Photos: Hot dog! Eaters vie for a spot in Coney Island contest

Steve Hammond, of Kirkland, Wash., stuffs hot dogs in his mouth on his way to winning a qualifier for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, having eaten 32 hot dogs, at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The top male and female finishers in the event qualified for a seat at the 2020 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.
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Steve Hammond, of Kirkland, Wash., celebrates his win in a qualifier for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, having eaten 32 hot dogs, at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The top male and female finishers in the event qualified for a seat at the 2020 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Darrien Thomas, of Ontario, Canada, stuffs himself during a qualifier for the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The top male and female finishers …read more

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Trump rails against Robert Mueller and his aide Aaron Zebley in the final hours before House testimony

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening launched several tweets aimed at former special counsel Robert Mueller, in the final hours leading up to the highly anticipated public testimony on the Russia investigation.
Trump particularly took issue with Mueller’s deputy Aaron Zebley being allowed to advise Mueller during the testimony.
Zebley will advise the former special counsel during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning and possibly during the second hearing with the House Intelligence Committee.
Zebley was Mueller’s chief of staff during his tenure as FBI director, worked as a federal prosecutor, and went after al Qaeda suspects as an FBI agent. He once represented Justin Cooper, a former IT consultant who attracted Republican scrutiny for his role in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
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President Donald Trump evening launched several tweets on Tuesday evening aimed at former special counsel Robert Mueller, in the finals hours leading up to the highly anticipated public testimony on the Russia investigation.

Trump particularly took issue with the news that Mueller’s deputy during the course of the two-year investigation, Aaron Zebley, will be sworn in to advise the former special counsel during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, and possibly during the second hearing with the House Intelligence Committee.

“Just got back only to hear of a last minute change allowing a Never Trumper attorney to help Robert Mueller with his testimony before Congress tomorrow,” Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “What a disgrace to our system. Never heard of this before. VERY UNFAIR, SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED. A rigged Witch Hunt!”

Hours later, Trump repeated his fiery characterization of Zebley, who he claimed would be sitting “beside him and help with answers.”

“What’s this all about,” Trump said in another tweet. “His lawyer represented the ‘basement server guy’ who got off free in the Crooked Hillary case. This should NOT be allowed. Rigged Witch Hunt!”

It was unclear what led the president to characterize Zebley as a “Never Trumper.”

Read more: Justice Department says it expects Robert Mueller to stay in his lane at this week’s blockbuster hearing

Zebley was Mueller’s chief of staff during his tenure as FBI director, worked as a federal prosecutor, and went after al Qaeda suspects as an FBI agent. He once represented Justin Cooper, a former IT consultant who attracted Republican scrutiny for his role in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

“Aaron Zebley was the Deputy Special …read more

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