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Herman Cain told Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday sexual harassment allegations leveled against him formed no part of his decision to withdraw from the Federal Reserve's board consideration after President Trump's nomination.

"Those accusations had nothing to do with my decision. My decision was driven by ... collecting all the information, and also finding out from administration staffers the things that I could and could not do. When I started to look at the list of things that I could not do, that is like taking a stallion, keeping him in the stable, and not let him run."

Details: Cain told Fox News host Sean Hannity if he had become federal reserve governor, he couldn't do the things he enjoys.

"I would have been limited in terms of what I could talk about and tell people the truth. Whereas, in this environment, I am unlimited in being able to say what I want, when I want, to whomever if I want ..."

The backdrop: Cain's potential nomination to the Fed already faced pushback from Republican senators due to sexual assault allegations, which he has previously denied.

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Scoop: Don Jr. plans convention-week Biden book

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Donald Trump Jr., in quarantine since girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle tested positive for the coronavirus, says he's used the time to finish a book that he'll self-publish the week of the Republican convention, at the end of August.

What he's saying: Don Jr., whose controversial blasts connect with President Trump's base, told me in a phone interview that "Liberal Privilege" will be his effort to paint a picture of Joe Biden and his record that the press ignores.

Romney calls Stone commutation "historic corruption"

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Saturday tweeted a scathing response to President Trump's Friday night commutation of former associate Roger Stone's prison sentence, calling the move "[u]nprecedented, historic corruption."

Why it matters: Romney has emerged as the party's most prominent Trump critic. He sent shockwaves through Washington after announcing he would vote to convict Trump in the impeachment trial — becoming the only Senate Republican to break ranks and vote for the president's removal from office. Now he is the first major GOP lawmaker to condemn Trump's Friday night call regarding Stone.