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Former assistant Watergate prosecutor Jon Sale said on Sunday that President Donald Trump should be very happy with what has so far been revealed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference into the 2016 election – but warned that this is only “round one.”

Speaking on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Sale said that the summary of Mueller’s report that is expected to be released on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr could shed more light on what Mueller’s investigation turned up, but will most likely disappoint people looking for more details into any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials in 2016.

“I think in round one, the president should be very happy,” Sale said. “But it’s only round one, and now where are we? We’re waiting for the attorney general to decide what his summary is going to be.”


Sale added: “What [Barr] received from Mueller is, by regulation confidential…What I think he is going to release sometime today may disappoint us as I don’t think it’s going to be as detailed and give the underlying information everybody is waiting for.”

Mueller’s investigation is known to have concluded without a recommendation for further indictments after having snared nearly three dozen people, senior Trump campaign operatives among them. The probe illuminated Russia’s assault on the American political system, painted the Trump campaign as eager to exploit the release of hacked Democratic emails to hurt Hillary Clinton and exposed lies by Trump aides aimed at covering up their Russia-related contacts.

Mueller submitted his report to Barr instead of directly to Congress and the public because, unlike independent counsels such as Ken Starr in the case of President Bill Clinton, his investigation operated under the close supervision of the Justice Department, which appointed him.


Mueller was assigned to the job in May 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw much of his work. Barr and Rosenstein analyzed Mueller’s report on Saturday, laboring to condense it into a summary letter of main conclusions.

Barr said he wants to release as much as he can under the law. That decision will require him to weigh the Justice Department’s longstanding protocol of not releasing negative information about people who aren’t indicted against the extraordinary public interest in a criminal investigation into the president and his campaign.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Authorities are investigating a fire at a Southern California mosque as possible arson.

Officials say nobody was hurt in the small fire reported early Sunday at the Islamic Center of Escondido.

The blaze caused minor damage to the building about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego.

Escondido police say it is being investigated as an arson fire.

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The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife.

The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old’s arraignment early Sunday in Bronx Criminal Court.

Gomez, of Yonkers, New York, had been arrested Saturday in connection to the March 10 encounter, which was caught on video.

The clip showed the 78-year-old woman being punched and kicked on a Bronx train around 3 a.m. She was treated for cuts, bleeding and swelling.

Attorney Steven Mechanic says his client insists she threatened to stab him, and displayed some kind of sharp instrument.

Gomez was ordered to be held.


Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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An inmate has died at a jail in the United Kingdom after being left lying on the ground of her cell without food or medicine for nearly a day, according to an inquest.

Annabella Landsberg, who was diabetic and HIV positive, was reportedly restrained by four officers at HMP Peterborough in southeast England on Sept. 2, 2017. She was asked to stand up to receive her medication, but said she couldn’t because she was having difficulty standing. One officer, Amy Moore, said when she attempted to step over Landsberg, the inmate grabbed her legs, which was when the other officers restrained her as she lay on the ground.

“She said her legs wouldn’t work, so she couldn’t stand up, and she was reaching at the sink. She was kicking her legs about, backwards and forwards. I thought she was trying to be difficult for staff,” Officer Amy Moore said, according to The Guardian.

She was then left overnight under observation by guards, who said she was "mumbling incoherently" throughout the night but was breathing and moving. No one, however, went to check on her during those 21 hours.



During an inquest following an investigation into her death, it was revealed that the on-duty prison nurse threw water on Landsberg as she lay on the ground, and referred to her as "pathetic."

She was taken to the hospital, where she died three days later. The 45-year-old mother of three was sent to jail on antisocial behavior charges in 2014, a designation that includes a wide array of crimes ranging from public urination to drug dealing. She was serving a four-year sentence for crimes committed under a suspended sentence, BBC reports.


She reportedly fled to the United Kingdom from her native Zimbabwe after being gang raped there. According to her sister Sandra, Landsberg’s mental capacity and health deteriorated significantly after she was diagnosed with HIV in 2007.

The inquest into her death is still ongoing.

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Tulane campus police have arrested three suspects, two men and one woman, in the arson fire at the dorm room door of two university students whose personal information had been spread online revealing their participation in a libertarian youth organization.

Robert Money, 21, David Shelton, 20, and Naima Okami, 20, will be facing counts of aggravated arson, according to Blake Arcuri, the general counsel of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. It’s unclear how the police identified the three individuals.

The fire reportedly happened on Saturday at 12:20 a.m., when sophomore Peyton Lofton, 20, says he received a text from his roommate and best friend, Jackson Arnold, 20, that their dorm room was on fire.

Lofton was out with friends at the time.

“It took a while for me to process last night when they said someone lit the door on fire," says Lofton. "I was originally really angry, stormed back to campus and once I got there reality started setting in. I was a little scared, a little nervous, I could have been sleeping…"


Unlike Lofton, Arnold was in the room when it happened, but was not injured.

"I was in my room, and the fire alarm goes off. I go to open my door and the sign is on fire, so it was pretty small flame I blew it out and left," said Arnold. "I was feeling pretty mad, pissed off, I guess it was less of a scared feeling and more angry."

Arnold says Lofton was definitely angrier than he was, because it felt more personal for him.

It isn’t clear what motivated the attack, but Lofton says it’s possible the dorm room was targeted as a result of him being doxed a few days earlier for being a member of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a student political organization. Doxing is where someone posts personal information for others to find.

On March 17, the Twitter account associated with the handle, @YALexposed, posted a screenshot of his Facebook and mentioned he was a Tulane student. The screenshot read "Tulane’s own Peyton Lofton seems to like YAL’s offensive Facebook page."

Exposed sign and tweets from YALexposed

Exposed sign and tweets from YALexposed

Before that alleged doxxing attempt, he says signs were posted near campus, calling YAL a racist and misogynistic organization and exposing some of its members.

It’s not clear yet if the three people arrested were behind the @YALexposed Twitter handle. Lofton said he’s also had previous altercations with a student, but didn’t want to make anyone a target until all the facts are out.

After the alleged arson attack, residents were let back in the building at 1:20 a.m. and 40 minutes later the first officer arrived on the scene.

Lofton says Detective David Harris came to their dorm around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and informed the two he was assigned to the case. They say he took the burned sign that was previously on the door as evidence and was reviewing security footage. It’s not clear if the footage he reviewed helped officers arrest the three suspects.

Lofton says the initial shock is wearing off and that his family lives 20 minutes away in case he ever feels unsafe. He says he won’t back down to people trying to spread fear.

“I don’t want to let them win, so I plan on staying on campus and not backing down and work twice as hard" said Lofton. "I trust that Tulane will handle the problem; I’m not naïve and still aware of the danger and trying to be as safe as possible.”


Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA, tweeted about the incident. Kirk told Fox it’s a sick and sad day that someone would attempt an arson attack on another because of their beliefs.

"It’s a traumatic thing for anyone to go through, an attempted felony arson on property," Kirk told Fox. "But he’s [Peyton] very tough and wants to have people held accountable."

An aggravated arson charge could result in up to 20 years in prison, if convicted. It’s defined in Louisiana as intentionally setting a fire where it is foreseeable that human life is endangered.

There was no mention of the incident on the Tulane Police daily crime log.

Money and Shelton are students at Tulane while Okami attends Brown University, Mike Strecker, executive director of PR at Tulane, told TulaneHullabaloo.

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The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern):

1:50 pm.

California Sen. Kamala Harris may be dropping a hint on what she thinks about former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a third bid for the White House.

At an Atlanta church service Sunday, Harris compared leadership to a relay race in which each generation must ask themselves "what do we do during that period of time when we carry that baton."

Then she added with a smile that for "the older leaders, it also becomes a question of let’s also know when to pass the baton."

Harris is 54 years old. Biden is 76, and some of his supporters have said he’s aware that his age could be a political liability in the Democratic primary. He wouldn’t be the oldest contender, though. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is 77.


1:40 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is assailing President Donald Trump as a coward who is "tearing apart the moral fabric of the vulnerable."

The senator is speaking in New York, feet away from one of Trump’s signature properties, the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

She says that instead of building walls as Trump wants to do along the U.S.-Mexico border, Americans build bridges, community and hope.

Gillibrand also called for full release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. Attorney General William Barr was expected to release a summary of principal conclusions as soon as this weekend, but Democrats want to see the full details.

Gillibrand is trying to position herself in the crowded field of Democrats seeking the party’s nomination. While some hopefuls have shied away from mentioning Trump, Gillibrand has not hesitated to do so.


1:25 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is telling voters in Las Vegas that President Donald Trump bears blame for the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border but responsibility lies with everyone in the country to fix the situation.

O’Rourke spoke Sunday to more than 200 people packed into and snaking around a taco shop on the city’s north end. He says immigrant families are leaving their home countries and journeying on foot because they have no other choice.

The former Texas congressman says desperate families were broken up in the U.S. when they were at their most vulnerable and desperate moments, and what happened to them "is on every single one of us."


9 a.m.

As New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially kicks off her Democratic presidential campaign in New York City, her rivals are courting voters in early primary states.

Several Democratic White House hopefuls are campaigning Sunday, the day the Justice Department is expected to release key findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s confidential report on the Russia investigation.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues his California swing with a trip to San Francisco.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are wrapping up campaign trips to New Hampshire.

California Sen. Kamala Harris is attending a church service before speaking at a rally in Atlanta at Morehouse College.

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Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy gun.

About two dozen people in Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh) in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week.

The Daily Standard reports eighth-grader Tyler Carlin made a replica of a battlefield cross that included a toy gun painted black.

An attorney for the boy says his teacher gave him permission to bring the project to school.

But the attorney says Tyler was sent to the principal’s office when he carried the memorial into school and suspended for bringing something resembling a dangerous weapon to school.

School officials have declined to comment on the suspension, saying they would need permission from the boy’s family.


Information from: The Daily Standard, http://www.dailystandard.com

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says that he does not plan to serve in any future governments.

Conte oversees a coalition government of two populist parties, the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League. He has been premier since June 2018.

He’s not a member of 5 Star Movement, but sympathizes with the party and was its pick for the top job. In recent months, the party has done poorly in local elections as the anti-immigrant League gains in popularity.

Conte, who is a law professor, said Sunday during a visit to the southern city of Lecce that he doesn’t plan another term in government after this. He said, "my experience in government ends with this one."

The next general election in Italy must be held no later than May 2023.

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are beginning the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration’s strategy of economically isolating the communist island.

The heir to the British throne is expected to land in Havana around 5 p.m. Sunday and lay a wreath at the memorial to colonial independence hero Jose Marti, near massive portraits of socialist revolutionary icons including guerrilla fighter Che Guevara.

The next two days include visits to historic sites, a solar park, organic farm, biomedical research center, cultural gala and a dinner with President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

It does not include visits with political dissidents or other critics of Cuba’s single-party system, a decision prompting criticism from Cuban exiles.

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A high school student who survived the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., died Saturday in an apparent suicide a week after another survivor killed herself, police said.

Police received a call about a deceased person at a home Saturday night and arrived at the scene to find a juvenile who died of an apparent suicide, a Coral Springs Police spokesman told Fox News on Sunday. The official cause of death has not been released pending the medical examiner’s autopsy.


Police confirmed the juvenile was a current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, but did not release further details. Authorities were investigating the incident.

A student who survived the Parkland school shooting died of an apparent suicide on Saturday, police said.

A student who survived the Parkland school shooting died of an apparent suicide on Saturday, police said. (AP)

Sources told the Miami Herald, who first reported the story, that the juvenile was a male student who was a sophomore.

News of the death comes a week after Sydney Aiello, who recently graduated from the high school, took her own life. Her mother, Cara Aiello, told CBS Miami that Sydney was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and struggled with "survivor’s guilt" after 17 of her classmates and staff members were gunned down on Feb. 14, 2018. She added her daughter was afraid of being in a classroom and struggled to attend classes in college.


Sydney was sad but never asked for help before she killed herself, Aiello said.

Sydney was also a close friend to Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 people killed in the school shooting.


Ryan Petty, the father of slain student Alaina Petty, told the Miami Herald the student who died Saturday night was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

“The issue of suicide needs to be talked about," Petty said. "This is another tragic example."

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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