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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.

Go deeper: Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation

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CDC: Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks

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People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take fewer precautions in certain situations, including socializing indoors without masks when in the company of low-risk or other vaccinated individuals, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Monday.

Why it matters: The report cites early evidence that suggests vaccinated people are less likely to have asymptomatic infection, and are potentially less likely to transmit the virus to other people. At the time of its publication, the CDC said the guidance would apply to about 10% of Americans.

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Ripple CEO calls for clearer crypto regulations following SEC lawsuit

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse tells "Axios on HBO" that if his company loses a lawsuit brought by the SEC, it would put the U.S. cryptocurrency industry at a competitive disadvantage.

Why it matters: Garlinghouse's comments may seem self-serving, but his call for clearer crypto rules is consistent with longstanding entreaties from other industry players.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt will not seek re-election in 2022

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), widely seen as a member of the Republican establishment in Congress, will not run for re-election in 2022, he announced on Twitter Monday.

Why it matters: The 71-year-old senator is the No. 4-ranking Republican in the Senate, and the fifth GOP senator to announce he will not run for re-election in 2022 as the party faces questions about its post-Trump future.