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Hit the news over there

Lots of US news on the BBC today.

Most connected to your dear leader and also what the Mueller report actually said.


Mueller began and ended his statement with a clear message to the nation. During the 2016 elections, America was under "concerted attack" by a foreign power.

Although he was careful to note that the indictments against Russian actors who attempted to influence the presidential election were "allegations" until proven in court, he described what he said were "sophisticated cyber techniques" to hack the computers and networks in an effort to damage Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

He also noted the Russian social media efforts to sow discord in the US political process.

"That allegation deserves the attention of every American," Mueller said in the last full sentence of his appearance.

There have been efforts in Congress to pass new legislation protecting the US electoral system, but at least so far those attempts have been stymied by Republicans.


Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Mueller said his investigation had not exonerated Mr Trump of obstruction of justice, contradicting the president's claims.

Mr Mueller was tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

He said charging a sitting president with a crime was not an option.

The issue of impeachment has divided the Democratic Party, pitting a growing number of lawmakers against Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the house and the most senior Democrat. Ms Pelosi has so far resisted the idea, arguing that it would be counter-productive.

But Mr Mueller's remarks prompted three leading Democratic presidential hopefuls to join the chorus calling for impeachment, bringing the total to 10 of 23 declared candidates.


And then there is the navy ship that they tried to 'hide'


Plans to move the USS John S McCain out of view are said to have later been scrapped by senior Navy officials.

Mr Trump denied making the request, tweeting that he "was not informed about anything" related to the ship.

The Navy Chief of Information also posted to say it "was not obscured".

The tweet - its first in five years - added that "the Navy is proud of that ship, its crew, its namesake and its heritage". The statement did not deny that an initial request was made.

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Re: Hit the news over there

So Obama and Comey were asleep on the job. Instead of spying on the Trump campaign they should have been spying on Russia.