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Mueller’s Handling of the Obstruction Question Was Total Garbage

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When AG Bill Barr first released his summary of the Mueller report some weeks ago there was one part that set hair ablaze all throughout the media. Namely, that Robert Mueller decided to not rule on the most important question before him, i.e. if Donald Trump obstructed justice with his criticism of the Russia investigation. Furthermore, Mueller proclaimed that he had not exonerated the President despite the fact that he was not recommending charges.

As I wrote at the time, this was a total cop-out and not his job as a prosecutor.

It was a total, damaging cop-out for him to include that line instead of just making the call in a normal prosecutorial fashion. That doesn’t mean he needed to say Trump was innocent because that’s not his job, but the proper response would have been to say that he lacks evidence of obstruction and he cannot recommend further action. By ambiguously claiming that he simply can’t make the call, instead leaving it to the DOJ, he’s set us up for another 18 months of mind-numbing stupidity that will end the same way the collusion narrative ended.

Today, Andrew C. McCarthy, far more versed on this topic than myself, opined on just how bad it was for Mueller to do what he did.

In his report, Mueller didn’t resolve the issue. If he had been satisfied that there was no obstruction crime, he said, he would have so found. He claimed he wasn’t satisfied. Yet he was also not convinced that there was sufficient proof to charge. Therefore, he made no decision, leaving it to Attorney General William Barr to find that there was no obstruction.

This is unbecoming behavior for a prosecutor and an outrageous shifting of the burden of proof: The constitutional right of every American to force the government to prove a crime has been committed, rather than to have to prove his or her own innocence.

As I said earlier today, this is why the DOJ has guidelines on not releasing findings under normal circumstances if no one is charged. It is not a fair use of our legal system to slander people who ultimately weren’t found to have committed a criminal act. Gut feelings don’t count. Robert Mueller had two choices in so far as doing his job in a professional way. Either present evidence of obstruction of justice and recommend charges or shut up about it. There should have been no choice number three where he lays out a bunch of insinuations and interpretations, while choosing to not actually do his job and rule on the evidence. That’s not what a prosecutor does.

McCarthy lays the case out for that as well.

This is exactly why prosecutors should never speak publicly about the evidence uncovered in an investigation of someone who isn’t charged. The obligation of the prosecutor is to render a judgment about whether there is enough proof to charge a crime. If there is, the prosecutor indicts; if there is not, the prosecutor remains silent.

If special counsel Mueller believed there was an obstruction offense, he should have had the courage of his convictions and recommended charging the president. Since he wasn’t convinced there was enough evidence to charge, he should have said he wasn’t recommending charges. Period.

Exactly.

Mueller clearly felt the President possibly did something wrong and did everything he could to steer public opinion in that direction with how he wrote the report, but when it came time to take the shot, he couldn’t pull the trigger. Why? Because he knows his “evidence” would have never stood up in a court of law. Mean tweets coupled with full cooperation does not equal obstruction. Firing Comey while allowing the investigation to not only continue, but expand, is clearly not obstruction. Did Trump do some things that could be described as borderline or not recommended? Perhaps, but borderline isn’t a legal standard. A prosecutor either makes a decision to charge or he doesn’t.

By punting on the issue, Mueller deprived Trump of the legal right to defend himself and instead let the issue become purely political. The justice system is not supposed to be used as a tool for innuendo, much less to feed media hysteria for years on end. It strains reason to think Mueller just didn’t realize that would happen.

This is why I’m not on the bandwagon of praising Robert Mueller just because he didn’t frame Trump. That’s a pretty low bar to meet. On the most important question in the entire report (because we’ve known for years the collusion narrative was false), he abdicated his responsibility and ensured the country would spend another two years paralyzed by this nonsense. He had the power and a duty to settle the issue by doing his job and making a decision, which was the only reason for his appointment in the first place. If he wasn’t willing to do that, he should have resigned long ago.

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Reese Witherspoon, 43, says she’s ‘earned her gray hair and fine lines’

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Reese Witherspoon is okay with wrinkles and gray hair.

The “Legally Blonde” actress, 43, opened up to Allure about why she’s embracing the aging process. “I have a point of view because I’ve been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn’t feel that same way when I was 25,” Witherspoon explained.

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“I didn’t have the same things to say. I’m 43 and I’ve had a whole bunch of experiences, and I can speak with a thoughtfulness about the changes I’d like to see in the world, and … I just feel like I earned that gray hair and my fine lines. I like ’em. I so prefer 43 to 25.”

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Despite loving the way she looks, the mom of three does have an extravagant beauty routine. The “Big Little Lies” star said she’s taken a bath — complete with Goop bath salts — every night for the past four years. She also gets her hair highlighted every seven or eight weeks, which takes three hours each appointment. Witherspoon even takes prenatal vitamins to keep her locks looking thick.

Clearly, whatever she’s doing is working.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Kevin Hunter out at ‘Wendy Williams Show’ amid divorce

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Kevin Hunter is unemployed.

Wendy Williams‘ estranged husband is out as an executive producer on “The Wendy Williams Show,” Page Six confirmed on Thursday.

“Kevin Hunter is no longer an Executive Producer on the ‘Wendy Williams Show,’” a spokesperson for the daytime show, which is produced by Debmar-Mercury, told us. “Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors.”

As Page Six reported earlier this week, Hunter was negotiating an exit package after Wiliams filed for divorce last week. Hunter had been part of the show since its launch in 2008.

Prior to his ouster, Wiliams hired extra security to have on-set while working with Hunter to protect herfrom his allegedly abusive behavior.

Williams and Hunter tied the knot in 1997 and share one son together, Kevin Hunter Jr.

This story originally appeared on Page Six.

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Taylor Swift sports $7G in clothing, accessories for Time honor

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Everything’s coming up rosy for Taylor Swift.

The “Delicate” musician, 29, is featured on one of the covers of Time’s 100 Most Influential People issue, clad in a baby blue cashmere sweater by Khaite ($660) and a heart-shaped gold, opal and diamond ring from Jennifer Meyer ($4,750).

Inside the issue, Swift poses in a pale pink Stella McCartney chiffon dress ($2,150) alongside an essay by her pop peer Shawn Mendes, who opened a number of the shows during her “1989” world tour.

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“Taylor makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy,” Mendes, 20, wrote. “It all comes from her — her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible. She’s the master of putting the perfect amount of thought into not overthinking, and that’s why her music connects so well.”

Swift’s feature on Time’s list comes amidst rumors that she’s set to release new music on April 26, and it’s likely no coincidence that her look for the shoot — heavy on the pastels and sweet motifs — perfectly matches the aesthetic she’s adopted on social media recently.

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Over the past week, the singer’s shared shots of several heart-shaped gems, and has been working with a palette of pastel pinks, blues and yellows; meanwhile, her website currently features a countdown clock set on a backdrop of sparkling hearts and candy-colored clouds. At last month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, she wore similar shimmering shades, and even debuted (temporary) pink hair.

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This story was originally published by the New York Post.

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Doctors warn against new ‘shell on’ Snapchat challenge

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Teens are daring each other to eat plastic packaging, cardboard boxes and fruit peels — and posting videos of themselves doing it to Snapchat — in a bizarre new social media trend called “shell on.”

While not as dangerous as the potentially fatal “Tide Pod challenge” which involved eating laundry detergent pods, doctors still advise against eating anything that isn’t food.

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“Organic material like fruit peels are typically not dangerous. Zest is often used in recipes (lemon zest) which is the shavings of the rind,” Chicago-area physician Max Plitt told The Post. “Eating plastic, on the other hand, can be dangerous. BPA has been suggested to influence hormones. Chemicals in PVC like vinyl chloride have been linked to cancers.”

A recent video posted to Snapchat shows Liam Hamm, a sophomore at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona, biting through a plastic bag filled with carrots.

“Ya’ll eat your lunch with or without the shell,” reads a caption along with the video of Hamm tearing through plastic packaging with his teeth.

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Hamm told the Arizona Republic he’s seen scores of other teens posting “shell on” videos on Snapchat, including one in which a teen bites into a lemon and accidentally shoots lemon juice into their eye.

“It just looks funny because it’s not really a shell, but people are calling things shells. I guess that is what’s funny about it,” Hamm said.

Hamm said he didn’t know where the trend originated, but that he’s happy it’s not Tide Pods.

“It’s the Tide Pod challenge minus the fact that it’s not dangerous,” he said.

While the trend appears mostly on Snapchat, several people blasted the teens in the videos on Twitter.

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“I wondered why Boomers judged GenZ until I saw a thread about the ‘shell on challenge.’ After 12 videos of high schoolers eating bananas with the peel on… I can finally say I relate to the Boomers,” tweeted Devin Spinks.

“Idk about this ‘shell on challenge’ but I’ve been eating the entire apple, core and all, for years,” wrote KG.

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New York Post: How we already know the Mueller report found nothing on Trump

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What began as a serious ­inquiry into a potential world-historical calamity will on Thursday complete its turn into a combination of one of those really bad Washington conspiracy thrillers from the 1970s and ’80s that only a Communist could love.

The release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report into Russian interference in the 2016 election won’t change the top-line finding of Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary — namely, that Donald Trump and his campaign didn’t collude or conspire with the Kremlin.

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The belief of those who hope the report can still somehow generate an impeachment proceeding rests on details within the report that might suggest the president sought to obstruct justice during the Mueller inquiry.

We all watched as things ­unfolded in real time, and we saw exactly what might indeed have risen to that level — it did appear Trump might have been hinting at pardons for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

But he didn’t pardon them, and they’re both going to jail for a considerable stretch of time.

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Michael Jackson’s children investigating sexual abuse accusers for potential fraud, emotional distress lawsuit

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While the late Michael Jackson’s children continue to explore legal options against his accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck, Page Six has learned they’re also quietly investigating Robson and Safechuck in advance of filing a lawsuit.

Robson and Safechuck made headlines when they appeared in HBO’s “Leaving Neverlanddocumentary, which aired earlier this year, to recount alleged sexual abuse by the King of Pop. Now Prince, Paris and Prince Michael Jackson II, aka “Blanket,” are on a mission to find out if the men were paid, in any capacity, for their participation, and to look for any inconsistencies in their accounts of the alleged abuse.

The film’s director, Dan Reed, has previously said they weren’t compensated, several outlets have reported.

According to a source close to the family, the children are said to be preparing a lawsuit for fraud, emotional distress, slander and misrepresentation.

We’re also told that in the potential suit, Prince, 22, Paris, 21, and Blanket, 17, are not looking for money, but want Robson and Safechuck to accept “responsibility” and give an “apology.” Any funds awarded will be given to charity.

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Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson are reportedly investigating James Safechuck and Wade Robson for their sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson in “Leaving Neverland.”

Jackson’s three heirs feel the documentary violated their privacy as they are mentioned in it. “All of these things take away their privacy,” said a source.

As part of their investigation, the famous siblings are also digging into Robson’s Hawaii-based charity.

Around the time the documentary was released, Robson set up the “Robson Family Fund” through the Hawaii Community Foundation, reports The Blast.

Robson and his wife, Amanda, have been accused of capitalizing on the documentary’s popularity, as it was initially unclear where donations would go. Shortly thereafter, Robson changed the name to the “Robson Child Abuse Healing and Prevention Fund.” The charity’s website says funds are required by law to be distributed to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

An insider close to the family tells Page Six Robson’s charity faces possible scrutiny from investigators in Hawaii. Requests for comment from the charity and the office of Hawaii’s attorney general weren’t immediately returned.

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n this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film “Leaving Neverland” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Michael Jackson accusers Robson and Safechuck say that the Sundance Film Festival is first time they’ve ever felt public support for their allegations the King of Pop molested them. The documentary which premiered at the festival last month and will air on HBO in two parts on March 3 and 4, chronicles how their lives intersected with Jackson’s. (AP)

A rep for the Jackson siblings told us, “The three children say that all they want is to preserve their father’s musical legacy. They feel that the ‘documentary’ was one-sided and the two men have made numerous claims that aren’t true. As for the allegations, they believe that per their own investigation and other news sources, money raised by the two men and maybe others has not gone to a charity or to promote anything positive. They want formal answers on the ‘charity’ issue of Mr. Robson and his ‘donation’ and more. They certainly haven’t used their new platform and that is the point. The Jacksons use theirs to help others. It’s the principle, but it’s also possibly illegal and they want answers.”

While this looms, the family is preparing a special tribute to Michael Jackson, who died 10 years ago on June 25.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Samsung’s $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking, reviewers say

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Samsung’s new $2,000 smartphone doesn’t go on sale until next week — yet it’s already falling apart.

Numerous tech reviewers who received the $1,980 Galaxy Fold — known for its unique foldable screen as well as its hefty price tag — are now reporting that their devices are breaking.

Reporters from outlets like Bloomberg, The Verge and CNBC all took to Twitter to share photos of how their supposedly-flexible screens were blacking out or breaking at their hinges.

“The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in,” Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman tweeted Wednesday.

Attached to the tweet was a photo of the phone with two-thirds of the 7.3-inch screen blacked out.

“When I tap the screen as well with the top of my finger and the fingernail hits it (very common), it also leaves a seemingly permanent indent,” Gurman tweeted shortly thereafter. “There is a very small tear at the top part of the hinge and after I poked at it, the screen got worse.”

Other tech reviewers complained of phones with flickering screens.

Multiple reviewers tied the problem to a thin plastic layer over the screen that they thought was a screen protector— leading them to remove it when they were not supposed to.

The disturbing reviews come as the Fold, which was unveiled in February, gets ready to hit stores next week. It recently sold out of preorder units, Samsung said.

The phone features a tablet-sized 7.3-inch display that bends, allowing it to fold to the size of a regular smartphone with a 4.6-inch screen.

Samsung claims that the Fold’s hinge can withstand 200,000 holds. But so far it’s looking like it can hardly withstand two days.

Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It’s not the South Korean phone maker’s first embarrassing phone launch. Back in 2016, the company was forced to halt sales of its Galaxy Note 7 because the phone’s battery had been overheating, catching fire and blowing up in customers’ pockets.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post. 

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Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter expected to testify in Conan O’Brien stolen joke trial

When the Conan O’Brien stolen joke case goes to trial in San Diego next month, some of his famous friends are expected to take the stand.

Comedian Patton Oswalt and O’Brien’s on-air sidekick Andy Richter are both on the witness list, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In July 2016, Alex Kaseberg sued the late-night host, his company Conaco, TBS and Time Warner, alleging that “Conan” writers stole jokes from his social media feed and blog about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument.

While Oswalt, Richter, a Turner production exec and multiple “Conan” writers are expected to appear as witnesses during the trial, a California federal judge vetoed two comedy experts Kaseberg hoped to call on, court documents show.

The judge also granted O’Brien’s request to close the court during testimony about confidential financial information. The rest of the trial will be open to the public.

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for May 23.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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Illegal immigrant arrested after abducting, raping New Jersey teen: cops

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An illegal immigrant from Mexico got pulled over this week in Ohio with a 15-year-old girl — who turned out to be a child sex slave from New Jersey, according to cops.

Juan Carlos Morales-Pedraza, 33, is accused of abducting the teen in Paterson, NJ, and sexually assaulting her. He was on his way to Chicago when a state trooper stopped him Tuesday on the Ohio Turnpike for a failure to move over violation, cops said.

“During the stop, OSHP says the officer noticed a young female riding with an older male,” tweeted the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “Police say it was also confirmed that the man had forced the girl to perform acts on him and that the girl was being taken to Chicago from New Jersey.”

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Morales-Pedraza — who is charged with abduction — was driving a 2013 Nissan Sentra when he got pulled over near Toledo, cops said. Both he and the girl were unable to speak English.

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It wasn’t until authorities entered the teen’s information into the police database that they discovered she had been listed as missing. State officials told reporters that Morales-Pedraza had been living in the U.S. illegally and was previously deported. He was still being held Tuesday night at the Lucas County Jail.

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