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Flynn Saved a Voicemail. Judge Tells DOJ to Release It

And to make public portion of Mueller report

(Newser) - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, prosecutors said in a court filing made public Thursday. Prosecutors... More »

Report: Barr Will Indeed 'Investigate the Investigators'

John Durham will look into 'intelligence collection activities'

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has heeded President Trump's call to "investigate the investigators" and assigned a prosecutor to look into the origins of the Russia investigation, sources tell the New York Times and other outlets. The sources say Barr has chosen John Durham, the top federal prosecutor in... More »

McGahn Defies House Subpoena

Former White House counsel won't comply with Tuesday deadline

(Newser) - Don McGahn won't be complying with the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena. The AP reports that the Trump administration ordered the former White House counsel to defy the subpoena, and Politico confirms that McGahn's lawyer said McGahn would not provide the documents the committee wants to review. The... More »

Trump Changes His Mind on Mueller

The president says he shouldn't be allowed to testify

(Newser) - President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, abandoning his previous declaration that he would leave that decision to his attorney general, the AP reports. Escalating tensions with House Democrats as they seek to bring Mueller before the House Judiciary Committee, Trump tweeted... More »

Mueller Agrees to Date to Appear Before House

Special counsel to testify May 15, panel member says

(Newser) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has tentatively agreed to testify on Capitol Hill on May 15, a member of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday. Rep. David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, broke the news on Fox News Sunday, the Washington Post reports. Among other issues, the committee—which reached... More »

Guess Which 'Book' Is No. 1 on Amazon

Close to 42K have bought paperback edition of Mueller report: AP

(Newser) - The Mueller Report is now officially a best-seller. A published edition of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign sold just under 42,000 copies last week, NPD BookScan reported Wednesday, per the AP . Jointly edited by Scribner and... More »

Barr Calls Mueller's Letter to Him 'Snitty'

Attorney general says he thinks someone on special counsel's staff wrote it

(Newser) - "Snitty." That's the way Attorney General William Barr described a letter from special counsel Robert Mueller expressing concerns about his portrayal of the Russia probe. Barr was testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday when Democrat Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut asked about the letter. Mueller wrote it... More »

'I Didn't Exonerate': Barr Goes Before the Senate

Attorney general appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee

(Newser) - Into the lion's den. Attorney General William Barr is now appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in what is the first time he is facing lawmakers' questions since he released the Mueller report. A couple hours in, the AP reports that "private tensions between Justice Department leaders and... More »

Mueller Objected to Barr's Summary of His Report

Special counsel wrote to AG to complain

(Newser) - After William Barr's summary of Robert Mueller's report led President Trump to claim he had been exonerated, a frustrated Mueller wrote to the attorney general to complain about how his findings had been portrayed. The special counsel told Barr that the March 24 memo he had provided to... More »

Schiff to Make Criminal Referral of Erik Prince

Adam Schiff alleges Mueller report indicates Prince lied to intelligence committee in 2017

(Newser) - The chairman of the House intelligence committee is making a criminal referral to the Justice Department for the founder of the security firm Blackwater, with Adam Schiff alleging Erik Prince lied to his committee in 2017. Prince testified to the panel that a meeting in the Seychelles islands with a... More »

Fortune Names 10 Best World Leaders

Jacinda Ardern cracks top 10, as does Robert Mueller

(Newser) - As Fortune sees it, the world's greatest leaders share one thing in common: They have courage to "make bold choices" and take personal risks, whether a journalist reporting under threat of death in South Sudan or a nation's leader expressing compassion when faced with the opposite. Such... More »

Democrats Divided on Impeachment Question

They're debating next step after Mueller release

(Newser) - To impeach or not impeach? That is the question Democrats are pondering after the release of the Mueller report. Democrats are split on whether to use the report's findings to impeach the president or campaign against him in 2020, the Wall Street Journal reports. Left-wing Democrats including Rep. Alexandria... More »

Trump Tweets Up a Storm After Mueller Report Release

HBO complains about his Game of Thrones meme

(Newser) - President Trump appears to have spent the day the Mueller report was released in a familiar way—posting on Twitter and watching Fox News. He responded to the report's release Thursday with a flurry of tweets , including one in which he says he could have fired the special counsel,... More »

Read Trump's Own Answers to Mueller

President didn't sit for interview but provided written answers

(Newser) - It's Mueller Day. As you've surely heard by now, the 448-page Mueller report is out in redacted form and available to the public . Here's a look at the basics and highlights from coverage:
  • 2 biggies: On collusion, Mueller's team found smoke but no fire. Or as
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What the Mueller Report Has to Say on Obstruction

'Fairness concerns' prevented a definitive conclusion

(Newser) - Robert Mueller looked into 10 different instances of possible obstruction-of-justice issues in regard to President Trump, but in the end did not reach a conclusion about whether he was guilty on that front. Why not? Thursday's release of the report allows everyone to read the Mueller team's own... More »

'End of My Presidency': Trump's 2017 Mueller Reaction

'I'm f---ed,' the president is quoted as saying in special counsel's report

(Newser) - As the sifting into the Mueller report begins, one snippet is gaining early attention. It goes back to the day then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed President Trump that Robert Mueller had been appointed on May 17, 2017, reports the Daily Beast . Trump's reaction, as quoted in the Mueller report:... More »

You Can Read Mueller Report for Yourself Now

Attorney general releases it

(Newser) - It's out. The Mueller report has been released to Congress by the attorney general and is now available to the public. See it here . The report is more than 440 pages long and redacted in parts. Now comes a long day of reading and assessments in the world of... More »

Key Takeaways From Attorney General

'No collusion,' insists William Barr

(Newser) - The big day has begun. At a press conference Thursday morning, Attorney General William Barr reiterated what he views as the "bottom line" of the Robert Mueller investigation : Yes, the Russians meddled in the 2016 election, but no, they did not receive help from the Trump campaign. Barr spoke... More »

What to Expect When the Mueller Report Drops

Democrats are already seething that document will be 'lightly redacted'

(Newser) - Lawmakers will finally get their hands on Robert Mueller's report Thursday—and the battle lines have already been drawn. Sources tell the Washington Post that the 400-page report will be only lightly redacted, allowing readers to see a "blow by blow" account of why President Trump was suspected... More »

Ex-Obama Aide Indicted on Charges Connected to Mueller Probe

Greg Craig accused of lying about Ukraine lobbying work

(Newser) - Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a Justice Department foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe, the AP reports. Craig was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material... More »

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