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BACK TO REALITY
It is possible that there are those who ignore the still on the search, or to minimize the importance of the investigation in the 2016 Trump’s campaign and his contacts with Russia?

Sheesh.

We understand that there are people overcome by the news and obsessing over it daily. We also know that there are people who are intentionally distract dishonest of the Problem.

This is what to do partisans. And in the sense that it is, at least, to be transparent, we get it. During the campaign, it was fake allegations of child sex slavery in a pizzeria. Same idea, different bunkum.

What is beyond such a simple statement, though, are those that try, good to make on President Trump‘s assertion that the investigation a “witch hunt.” How to make the last effort, the true, or at least contextualize Trump’s statements about the inauguration of lot sizes, electoral fraud, and wiretapping, this is not a good look.

Consider the reaction to the very interesting insight offered by Fox-News-colleagues of Gregg Jarett that it’s not a crime, collaboration with a hostile foreign power in an American election. As he emphasizes, one might think it should be, but it is not against the law is an Instrument of the Kremlin.

What’s amazing, though, is that the defenders of the President – including a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives in a private conversation – have offered up this interesting legal curlicue as a defense.

People, this is not difficult.

There are many crimes that will come down by an unknown agent of a foreign government in the United States. But even apart from legal definitions, if the buses don’t run, the adoption of an attitude of the work with the number one geopolitical enemy of the United States in an election is in order, since it is technically not a crime, you are already out where.

One of the most persistent mysteries about the Republicans in Washington today is that you don’t understand, what a stroke of luck, at least in the short term, special Counsel Robert Mueller .

After months of leaks, simultaneous studies on two branches of government, the Trump administration has finally supervision of adults, the Russia probe. Finally, there is hope that a fair, reliable, and TRANS-partisan conclusion can be reached.

Simply put, if you think that the appointment of Muller is a bad thing for Trump, then you probably think Trump is guilty.

How to block the inexplicable consideration in the White house Miller, by refusing him a waiver on ethics, because the former FBI Director lawyer law firm represented Trumpf employees in other matters, the larger concept of opposition to Müller’t make any sense.

When he tried to took office, and Trump reportedly put the kibosh on the whole investigation, and then exacerbated the error in admitting that he fired the FBI Director over his handling of the case.

But we haven’t heard much of him to be late on the topic, because it seems that Trump, finally, has gotten the message. Smart people let their lawyers speak, and now trump lawyered up.

This is not a witch hunt, in the sense that there is obviously people who worked for Trump, had inappropriate or at least questionable contacts with Russia.

There was no evidence leaked so far, is that inculpates or exculpates who is the President now. But this is not to say that it is an inappropriate request. And if Trump is right that his team was clean, that’s what the investigation will show.

Müller is the closest thing we have, Kenesaw Mountain Landis these days. If you do not take his word for it, there is probably no answer that you would accept.

Trump says he is innocent. His followers should start to act like you believe him

THE RULES OF THE GAME: YOU NEED TO ACT ACCORDINGLY
“But whatever our situation, whether firmly United under one national government, or split into several confederations haunted, it is certain that foreign Nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and it is accordingly to the behavior of us.” – John Jay, Federalist No. 4

TIME-OUT: BEFORE BRAVEHEART
Nat Geo: “On a fortified hill in Scotland, in front of around 1,900 years ago, a Roman army of local warriors, the by the hurl lead bullets out of a skid that almost had the braking performance of a modern .44 magnum pistol attacked, according to the last experiments. The attack was apparently fatal effect, for the local warriors were armed with swords and other simple weapons, says John Reid, a researcher at the Trimontium trust and the co-Directors of the archaeological field research at Burnswark, South of Edinburgh. “We are quite sure that the natives on the top of the hill were not allowed to survive.’ But Burnswark was only the opening salvo in a war against the restless tribes North of Hadrian’s Wall. In spite of their superior weapons of the Roman soldiers seem to have gone get, in Scotland, as they fought, tough, resourceful enemy, capable of melting away into the mountains and swamps.”

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INDICATOR
Trump’s net job approval rating: -17.2 points
Change from a week ago: -2.4 points

REPORT CARD TIME FOR THE HOUSE OBAMACARE SAVING RATE
NYT: “Today, the Congressional Budget Office is to repeal the question is important, the numbers on the house-passed version of the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill, and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. Although the budget office is a early version of the law, the house had been analysed at the 4. May took the unusual step of voting against the budget office could measure, such as the some last-minute changes could impact on the deficit or the number of the uninsured. Senate leadership has vowed to larger changes in the house bill. But a detailed statement of the house bill, the effects are still the leaders of the legislative process. As we have done, if the budget office, the Republican scored for the first time, proposal, we sought the advice of a panel of former C. B. O. Directors, consultants, and other budget experts to help us predict what would say the budget office.”

TEAM TRUMP TAKES LUMPS ON A HILL ABOVE THE BUDGET
AP: “White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump‘s plans to slash social programs are designed to increase economic growth to 3 percent, and “taxpayers.” Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee that he went “line by line” through the Federal budget and asked, “Can we justify this for the people who actually pay for it?” Mulvaney ‘ s appearance is one of the four was scheduled to defend on Wednesday as a trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill Trump the budget, which is shrill, politically unrealistic cuts in the social safety net and a wide swath of domestic programs. Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin, education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, and agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are also to testify before the House plates.”

THE NATO ALLIES EXPLORE TRUMP
Politico: “the Senior officials, who thought they had won, Donald Trump, when he said last month that the Alliance was ‘not outdated’, in the hope no plates or Cutlery go flying at a dinner Thursday, where the US President, after spending for the inauguration of the new Nato-headquarters, plans to browbeat his colleagues once again on their meager defense. … In the election campaign, he is the famous brand Alliance as ‘outdated’, it is to say, not enough to do, to terrorism, to fight, and in his first meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that her country ” owed enormous sums,’ irking you, and what for many in Brussels that he understood little about the NATO-Finance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has worked diligently in recent months to appease Trump, including the promise at a meeting last month in Washington, the allies meet the NATO spending target of 2 percent of GDP would develop individual plans until the end of the year, which show how to reach this goal by the year 2024.”

[New poll, more people view NATO favorably in the United States and in Europe]

MONTANA SPECIAL ELECTION SHOULD BE CLOSER THAN IT”
Politico: “Republican Greg Gianforte‘s closing motivational speech to the voters before Thursday’s special house elections in Montana is the same GOP strategists whisper in private:” The race is tighter than it should be.’ It is a recurring nightmare, a model for Republicans across the country, such as the traditional GOP strongholds more difficult and expensive for the party to keep than you ever expected, as President, Donald Trump, and plucked members of the house , Ryan Zinke, former Montana Republicans now running the Interior Department, for his Cabinet. Gianforte is still preferred to keep the seat red, but a state of being, Trump, carried by 20 percentage points in the last year has been a battle field in the past few months. Democrat Rob Quist, a folk singer and first-time candidate, raised more than $6 million for his campaign, including $1 million in the past week alone, how to excite Democratic donors to pour, online cash into political causes this year.”

Pence records robocall for Montana special election – Politico: “Vice President Mike Pence is wading back into the special election for the Montana at-large house seat with a new robocall urging voters to support Republican Greg Gianforte this week.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Trump praises Rodrigo Duterte for the brutal Philippine drug crackdown – NYT

Trump calls Kim Jong-Un, a madman with nuclear weapons’ – WaPo

Pence to hold rally in Louisiana today – Politically

Cabinet members head to Hill to defend Trump budget – AP

GOP pins hopes on fresh face in the race to replace Ros-Lehtinen – Roll Call

Branstad confirmed as Ambassador to China, Iowa gets new Governor – Des Moines Register

AUDIBLE: CARBOHYDRATES…
“What are you giving him to eat — potica?” – Pope Francis asked Melania Trump if she feeds the President a nut-cake, known in her home country of Slovenia, as the “potica.” The First lady didn’t dispute the Holy see’s evaluation.

FROM THE STANDS
“I’ll Tell you What the podcast and you and Dana ‘ s all the short TV show, I was a defender of the surveys conducted by reputable polling agencies. What do you do to support your daily mid-term report indicator?”Steven Lentz, Cypress, Texas

[Ed. Note: a Good question! We get our points by the average agreement and disagreement in the five most recent, methodologically sound public surveys. His score is the average level of support, minus the average rejection is. A score of “self” would be the sound. Anything that would be more than 10 points in the positive, in historical terms, very strong. Anything more than 10 negative points, which is of the same standard, very weak. As we come closer to elections, we will also be adding a test for the generic congressional vote.]

“The GOP knows that entitlements need to be cut, but not the courage of their convictions. If we wanted spending to continue, we would not have chosen any of them. The Progressive Democrats are experts in the casting of our tax money down the drain. It is time for Republicans to stop talking of spending cuts and tax reform and do something positive. Trump has at least proposed something that can say more than any other in Congress, from both sides. The house and the Senate is all talk, but no action. A pox on all of them.” – Michael Johnson, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.

[Ed. Note: Now, to be fair, Mr. Johnson, a lot of people a lot of things have been proposed in Congress. It is only so that your ideas don ‘ T have the support of the majority. One of the problems of living in the era of absolute partisanship is that even basic functions of government, such as confirming presidential appointments or the adoption of a budget, the intense partisan warfare.]

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MOMMMM…
Grand Forks [ND] Herald: “Jackie Marks thought, your third-grader to be home by 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon, the last day of school. South Point elementary school in East Grand Forks, usually at 3 o’clock, but wrapped early on the last day. Of 1:40, they started nervously and went down to the bus stop. Another mother told her some of the buses the kids to Dairy Queen on the last day of school, but Mark was not aware of that. She had not been informed by the school or asked to sign a permission slip. She went to Dairy Queen, where a bus pulled up and their daughter’s bus was still parked, and picking up your child. … She said, when she said to the driver, she had nothing of the trip, he said he had a Problem that in the past year. It seems that some of the parents knew of the trip, what happened in the past few years.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“And I think this could be the beginning of the Saudis and other Sunni radical Nations, spread their radical ideology, reining it back, and that would be an important step.” – Charles Krauthammer on “special report with Bret Baier.”

Chris Stirewalt
, the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? Sign up here.

Chris Stirewalt, Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in July 2010, and serves as politics editor in Washington, DC in addition, he is the author of the daily Fox-News-halftime-report-political news note and co-host of the hit podcast, Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell you What. He is also the host of Power Play a feature video series, on FoxNews.com. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on network programs, including the America’s Newsroom, Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. He also provides expert political analysis for the FNC coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.

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