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Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:05:50 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Does the following mean that Woodward has put his hunting net on Trump?

Fear review: Bob Woodward's dragnet descends on Donald Trump

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Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:13:17 PM

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Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:46:03 AM

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Hi D00M.

However, you do need to see what a dragnet actually is.
Since this is nothing to do with fishing, it has to be the other definition, so it implies that President Trump is a criminal, and Woodward's investigations have proved it (or started to prove it, as it uses the present form of the verb "descends").

This is probably not a fact - it is an implication.
If it were a fact, then President Trump would be in prison.

drag·net n.
1. A system of coordinated procedures for apprehending criminal suspects or other wanted persons.
American Heritage
(Law) any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons Collins English Dictionary
an interlinked system for finding or catching someone. Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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