Clapper: Mueller couldn’t find ‘active collusion’ but there was ‘passive collusion’

FILE 2016: Then-Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (The Associated Press) Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday said that there was “passive collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that conclude there was no conspiracy. Clapper began by defending the foundation of the Russia probe, telling CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that there was “good reason” for intelligence agencies and law enforcement “to be concerned about whether or not there was some kind of conspiracy between…

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Mueller report has held America ‘hostage’ for 2 years, Federalist editor says

While many analysts are advising Democrats to move on from Mueller report and the issue of collusion, The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway said Thursday it will be hard for America to move on because it’s been “held hostage” by the idea of President Trump colluding with Russia. “The country was basically held hostage by a collusion theory, a theory that the president of the United States was a foreign agent. This undermined the administration of our government. It totally sidelined the Department of Justice, it hampered our ability to…

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McConnell calls teen vaping a ‘serious threat,’ proposes raising national age to buy tobacco products to 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., plans to introduce a new bill next month that would raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. It’s part of an effort to combat teen vaping, something he calls a “most serious threat.” Speaking at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville on Thursday, McConnell said his new legislation will tackle the growing use of vaping products; more teens have been trading in cigarettes for the electronic counterparts, which some have branded safer. FDA MOVES TO TIGHTEN E-CIGARETTE SALES “For some time, I’ve been hearing from the…

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