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Why didn’t President Obama act when he first heard of Russian interference? https://t.co/YilYj60eN7

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Neither Mueller, Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Dept, nor Deep State EVER had good-faith basis to pursue… https://t.co/gQPbaDYKap

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The Denver Post
Republicans across the country championed a national popular vote until Trump

By Matt Vasilogambros , The Associated Press WASHINGTON - For years, polls show, Republicans across the country championed a national popular vote to elect presidents, instead of the state-by-state tally of the Electoral College. But something changed: Donald Trump got elected president. Trump won the Electoral College handily in 2016 but lost the popular vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million ballots. As of last year, only 32 percent of GOP voters supported a national popular vote, down from 54 percent in 2011, according to the Pew Research Center. Three-quart

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Just thinking. If Bob Mueller was looking into Russian interference in our elections, how come Fusion GPS was never mentioned?

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Independent Journal Review
Mike Lee Isn’t on the Same Page as Romney: ‘Nothing’ in the Mueller Report ‘Changes My View’ of POTUS

Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) doesn"t agree with his fellow Utah Senator Mitt Romney"s reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller"s report following his investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump"s 2016 campaign and Russia. Appearing on Sunday"s "Face the Nation," Lee was asked about Romney"s response to the report, in which he laid into the president, as IJR Blue reported . He responded by pointing to Romney"s past fear of Russia being a geopolitical threat, but said nothing in the Mueller report "changes my mind" about the president: "There’s nothing in this report t

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Has @SenatorBurr resigned as Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee yet? Doesn’t seem congruent to run a commi… https://t.co/3rEI5GVNJo

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Independent Journal Review
GOP Rep Thinks the Obama Administration Has Some Explaining to Do After Mueller Found No Collusion

A House Republican says the Obama administration has some questions to answer following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s bombshell report regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which did not establish collusion between President Donald Trump"s campaign and the Kremlin. During an interview on Fox News" "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo," Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) gave his reaction to Mueller"s highly-anticipated report — which dropped on Thursday — praising the president for being "truthful" during the probe. He went on to call on Attor

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5/ In January 2017, a major BBC investigative report confirmed the following: the CIA believes Trump to be compromi… https://t.co/78FNTTBI3C

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Michael Tracey
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There’s nothing inherently “progressive” or “left-wing” about impeaching the President on the basis of a discredite… https://t.co/VOhXsKVClm

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Washington Free Beacon
Nadler: Obstruction Is an Impeachable Offense, If Proven

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) said Sunday that if President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, that would be an impeachable offense. "Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable," Nadler told NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. The report from special counsel Robert Mueller's nearly two-year long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was  released to the public  last week. Mueller concluded no one from the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to affect the election. Although there was no col

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@michaelschweitz President Obama told Mcturtle about Russian interference. Mcturtle kept it to himself. He knew Tru… https://t.co/9Qvzn05pPw

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Independent Journal Review
Conway Hits Back at Romney: ‘Ridiculous’ to Say the ‘Campaign That I Managed’ Welcomed Help from Russia

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway fired back at Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for alleging President Donald Trump"s 2016 campaign "welcomed" assistance from Russia during an appearance on ABC"s "This Week" on Sunday. When asked about Romney"s statement following Thursday"s release of the Mueller report, which IJR Blue noted was critical of the president, Conway immediately dismissed the senator"s suggestion. "The campaign that I managed in those last few months did not welcome help from Russia," she said. "In fact, I don"t recall getting, being offered help from Russia. It would b

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The Huffington Post
Nadler: Mueller Report’s Potential Obstruction Claims Impeachable ‘If Proven’

"We're going to see where the facts lead us," said House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.).

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@RepAdamSchiff Your totally wrong When an unfair investigation was started by a biased justice dept . U would ex… https://t.co/Nk6xF7f0dR

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Billy
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@Independent Easy, first one was when she teleported here in her original lizard form, and the second was when the… https://t.co/KHo0QnjH7I

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Doug Thomsen
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Web of Slime: The CIA Public-Private Partnership as Covert Political, Social Action | Winter Watch https://t.co/n6wD2WLgNI

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Donna Steffy
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@TheRynheart The NeuroPort System is used in a wide variety of research settings involving human patients including… https://t.co/ifsrpOb2iw

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Bronwyn Murray
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@WalshFreedom Tell me how angry Obama was at Russian interference and what did he do actually to stop the interference?

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@CIA I speak Shona, Ndebele, Zulu and a bit of Kiswahili from Southern Africa...

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Independent Journal Review
Fox’s Wallace Puts Schiff in the Hot Seat Over Claims of Collusion Proof — And Brings the Receipts

Fox News" Chris Wallace put chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in the hot seat on Sunday, asking the California Democrat about his claims to have seen proof of collusion between President Donald Trump"s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. While appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Schiff was pressed on his multiple past claims of collusion evidence between Trump"s 2016 campaign and the Kremlin, even though Special Counsel Rober Mueller"s report "did not establish" collusion. When Schiff attempted to push back, Wallace illustrated his point

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Thanks, Internet! Messing with elections not just for the CIA anymore - Ars Technica https://t.co/ShOLI1XTtq

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@JonathanLalon12 @CIA So the pattern has always been "use and throw". Sounds so familiar in region of Pakistan and… https://t.co/ivxpdC7Wro

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The Huffington Post
Kellyanne Conway Refuses To Say Whether Trump Tried To Fire Robert Mueller

The special counsel's report says Don McGahn threatened to resign after Trump ordered him to fire Mueller in 2017.

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Independent Journal Review
Top Democrats Leave Option of Impeaching Trump Open after Mueller Report

Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to pursue the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s Russia probe. Democratic Party leaders have played down impeachment talk ahead of the 2020 presidential election, although prominent members of the party"s progressive wing, including White House candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, have called for the start of proceedings since the release of Mueller"s report on Thursday. U.S. House Judiciary

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Independent Journal Review
Giuliani Sounds off on ‘Hypocrite’ Romney After His Mueller Report Reaction: ‘Stop This Pious Act’

President Donald Trump"s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) as a "hypocrite" in an interview on Sunday, demanding that the Utah senator quit his "pious act" after the senator"s criticism of President Donald Trump following the release of the Mueller report. During an interview on CNN"s "State of the Union with Jake Tapper," Giuliani took aim at Romney for his reaction to the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which was released by Attorney General William

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Independent Journal Review
Conway Explains How Trump Won Without Russia’s Help: ‘We Didn’t Need Wikileaks. We Had Wisconsin’

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway explained how President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election without the help of Russia during an appearance on Sunday"s "This Week" with ABC. Reacting to the Mueller report"s revelation that the Russian government attempted to meddle in the election to the benefit of President Trump, Conway made it clear that the campaign didn"t need the assistance because they had the "better candidate." "I think they tried to sow disinformation and discord in our democracy, and we should never allow that from any foreign government," she said. "They w

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Independent Journal Review
POTUS Goes In on ‘Haters’ and ‘Angry Democrats’ After Mueller Report: They ‘Do Not Want’ to ‘Legislate’

President Donald Trump continued his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller"s report, blasting the "angry Democrats" and "Trump haters" over the probe into Russian election interference and saying the investigation would "cost" the Democrats "big time" in the 2020 election in a pair of tweets Sunday morning. Taking to Twitter, Trump continued to fire off at the bombshell report that rocked Washington, blasting the document as a "hit job" written by "angry Democrats and Trump haters." "The Trump Haters and Angry Democrats who wrote the Mueller Report were devastated by the No Collusion fin

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Independent Journal Review
Kellyanne Conway Casts Doubt on Mueller Report Details About Trump Calling Probe ‘End’ of His Presidency

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway went after the Democrats on Saturday for "wast[ing] so much time" focusing on Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s report and blasted the part of the report itself that alleged President Donald Trump said he was "f***ed" when Mueller was appointed. During an interview on Fox News" "Justice with Judge Jeanine," Conway — the long-serving counselor to the president — torched the Democrats for their obsession over the Mueller report, saying they "wasted so much time thinking this was the way to get [Trump] out of office." "You"ve got no lesser souls tha

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Mocks Romney with Election Loss Footage: Could Have Won If He Fought Obama Like He’s Fighting Me

President Donald Trump hit back at Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah)"s criticism following the release of the Mueller report by trolling him with footage from his 2012 presidential election loss to former President Barack Obama on Saturday. "If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!" the president wrote on Twiter alongside the video, which includes a compilation of news coverage from election night 2016 and a defeated Romney. Watch the video below: If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Ob

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Hot Air
Sunday morning talking heads

The post-Mueller spin war will be fully engaged this fine Easter morning, with some of the least liked, least persuasive surrogates from both sides enlisted in the battle. On the left it"s noted pencil neck and media whore Adam Schiff, who"ll be on to lambaste Trump over Mueller"s findings on obstruction while also reluctantly conceding that those findings aren"t enough to justify impeachment. He"ll be on "This Week" and "Fox News Sunday" to push the Democratic message. On the right it"s Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, both of whom at different times in the pas

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The New Yorker
Sunday Reading: The Mueller Report

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The American Thinker
The Mueller Report's Active and Passive Idiots

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The American Thinker
Things the Media Ignored in the Mueller Report

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The Huffington Post
Mueller Report Accurately Told Don McGahn’s Truth, Lawyer Snaps Back At Giuliani

Former White House counsel lashes back over attacks on his credibility.

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Hot Air
NY Times: Say, this Steele dossier appears to be false (and maybe was a Russian disinformation effort)

Well, it took them a while to get there but the NY Times has finally taken notice that the Steele dossier appears to contain a lot of false and unverifiable garbage : The 35-page dossier, spiced up with tales of prostitutes and spies, sketched out a hair-raising story more than two years ago. Russian intelligence had used bribery and blackmail to try to turn Donald J. Trump into a source and ally, it said, and the Kremlin was running some Trump campaign aides practically as agents. But the release on Thursday of the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, underscored what had

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The Huffington Post
Trump’s Legal Team Relieved After Mueller Findings

“Our strategy came to be that when we weren’t talking, we were losing.”

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WND
Vulnerable House Dems tread carefully in wake of Mueller report

(Reuters) Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump"s continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel"s report, which detailed Trump"s efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts to help him win the White House. More than 30 Democratic representatives, many of whom are in their first term, represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. The party"s chances of keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives likely hinge its ability to defend those seats. In the report released on Thursday, Special

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WND
CNN's April Ryan says Sarah Sanders' head should be 'lopped off'

(Daily Caller) CNN political analyst April Ryan caught heat from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and others for using a gruesome analogy while calling for White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to be fired. “Not only does she not have credibility, she lied,” Ryan said on a CNN panel Thursday night, during a discussion about Sanders’ 2017 usage of the word “countless” when referring to FBI agents who had lost confidence in their former boss, James Comey. “She out and out lied, and the people, the American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mout

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Independent Journal Review
More Winning: Weekly Jobless Claims Hits Lowest in Nearly Half a Century Under Trump Admin

The Trump administration is racking in another achievement as the United State"s weekly claims of Americans filing for unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly 50 years. "The economy is doing GREAT!" President Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday. In the week ending on April 13, there were 192,000 jobless claims, following 5,000, hitting the mark for the first time since September 6, 1969, according to the Department of Labor . The four-week average was at 201,250 claims, a drop of 6,000 claims. United States weekly jobless claims just hit a 50 year low. The economy is doing

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WND
Pelosi pressured as progressives demand impeachment post-Mueller

(Bloomberg) Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report threatens to drive a wedge between a vocal faction of progressive Democrats who want President Donald Trump impeached and party leaders who have repeatedly warned about the political risks. Mueller identified at least 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president, fanning calls for Trump’s impeachment from progressives such as 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That’s testing the party unity House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been battling to preserve in order to

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WND
Huckabee lashes out at Trump critic Romney

(Fox News) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lashed out at Sen. Mitt Romney after the Utah Republican said he was “sickened” by the level of dishonesty from President Trump’s administration in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS," Huckabee tweeted Friday. Earlie

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WND
Trump preparing to declassify Carter Page FISA docs

(Gateway Pundit) Investigative reporter James Rosen of Sinclair Broadcasting, reported that according to sources, with Mueller’s report now public, President Trump and key White House aides are said to be taking a fresh look at declassifying documents that will expose the FBI’s and DOJ’s criminal actions of spying taken against Trump’s 2016 campaign. According to James Rosen, President Trump is planning on declassifying the documents around the same time Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his report on FISA abuses. Horowitz is reportedly drafting his final report which is due to be

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Hot Air
Reuters: Trump’s approval drops to new 2019 low after Mueller report’s release

It"s just one poll , and even if other polls next week confirm the trend, you know the cardinal rule about Trump"s approval. Come rain or shine, be it winter, spring, summer, or fall, his numbers never move very far from 43 percent for very long. He might take a short-term hit in his polling thanks to the obstruction material in Mueller"s report. He might even take a medium-term hit once Mueller ends up in front of House committees and starts testifying in person about instances of Trump"s misconduct. But long-term? Forty-three percent. It"s practically the fourth law of thermodynamics. It"s

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The Huffington Post
Trump Sours On Mueller Report After Initial Upbeat View

The President insisted the deeply unflattering picture painted of him in the report is "total bullshit."

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Independent Journal Review
Robert De Niro Continues Attacks on ‘Dumbbell’ POTUS, Reveals He’d like to Handcuff the ‘Total Loser’

Days prior to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report, which concluded that there was no connection between the Trump campaign and the Russian government"s interference in the 2016 presidential election, actor Robert De Niro , who portrays Mueller on "Saturday Night Live," revealed that he"d like to act out Trump being handcuffed on the show. Appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," which was recorded on Tuesday and aired on Friday, De Niro discussed the then-coming final report with host Stephen Colbert , in which De Niro noted it"s his "civic duty" to portray Mu

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Hot Air
Muellermas hangover: Giuliani attacks McGahn testimony for some reason

One can kinda-sorta understand why opponents of Donald Trump resist (so to speak) acknowledging the end of Russiagate. Less clear is the impulse for Trump"s team to continue litigating the W. Rudy Giuliani went on the attack late yesterday, claiming that the extensive testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn couldn"t be trusted. Giuliani followed up on a line of attack that started earlier in the day from Trump himself: Mr. Giuliani’s statement was the most extensive pushback by the president’s lawyers against the former counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, who cooperated extensivel

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Hot Air
Mike Huckabee rises to defend daughter, April Ryan declares war

Proud papa and former Governor Mike Huckabee came to the defense of his daughter, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Friday after he discovered reporter April Ryan"s ugly remarks. Instead of apologizing for her unprofessional behavior and shutting down the spectacle, Ryan doubled down and declared open war against the elder Huckabee. The battle played out on Twitter. As I wrote yesterday , American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan called for the firing of Sarah Sanders after the Mueller report exposed that Sanders lied to the pres

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Independent Journal Review
Ex-Bush Aide Thinks Mueller’s Report Makes Obama Look ‘Just Plain Bad’: He Went ‘Soft’ on Russia

An ex-aide under former President George W. Bush"s administration is blasting former President Barack Obama for allegedly going "soft" on Russia when it comes to election meddling while he was president following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s final redacted report revealing Russian interference. "One thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad," Scott Jennings, former special assistant to Bush and former campaign adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), wrote in a CNN op-ed published on Friday. "On his watch, the Russians meddled in

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Approval Drops 3 Points to 2019 Low After Release of Mueller Report: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, is the first national survey to measure the response from the American public after the U.S. Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller ’s 448-page report that recounted numerous occasions in which Trump may have in

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Independent Journal Review
Venezuela’s Guaido Calls for ‘Largest March in History’ to Oust Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency on the basis that Maduro"s 2018 re-election was illegitimate, reiterated his call for the country"s armed forces to take his side in the three-month power struggle. "They will need to listen to the people

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Lawyers Reviewed Mueller Report for 10 Hours Before It Was Made Public

U.S. President Donald Trump ‘s personal lawyers spent at least 10 hours reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election before it was made public, two of the lawyers told Reuters on Friday. Rudy Giuliani, Jay Sekulow and two other Trump lawyers went to the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday and Wednesday for an early look at the 448-page report into whether Trump"s team colluded with Russia and whether Trump obstructed the investigation, which was released to the public on Thursday. Attorney General William Barr , who has drawn criti

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Huckabee Slams Romney’s Reaction to Mueller Report: ‘Makes Me Sick’ You ‘Could Have Been POTUS’

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee put Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on blast for being so "sickened" about the president"s behavior during special counsel Robert Mueller"s investigation, which resulted in no conclusion of coordination between the Russian government and Trump"s 2016 presidential campaign. "Know what makes me sick, Mitt?" Huckabee asked, adding that Romney once had a more friendly relationship with President Donald Trump but has flip-flopped with his criticism of Trump over the years. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Huckabee and Romney both ran for the Republican Party no

1 day ago.

Independent Journal Review
Mitt Romney: ‘Sickened’ by ‘Dishonesty and Misdirection’ Revealed in Mueller Report

While most Republican senators backed President Donald Trump in celebrating that the Mueller report provided no evidence of collusion, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) took a hard stance against the president and said it"s a "sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders." In a statement shared on his Twitter account Friday afternoon, Romney said he finished reading the Mueller report in its entirety. "It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adv

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Washington Free Beacon
Warren Becomes First 2020 Candidate to Call for Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) became the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Friday, calling it the "constitutional duty" of Congress following the findings of the Robert Mueller report. Warren sent out a series of tweets Friday afternoon saying the partially redacted Mueller report released Thursday had laid out the facts of Russian interference in the 2016 election and wrote Trump "obstructed the investigation into that attack." There was no other recourse for his actions than impeachment, she said.

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NPR
The Tell-All Book That Could Trump Them All: The Mueller Report

Few authors get to pick who will provide the exclusive first review of their work, and Mueller didn't either. That choice was made by the principal character in the story, the president himself. (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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Washington Free Beacon
Maloney (D): Trump ‘Deserves to be Impeached’ But Process Could Be Counterproductive

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D., N.Y.) on Friday night said President Donald Trump "deserves to be impeached" in response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) call for the House to initiate impeachment proceedings. Maloney appeared on MSNBC's All In to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which was released on Thursday morning. Joy Reid, who was filling in for MSNBC host Chris Hayes, pressed Maloney on his Constitutional "duty" as a congressman to hold Trump accountable. Earlier in the segment, Maloney listed off multiple ways Trump can be held accountable, adding the "best way"

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Independent Journal Review
Vulnerable House Democrats Tread Carefully in Wake of Mueller Report

Vulnerable House Democrats, mindful of President Donald Trump"s continued strength among Republican voters, are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel"s report, which detailed Trump"s efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts to help him win the White House. More than 30 Democratic representatives, many of whom are in their first term, represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. The party"s chances of keeping control of the U.S. House of Representatives likely hinge its ability to defend those seats. In the report released on Thursday, Special Couns

1 day ago.

The New Yorker
The Week Beyond Mueller and Trump

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
Q&A: John Hickenlooper on Colorado’s marijuana legalization and how he talks to his son about pot

Colorado"s former-governor-turned-presidential-candidate John Hickenlooper gets his fair share of pot questions on the campaign trail these days. Voters in early states like Iowa want to know how it"s working and whether Denver really has enough marijuana revenue to pave its streets with gold. We talked to Hickenlooper on the eve of 4/20 about marijuana, what he tells his teenage son about smoking and where he comes down on legalization. Here"s what he said, edited for clarity. Let"s talk about election night 2012. You"d opposed legalizing recreational marijuana, and then voters decided 55

1 day ago.

The Washington Times
Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

1 day ago.

The Huffington Post
Chris Cuomo Suggests Timing Of Mueller Report Release Was Actually ‘Perfect’

The CNN host explained why Attorney General William Barr's release of the report ahead of the holidays backfired.

1 day ago.

The Huffington Post
Robert De Niro Goes After ‘Wannabe Gangster’ Trump Yet Again

The actor said it was his "civic duty" to play special counsel Robert Mueller on "Saturday Night Live."

1 day ago.

The Huffington Post
Rachel Maddow Serves Up Delicious Analogy About The Mueller Report

The MSNBC host offered up a tasty analogy.

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
Sanders goes on offensive defending credibility after Mueller report

WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to do damage control on her credibility Friday, insisting that she hadn’t intentionally misled the American public about FBI Director James Comey’s firing despite telling the special counsel that her claim that “countless” agents had lost confidence in him was not founded on anything. Sanders, who told special counsel Robert Mueller that her comment during a White House press briefing in May 2017 had been a “slip of the tongue” made in the “heat of the moment,” claimed in a series of television interviews that the sentiment behind

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
Trump laces into ex-advisers who spoke with Mueller

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller"s investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit." In a series of angry tweets from rainy Palm Beach, Florida, Trump laced into those who, under oath, had shared with Mueller their accounts of how Trump tried numerous times to squash or influence the investigation and portrayed the White House as infected by a culture of lies, deceit and deception. "Statements are made about me by certain p

1 day ago.

The Huffington Post
Twitter Burns Susan Collins For Calling Mueller Report ‘Unflattering’ To Trump

"No one parodies Susan Collins more viciously than Susan Collins," says one damning tweet.

1 day ago.

The American Thinker
Remarks on the Mueller Report

1 day ago.

WND
Did Mueller know 'no collusion' before 2018 midterms?

When did special counsel Robert Mueller know that President Trump and his 2016 campaign did not collude with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton? It"s hard not to argue that if voters had the assurance in 2018 that Trump was not an "agent of Russia," the outcome might have been different. Many Republicans Congress members, with the administration under a cloud, decided not to run for reelection, and Democrats won back the House. Fox News host Bret Baier raised the issue Thursday after Attorney General William Barr announced Mueller concluded definitively there was no collusion. If there was

1 day ago.

WND
McCarthy: Mueller report 'flouts Constitution'

Andrew McCarthy Special counsel Robert Mueller"s report, which may have cost taxpayers more than $30 million, concluded there was no Trump campaign collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. None whatsoever. But Mueller waffled on the claims of "obstruction." He listed 10 "episodes" that potentially could be instances of obstruction. But Mueller"s handling of the charge, according to former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, "flouts" the Constitution. He wrote in a column for the the New York Post that Mueller "reversed the burden of proof," contrary to American jurispr

1 day ago.

WND
GOP primary challenger: Trump is '1-man crime wave'

(The Hill) https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/439789-gop-primary-challenger-trump-is-a-one-man-crime-wave President Trump"s first GOP primary challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, is calling the president a "one-man crime wave" the day after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report on Russian election meddling. Mueller"s redacted report, which was released Thursday, found no evidence of conspiracy between Trump"s 2016 campaign and Moscow, but listed several "episodes" of possible obstruction of justice, including Trump ordering subordinates to shutdown or stymi

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Is Romney going to end up endorsing his friend Bill Weld over Trump in the GOP primary?

After this statement , how could he not? Weld isn"t just a pal and a fellow former governor of Massachusetts, he was head of the DOJ"s criminal division for two years under Reagan. Since he"s resolved to undertake a no-shot primary challenge against Trump, he might as well try to make the race a referendum on Trump"s behavior versus law and order. Republican voters and politicians are just fine, or fine enough, with Trump"s policies but squeamishness about his conduct might pry loose a few protest votes. Starting with Romney"s. And even if it doesn"t, at least Weld will have steered his

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Julian Assange knew the Seth Rich conspiracy was garbage when he was promoting it

One of the most shameful episodes in the entire Russia hacking story was the attempt to claim a murdered DNC staffer named Seth Rich was the source of a leak of documents to Wikileaks. This conspiracy theory was unfortunately embraced by quite a few people in 2016 including Julian Assange himself. The Daily Beast pointed out in a story yesterday that, according to the Mueller report, Assange knew this claim was garbage even as he was promoting it back in 2016 : As laid out by Mueller, Assange’s involvement in Russia’s election interference began with a June 14, 2016 direct message to WikiLe

1 day ago.

WND
Mueller obstructed his own investigation

(THE NATION) – I don"t know how you can read the 448-page Mueller report, as I just did, and come to any conclusion other than that President Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into Russia"s interference with the 2016 election. Even if you think that the Trump campaign didn"t criminally conspire with Russia to achieve such interference, that Trump then tried to kill and mislead the investigation about that interference is made more than obvious by the second half of the special counsel"s report. Robert Mueller didn"t charge Trump with "obstruction of justice." As was widely expected, M

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Hot Air
Coulter: Let’s face it, this border crisis wouldn’t be as bad under a Democratic president

Man, she really wants to vote for a Democrat next year , doesn"t she? To think, after all that garbage about a Flight 93 election in 2016, it turns out that electing Hillary would have been the "storm the cockpit" option at the border. She"s overstating her case in the clip below to get under Trump"s and his fans" skin but a few realities are undeniable: 1. Trump will lie and lie about progress at the border (and everything else) and his more cultish fans will believe anything he says. A Democrat "couldn"t just tweet something out and have everybody say ‘yay,'" an annoyed Coulter n

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Hot Air
Elizabeth Warren: ‘The House should initiate impeachment proceedings’

Senator Elizabeth Warren posted four tweets today in which she argued that impeachment is the only proper response to the Mueller report: Mueller put the next step in the hands of Congress: “Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice.” The correct process for exercising that authority is impeachment. — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 19, 2019 The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officials in both parties set aside political considerations and do their consti

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The Huffington Post
Mueller Report Reveals Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ James Comey Lie

Huckabee Sanders is rebuffing calls to resign after the Mueller report revealed she admitted to misleading the press.

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Campaign Press Sec Slams Dems for Continued Attacks Following Mueller’s Report: ‘Move On’

Following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report, congressional Democrats continue to pounce on the president and attorney general, and Trump"s 2020 campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is saying it"s time to "move on." Appearing on Fox News after Mueller"s final redacted report was released, POTUS" campaign press secretary said, "It"s crazy to me that now that the President of the United States, duly elected by the American people, has been cleared — it"s something that not even Democrats can celebrate and move on from." McEnany noted she believes it should be a day o

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The Huffington Post
Mitt Romney Says He Was Appalled By Revelations In The Special Counsel’s Report

Romney said he was appalled by revelations in Mueller's report about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Independent Journal Review
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins Rashida Tlaib’s Efforts to Begin Impeachment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced her intent to sign onto an impeachment resolution started by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report on Thursday. "Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," she said, retweeting an excerpt of the report that highlights a quote the special counsel"s conclusion: "At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction

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WND
Trump blasts Mueller's 'op-ed' on obstruction

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller in the White House in 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) While the Mueller report exonerated President Trump on charges his campaign colluded with Russia, the chief executive blasted the special counsel for his extensive recounting of alleged dialogue and actions in the White House without the opportunity for rebuttal. "Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue," Trump wrote via Twitter late Thursday night. The focus of

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Hot Air
Poll: More than one in four Bernie Sanders supporters would vote for Trump over Elizabeth Warren

I am - ; skeptical, particularly given that this data comes from a teeny tiny sample size of 103 people. But Forbes"s Michael Durkheimer is right that that"s what Emerson"s numbers show. Forced to choose between the right-wing nationalist Trump and a very progressive but not-quite-as-progressive-as-Bernie Democrat like Warren, more than a quarter of Berniebros opt for the former. Mmmmmmmm , that"s good left-wing purity cultishness. Warren"s not the only Dem whom the DSA crowd has deemed not quite socialist enough to be worth preferring to POTUS, either. No. 3: 26% of current Bernie

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WND
Panicked Deep State DOJ, FBI operatives ratting out each other

(Gateway Pundit) Sara Carter and FOX News legal adviser Gregg Jarrett joined Sean Hannity on Thursday night following the release of the Mueller Report. Sara Carter told Hannity that her sources are telling her the deep state officials in the DOJ and FBI are turning on each other. Sara Carter: There will be indictments. It will be an avalanche and according to the sources I was speaking with just today people are already turning on each other. So we are going to see people, senior officials within the FBI, people within the DOJ, that are going to try to throw their colleagues under the bus j

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NPR
The Mueller Report Is Free To Read, But It's Also A Bestseller

The Mueller report on the 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now a bestselling book, even though its contents are free and widely available. (Image credit: Amazon/Screenshot by NPR)

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Independent Journal Review
‘Many Blessings’: FLOTUS, Pence Honor Good Friday in Remembrance of ‘Sacrifice Made for Us on the Cross’

While Washington D.C. is engulfed with tension since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s final redacted report, some in our nation"s capital are putting aside time to celebrate the Christian holiday, Good Friday, in remembrance of Jesus Christ"s crucifixion. Vice President Mike Pence shared that he and his wife, Karen, are joining "Christians everywhere in remembering the sacrifice made for us on the Cross." Pence tweeted from the Book of Isaiah in the Bible, verse 53:5: "He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought u

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Hot Air
MSNBC: You won’t believe the impact the Mueller Report has on … almost no one

One can hear the desperation in Stephanie Ruhle"s voice as she tries to frame the Mueller report as existential - to the point of misrepresenting the findings. How likely are voters to have changed their minds about Trump with the report, Ruhle asks - and then tries to answer the question before throwing to the reporters: "What are people on the ground telling you there," Ruhle asks, "and are they mentioning Russia at all? Because," she continues, "they have a chance to vote for a Democrat or a Republican, but we need to remind our audience of the first thing in the findings - that

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WND
Attkisson: Intel insiders feared Trump would expose them

There"s no doubt that many of the allegations prompting Robert Mueller"s special counsel investigation had a political origin. After all, the probe was fueled by an opposition-research document funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. But investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson believes there"s much more to it. She points to a cadre of intelligence officials, part of what has been called the "deep state" of career bureaucrats, who feared outsider Donald Trump would expose years of criminal acts in his effort to "drain the swamp." "Based on my info, we ma

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Independent Journal Review
Pelosi Ripped Barr for Giving Trump ‘Sneak Preview’ of Mueller Report — Wanted Clinton to Get One in 1998

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knocked Attorney General William Barr for allowing President Donald Trump"s team to view a version of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report before its release to the public, but she called on Congress to do just that when former President Bill Clinton was under investigation in 1998. Just ahead of the Mueller report"s release on Thursday, Pelosi sounded off on Barr in a tweet ripping him for giving the president a "sneak preview" of the report and called for Mueller to testify before Congress on his findings. AG Barr has confirmed the staggering p

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Independent Journal Review
‘Plainly Against the Law’: Collins Slams Nadler’s ‘Widely Overbroad’ Subpoena of Mueller’s Unredacted Report

House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman  Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued a subpoena on Friday for the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller"s long-awaited report, which has Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) swiping back. Not impressed by the Attorney General William Barr"s handling of the 448-page report, Nadler expressed his committee"s entitlement to the unredacted version — the report released to the public contained sections of blacked out information. The Democratic representative is giving the Department of Justice until May 1 to comply by with the

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Independent Journal Review
Anderson Cooper Grills White House Spox: ‘I Feel Bad That You’re Scared to Say That Your Boss Lied’

CNN host Anderson Cooper grilled White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley for refusing to acknowledge lies and falsehoods coming from his boss, President Donald Trump . The White House spox was discussing the Mueller report when Cooper mentioned the president "tried to get Rod Rosenstein to lie," about the origins of former FBI Director James Comey"s  firing. In between a back-and-forth tiff with Gidley, Cooper tried to extract the truth from the deputy press secretary blasting the notion the president was completely honest: "I"m just surprised because this is the first time w

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Independent Journal Review
Dem Rep Makes an Endorsement on Live TV With a ‘Not Trump 2020’ Hat

With eighteen candidates to choose from, many Democratic lawmakers are holding off on making endorsements for the 2020 presidential election , but Rep. Steve Cohen"s (D-Tenn.) endorsement is clear. "I wanna say I want to announce my candidate for president for 2020," Cohen said Friday morning on MSNBC, pulling at a red a white "Not Trump 2020" hat. Watch the video below, via MSNBC: var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_1182803_2", "obj": {"id":"12036","video":"405852","width":"662","height":"372"} }); Cohen, however, would rather not have Trump as an option on the ballot in 20

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Hot Air
McClatchy: Mueller report says Cohen wasn’t in Prague (but what about his phone?)

There have been plenty of inaccurate reports connected to the Trump collusion investigation over the past two years. Many of those were corrected or retracted relatively quickly but some of them have lingered. Last April, McClatchy reported that Mueller"s office had gathered evidence showing that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague in 2016. Thursday, McClathy posted a follow-up in light of a clear statement in the Mueller report that Cohen was not in Prague in 2016. The news outlet suggests that maybe Cohen wasn"t there but his phone was : The Mueller report states Cohen was n

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The Huffington Post
Jim Carrey Paints Trump As Vomiting Demon After Mueller Report

The president stars as a man possessed in the actor's latest cartoon.

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Hot Air
April Ryan’s “incitement”: Sarah Sanders among heads to start “lopping off”

That"s not what she meant , April Ryan"s defenders will say, but it"s not conservatives who cry "incitement" over every criticism and metaphor. To say that reporter Ryan and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have a rocky relationship is to understate their working relationship. I"ve written about the dust-ups between the two women, as have others on this site. Remember #PieGate ? Yes, April Ryan actually turned a pie into a story to own Sanders. With the release of the Mueller report, April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN contrib

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Hot Air
Conway: It’s time to impeach Trump

Which Conway?  Come on, man. The Kellyanne-George public war over Donald Trump reached its zenith - so far, anyway - with the latter"s call to remove his wife"s boss from office. Writing in the Washington Post today , George Conway urges Congress to impeach Trump even though Robert Mueller found no collusion with Russia and declined to reach a conclusion on obstruction: Still, the special counsel’s  report  is damning. Mueller couldn’t say, with any “confidence,” that the president of the United States is not a criminal. He said, stunningly, that “if we had confidence after a thorough

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Independent Journal Review
Sanders Flips the Script on Dems for Crying Proof of Collusion When Pressed About Her False Statement

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders turned the table on Democrats who continuously claimed there was evidence collusion between President Donald Trump"s 2016 campaign and Russian government while being pressed about her own " slip of the tongue " on Friday"s "Good Morning America." As IJR Red previously reported , some Democrats claimed to have seen proof of collusion, and Sanders fired back to say they should be happy special counsel Robert Mueller"s report found no such evidence. "You watched over the last 24, 48 hours as members of the Democrat Party and their liberal medi

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Independent Journal Review
George Conway Calls For Congress to Remove Trump: ‘A Cancer in the Presidency’

As the Mueller report was still making waves through Washington on Thursday evening, George Conway ran an op-ed in the Washington Post, titled "Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him." Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, has been a frequent critic of the president and he certainly didn"t back off in his latest editorial. Conway called the Mueller report "damning" and wrote later that "presidential attempts to abuse power by putting personal interests above the nation’s can surely be impeachable. Like some analysts, Conway believes th

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Washington Free Beacon
Harris: Definitely a Conversation To Be Had on Impeachment

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) said on Thursday night that a conversation is definitely to be had on impeaching President Donald Trump. "I want to read you something Steny Hoyer, the number two in the House, a Democrat on the other side of the Capitol had to say. He said this today, ‘based on what we have seen to date going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile. There is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment.' Do you agree with him?" MSNBC's All In host Chris Hayes asked. "I think that there is definitely a conversatio

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Hot Air
Report: Biden to announce presidential run on Wednesday, possibly in Charlottesville

I believe the Atlantic had this first, although sources have now confirmed it to the AP and Fox News as well. As Ed said to me via email: He"s grabbed everything else, he might as well try to grab the brass ring. And so, at long last, we come to the fateful question in this year"s Democratic primary. Who will Uncle Joe endorse once he flames out of the race? The primary, Biden believes, will be easier than some might think: He sees a clear path down the middle of the party, especially with Bernie Sanders occupying a solid 20 percent of the progressive base, and most of the other ca

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Independent Journal Review
Sarah Sanders Apologizes for Not Being a ‘Robot’ After Mueller Report Exposes Her Comey Lie

One of the small takeaways from the Mueller report was the proof that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has lied to the press on more than one occasion for President Donald Trump. The report details a few times that Sanders lied to the press. She lied about the timeline in Trump"s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey and lied about the involvement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in that firing. She also admitted to the special counsel"s office that she lied in saying that "countless FBI agents" lost faith in Comey,

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Turns the Tables on Obama After Mueller Report: He ‘Did Nothing’ About Russian Election Meddling

Since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s redacted report to the public on Thursday, the Obama administration is coming under fire for its alleged non-handling of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election, and President Donald Trump is joining in. He called out former President Barack Obama for not being prepared to thwart Russian interference in a late Thursday tweet, writing, "Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing!" Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Elec

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The Denver Post
Super Tuesday in Colorado: State’s Democratic primary may play big role in choosing 2020 presidential candidate

Over the course of four recent spring days, Colorado hosted three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates - an unusual amount of political traffic so early in the election cycle for a swing state that is more familiar with a blitz during the run-up to Election Day. Get used to the unseasonable attention. Colorado Democrats and unaffiliated voters can expect to play a new and critical role in choosing the party’s next presidential nominee. Political experts in the first four nominating states suggest that the field of at least 18 candidates won’t be narrowed easily, which means the state

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Rages Over Mueller Report on Twitter: ‘Total Bulls**t’

President Donald Trump and his team initially celebrated the release of the Mueller report Thursday, but the tide soon shifted as more got the opportunity to comb through the 448 pages that painted a bleak picture of Trump"s presidency. "Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue," the president tweeted Friday morning. Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated

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Independent Journal Review
Democrats Issue Subpoena to See All of Mueller’s Russia Probe Evidence

Congressional Democrats on Friday demanded to see all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s evidence from his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, as they consider how to use the probe"s findings against President Donald Trump . House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler , a Democrat, issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to hand over the full Russia report by Mueller, saying he cannot accept a redacted version released on Thursday that "leaves most of Congress in the dark." "My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of

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Independent Journal Review
Giuliani: Trump Legal Team ‘Likes the Way’ Mueller Report ‘Discussion Is Going,’ But Counter Report Is Coming

During an interview on CNN Thursday night, President Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed that while he liked how the reaction to the Mueller report was going, President Trump"s legal team may still decide to release their counter report. “Right now, we kind of like the way the discussion is going,” Giuliani said on CNN . He then went on to give an update to the report, saying that the counter report was almost done, they were just waiting for the right time to release it. “It’s basically done, and the question is when do we put it out?" said Giuliani. "You"re flooded with so much m

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The Huffington Post
Reaction To Mueller Report

Republicans and Democrats had different reactions to the public release of Mueller’s report into the 2016 election.

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WND
Dems set up showdown with attorney general

(Daily Mail) House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the full, unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, setting up a legal showdown with Attorney General William Barr. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler demanded the material by May 1, in one of the few instances House Democrats have used their subpoena power against President Donald Trump. ‘My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice," he said in a statement. ‘Even the redacted version of the report outlines serious instances of wrong

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Hot Air
Nadler on impeachment: “We’re not there yet”

The unspoken addendum: They"re never going to be there . As expected, House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler announced this morning that he will issue subpoenas to get the fully unredacted report from Robert Mueller this morning, as well as to Mueller and William Barr. Nadler tells ABC"s George Stephanopoulos that "it"s not up to me" to conclude whether Donald Trump obstructed justice, an answer which momentarily throws Stephanopoulos: Asked whether he could open impeachment proceedings, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler tells @GMA , "We're not there." "Because Barr misled t

2 days ago.

WND
Nunes: Mueller report 'tainted' by 'dossier'

(Washington Examiner) House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., revealed where in special counsel Robert Mueller"s report he says "Clinton dirt" tainted the Russia investigation. During an interview on Fox News, hours after the 448-page report was released, Nunes pointed to a "hidden" passage on page 11 that addresses the scope memo for the yearslong investigation. "When you look at what happened today, remember we talked a lot about the scope memo. What were the directions given to the special counsel? Well, we now know hidden on page 11, very thinly, still veiled,

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WND
Dems look elsewhere after 'collusion' failure

(Washington Examiner) Congressional Democrats are poised to dig deeper into President Trump’s finances following the Thursday release of the Mueller report. While much of the political focus around Trump’s finances has centered around his tax returns, other investigations into his business dealings and income may progress more quickly, and even possibly yield Trump’s tax information before Democrats" attempt to demand his tax returns can be hashed out. The House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed Trump’s accounting firm late last month. On Monday the House Financial Services Committee

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The Huffington Post
Democrats Subpoena The Full Mueller Report And Supporting Evidence

Congress must 'determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward."

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Barr Releases Mueller’s Report — and Feels the Heat

Attorney General William Barr could have buried Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s Russia report deep in the recesses of the U.S. Justice Department and simply told the public that President Donald Trump would not face criminal prosecution. "These reports are not supposed to be made public," he said at a news conference on Thursday morning. By releasing a redacted version of the report on Thursday, Barr followed through on a promise he had made months earlier to make as much of Mueller"s findings public as possible. But that opened Barr up to widespread criticism from Democrats and some l

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Trump: Mueller’s Volume II is “total bulls***,” “fabricated”

It was the best of times in Volume I, it was the worst of times in Volume II. Now that the focus of Robert Mueller"s report has shifted from the no-joy on Russia collusion to the antics on obstruction, Donald Trump seems much less satisfied with the conclusions of the special counsel. Trump took to Twitter to vent his spleen about the "fabricated" tales of his actions during the investigation, calling them "total bulls***": Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue. Wa

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The Washington Times
House subpoenas full Mueller report

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NPR
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler Subpoenas Full Mueller Report

Nadler wants everything developed by the special counsel office, including all of the underlying evidence in its report. He says the Justice Department has until May 1 to comply. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Trump Calls Some Statements In Mueller Report ‘Total Bulls**t’

Trump is quoted in the report complaining about note-taking during a meeting with former White House counsel Don McGahn.

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Sanders Acknowledges Her ‘Slip of the Tongue’ After Mueller Report Revealed She Made False Statement

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted that she made exaggerated statements to the press surrounding the firing of former FBI Director James Comey during a Thursday night interview with Fox News" Sean Hannity amid revelations from the now-pubic Mueller report. In the interview, Sanders claimed that while comments she made at a press briefing in 2017 were not completely accurate, the essence of what she was saying was the truth: “I acknowledged that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless,’ but it’s not untrue. And certainly you just echoed exactly the

2 days ago.

Hot Air
The intersection of hugging and consent

Lucy Flores was among the first women to come forward this year and object to Joe Biden"s unwanted physical contact in the form of hugs, shoulder rubs and kisses on the head. Since it"s considered impolite to point out that she was a Bernie Sanders staffer and remains in his corner, we should probably offer the benefit of the doubt and simply consider the charges she"s brought forward on their own merit. But right from the beginning, it was a struggle to define precisely what those charges were. With the conversation having largely moved on, Flores was back in the news this week with a new ed

2 days ago.

The Daily Kos
Cartoon: Barring the Mueller report

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
In Divided America, Mueller Report Hardens the Most Strident

After months as volunteer activists demanding that President Donald Trump be impeached, Eileen and Michael O"Brien sat on their couch on Thursday, cracked open a laptop and began to read the 448-page special counsel report that liberals have dreamed would make impeachment a reality. "Hmm, seems like there"s a lot of gray area here," said Eileen O’Brien, 65, of Clearwater, Florida, reading aloud a line about the findings falling short of a criminal case. "Legally wrong and morally wrong are two different things." The release of the long-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Mueller Report Gives Democrats Political Ammunition but They Are Split on How to Use It

Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s report on his inquiry into Russia"s role in the 2016 U.S. election provided extensive details on President Donald Trump"s efforts to thwart the probe, giving Democrats plenty of political ammunition against the Republican but no consensus on how to use it. Mueller"s 448-page report, the product of a 22-month investigation, built a broad case that Trump had committed obstruction of justice but stopped short of concluding he had committed a crime, although it did not exonerate him. Mueller noted Congress has the power to address whether Trump violated the l

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Mueller Finds No Conspiracy, but Extensive Trump-Russia Contacts

Special Counsel Robert Mueller may not have found evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Donald Trump"s 2016 campaign and Russia, but his report details extensive contacts between the campaign and Russian operatives who sought to influence the election. Mueller said in his report released on Thursday that he found "numerous links" and that the Trump campaign "expected it would benefit" from Russia"s effort to tilt the ballot in Trump"s favor. Ultimately, Mueller determined the various contacts either didn"t amount to criminal behavior or would be difficult to prove in court, even if p

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Lou Dobbs Suggests Trump Was Sent By God During Mueller Report Rant

The Fox Business host claimed “the evidence is accumulating mightily” that Trump is “a person of providence.”

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Mark Hamill Goes Full ‘Jeopardy’ On Trump Over ‘I’m F**ked’ Reaction

The "Star Wars" actor also came up with a trolling hashtag for Trump following the release of the Mueller report.

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?

It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it was practically axiomatic that no presidency could be headed by anyone to whom those descriptions apply. No longer. By force of example, Donald Trump has proven the conventional wisdom wrong. The sixty percent or so of Americans whose heads are screwed on more or less correctly have therefore had to

2 days ago.

NPR
Will Democrats 'Follow The Mueller Report To Where It Leads'?

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office. (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

2 days ago.

NPR
Meet The People In Trump's Orbit Who The Mueller Report Says Ignored His Orders

There were some directives the president attempted to make of his staffers or other government officials that might have breached the obstruction of justice threshold had they not stood up to him. (Image credit: Tasos Katopodis; Chris Kleponis/AFP; Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

2 days ago.

NPR
Mueller Report Raises New Questions About Russia's Hacking Targets In 2016

The special counsel's report said the FBI believes Russian military intelligence was able to gain access to at least one Florida county government's computer network during the 2016 campaign. (Image credit: Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images)

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: Time is Blind, Man is Stupid

Artwork by Ken Schubert . Victor Hugo: "The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice. But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer, without respect for Charlemagne, who laid its first stone, or for Philip Augustus, who laid the last. On the face of this aged queen of our cathedrals, by the side of a wrinkle, one always finds a scar. Tempus edax, homo edacior; which I sho

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Top 20 Mueller Report “Findings”

Illustration by Nat St. Clair. There are a number of things that stand out as the most relevant and interesting in Robert Mueller"s Special Council report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, which was released in redacted form on Thursday. After consuming as much of the report as a person can without going blind or insane (I"m attempting to save you the trouble), here are what I see as the more alluring Mueller finds. Please note: save your harassment for someone else that Mueller got it all wrong, that Russia didn"t hack, that Assange was used etc. I"m only reporting and

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Why Russiagate Will Never Go Away

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Whatever might come of the remaining details of the Mueller probe, lessons ‘learned’ by the American press won’t be among them. The story was never about truth, so exposing bits and pieces as untrue won’t undo its success. And the government officials and pundits who put it forward largely got what they wanted from the effort. The national security and surveillance establishments were rehabilitated, the ‘press’ was shown once again to be a reliable mouth-piece for official interests and the 2016 electoral outcome was successfully portrayed as an accident of histo

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Trump’s One-Dimensional Gender Identity

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Khalil Gibran, author of  The Prophet , once noted, "Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper." Donald Trump is a living exaggeration and in no area has he lost his temper more than with those who question his authority, his masculinity. He swaggers like an old-fashioned “man’s man,” wandering through the political landscape like a reincarnation of a drunken John Wayne caricature, toting his sagging two-gun holster, ready to blindly shoot anyone who challenges or disagrees with him – or he can use as a target to assert his potency. His current target is

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
To Never Forget or Never Remember

“I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget” —Winnie The Pooh The act of “Never Forgetting” is being militarized against Muslims once again. And this is by a President who is popular because of his willful act of forgetting—that is nostalgia. On the heels of China’s use of Artificial Intelligence to track the faces of Muslims, Donald Trump continues his spectacular demonization campaign, seemingly much to the disgust of pro-love, pro-war Democrats. Donald Trump has in some ways radically shifted the configuration of American violence. Trump’s environmental violence, most notab

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
The Strange Success of Russiagate

It was the popcorn fart heard round the world. After two years of the vilest Russophobic hysteria seen since McCarthy was hauled off to a laughing academy in a straight-jacket, Robert Mueller, patron saint of butt-hurt Dems and indefinite Muslim detention, came to a conclusion on Russiagate only stunning to those of us who don"t live outside the bulletproof walls of stone blind denial. After 37 indictments for totally unrelated Beltway scumbaggery. After $26 million of the taxpayers pilfered dollars flushed down the fucking toilet. After five hundred thousand hours of unhinged sore losers like

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Cuba and Venezuela: Killing Two Birds With a Stone

Recent US sanctions have been directed at the heart of Venezuela’s economy: the oil industry, an industry that has also been crippled by the continued sabotages on the electric power grid of the country. But when you think that enough suffering has been imposed on the people of Venezuela with all sorts of warfare actions taken out from the toolbox of a full scale Hybrid War, the US government strikes again with another hit. This time by preventing the sale of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, which amounts to killing the two proverbial birds with one stone. That is precisely the intention of the lates

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
The Mueller Report Changed my Mind on Term Limits

I haven"t read the Mueller report yet. I"m writing this on the day of its release (with redactions) by US Attorney General William Barr. I"ll read it later, but I didn"t have to read it, or even wait for its release, to reach one conclusion from it: It"s time to amend the Constitution to limit the President of the United States to one term. No, not because I don"t like Donald Trump. I don"t, but I didn"t like his 2016 Democratic opponent either, nor do I expect to like his 2020 Democratic opponent. As long as American voters continue to limit themselves to voting for Republicans and Democrats

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The Huffington Post
Late-Night TV Hosts Scorch Trump Over Mueller Report

Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah, James Corden and others roasted the president.

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Surreal Realities: Pelosi, Maneka Gandhi, Pompeo, Trump

Pelosi, a “progressive?” In February, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( AOC ) and Senator Ed Markey announced a program called  Green New Deal  (GND) to tackle economic, social, financial, and environmental issues with the aim of reducing inequality and making people’s lives better. (The full GND resolution is  here . Watch the video about GND,”A Message From the Future,” over  here .) The House Speaker Nancy  Pelosi  is not interested in the Green New Deal and thus dismissed it with contempt: “The  green dream or whatever they call it , nobody knows what it is, but they’re f

2 days ago.

Counter Punch
Call Saul

An unhinged ruler says one thing does another and can’t remember which is which. He suffers from paranoid delusions, is addicted to conspiracy theories. Certifiably insane, he enlists clandestine help from a black magic, Gordon Liddy-like “plumber” known as the Witch of Endor. No, this isn’t a description of the nightly fare served up on Fox News and MSNBC. It’s Handel’s much bigger and bolder show—his oratorio, Saul , first heard in London in 1739. The main difference between the Old Testament story that fired Handel’s musical imagination and the ongoing hijinks crazily orchestrated by Trum

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president

WASHINGTON – The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller details abundant evidence against President Donald Trump – finding 10 episodes of suspicious behavior – but ultimately concluding it was not Mueller"s role to determine whether the commander in chief broke the law. "The evidence we obtained about the President"s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment," Mueller"s team stated in the report submitted to Congress on Thursday. "At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough in

2 days ago.

Front Page Mag
Bill the DNC for the Mueller Report

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Colbert Uses Mueller Report To Create The Perfect New Way To Say ‘I’m F**ked’

...and it's totally safe for work.

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
George Conway Calls Trump A Cancer, Says Congress Must Impeach ‘Without Delay’

Attorney and husband of Kellyanne Conway says Robert Mueller's report is "damning" to the president.

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Mueller Report Is Bad News For Trump Ally And Blackwater Founder Erik Prince

The special counsel's team suggested Prince, the brother of Betsy DeVos, lied to Congress.

2 days ago.

WND
Ocasio-Cortez says she will sign Trump impeachment resolution

(The Hill) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that she would sign on to a resolution calling for an investigation into whether President Trump should be impeached, citing special counsel Robert Mueller"s report in her decision-making. "Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President," she tweeted. "It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution," the progressive lawmaker added. "As such, I’ll be signing onto @RashidaTlaib’s impeachment resolution." The post Ocasio-Co

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Mueller Report ‘More Damning’ Than Watergate Report: Nixon’s White House Counsel

John Dean says William Barr acted like Trump's personal lawyer and "took us back right into Nixonian-type operations.”

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Boom! The collusion conspiracy theory has been obliterated by the Mueller report

Politics sometimes makes for strange bedfellows and that"s certainly the case here. Glenn Greenwald made a career out of trashing conservatives (including some at this site ) but he"s been very skeptical of the Russia collusion story. That"s not because he thinks highly of President Trump but because he generally believes people are too quick to believe the worst about Russia. That"s one more area where I don"t agree with Greenwald but there"s no denying his criticism of the media"s fixation on collusion has been pretty solid . Today the Intercept published a piece saying the collusion consp

2 days ago.

The Washington Times
Mueller drops obstruction dilemma on Congress

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Hoyer: Let’s face it, impeachment is “not worthwhile” after Mueller report

Very true - and very inflammatory, at least with the Democratic activist base. After Robert Mueller"s special counsel report made it very clear that the Russia-collusion hypothesis about the 2016 election had no basis in fact, #2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer told CNN it"s time to look to 2020 instead of impeachment. Trying to eject Donald Trump "is not worthwhile at this point," Hoyer told Dana Bash : “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point. Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
How The 2020 Democratic Contenders Responded To Mueller’s Report

Trump's potential rivals demanded further obstruction investigations, launched petitions and accused Barr of spin.

2 days ago.

WND
Mueller Inquisition: 'Collusion' pushers must pay

One among many, former CIA head honcho John Brennan had famously asserted that President Trump was "treasonous" and "in the pocket of Putin." It was "beyond a shadow of a doubt [that Trump] sought to … collude with the Russian government … to undermine and influence our elections," seconded wonder boy Beto O"Rourke. And that"s just a humdrum smattering of the folly force-fed to Americans for the two years of the Mueller Inquisition, from "respectable" TV megaphones, including legions of Never Trump Republicans. The same characters, in their many interchangeable iterations, will remind you t

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Twitter Users Show Donald Trump Jr. Just How Dumb He Looks In Mueller Report

One Twitter user told Don Jr. "You were vindicated because they determined you were too stupid to know what’s going on."

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Mary Katharine Ham: The media is dragging the collusion goalposts

I was watching CNN this morning after the Barr press conference and there was a clear interest and focus on the issue of obstruction. Two different reporters were brought on to read excerpts from the obstruction section of the report. Less was said about collusion which seemed odd given that it has been the focus of substantial attention for two years. Absent from the roundtable this morning was Mary Katharine Ham who might have provided a little balance. But she did appear on the network later in the day and pointed out the way in which the media"s focus had suddenly shifted. "Look, I hope

2 days ago.

WND
See Barr's riposte to reporter who questions his integrity

Watch AG Barr run circles around @PaulaReidCBS & get her to agree. Reid: You face an unprecedented situation. Barr: Is there another precedent for it? Reid: No Barr: So unprecedented is an accurate description, isn"t it? Reid: Yes #MuellerReport #maga pic.twitter.com/6UGgGb3NtG — Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) April 18, 2019 In a refrain that was to be heard countless times by Democrats and media members Thursday, a CBS reporter accused Attorney General William Barr of acting as if he were President Trump"s personal attorney in his recounting of Robert Mueller"s evidence regarding the a

2 days ago.

The Grist
Here’s where all the official Democratic presidential candidates stand on climate

So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring . In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands on any issue, including climate change - a topic that was conspicuously absent in the 2016 election but appears will be front and center this time around. Luckily, the New York Times sent around a survey to each of the 18 declared Democratic candidates and got them all on the record about everything from a carbon tax to nuclear energy to renewables. There are a few

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Mueller Investigated These 10 Events To See If Trump Obstructed Justice

Here are the episodes of potential obstruction that the special counsel looked at in the Russia investigation.

2 days ago.

WND
Netanyahu's re-election a win for Israel and U.S.

The dust has settled, the votes have been counted, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected to serve Israel for a record-setting fifth term. The Jewish people have once again placed their trust in a prime minister who has guided their nation to unprecedented success while simultaneously defending it against a slew of powerful enemies both near and far. This re-election is a victory for Israel. It helps ensure that the Jewish state will continue to thrive in the coming years. Israel is a raucous young democracy whose parliamentary system requires constant shifting to assemble

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
RNC Slams Obama Admin for Doing ‘Absolutely Nothing About’ Russian Meddling: ‘Completely Dropped the Ball’

The Republican National Committee (RNC) called out the Obama administration for its response to Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller . Attorney General William Barr released the report Thursday morning, and it outlined the many ways Russian officials attempted and succeded in interfering in the 2016 election by meddling on social media and organizing leaks of sensitive emails. This interference all occurred when former President Barack Obama oversaw the country from the Oval Office. The RN

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Sekulow: “If they had an obstruction case, they would have made it”

That"s what William Barr said , but it"s not really what Robert Mueller said . Jay Sekulow, Donald Trump"s lead personal attorney, lays out what the debate over obstruction will look like over the next few weeks, few months, few years - ; basically forever. If Trump didn"t act even within his own authority over an investigation that proved no core crime, how can he have obstructed? From now on, we will all be either Team Sekulow or Team Stephanopoulos: Trump attorney Jay Sekulow responds on @ABC News to the release of Mueller report. Watch the full exchange: https://t.co/4IcDo9lfMv

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Kellyanne Conway: Mueller Report Release Is the ‘Best Day’ Since Trump’s Election

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says the White House is "accepting apologies" after the release of the redacted Mueller report on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Conway claimed major victory on the findings in the report, praising her boss, President Donald Trump , and saying this is "really the best day since he got elected." Conway went on to argue that it"s "very clear" nobody got in the way of special counsel Robert Mueller ‘s investigation despite the fact that Mueller had detailed "10 episodes involving the president" and discussed "potential legal theories for connec

2 days ago.

WND
The 2 P's of party politics

(American Greatness) - With 2020 soon approaching, and with seemingly every registered Democrat alive throwing his hat into the ring of presidential contenders, Twitt . . . er, the country is bracing itself for what is sure to be the most contentious election cycle ever. Among the most difficult parts of navigating these cycles effectively is balancing punditry and principle versus practical, intelligent, and successful campaigning. These two Ps—practicality and principle—are invariably at tension with each other during an election season. On the surface, the two seem like polar opposites.

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Democrats Resurface Old Footage of Lindsey Graham Talking Obstruction After Mueller Report

With a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report available to the public, everyone is trying the spin the document to suit their message. Democrats have called for the full report to be released and demanded that Mueller testify on Capitol Hill. But online, they had a different approach — unearthing old videos of Republicans talking about obstruction. The Mueller report doesn"t accuse the president of colluding with Russia, nor does it directly accuse him of obstruction. However, there are 10 instances in which the report says that Trump may have tried to obstruct jus

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Key Takeaways From The Full Redacted Mueller Report

After 2 years, the more than 400-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has finally been made public.

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
CNN Gets Torched on Twitter for Barr Press Conference, Mueller Report Release Coverage

Conservatives, media pundits and Twitter users alike took aim at CNN on Thursday, torching the news network over its coverage of the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s bombshell report and Attorney General William Barr"s press conference prior to the release. Following Barr"s press conference ahead of the report"s release, CNN"s Mueller report coverage of  was hosted by a nine-person panel, with the moderators being Jake Tapper and Wolf Blitzer. The outlet"s "group therapy session" was widely mocked online, and few seemed to forget that their coverage over the course of the

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Former Al Gore Chief of Staff: ‘Mueller Wimped Out’

Former Al Gore chief of staff Ronald Klain tweeted on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller "wimped out" in his investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign's possible collusion with Russia. "Mueller wimped out. His analysis of the campaign finance charge against Don Jr was flawed. His refusal to reach a conclusion of obstruction seems weak in the face of overwhelming evidence," he wrote "And even the ‘no conspiracy with Russia' conclusion slides past the clear evidence of Trump campaign conspiracy with Wikileaks." 4. Mueller wimped out. His analysis of the campaign fi

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Barney Frank: Buttigieg wouldn’t be getting all of this attention if he wasn’t gay

He"s right , and the attention to which he refers isn"t the unflattering kind. He explicitly says that Buttigieg"s trailblazing status as an openly gay presidential candidate has been an asset to him (at least so far) - which feels vaguely scandalous coming from Frank. Normally among the left it"s acceptable to acknowledge progress in growing public acceptance of minority groups but to admit that minority status might be an advantage supposedly risks breeding complacency. The bottom line of every social-justice argument is "there"s much more work to be done." Listening to Barney chatter ab

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘We’re Accepting Apologies Today’: Conway Calls It POTUS’ ‘Best Day’ on the Release of Mueller’s Report

After Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report was released on Thursday following the end of a nearly two-year investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump ‘s 2016 election campaign and Russia, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway offered people the chance to apologize to the president. Speaking with reporters in Washington, D.C., Conway echoed the president"s reaction by calling Thursday "really the best day since he got elected" and adding that there"s "no collusion." She proceeded to offer forgiveness with a subtle swipe at the frequent criti

2 days ago.

WND
Is Bernie stealing Trump's 'no more wars' stance?

"The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars. - ; I agree with that," Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday"s town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added: "Mr. President, tonight you have the opportunity to do something extraordinary: Sign that resolution. Saudi Arabia should not be determining the military or foreign policy of this country." Sanders was talking about a War Powers Act resolution that would have ended U.S. involvement in the five-year civil war in Ye

2 days ago.

The Boston Globe
5 key takeaways from the Mueller report

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
The Ways William Barr Misled The Public About The Mueller Report

Instead of just releasing the special counsel's findings, the attorney general spun the report to the benefit of Trump.

2 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘Imagine What a Judge Would Say’: George Conway Slams Barr for Cropping Mueller Quote in Summary Letter

George Conway , the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, denounced Attorney General William Barr ‘s summary letter of special counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report on Thursday, saying he misled the public by citing a "cropped" quote. Conway blasted a section of Barr"s four-page summary. "Could you imagine what a judge would say if you cropped a sentence this way in a brief?" he tweeted in response to one of the attorney general"s defining narratives in his summary. "Without acknowledging anywhere else in your brief the substance of what you cropped out?" he added . C

2 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Republican Running Senate Russia Probe Passed FBI Info To White House: Mueller

Sen. Richard Burr, who heads the ongoing Senate inquiry, shared the names of people being investigated by the FBI.

2 days ago.

WND
Obama in 2016: No one could 'rig' elections

Former President Obama speaks at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on Sept. 7, 2018 (Cspan screenshot) Barack Obama in 2016, even as his administration spied on the Trump campaign to build a Russia-collusion case, was claiming there"s no way election results could be influenced. The comment by the former president was noted on Thursday by talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report concluding there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Obama Justice Department used a political opposition research document wri

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Swalwell Calls on Barr to Resign: ‘He’s Lost the Credibility of the American People’

Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell called on Attorney General William Barr to resign over the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, saying he'd "lost the credibility of the American people." Swalwell, who serves on both the House Judiciary Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made the comments during a Thursday MSNBC appearance to discuss the release of Mueller's full report—sparing redactions for sensitive information. Despite " no evidence " of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Swalw

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘As Soon as Possible’: Judiciary Chairman Nadler Still Wants Mueller Testimony After Report

Now that the redacted Mueller report is in the public record, everyone seems to be putting their spin on it. But some voices on Capitol Hill aren"t entirely done with special counsel Robert Mueller and are calling on him to testify. On Thursday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued a statement in which he called on Mueller to testify before his committee. He also said that Attorney General William Barr will appear before the committee on May 2. "The Special Counsel determined that he would not make a traditional charging decision in part because of the Department

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Today’s hot topics: Mueller report, collusion falls short, obstruction distort, Bob Kraft’s last resort, and more!

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air"s Facebook page  and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. Join us as we welcome: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson brings us up to date on the week’s top stories and gives us a preview of tomorrow’s Hugh Hewitt show. Duane and I will discuss all of today"s hot stories, which right now consists of the Mueller report and - ; well, that"s pretty much it for the hour. At the top of the next hour, Jazz Shaw will join us to

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Graham Claps Back at Calls from Schumer and Pelosi for Mueller to Testify: ‘He’s Done His Job’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)  clapped back at demands from Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about his investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. While on a congressional trip to Rwanda, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman told McClatchy  on Thursday that he is "not interested" in having Mueller testify in front of his committee about his bombshell report. "He"s done his job, and I"m not going to retry the case," Graham said.

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Here’s Why Robert Mueller Didn’t Make A Call On Obstruction Of Justice

The special counsel did not "exonerate" President Trump and implied that Congress should decide his fate.

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
The Mueller Report Was Nearly 400 Pages Of Joke Fodder For Twitter

ICYMI, Robert Mueller's report on whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election was released.

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Trump Campaign and RNC Claim Victory With Mueller Report, Call for Probe of ‘Partisan Information’

After the redacted Mueller report was released, President Donald Trump"s 2020 campaign and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel declared that it was time for investigators to answer questions on the basis of the investigation. “President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever,” said Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in a statement . As IJR previously reported , many lawmakers cla

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Swalwell: Barr has to resign after Mueller report and today’s presser

One might be tempted to say that Rep. Eric Swalwell went nuclear on Attorney General William Barr today, but he usually reserves that for gun owners. Appearing on MSNBC after the release of the Robert Mueller report, the Democratic presidential hopeful told Nicolle Wallace that Mueller proved that Donald Trump was a "double digit obstructor." However, Swalwell"s main target was Barr for his press conference this morning, demanding the AG"s resignation . “You can be the attorney general of the United States and represent all of us, or you can represent Donald Trump," Swalwell told Wallace. "Y

3 days ago.

WND
Next up: Investigation of Obama administration?

Vice President Mike Pence, June 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) Democratic senators critical of President Trump recently were stunned into silence when Attorney General William Barr said he believed the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. Now that the report of special counsel Robert Mueller is out concluding there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are calling for an investigation of the origins of the collusion allegations. Brad Parscale, Trump"s 2020 campaign manager, said

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Facebook Decides Now Would Be A Good Time To Drop More Bad News

Mueller who?

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
CNN Has Two of the Greatest Speed Readers in the World

CNN has two of the fastest-reading reporters in the world. Less than 10 minutes after the long-awaited Robert Mueller report on the Russia investigation was released, CNN Justice Department reporters Laura Jarrett and Evan Perez had apparently read through its 448 partially redacted pages and digested its contents. That's according to CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who led coverage of the release of the investigation. At 11:04 A.M., with a chyron flashing that the report had been released to the public, Tapper read out the URL of how to read the report on the Justice Department's website. "I want

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
MSNBC Host: ‘The Way to Get to the Truth Is an Impeachment Exercise’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews argued the way to get to the truth regarding President Donald Trump's relationship with Russia is through pursuing impeachment during an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday afternoon. "So final question, Chris. Where does this leave us? Because the Democrats in Congress have a real choice here about how and where to streamline their objections, their bills of particulars, and their investigation," fellow MSNBC host Brian Williams asked. "Well, they can take the obstruction of justice point, they can take elements of the collusion part, clearly all this ball playing, I m

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Double whammy: Time magazine names both Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford to most influential list

There is a little something for everyone on this year"s Time magazine"s 100 Most Influential People list. As I skimmed through the list I was struck by the inclusion of both Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. They are in different categories but both are recognized. Flashbacks to the hideous Senate confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh"s nomination quickly surfaced. In case you aren"t familiar with this annual exercise, Time magazine puts out a list of 100 most influential people it deems worthy of recognition. There are five categories separating out those

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
HBO Would Still Prefer Trump Not Use ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Self-Promotion

The president tweeted an image drawing from the show's imagery as the Mueller report became public.

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Scalise Puts His Foot Down and Demands Democrats Apologize to Americans After Mueller Report Release

Following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report to the public on Thursday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) sounded off on congressional Democrats and demanded that they apologize to the American people for "misleading them" throughout the investigation. While Attorney General William Barr defended the president by claiming there was no obstruction of justice, Democrats were quick to pounce, labeling Barr"s handling of the report as "regrettably partisan," according to a joint statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schum

3 days ago.

NPR
See How Much Of The Mueller Report Is Redacted

Attorney General William Barr explained before the release of the special counsel report that the law and regulations kept him from including everything that Robert Mueller uncovered, as well as how. (Image credit: Alyson Hurt and Thomas Wilburn/NPR)

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Republicans On Mueller Report: Time To Put On Blinders And Support Trump

They won't even acknowledge the report's damning conclusion that the president may have obstructed justice.

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Mueller Report: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Lied About James Comey’s Firing

She reportedly admitted to fabricating that "rank-and-file" FBI agents had "lost confidence in their director."

3 days ago.

The Washington Times
Mueller's 'road map' for impeachment

3 days ago.

WND
Left in turmoil over failed 'collusion' campaign

Geraldo Rivera (courtesy Fox News) It was a bad day for Democrats and the establishment news media Thursday with the release of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report concluding there was no collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. It"s because they"ve been pushing that narrative for more than two years as they"ve tried to obstruct virtually every move by President Trump. Left-leaning Fox News host Geraldo Rivera scolded the political left in a tweet. "Democrats & media tortured @realDonaldTrump, haunting his presidency, stalking him relentlessly, obsessing over every tidbit

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
‘It’s a Disgrace’: 2020 Dems Rebuke AG Barr’s Press Conference on the Mueller Report

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are calling out Attorney General Willam Barr ‘s Thursday press conference that proceeded the release of a redacted version of Mueller report , deeming it a "spin from a Trump appointee," "a farce and embarrassing display of propaganda," and a "stunt." Watch the press conference below: "The American people deserve the truth. Not spin from a Trump appointee," Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) declared. "Release Mueller"s full report now." The American people deserve the truth. Not spin from a Trump appointee. Release Mueller'

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Dems Are Really Mad Barr Followed the Law, Redacted Private Information ― They Think It’s a Cover-Up

Some Democrats are outraged that Attorney General William Barr followed the law and released a version of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller that included redactions deemed necessary by the intelligence community. Mueller"s long-awaited report included many redactions that aimed to protect the privacy of third parties and to prevent the release of sensitive information from compromising ongoing investigations. These redactions are pursuant to Federal Rule 6(e) , which says that information related to the grand jury investigation must be kept a secret unless the House passes a

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Mueller Report: Sarah Sanders Admitted to Lying to the Press on Comey Firing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s office found that a comment made by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to reporters about former FBI Director James Comey was "not founded on anything." According to the special counsel"s report , on May 10, 2017, Sanders lied to reporters at a White House press briefing about how FBI agents felt about Comey. From the Mueller report: "Sanders told reporters that the President, the Department of Justice, and bipartisan members of Congress had lost confidence in Comey, ‘[a]nd most importantly, the rank and file of the FBI ha

3 days ago.

The Washington Post
The Trailer: It's Mueller time at last

3 days ago.

Hot Air
Fox’s Chris Wallace: My, but Barr sounded like Trump’s personal attorney this morning

"I suspect that Democrats" heads on Capitol Hill were exploding," Fox" Chris Wallace quipped after watching William Barr"s press conference this morning. And for good reason, Wallace explained. At times, especially on obstruction of justice, Barr sounded more like counsel for the defense than the Attorney General: Here's the video of Chris Wallace on Fox: "The Attorney General seemed almost to be acting as the counselor for the defense, for the counselor for the president, rather than the Attorney General - ; I suspect that Democrats' heads on Capitol Hill were exploding." pic.

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Dem State Sen Torches Party’s Mueller Obsession: ‘We’ve Got to Get Back to Doing What’s Best for Our Nation’

As the release of the redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election rocks Washington, one Democratic state senator in Louisiana has called out his party for their obsession over the report. While the national players of his party take aim at Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump in the wake of the report"s release , Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich (D) said that he agreed with the findings of Mueller"s report that there was no collusion on the president"s part and has called on his party to take a step

3 days ago.

Independent Journal Review
Mueller Report: Don McGahn Tried to Resign After Trump Asked Him to ‘Do Crazy Sh*t’

The redacted final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller gives new insight into the apparent dysfunction in the Trump White House, including one revealing anecdote of an attempted resignation by former White House Counsel Don McGahn. According to the report, Trump directed McGahn to have Mueller removed on June 17, 2017. "‘You gotta do this,'" McGahn recalled Trump telling him in their first phone call on the matter. "‘You gotta call Rod.'" The report, describing McGahn as "perturbed" by the call, paints a picture of a White House counsel who was clearly not inclined to

3 days ago.

NPR
Highlights From The Mueller Report, Annotated

A redacted copy of the Mueller investigation report has been released by the Justice Department. NPR reporters and editors are analyzing and annotating notable excerpts from the document. (Image credit: Elizabeth Gillis/NPR)

3 days ago.

The Washington Times
Carter Page exonerated by Mueller report

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
North Carolina Dem. Gov. Vetoes Newborn Protections

North Carolina Democratic governor Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would require doctors to provide care to newborns who survive abortion. On Thursday, Cooper vetoed the bipartisan Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act passed by both chambers of the Republican-controlled state General Assembly. He called the legislation an "unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients" in a release announcing the veto. "This needless legislation would criminalize doctors and other health care providers for a practice that simply does not exist," he said. Cooper's response to the bill contrasts

3 days ago.

The Huffington Post
Trump’s Efforts To ‘Influence’ Russia Probe Foiled By His Staff, Mueller Says

Several top aides "declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests" to limit the Russia investigation.

3 days ago.

The Denver Post
From “absolutely no collusion” to “unacceptable”: Coloradans in Congress react to Mueller report

President Donald Trump’s supporters in the Colorado congressional delegation say a long-awaited report released Thursday clears the president of wrongdoing, but Democrats in the delegation called for more transparency and hearings into special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. "For two years, Democrats misled the American people with countless attacks on (Trump)," said U.S. Rep. Ken Buck , a Windsor Republican and chair of the Colorado Republican Party, on Twitter. "Today, we can confirm there was NO collusion and NO obstruction of justice. Despite Mueller’s findings, it seems nothing will

3 days ago.

WND
Mueller: Allegations prompting FISA spy warrants false

Carter Page (Wikimedia Commons) In his report released Thursday, special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence to support the allegations of collusion against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page that prompted the Obama administration"s acquisition of surveillance warrants. The report said the investigation "did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election." Republican lawmakers who now are determined to uncover the origins of the FBI"s Trump-Russia counter-intelligence probe, which led to the Mueller inves

3 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Former Obama Solicitor General: Only Trump Says ‘Collusion’

Neal Katyal, the former acting solicitor general during the Obama administration, on Thursday claimed President Donald Trump is the only person who uses the term "collusion." Katyal appeared on MSNBC following Attorney General William Barr's press conference to provide analysis on his remarks, saying he "sounded like a spokesman, not an attorney general." "The rhetoric here was extraordinary. It sounded like a spokesman, not an attorney general, and the word collusion, a lawyer doesn't use that term because there is no crime of collusion," Katyal said. "Only Trump uses that term, and so you

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Washington Free Beacon
Harwood: Barr Making It ‘Harder’ for Dems Not to Start Impeachment

CNBC reporter John Harwood on Thursday suggested Attorney General William Barr's handling of the Robert Mueller report "will make it harder" for Democratic leaders not to initiate impeachment proceedings. Shortly after Barr started his press conference, Harwood dismissed Barr's remarks as " straight-up PR " on Twitter. Harwood later took to Twitter after the press conference to suggest Barr has politicized and mishandled the Mueller report. "Barr's handling of this will make it harder for House Democratic leaders to resist initiating impeachment proceedings," Harwood tweeted. Barr’s handli

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The Huffington Post
What The Mueller Report Says About The Trump ‘Pee Tape’ Rumors

A Russian businessman told then-Trump attorney Michael Cohen that he "stopped flow of tapes" coming from the country.

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Jokes With Wounded Warriors That He’s ‘Having a Good Day’ After Mueller Report’s Release

Just moments after Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s final report on the investigation into whether there was Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election was released, President Donald Trump expressed that he"s having a "good day." Holding the Wounded Warriors event on Thursday at the White House, the president honored wounded service members where he also claimed victory on the Mueller report. "I"m having a good day too," President Trump noted near the beginning of his remarks. "It was called no collusion. No obstruction." "I"m having a good time," he added. "There never was

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The Denver Post
READ: Robert Mueller’s report as released to the public

The Justice Department posted a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller"s report online Thursday morning, 90 minutes after Attorney General William Barr offered his own final assessment of the findings. RELATED: Mueller report: Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, redacted report says

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Hot Air
Here it is: The Mueller report, collusion, and “ten episodes” of obstruction; Update: “I’m f***ed”

The long wait is over. An hour ago, the special counsel"s office and the Department of Justice released the lightly redacted final report from Robert Mueller on the investigation into Russia"s interference in the 2016 election, as well as potential obstruction of justice afterward. And while it"s largely as advertised in William Barr"s summary letter, the report offers plenty of open spaces to debate Donald Trump"s behavior, especially on the latter issue. Let"s start with the executive summary on obstruction, an issue which has eclipsed the Russia-collusion hypothesis as the biggest issue

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Independent Journal Review
Republicans Contrast Trump’s ‘Unprecedented Transparency’ Over Mueller Report With Obama’s Exec Privilege

While special counsel Robert Mueller"s final redacted report was released to the public by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday, several Republican lawmakers are coming to President Donald Trump"s defense. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) expressed that there was a stark contrast between Trump"s and former President Barack Obama"s use of their executive privilege. "For context, the Obama Administration asserted executive privilege over email between Eric Holder and his own mother, but [Trump] invoked no executive privilege, in unprecedented transparency," the House Judiciary Commit

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The Huffington Post
Mueller Report Explains Why Special Counsel Didn’t Subpoena Donald Trump

A redacted version of the long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was released to the public.

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Independent Journal Review
‘I’m F**ked’: Mueller Report Recounts Trump’s Reaction to Special Counsel’s Appointment

A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s final report released on Thursday gives the public their first in-depth look into the long-running investigation — including President Donald Trump"s fiery reaction to Mueller"s initial appointment. According to the report, Trump was with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Jody Hunt, and then-White House Counsel Don McGahn when Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein made the announcement on May 17, 2017. Notes written by Hunt — and subsequently obtained by the special counsel —reveal a candid

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Independent Journal Review
Nadler Claimed Congress Is ‘Entitled’ to Unredacted Mueller Report ― That’s Not How He Felt in 1998

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has been outspoken about his belief that Congress has a right to see the full, unredacted report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but that isn"t how he felt when former President Bill Clinton was under investigation. President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign team were the focus of a nearly two-year-long investigation into alleged collusion with Russian officials in the campaign. Mueller did not find any evidence of collusion on behalf of the Trump campaign and a redacted version of the report will be delivered to Congress and t

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The Huffington Post
The Mueller Report Has Been Released

William Barr has released a redacted version of Robert Mueller's special counsel report to Congress and the public.

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WND
See special counsel Mueller's report for yourself

The post See special counsel Mueller's report for yourself appeared first on WND .

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Washington Free Beacon
MSNBC’s Brian Williams Dubs AG ‘Baghdad Bill Barr’

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams was deeply disappointed in Attorney General William Barr Thursday, calling him "Baghdad Bill Barr" after his press conference declaring Robert Mueller found no collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia. The nickname is a reference to Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf or "Baghdad Bob," the information minister for Saddam Hussein who lied to the public about the Iraq War. Barr made a statement and took questions Thursday morning before the release of the full report, and Williams expressed deep disappointment in Barr's declaration there was not collusion. "It would ha

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Independent Journal Review
Barr Defends Himself Against Critics Calling Him ‘Generous’ to POTUS: ‘I’m Not Sure What Your Basis Is’

Attorney General William Barr attended a press conference on Thursday ahead of the release of the redacted Mueller report, defending himself against suggestions that he was helping President Donald Trump with the way that he handled the report . During the press conference, a reporter questioned Barr"s conduct, suggesting that he may have been giving special treatment to the president. "I"m not sure what your basis is for saying I"m being generous to the president," Barr responded. The reporter then brought up the use of the word "unprecedented," causing the attorney general to fire back.

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Independent Journal Review
Mitch McConnell’s Re-Election Campaign Ad Brags About Blocking Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS Nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ‘s (R-Ky.) first ad for his re-election campaign begins with former President Barack Obama ‘s voice asking a "simple request" of Senate Republicans to allow a nomination hearing for his Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland . The incidents that led to the barring of Obama"s SCOTUS nominee is still a pressure point for many Democrats, who believe McConnell wasn"t in his right to deny Obama"s presidential responsibility to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. McConnell continues the ad, touting that President Donald Trump"s election victory over

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Washington Free Beacon
Barr Embarrasses Reporter With ‘Unprecedented’ Question

Attorney General William Barr dismissed a reporter who questioned his handling of the special counsel Robert Mueller's report and the "unprecedented" situation he faces during a Thursday morning press conference. "Mr. Attorney General, it's not just Democrats who have questions over the process here. A Republican-appointed judge on Tuesday said you have, ‘created an environment that has caused a significant part of the American public to be concerned about these redactions.' You cleared the president on obstruction, the president is fund-raising off your comments about spying, and here

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The Huffington Post
Trump Responds To Release Of Redacted Mueller Report

The president's comments came not long after Attorney General William Barr vigorously defended him at a news conference.

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The Huffington Post
William Barr Might As Well Have Been Wearing A MAGA Hat At Mueller Briefing

The attorney general acted more like Donald Trump's personal lawyer than the head of the Justice Department.

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The Boston Globe
Read the redacted Mueller report

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NPR
READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Democrats have pushed for Congress to get an unredacted version. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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The Denver Post
Mueller report: Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, redacted report says

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. The report said that in June 2017, Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to call the acting attorney general and say that Mueller must be ousted because he had conflicts of interest. McGahn refused — deciding he would rather resign than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre of Waterga

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Independent Journal Review
‘The American People Deserve to Hear the Truth’: Pelosi and Schumer Call on Mueller to Testify

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a joint statement on Thursday morning calling for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress. The Democratic leaders said, based on Attorney General William Barr ‘s "regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report," the special counsel"s testifying in the House and Senate is "the only way to begin restoring public trust." AG Barr’s handling of the #MuellerReport has been regrettably partisan, including his slanted 3/24 summary letter, irresponsible testi

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The Huffington Post
The Mueller Report Has Been Released

William Barr has released a redacted version of Robert Mueller's special counsel report to Congress and the public.

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WND
AG says Trump's frustration did not rise to 'obstruction'

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein President Trump faced a hostile press, an investigation pushed by political opponents and "relentless speculation" about his behavior when all along he knew there was no "collusion" with Russia during the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday ahead of the release of Robert Mueller"s special counsel report. And that"s why 10 "episodes" that Mueller addressed in his 400-page report did not rise to the level of obstruction, Barr concluded. The attorney general previously stated, in his summary of the report to Congress, that Mueller

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Independent Journal Review
AG Barr Explains Mueller’s Absence at Mueller Report Press Conference: ‘It’s a Report He Did for Me’

Attorney General William Barr held a press conference ahead of the public release of a redacted version of the Mueller report — but special counsel Robert Mueller was nowhere to be seen. A reporter pressed Barr, who flanked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O"Callaghan, about the notable absence on the podium at the Department of Justice on Thursday. "There"s a lot of public interest in the absence of the special counsel and members of his team. Was he invited to join you up on the podium?" a reporter asked. "Why is he

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The Huffington Post
Attorney General William Barr Bristles Over Bias Accusations

Barr became visibly irritated when a reporter asked him about his apparent bias in summarizing the Mueller report.

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WND
Barr: Mueller report found 'no collusion'

William Barr There was "no collusion" on the part of the 2016 Trump campaign amid repeated Russian efforts to interfere in the presidential election, Attorney General William Barr confirmed on Thursday. His comments came in a news conference in advance of the public release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, who spent nearly two years and some $25 million investigating. His report is redacted to withhold grand jury testimony, names of some third-party individuals and investigatory methods. Mueller also found there was insufficient evidence that the president tried to obstru

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The Huffington Post
Democrats Call On Mueller To Testify

Chairman Jerry Nadler demanded that the special counsel appear to explain his findings.

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Independent Journal Review
Waters Is Getting What She Demanded With Mueller Report — Still Calls AG Barr a ‘Lackey’ for Trump

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) went after Attorney General William Barr, despite his gearing up to release the Mueller report as she wanted, during a Wednesday night interview with MSNBC"s Chris Hayes. “I never expected Barr to do anything that would be respectful to the members of Congress or to include us in any real way,” Waters, citing her dissatisfaction that Barr is holding a press conference before releasing the report to Congress. She claimed that he was helping President Donald Trump by saying there would be no more indictment based on the report: “He has proven himself. He aud

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Independent Journal Review
Mueller’s Russia Report Released as Attorney General Defends Trump

Last updated 4/18/2019 at 11:24 a.m. ET. U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump just before releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s report on Russia"s role in the 2016 U.S. election. Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, gave a news conference at the Justice Department as he sought to shape the narrative on a watershed day in Trump"s tumultuous presidency. "President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, fede

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Hot Air
Barr: Thank goodness for Mueller’s confirmation that no Americans colluded with Russia

William Barr led off his press conference with high praise for Robert Mueller. Will Mueller reciprocate when his redacted report goes public? The Attorney General insists that the special counsel found "no evidence" that  any American colluded with Russian intelligence to influence the election - although Barr also declared that those Russian efforts were very real indeed. Barr says "the special counsel found no evidence that any American, including anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government or the IRA in this illegal scheme [to inf

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Washington Free Beacon
Washington Post to Sell Paperback Version of Mueller Report

The Washington Post  said Thursday it's selling a paperback book version of the Robert Mueller report on the Russia investigation that includes analysis from two of its reporters. On the morning of the long-awaited Justice Department release of the report, which will be partly redacted, the  Post tweeted out a link to an Amazon page for the book  The Mueller Report , with insights and analysis from Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky. It's available for $7.99 on Kindle and $10.99 in paperback. Pre-order now: The Post will release The Mueller Report in paperback, with analysis and

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Independent Journal Review
Trump Gears up for the Release of Mueller Report: I’m Looking out for the American People

President Donald Trump is gearing up for the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s final report on Thursday, following the press conference by Attorney General William Barr . Sharing a video on Twitter that morning, Trump declared that he"s looking out for the best interest of the American people. "I"m fighting back not for me, I"m fighting back for the people of this country," the president said the video title "No collusion - No Obstruction!" The investigation into whether there was Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of

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The Huffington Post
AG William Barr Goes To Bat For Trump Ahead Of Mueller Report Release

Barr said Trump did not exercise his executive privilege, though "he would have been well within his rights to do so."

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The Denver Post
William Barr, Rod Rosenstein discuss what they say is in the Mueller report

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of waiting, America is about to get some answers straight from Robert Mueller — but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. Attorney General William Barr says he will allow Congress to view special counsel Robert Mueller"s report with nothing redacted other than grand jury information. Barr says three other categories of information also were redacted in the publicly released report, including information pertaining to ongoing prosecutions and sensitive intelligence sources and methods. Barr says he hopes that giving Congress a

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NPR
Mueller Report: Trump Tried To Stop Investigation Fearing His Presidency Was Over

The 448-page document, released Thursday after nearly two years of investigation, depicts a president distraught by the special counsel's inquiry — and aides thwarting his attempts to stop it. (Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Hot Air
Will Congress see more of Mueller report than the public after all?

Welcome to Muellermas, the glorious day when all of the political kiddies get to unwrap the present Santa Robert has left under their tree. Rather than arriving at midnight, however, the Mueller report will arrive sometime around noon today. However, Santa Robert"s little helper will hold a pre-release press conference at 9:30 ET this morning to talk about - ; what, exactly? Coming to a Justice Department near you: The most highly anticipated investigative report in at least a generation, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, gets som

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The Washington Post
4 takeaways from the Mueller report

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The Washington Post
4 takeaways from the Mueller report

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Independent Journal Review
Release of Long-Awaited Mueller Report on Russia a Watershed Moment for Trump

Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s long-awaited report on Russia"s role in the 2016 U.S. election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump"s presidency. Attorney General William Barr"s planned release of the nearly 400-page report comes after Mueller wrapped up his 22-month investigation last month into the Trump campaign"s contacts with Russia and questions about obstruction of justice by the president. Its disclosure, with portions expected to be blacked out by Barr to protect some sensitive infor

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Independent Journal Review
White House, Justice Department Officials Discussed Mueller Report Ahead of Release: NYT

White House lawyers held talks with U.S. Justice Department officials in recent days about the conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller"s Russia report, aiding them in preparing for its release, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The release on Thursday of the report, albeit with passages blacked out, into the investigation of suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election will be a milestone in Donald Trump"s tumultuous presidency. Democrats reacted angrily to news that White House and Justice Department lawyers had conferred ahead of its release, and complained

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The Huffington Post
Dems Say Presser Designed To Shape Public Opinion Before Report’s Release

“This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate."

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Counter Punch
Russiagate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s a simple trick if one follows the Agency’s “ Freedom Fighter’s Manual ”), and the US will come to the rescue, Grenada style, and set up yet another neoliberal regime. There is a small solace that with Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton, there

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Washington Free Beacon
U.S. Intelligence Institutionally Politicized Toward Democrats

The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have become bastions of political liberals and the pro-Democratic Party views of intelligence personnel have increased under President Donald Trump, according to a journal article by a former CIA analyst. John Gentry, who spent 12 years as a CIA analyst, criticized former senior intelligence leaders, including CIA Director John Brenan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former deputy CIA director Michael Morell, along with former analyst Paul Pillar, for breaking decades-long prohibitions of publicly airing their liberal political

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Counter Punch
The Iran Floods and US Sanctions: 10 Million at Risk, But Who Cares?

Photograph Source Mehr News Agency - CC BY 4.0 You have certainly not heard much about  this  in the West. And it didn’t get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions of Euro pledges by the perversely rich) that the Notre Dame fire did. However, if disastrous floods had hit 28 out of 31 provinces and affected 10 million people in some European country or in the US, I believe you would have heard about it from Day One. But now it is Iran. Only the Iranians. The situation is disastrous but not so much because thousands have died. Rather, because floods of t

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Counter Punch
Assange: Between Gratitude and Betrayal

Julian Assange was arrested in England on Thursday, April 11, and is feared to be extradited to the United States to face charges for his actions during the Obama administration. According to an editorial in the Washington Post in 2011, such a conviction “would also cause collateral damage to the liberties of the U.S. media so Washington should not attempt to do so with Julian Assange. The Post’s editorial of years ago is still relevant, given that Assange would be tried for a “crime” which took place almost a decade ago. What has changed since then is the public perception of Assange and, i

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Counter Punch
Looking Back at 1919: Immigration, Race, and Women’s Rights, Then and Now

Reading about immigration policy, religious and racial bigotry, and terrorism fears in America in 1919 offers an eerie sense of decades melting away and past and present blurring together. The blend isn’t exact. Bigotry was expressed much more explicitly a century ago, not in code as it usually is now. Jim Crow laws in the South and other forms of racial segregation in the rest of the country were seen by most white Americans as the normal state of affairs. In the national debate on immigration, the most inflammatory rhetoric was largely aimed at immigrants from Asia, not Latin America or the

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The Huffington Post
Gilbert Gottfried Offers A Hilariously Redacted Mueller Report ‘Audiobook’

The "Late Show" spoof shows one way to narrate the government's redactions.

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The Huffington Post
Chuck Todd Warns Trump On What’s Next: You’ll ‘Miss Talking About Mueller’

MSNBC host said the president's facing even bigger challenges next.

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The Denver Post
Military academies begin to follow Trump administration’s military transgender ban

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The elite academies that educate officers for the nation"s armed forces have begun to implement the Trump administration"s ban on transgender service members. The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year. The Defense Department confirmed that change to the Capital Gazette newspaper on Monday. The school in Annapolis, Maryland, currently accepts transgender students and retains midshipmen who transition to another gender. The administration"s new policy took effect last week, stripping transgender

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The Denver Post
Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller — but not before President Donald Trump"s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel"s report on Russian election interference and Trump"s campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country. Even the planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly spiraled into a political battle Wednesday over whether Attorney General William Barr is

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Hot Air
Democrats outraged! AG Barr will hold a press conference before the Mueller report is released (Update)

Attorney General Barr will hold a press conference tomorrow morning shortly before the release of the redacted Mueller report. Democrats and the media are not happy about this turn of event and are lashing out at Barr. From CNN : The Justice Department said Barr"s press conference will be held at the department at 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, and President Donald Trump on Wednesday floated the possibility that he too would hold a press conference after Barr. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in May 2017, will be in attendance as well. The details taken together sho

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Hot Air
House Dem: You know who’s a worse disaster than the Notre Dame fire, right?

This leftover from yesterday perfectly exemplifies the political impulse to twist tragedies into political arguments - even when the two aren"t at all related. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) apparently felt that we had spent enough time discussing the near-destruction of an 800-century-old wonder. Why not turn the Notre Dame fire into a turgid metaphor about Donald Trump and put the focus where it is for the, oh, 23 other hours of the day? Yeah, there"s nothing creepy and manipulative about this  at all  (via Townhall ): Everyone: "Let's stop talking about Trump for a minute & focus on thi

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