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  • While pouring sweat, acting Attorney General and former hot tub salesman Matt Whitaker said "he thinks" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Trump, Russia, and the 2016 election is "close to being completed."
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  • The Trump campaign says it is preparing to file suit against Sims "for violating our NDA."
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  • The Times writes that Senator Kamala Harris is hoping to run a campaign that repeats Obama's success with black voters, but she faces challenges.
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