counsel.

Let me also say that the hearings shouldn’t be graded only on optics, although they were, like most hearings, designed as political theater. But even on substance, Mueller offered almost nothing that was new, and for all the media hype, that was very much by design.

Still, Mueller’s struggles on the Hill were a real head-scratcher, especially for those who have worked with him.

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is sworn in by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, July 24, 2019, in Washington - VOA

Phó Tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence hôm 19/8 nhắc lại những cảnh báo trước đó của Tổng thống Donald Trump với Trung Quốc về tình hình Hong Kong, và kêu gọi Bắc Kinh phải tôn trọng luật pháp Hong Kong.

Phát biểu trước một cuộc tập trung ủng hộ Tổng thống Donald Trump ở Cincinnati, Ohio, Phó Tổng thống Mike Pence nói: “Để Hoa Kỳ có thể đạt được thỏa thuận với Trung Quốc, Bắc Kinh cần phải tôn trọng những cam kết, bao gồm cả cam kết mà Trung Quốc đã đồng ý từ năm 1984 là tôn trọng luật pháp Hong Kong thông qua Tuyên bố chung Trung Quốc - Anh.”

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Phó Tổng thống Mỹ Mike Pence tại Câu lạc bộ Kinh tế Detroit ở Ohio hôm 19/8/2019 - AP

WASHINGTON - The U.S. on Monday gave Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei another 90 days to buy supplies it needs from U.S. companies to build its electronic products, for the moment brushing aside concerns that Huawei was a U.S. national security risk.

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Huawei's mobile phones are displayed at a telecoms service shop in Hong Kong, March 29, 2019.

WASHINGTON - U.S. and European stock markets plunged sharply Wednesday as key economic indicators signaled the distinct possibility of a global recession in the next year.

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FILE - A board above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Aug. 13, 2019.

NEW YORK - The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.  

Epstein's death is also the latest black eye for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the jail's parent agency that already was under fire for the October death of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who was fatally beaten at a federal prison in West Virginia shortly after his arrival.

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FILE - This March 28, 2017, photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Newly released court documents show that Epstein repeatedly declined to answer questions about sex abuse as part of a lawsuit.

The apparent suicide in federal custody of well-connected U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. 

Epstein, who had friendships with U.S. President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew, was facing the possibility of 45 years in prison if convicted on charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.

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Financier Jeffrey Epstein looks on during a bail hearing in his sex trafficking case, in this court sketch in New York, July 15, 2019.

NEW YORK - Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday after an apparent suicide in the New York jail cell where he was being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, and a source said he was not on suicide watch at the time of his death. 

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FILE - This March 28, 2017, photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Newly released court documents show that Epstein repeatedly declined to answer questions about sex abuse as part of a lawsuit.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. administration unveiled rules Wednesday formally banning technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts, in the latest move in an escalating trade war.

The interim rule will preclude any U.S. federal agency from purchasing telecom or technology equipment from the firms "as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system," starting August 13.

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FILE - A logo of Huawei marks one of the company's buildings in Dongguan, in China's Guangdong province, March 6, 2019.

WASHINGTON - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday called on the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by another three-quarters of a point to full point by end of year to bring U.S. rates into line to with rates elsewhere.

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FILE - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is interviewed outside of the White House in Washington, Dec. 4, 2018.

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump called Monday for stronger background checks on gun buyers in the immediate aftermath of horrific mayhem in which gunmen killed 29 people in two incidents that occurred in a 13-hour period.

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President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton as Vice President Mike Pence looks on in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 5, 2019.

U.S. job growth slowed in July and wages picked up moderately, which together with an escalation in trade tensions between the United States and China could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to cut interest rates again next month.

The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday came a day after President Donald Trump announced an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports starting Sept. 1, a move that led financial markets to almost fully price in a rate cut in September.

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FILE - In this June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at a job fair in Hollywood, Fla.

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