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Rudy Giuliani told "Cuomo Prime Time" Monday evening a note stating the Mueller report doesn't exonerate President Trump on obstruction of justice was a "cheap shot."

What he's saying: "There's no conclusion he committed a crime," Trump's lawyer told CNN's Chris Cuomo, who asked him to go over that aspect of Attorney General William Barr's Mueller report summary. "They don't have to exonerate him; you've gotta prove he's guilty, even for impeachment. This is a cheap shot. For a prosecutor, this is unprofessional."

The details: Giuliani told Cuomo Trump was exonerated in the next two paragraphs of the letter released Sunday. Jay Sekulow, who is also a lawyer for Trump, told Cuomo on the show he didn't want the written answers the president gave to Mueller made public without a court order.

The backdrop: In his summary of Mueller's report, Barr wrote the findings did "not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein found the evidence "is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense."

  • Sekulow told Cuomo prosecutors don't exonerate. "I don't even know why the word is in there," he said.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's swift, sweeping China offensive

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.