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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

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump is continuing to cast doubt on the integrity of the national election, by expressing concern about potential fraud with mail-in ballots, a scenario many officials say is being vastly overblown. 

"We want to make sure the election is honest and I'm not sure it can be," Trump told reporters Thursday on the White House South Lawn before boarding the Marine One helicopter for travel to North Carolina and Florida.

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept. 24, 2020.  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Wednesday that Beijing is targeting PTA meetings as he warned that its influence campaign is “increasing in intensity.”

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Intelligence officials have warned that Beijing is trying to meddle in the presidential election to prevent President Trump’s reelection. But Pompeo warned that the CCP is targeting state and local governments as well and see them as the “weak link.” - Source: Fox News

 

WASHINGTON - U.S. election security officials are bracing the American public for a new type of worst-case scenario for the Nov. 3 presidential election — a flood of disinformation in the hours after the polls close, casting doubt on the results and on the process itself, as voters wait to learn who will lead the country for the next four years.  

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FILE - Voting stations are set up for a primary election at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22, 2020.

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Allison Jones Rushing, three conservatives, to federal appellate court judgeships in recent years and now could pick one of them as his nominee for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

They appear to be at the top of the U.S. leader’s list of choices to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal icon who served on the court for 27 years before her death Friday, a month and a half before the November 3 reelection contest between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

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FILE - Night falls on the Supreme Court in Washington.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C./WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he would nominate a woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman," Trump said Saturday at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men."

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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington, as he returns from a campaign rally in North Carolina.

WASHINGTON—President Trump said he has agreed in concept to a deal under which Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will partner with Oracle Corp. ORCL -0.71% and Walmart Inc. WMT -1.02% to become a U.S.-based company, capping negotiations that have stirred debate over national security and the future of the internet.

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The Trump administration has ramped up efforts to purge ‘’untrusted’ Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and has called TikTok and WeChat ‘significant threats. VOA

WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors announced criminal charges on Wednesday against five suspected Chinese hackers and two Malaysian businessmen in connection with cyber intrusions in recent years on more than 100 companies and other entities in the United States and in other countries.  
   
The alleged hacking effort, from early 2014 until August 2020, targeted thousands of computers around the world, including the computer networks of several companies in the $1 billion video gaming industry, resulting in millions of dollars in losses, law enforcement officials said.

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FILE - A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 29, 2017.

The Justice Department plans to announce Wednesday charges involving a “computer intrusion campaign” tied to the Chinese government.

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and other officials will take part in a news conference at 11 a.m. ET to make the announcement, a DOJ statement obtained by Reuters said. 

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The DOJ: “The defendants probed for vulnerabilities in computer networks of companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology, and treatments." - Source: Fox News

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump hosted a signing ceremony Tuesday at the White House for the normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.    

“These visionary leaders will sign the first two peace deals between Israel and the Arab state in more than a quarter century,” Trump said. “In Israel's entire history there have previously been only two such agreements, now we have achieved two in a single month.” 

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Bahrain’s FM Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and United Arab Emirates (UAE) FM Abdullah bin Zayed participate in the signing of the Abraham Accords, at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. 

A new letter bearing the names of 235 retired U.S. military leaders supports President Trump in what is described as arguably "the most important election since our country was founded."

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 President Trump salutes after speaking to over 1,110 cadets in the Class of 2020 at a commencement ceremony on the parade field, at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

 

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