No Evidence of Collusion: Attorney General Releases ‘Principal Conclusions’ of Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s completed Russia probe in a bombshell four-page letter to Capitol Hill lawmakers, which stated definitively that Mueller did not establish evidence that President Donald Trump’s team or any associates of the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election — “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

For Trump, who has tweeted more than 230 times that he did not collude with Russians amid a torrent of allegations from media and political figures, the moment amounted to a near-total vindication. Although Mueller noted that his report did not “exonerate” Trump on obstruction, Barr wrote, the “report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the special counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.”

“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

“KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019

Later, he told reporters, “It was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia, there was no obstruction … It’s a shame that our country had to go through this, to be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this — since before I even got elected, it began. And it began illegally. Hopefully someone is going to look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed.”

Mueller’s team specifically looked into two Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election — first, the work by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to “conduct disinformation and social media operations” designed to “sow discord” in the …read more

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How Prince William Is Supporting Family of Teen Who Died by Suicide: Source

Prince William is set to write a letter to the parents of a 14-year-old girl who died by suicide after viewing self-harm images on social media sites.

Molly Russell died in 2017, and her family believes that she may have taken her life after viewing distressing images online, the BBC reported. Her father has also shared his belief that Instagram is “partly responsible.”

In a statement to the BBC, Instagram said it “does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or suicide and will remove content of this kind.”

Now, the coroner handling the inquest into her death has contacted Facebook, which owns Instagram, and Pinterest, YouTube and Apple to request information from them, The Sunday Times reports.

As the inquest takes place this week, William, 36, plans to “get in touch and offer sympathy and show support” to the family, a royal source tells PEOPLE.

Cyberbullying is something that the prince has been concerned about for several years and in 2016 he set up the Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, which brought together players from the online, tech and youth sectors to see what measures could be taken to combat the rise in harassment and the alienation felt by some young people online.

“This is something he feels passionate about and he wanted to show his support,” the royal source adds.

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When his cyberbullying task force wound up last year, William expressed his frustration at the tech companies for not doing enough to “own the issue” and recognize the problems faced by some of the youngest users of the platforms.

In a speech at the BBC at the time, he said the tech companies should “reject the false choice of profits over values.”

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Source:: People.com – Royal News

Avocado Recall Announced in Six States: Do You Live in One of Them?

A California-based company announced Saturday it is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados over fears of possible listeria contamination.

Henry Avocado Corporation said in a news release it was announcing the recall as part of a precaution after positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes were discovered on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility.

“We are voluntarily recalling our products and taking every action possible to ensure the safety of consumers who eat our avocados,” said Phil Henry, president of Henry Avocado.

As of now, there are no reported illnesses associated with this recall.

The recalled products were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

All shipments from the facility are subject to recall, as the company did not begin packing there until late January 2019.

Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed, according to the company.

Consumers can identify the recalled products by the “Bravocado” stickers.

The organic avocados are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker, according to the company.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections on children, elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

“You should seek medical care and tell the doctor about eating possibly contaminated food if you have a fever and other symptoms of possible listeriosis, such as fatigue and muscle aches, within two months after eating possibly contaminated food,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avocados recalled because of possible health risk https://t.co/vMToyRW1pC pic.twitter.com/pc9Ohv3jfZ

— Channel 2 KWGN (@channel2kwgn) March 24, 2019

“This is especially important if you are pregnant, age 65 or older, or have …read more

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Now Nancy Pelosi Wants Public Briefings on the Mueller Report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for public briefings instead of private in regard to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report findings.

Again, we’re watching more and more panic from Democrats.

Remember, the report hasn’t been released yet (though it may be, on Sunday).

And there is nobody from the Department of Justice leaking anything to the Democrats right now.

During a Saturday afternoon conference call with roughly 120 members of the Democratic Caucus, Pelosi amplified earlier vows that Democrats will insist Mueller’s full report be released to the public. Mueller filed a confidential version of the document to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. (source: The Hill)

Here is the letter sent to Democrats from Pelosi’s office for Saturday’s meeting:

Dear Democratic Colleague,

Today, we are having an emergency Caucus conference call at 3:00 p.m. E.T. to discuss the transmittal of the Mueller report to the Department of Justice (DOJ). While we do not know the substance of the report, we will have the relevant Committees of jurisdiction on the call today to update Members on where we go from here.

Leader Schumer and I yesterday issued a joint statement reiterating Democrats’ call for transparency, stating … “Now that Special Counsel Mueller has submitted his report to the Attorney General, it is imperative for Mr. Barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress.” Our six distinguished Committee chairs of jurisdiction also stated their call for transparency in a joint statement available here.

This transparency is even more urgent because of Attorney General Barr’s letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees yesterday in which he writes, “I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise [the Judiciary Committee Chairs and Ranking Members] of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions …read more

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