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Tom Del Beccaro: Mueller took many improper actions investigating Trump – Here are a few

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The release Thursday of the redacted report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia’s interference in our 2016 presidential election should mark the end of a long, expensive and pointless investigation. It was an investigation that damaged the American legal system in ways that should not be forgotten.

But don’t expect the Mueller report to fade into history in coming days. Democrats who control the House of Representatives are already demanding to see the entire report without any redactions.

The Democrats also want to see President Trump’s tax returns for the past six years, an enormous amount of other information about the president’s long and successful business career going back decades, and information about his activities and communications with aides in the White House.

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What’s next? Demands to see Trump’s elementary school report cards?

Instead of wanting to legislate and serve the American people, the Democrats are determined to investigate, investigate and investigate some more to serve their own political needs. They are desperate to find something – anything – to deny the president a second term in office.

The truth is that President Trump is right when he says the investigation should never even have taken place and that Mueller was the wrong person to head the probe, hired the wrong people as prosecutors, and conducted the investigation improperly.

We’ve already learned from Attorney General William Barr that after nearly two years of investigation Mueller concluded there was no collusion between Trump and his presidential campaign and Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

And we’ve learned that Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded from the Mueller report that the president didn’t obstruct justice.

The truth is that President Trump is right when he says the investigation should never even have taken place and that Mueller was the wrong person to head the probe, hired the wrong people as prosecutors, and conducted the investigation improperly.

Space doesn’t permit me to list everything Mueller did wrong. But let’s look at the Top Four most improper actions by the special counsel.

Taking the Job

Mueller never should have taken the job as special counsel.

Federal law, 28 CFR § 45.2, states: “No employee shall participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with: (1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution.”

Mueller, who served for 12 years as FBI director, knew when he took the job of special counsel that his friend and former FBI colleague James Comey – who replaced him as director of the bureau in 2013 – was at the center of the activities related to the Russia investigation. That meant Mueller would have to judge the actions of his friend and longtime associate, along with other FBI officials Mueller who had worked with.

Mueller was interviewed by President Trump for the job of FBI director one day before he took the special counsel position. That made Mueller a witness to any potential obstruction of justice charge, because Trump spoke to him about replacing Comey.

In America, you should not – or rather, cannot – be both a witness and a fact-finder.

Mueller’s decision to take the special counsel position under those circumstances must cast doubt in the mind of any fair-minded person about whether he was taking the position for partisan reasons and whether he wanted to protect Comey and his other friends.

Hiring biased prosecutors

When Mueller became special counsel, he knew divided Americans were and would be throughout his investigation.

The law says that Mueller was not allowed to consider the political affiliation of the prosecutors he hired to help him. Yet he somehow wound up with a raft full of Democrats and Hillary Clinton donors. We were supposed to believe it was sheer coincidence.

Mueller should have avoided all of that by going outside Washington to find his team. He didn’t. The hiring of biased attorneys compromised his efforts from Day One.

One-sided referrals

Mueller referred several cases of potential crimes unrelated to the Russia collusion narrative to federal prosecutors in New York City to investigate and possibly prosecute.

Yet Mueller claims he couldn’t find any unsavory evidence related to the manner in which the Russia investigation was launched by his friend Comey and the FBI. Really?

After all, Comey admitted on TV that he leaked documentation that he took (read: stole) from the FBI. That remains a crime that is in plain sight – but Mueller couldn’t find it.

Beyond that, there is no doubt Mueller reviewed the investigators’ “sources and methods” and their lack of evidence of Russia collusion. While Mueller was concluding there was no evidence of collusion, the FBI abuses of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act had to be in plain sight as well.

So why didn’t Mueller make any referrals related of alleged misconduct by Comey and others in the FBI?  The answer is because he was investigating the work of his own friends and work associates. This is why he never should have taken the job of special counsel.

Prosecutorial abuse

George Washington once wrote that “I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.”  Washington’s rival, King George of England proclaimed that Washington would be “the greatest man in the world” if Washington surrendered his power as head of a conquering army at the end of the Revolutionary War in favor of representative government for our new nation.

Great power, Washington believed, was often found when not exercising power. Mueller would have done well to understand that.

Instead, Mueller chose to abuse power. Using a SWAT team to arrest Trump associate Roger Stone long after Mueller surely knew there was no Russia collusion is almost as far from the principles of George Washington as possible.

Stone wasn’t the only one to be crushed under the weight of Mueller’s abuse.

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Former National Security Adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, among others, knows of it too.

The use of the full weight of our government to intimidate and entrap Americans should never be forgotten. Nor should any of the other actions of Robert Mueller.

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US Women’s National Team turns to app to maintain competitive advantage heading into World Cup

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All eyes will be on the top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Team, who will be defending their FIFA World Cup title in France this summer.

As pressure mounts, players and coaches want to ensure that the American soccer team maintains its position as one of the most successful teams on the planet. A new partnership illustrates that maintaining the top spot and being on the cutting edge of performance will be through a new focus on mental health.

Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer announced Thursday a three-year partnership with a leading meditation and mindfulness app, Headspace.

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MLS Vice President of Player Engagement Dr. Jamil Northcutt told Fox News the partnership is about better serving the holistic needs of players and coaches.

“Meditation and mindfulness are one of many techniques to improve resiliency, mental grit and the ability to focus – all qualities athletes need on the field, but key characteristics of successful professionals off the field,” Northcutt said. “Total wellness will help players during their MLS experience and beyond.”

According to multiple studies, the use of the Headspace app has been shown to have favorable outcomes of interventions. Some of those outcomes include reduced stress, improved focus, and decreased aggression.

Lindsay Shaffer, the Head of Sports and Fitness at Headspace, told Fox News how mindfulness can help humans cope with anxiety.

“Research shows that meditation can physically change the structure of the brain, increasing the thickness of the gray matter of the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain responsible for focus – and decreasing the size of the amygdala – which decreases our response to stress and fear,” Shaffer said.

James Bunce is the Director of High Performance for U.S. Soccer and told Fox News that teams go to great lengths to focus on their athletes’ physical performance, but that they often neglect the one thing that underlies every action a player makes: his or her mind.

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“In the performance world for a long time, people have concentrated on the neck-below, on making people stronger, faster, and having more endurance, but people often forget that everything happens from the neck up,” Bunce said. “It all starts with the mind and how we make decisions, and the decisions we make, impact the neck-below.”

Professional soccer players are on the same page as Bunce when it comes to mental health and are supportive of the holistic approach toward health.

“Having played competitive soccer since a very young age, I have experienced the highs and lows that are part of being a professional athlete,” New York City FC defender Maxime Chanot said. “Having access to something that will train my mind like I train my body will help me and my teammates on and off the pitch. It is great that NYCFC and MLS are looking for new resources to help improve players’ health and wellness.”

MLS All-Star Ilie Sanchez of Sporting Kansas City echoed Chanot.

“The new Headspace app will be an extremely helpful resource that helps players sharpen their minds so that they can win the mental game and achieve overall wellness,” Sanchez told Fox News. “Through increased mindfulness and meditation that comes with Headspace, players will be better positioned to succeed both on and off the field.”

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As the U.S. Women’s National Teams prepares to compete on one of the world’s biggest stages, Bunce is confident the women will “crush” it.

“Our women crush it across the board and are superb,” he said. “We are really confident that we’re going to have a great summer.”

For more on the Headspace partnership and on the FIFA World Cup watch James Bunce’s full interview above.

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Celebrities react to Attorney General William Barr’s redacted Mueller report

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Stars didn’t take kindly to Attorney General William Barr and his release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

On Thursday, Barr claimed in a contentious press conference that Mueller found no evidence of collusion between members of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign and the Russians during the 2016 election.

“After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes,” Barr said, adding that Americans “should be grateful” for the findings.

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Celebrities went wild at both the report’s release and Barr’s proclamations.

Rosie O’Donnell posted a series of tweets, retweets and replies immediately after the news broke:

Sharing her frustrations was fellow “The View” panelist and outspoken conservative Ana Navarro:

Actress Patricia Arquette also spoke out numerous times mocking Barr:

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Zion Williamson helps Duke employee with epic gender reveal

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Zion Williamson, the Duke phenom and soon-to-be NBA top draft pick, participated in a unique gender reveal for a Blue Devil Network employee and his wife Wednesday.

Williamson was tasked with throwing down a dunk to see whether Nolan Elingburg and his wife, Danielle, were going to have a boy or a girl. Nolan Elingburg left it to the audacious dunker to make the revelation.

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Williamson dunked the tiny basketball through the hoop and out came blue confetti, signaling that the Elingburgs will be having a boy.

Video posted on Duke’s men’s basketball Twitter account showed multiple replays of the one-handed slam and the ensuing celebration.

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Williamson and Noah Elingburg embraced at the end.

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Nadler requests Mueller testify before House Judiciary Committee ‘as soon as possible’

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Thursday requested Special Counsel Robert Mueller appear before his committee “as soon as possible”—and no later than May 23.

Nadler’s request came prior to the Justice Department’s imminent release of Mueller’s report to Nadler’s committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the American public.

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“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible,” Nadler tweeted Thursday.

Nadler also attached an image of the letter he sent to Mueller Thursday, requesting his testimony “as soon as possible—but, in any event, no later than May 23, 2019.”

“I look forward to working with you on a mutually agreeable date,” Nadler wrote to Mueller.

He added: “We cannot take Attorney General Barr’s word for it. We must read the full Mueller report, and the underlying evidence. This is about transparency and ensuring accountability.”

There was no immediate response from Mueller.

Nadler’s request for Mueller’s testimony came just moments after Attorney General Bill Barr addressed the press from the Justice Department. Barr affirmed that Mueller found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

Barr said during the press conference that, later Thursday morning, he would transmit the special counsel’s report, which is expected to be more than 300-pages-long, to the chairmen and ranking members of both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and would post the full report to the Justice Department’s website for the American public to review.

Barr explained that the redactions were “compelled by the need to prevent harm to ongoing matters and to comply with court orders prohibiting the public disclosure of information bearing upon ongoing investigations and criminal cases.”

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But as the DOJ tangles with Congress over redactions, Barr vowed to make a less-redacted version available to certain lawmakers. Still, he said he will submit the first version at 11 a.m. ET Thursday, describing its redactions as “limited.”

Barr vowed to work with Congress to “accommodate their legitimate oversight interests with respect to the Special Counsel’s investigation.”

“Given the limited nature of the redactions, I believe that the publicly released report will allow every American to understand the results of the Special Counsel’s investigation,” Barr said. “Nevertheless, in an effort to accommodate congressional requests, we will make available to a bipartisan group of leaders from several Congressional committees a version of the report with all redactions removed except those relating to grand-jury information.”

Barr explained that those members of Congress “will be able to see all of the redacted material for themselves – with the limited exception of that which, by law, cannot be shared,” referencing grand jury material included in the report.

Despite Barr’s promise, though, Nadler has already said that the committee will “very quickly” issue subpoenas for the full report, should he and his colleagues be unsatisfied with the amount of and basis for the redactions in the report released Thursday.

Nadler’s request for Mueller’s testimony also comes after a joint-statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who also called for Mueller to appear before Congress.

“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible,” they wrote.

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Read the Robert Mueller report

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Jessica Simpson swoons over ‘hot dad’ Eric Johnson holding newborn daughter Birdie Mae

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Jessica Simpson took to Instagram Wednesday to share a photo of her husband and former NFL player Eric Johnson holding their newborn daughter.

“Hot dad alert,” the singer and songwriter, who gave birth to the couple’s third child Birdie Mae Johnson on March 19, wrote alongside the image.

Johnson, 39, in the photo dons a charcoal-gray suit, white shirt, sunglasses and a striped tie. Birdie appears to be in the carrier under what People reported is a $3,600 Fendi blanket.

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“Is there anything more attractive than a man with his baby?! Yes, a man, in a suit, holding his baby!” one fan commented on the photo.

“He makes holding that car seat look easy!” wrote another.

“Okay he looks classy and handsome,” commented a third.

“Sweet dad shielding his precious cargo from the crazy media. You go, dad,” wrote a fourth.

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Earlier this month, Simpson, 38, took to the photo sharing platform to share an image of a nearly full bottle of breast milk. While many fans commended the star on the feat, others took offense at the photo, saying some mothers are forced to choose formula because they are unable to breastfeed.

Simpson and Johnson also share two other children together, Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5.

“We are so happy and proud to announce the birth of our perfect daughter, Birdie Mae Johnson,” the “Irresistible” singer wrote shortly after her nearly 11-pound daughter was born.

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WATCH: AG Barr spars with a reporter during news conference ahead of Mueller report release

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Attorney General William Barr sparred with a reporter during a brief press conference Thursday in which he laid out the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into the Russia probe.

During his prepared statement to the press, Barr explained his and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to clear President Donald Trump of any obstruction in relation to Mueller’s investigation. He said that Trump faced “an unprecedented situation.”

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“As he entered office and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office and the conduct of some of his associates,” Barr read of his statement, adding that there was “relentless speculation” in the media about the president’s culpability. “Yet, as he said from the beginning, there was in fact, no collusion.”

In her question to Barr, CBS News White House Correspondent Paula Reid brought up his use of the word “unprecedented” and how his comments were “quite generous to the president and his feelings and emotions.”

“It just seems like there is a lot effort – to go out of your way to acknowledge how this was difficult for him,” she added.

Barr appeared to bristle at the question, responding with his own: “Is there another precedent for it?”

“No,” the reporter answered.

“OK so unprecedented is an accurate description,” he said.

The reporter tried to ask Barr about people who are concerned that he is trying to protect the president.

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Barr did not acknowledge her question and moved on.

The attorney general said Thursday that his department would be released the lightly redacted report to the public by 11 a.m. that morning.

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London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

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Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn’t step up action against climate change.

Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble Arch intersections since Monday.

The protest sites have sprouted tents, sound systems and even an ice cream van. Traffic is snarled and bus routes have been disrupted, to the frustration of commuters.

Police have made more than 420 arrests.

Gail Bradbrook of protest group Extinction Rebellion said Thursday that “more people are joining us all the time.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid says protesters “do not have the right to break the law and significantly disrupt the lives of others.”

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British cops filmed dancing with climate protesters are blasted by their bosses for ‘unacceptable behavior’

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A pair of British police officers are being blasted by their bosses for “unacceptable behavior” Thursday after being caught on video dancing amongst a crowd of climate activists who have been snarling traffic and public transit in London this week.

Footage that surfaced on Twitter Wednesday showed the cops breaking out their dance moves to cheers and chants of “We love you!” by members of the Extinction Rebellion group.

“I’m disappointed by the video and the unacceptable behavior of the officers in it,” Scotland Yard Commander Jane Connors said after viewing it. “We expect our officers to engage with protesters but clearly their actions fall short of the tone of the policing operation at a time when people are frustrated at the actions of the protesters.

“We will be reminding officers of their responsibilities and expectations in policing this operation – however the majority of officers have been working long hours and I am grateful to them for their continued commitment,” she added.

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTERS BRING LONDON TO A HALT

Another video circulating on Twitter purportedly shows a police officer skateboarding on a bridge over the chalk message “CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW”, while others look on.

As of midday Thursday in London, the city’s busy Waterloo Bridge and other roads remain shut down because of the ongoing protests, which Extinction Rebellion says are aimed at getting the British Parliament to take further action on addressing climate change.

On its website, the group demands that Parliament “act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025”, while also pushing for them to “create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.”

Protesters claiming to be from the group – who deem themselves “rebels” — have glued themselves to trains and set up roadblocks throughout the U.K.’s capital.

The Metropolitan Police have detained more than 300 of them since Monday, according to the Associated Press, and financial analysts say the protests are causing business to plummet in central London. One analyst told the news agency that spending is down 25 percent there and on Tuesday alone, $16 million fewer dollars were spent than usual.

Some critics are also pointing out that despite wanting to save the Earth, the climate protesters are actually doing harm to it by snarling more environmentally-friendly public transit systems and forcing cars and buses to idle in gridlock traffic – and therefore belch exhaust into the atmosphere – as a result of their disruptions and roadblocks.

“It is absolutely crucial to get more people using public transport, as well as walking and cycling, if we are to tackle this climate emergency – and millions of Londoners depend on the Underground network to get about their daily lives in our city,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted about the protests.

He added that “targeting public transport in this way would only damage the cause of all of us who want to tackle climate change, as well as risking Londoners’ safety and I’d implore anyone considering doing so to think again.”

Farhana Yamin, a protester who was arrested on Tuesday, apologized to Londoners on BBC Radio 4 but insisted that such actions are justified.

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Police remove climate activists who glued themselves on top of a Dockland Light Railway train at Canary Wharf station in east London as part of the ongoing climate change protests. (AP)

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“I totally want to apologize to people using public transport. But at the same time we need to take actions that are disruptive so everyone understands the dangers we’re facing right now,” she said.

“I’m not someone who goes out on to the streets and disrupts and gets arrested for no reason at all. But I feel people should understand that we are at a critical moment in our humanity’s history.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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