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Trump Pushed a PM to Help Mueller Probe

Italy, other nations are being asked to assist with Barr's inquiry

(Newser) - In May, Attorney General William Barr asked a US attorney to run an inquiry into the roots of the Russia election interference investigation. Sometime later, NBC reports, Barr decided other countries might be able to help, and he suggested that President Trump call Australia, US officials say. So the president... More »

Lewandowski Says Little to House Panel

Angry and defiant exchanges dominate hearing

(Newser) - The White House told Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's onetime campaign manager, not to testify about any discussions with Trump or his advisers when he appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The intention is "to protect executive branch confidentiality," said Lewandowski, who never worked in the... More »

House Panel Subpoenas More Big Names

House Judiciary Committee wants to hear from them Sept. 17

(Newser) - As expected , the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House aide as part of its investigation into President Trump's conduct in office, the AP reports. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, said his committee... More »

De Niro: Mueller's Performance Wouldn't Get Him an Oscar

Because 'calm, confident, and dignified' isn't what the academy honors, he writes

(Newser) - The byline of Robert De Niro's opinion piece for the Washington Post points out the actor received an Emmy nomination for playing Robert Mueller on SNL. So he's perhaps more of an expert than most on a "Mueller performance." And he begins in a tongue-and-cheek fashion,... More »

After Mueller's Big Day, Pelosi Spurns Impeachment Push

Hours of testimony apparently fail to move the needle

(Newser) - Mueller Day is over, and the assessments continue to roll in. One common theme in coverage is that if Democrats were hoping Robert Mueller's testimony would create a big push for impeachment, they were off the mark. Politico reports that in a closed-door meeting of the Democratic caucus... More »

Trump: 'I Saw What He Did to People'

To no one's surprise, Trump says Mueller was 'not very good'

(Newser) - President Trump responded to Robert Mueller's congressional testimony shortly after it wrapped up on Wednesday, CNN reports. One hot topic: Mueller saying he agreed that most of the president's written answers to the probe were untrue. "I don't know whose answers weren't—I guess his... More »

So How'd Mueller Do? Here Are 10 Takes

Reaction following his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

(Newser) - It was a long day but Robert Mueller is done. He wrapped up his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee at 3:30pm ET, having kicked the day off at 8:30am before the House Judiciary Committee. So how'd he do? President Trump seemed pleased with the day's... More »

The Big Lines From Mueller's Hours of Testimony, Part II

Former special counsel appears before the House Intelligence committee

(Newser) - After a morning spent with the House Judiciary Committee , Robert Mueller moved on to the House Intelligence Committee in the afternoon.
  • "I understand that this committee has a unique jurisdiction" and is interested in learning more about counter-intelligence findings, Mueller said. The BBC reports Mueller emphasized this his office
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The Big Lines From Mueller's Hours of Testimony, Part I

He appeared before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday

(Newser) - In his 10-minute public statement on the investigation into Russian interference in late May, Robert Mueller said, "The report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress." That was largely the case, at least in his testimony... More »

Trump Slams 'Very Unfair' Mueller Move

Democrats are hoping for a 'turning point'

(Newser) - President Trump cried foul Tuesday night after the House Judiciary Committee said it would allow attorney Aaron Zebley, one of Robert Mueller's top deputies, to provide counsel to Mueller during Wednesday's long-anticipated testimony. "What a disgrace to our system. Never heard of this before," Trump tweeted,... More »

Justice Dept. Tells Mueller to Limit Testimony to His Report

His official statement 'will be the Mueller report itself'

(Newser) - Robert Mueller is due to testify before Congress in nationally televised hearings Wednesday—but America may not hear anything new from the former special counsel. A Justice Department official tells Politico that the department has told Mueller to restrict his testimony to the portions of his 448-page report on Russian... More »

This Week Could Be Huge in DC

The big agenda item: Robert Mueller testifies on Wednesday

(Newser) - Just how important are next few days in DC? Well, this "could be one of the most momentous weeks" in the remainder of President Trump's term, one "that could set the tone for the rest of his first term," according to Politico's Playbook blog. The... More »

Robert Mueller Agrees to Testify Before House

Public hearings will take place July 17

(Newser) - Robert Mueller has been reluctant to testify before the House—but he has decided not to defy subpoenas. The former special counsel has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committees on July 17 after being subpoenaed by both committees, CNN reports. The public hearings... More »

Live Tonight: Stars to Perform Reading of Mueller Report

Website to stream show featuring Kevin Kline as Mueller

(Newser) - Former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential campaign is getting the theatrical treatment. A cast of Hollywood A-listers are set to participate in a live reading of portions of the Mueller report Monday called The Investigation: A Search for Truth in Ten Acts.... More »

House Panel Can Now Sue Barr, Other Officials If Needed

To force compliance with congressional subpoenas

(Newser) - Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Trump, the AP reports. The House voted 229-191 Tuesday to approve a resolution that will allow Democrats... More »

Trump: Nixon Left, But 'I Don't Leave'

He slams John Dean after Watergate comparison

(Newser) - President Trump blasted John Dean as a "loser" Monday after the former Nixon White House counsel drew parallels between the two administrations. Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 led to former President Nixon's resignation, told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that "the Trump administration is in fast... More »

Justice Department Will Turn Over Mueller Evidence

House panel will not hold attorney general in contempt, for now

(Newser) - A House panel will get to see some of Robert Mueller's most crucial files after all. The Justice Department has struck a deal to turn over to the House Judiciary Committee "key evidence" used in the investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice, reports the Washington Post . “... More »

He's in Mueller Report 100 Times. Now, Child Porn Arrest

Key witness George Nader is arrested

(Newser) - The name George Nader will be familiar to anyone who has spent time with the Mueller report, given that it shows up more than 100 times, reports the AP . Now the Lebanese-American businessman is in the news for a very different reason: He's accused of transporting child pornography. The... More »

DOJ Releases Full Transcript of Phone Call to Flynn's Attorney

A shorter version came out in the Mueller report

(Newser) - Now you can read every "uh" and "uhm"—and a few other, lengthier words—spoken by one of President Trump's attorneys to a Michael Flynn attorney in a voicemail, ABC News reports. On Friday, the special counsel's office put out a fuller transcript of the... More »

Mueller: Charging Trump 'Not an Option' We Could Consider

Mueller's first public statement will be his last

(Newser) - Robert Mueller's two years of public silence have come to an end. In a 10-minute public statement on the investigation into Russian interference made at 11am ET Wednesday, he made what he said would be his first and last remarks on the topic. He took no questions and closed... More »

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