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November 23, 2018 1:29 p.m.

This Week: Trump Submits Answers To Mueller, Corsi Claims A Plea Deal Is In The Works

After months of foot-dragging and goalpost-shifting, attorneys for President Trump have finally turned over answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s written questions about Trump’s knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election. What happens next is not quite clear. The questions did not focus on Trump’s actions post-inauguration, and Mueller wants more information as part of his investigation into Trump’s possible obstruction of justice. So the special counsel could either drop the matter, relying instead on other information he’s already obtained, or move forward with a subpoena against the President. If Mueller does go the subpoena route, the independence of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the increasingly conservative leanings of the Supreme Court come into play, as Politico reported. Questions have continued to swirl about Whitaker’s appointment, with even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitting that Whitaker’s past criticism of the special counsel probe would be “problematic” to his Senate confirmation. The former hot tub marketer’s work history would also…

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