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President Trump at a rally in Michigan. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Despite President Trump claiming he has been exonerated by special counsel Robert Mueller's report, which he has not yet seen, only 29% of Americans believe the president has been cleared of wrongdoing, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll.

The big picture: 40% of respondents say they do not believe Trump has been cleared, while 31% — which includes 45% of independents — are unsure. Pollster Jeff Horwitt, whose firm Hart Research helped conduct the survey, told NBC News: "The public is still in a wait-and-see view of this investigation and what it means for Trump." Trump's overall approval rating sank to 43%, down 3 percentage points from February's NBC News/WSJ poll.

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Scoop: Red Sox strike out on deal to go public

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The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.

Trump political team disavows "Patriot Party" groups

Marine One carries President Trump away from the White House on Inauguration Day. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.

Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at the helm. But others have formed their own "Patriot Party" entities during the past week, and Trump's team wants to make clear it has nothing to do with them.

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