Donald Trump Jr.

Mueller on Trump's praise of WikiLeaks: "Problematic is an understatement"

Asked by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) to react to quotes by President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign praising stolen material published by WikiLeaks, special counsel Robert Mueller responded: "Problematic is an understatement."

Why it matters: Throughout his testimony, Mueller has been reluctant to answer questions that stray outside the contents of his 450-page report. His sharp criticism of Trump's praise of WikiLeaks, which he described as an "hostile intelligence service" whose founder Julian Assange is under indictment, is a rare rebuke of the president.

Donald Trump Jr.'s new book coming for Christmas

Donald Trump Jr.'s book will be out Nov. 5 — a year before Election Day. We're told topics in "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" will include free speech, censorship and Big Tech.

Why it matters: Don Jr., a hunter and fisherman who's a popular talk-radio guest in Trump country, plans to travel the U.S. campaigning for his dad. The book's thrashing of political correctness previews the stump message Trump's eldest son will use to jack up swing-state turnout by the Republican base.

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