Trump insists ‘no collusion,’ calls for Mueller investigation to end following filings in Cohen, Manafort cases

President Trump called for an end to the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a day after a series of court filings connected him with two felonies.

“AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over $30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!,” Trump said on Twitter.

The Mueller probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has been estimated by various sources to cost less than $20 million, though no official figures are available.

Trump’s defense Saturday came after court sentencing documents in separate cases against Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen were filed by federal prosecutors in New York and by Mueller. The memo for the New York case, for which Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges related to campaign finance violations and tax fraud, said Cohen made two payments during the 2016 campaign to women who had affairs with Trump “in coordination with and at the direction of” the then-candidate, now president. It called for Cohen to face substantial prison time.

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Consumers advised by CDC to not eat romaine lettuce following E.coli outbreak

Just days before Thanksgiving, the CDC is advising that U.S. consumers stay away from romaine lettuce following an E.coli outbreak.

On Tuesday, the CDC said any romaine lettuce should not be eaten, and retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve any.

This comes after an outbreak of E.coli infections has been linked to the lettuce.

32 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from 11 states, including one person in Connecticut, according to the CDC. These illnesses started in October.

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The CDC stated that this advisory includes all types and uses of romaine lettuce.

If you do not know what kind of lettuce is in your home, it is recommended that you throw it away.

The CDC said to wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in the refrigerator where the lettuce was stored.

The investigation into the outbreak is ongoing. For additional information, click here.

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White House Issues New Rules for Press Following Acosta Tantrum

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders laid out new rules for press pool journalists Monday, following their quarrel with CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

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This White House statement is best read in the tone of voice of a parent who’s not angry at you, she’s just … disappointed.

This White House statement is best read in the tone of voice of a parent who’s not angry at you, she’s just … disappointed.

New “rules that will govern White House press conferences going forward” appeared to be written toward Acosta specifically:

  • A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists.
  • At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor.
  • Yielding the floor” includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner.
  • Failure to abide by any of rules may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist’s hard pass.

“We have created these rules with a degree of regret,” the press secretary acknowledged. “For years, members of the White House press corps have attended countless press events with the President and other officials without engaging in the behavior Mr. Acosta displayed at the November 7, 2018 press conference. We would have greatly preferred to continue hosting White House press conferences in reliance on a set of understood professional norms, and we believe the overwhelming majority of journalists covering the White House share that preference. But, given the position taken by CNN, we now feel obligated to replace previously shared practices with explicit rules.”

On Monday, CNN announced Acosta’s press pass had been reinstated and they would drop their lawsuit against the White House, after a federal judge ruled in their favor.

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Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta‘s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.
Today the @WhiteHouse fully restored @Acosta‘s press pass. As a result, our lawsuit is no longer necessary. We look forward to continuing to cover the White House.

Asked Sunday during an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace what he thought of the judge’s decision, President Trump said the administration would create new rules as ordered by the judge, but Acosta would have to abide by them.

“Yeah, it’s fine. I mean it’s not a big deal. What they said though is that we have to create rules and regulations for conduct et cetera, et cetera,” Trump said.

“We’re doing that, we’re going to write them up right now,” the president added. “It’s not a big deal, and if he misbehaves we’ll throw him out or we’ll stop the news conference.”

Last week the Press Secretary stood firm that Acosta would not have his pass reinstated after he physically prevented a White House aide from taking his microphone.

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