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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 »

Judge Agrees to Make Lists of Mueller Court Filings Public

Activity to be released includes search warrant requests

(Newser) - A federal court in Washington can release lists of various court actions, such as search warrants, in the Mueller investigation, the Justice Department has agreed. On Tuesday, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the DC District Court gave the department three weeks to make "a few" redactions connected to cases... More »

New Book Makes Big Mueller Assertion

Michael Wolff writes that a draft indictment of Trump was drawn up, but a Mueller rep denies

(Newser) - Michael Wolff made big waves with his first book on the Trump presidency, Fire and Fury. Now the Guardian has gotten an early look at the sequel by Wolff (a co-founder of Newser), and it contains a doozy of an assertion: In Siege: Trump Under Fire, Wolff writes that Robert... More »

2 Big Decisions Don't Go Trump's Way

His tax returns, financial records may be closer to the light of day

(Newser) - New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings, the AP reports. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures... More »

House Panel Ramps Up Fight With 2 More Subpoenas

This time for Hope Hicks and a former McGahn aide

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of President Trump. The committee subpoenaed Hicks for documents and for testimony at a public hearing, the AP reports. It subpoenaed... More »

Justin Amash Could Be a Huge Problem for Trump

He's rumored to be planning a run as a Libertarian

(Newser) - Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan isn't likely to win any popularity contests among his fellow Republicans after saying President Trump engaged in "impeachable conduct" —and he may struggle to win the GOP nomination in his district this year. State Rep. Jim Lower says he plans to challenge... More »

GOP Lawmaker Calls Trump Actions 'Impeachable'

Rep. Justin Amash speaks out on Twitter

(Newser) - A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the AP reports. But... More »

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 »

Trump Asked, Twice. McGahn Said No Way

The former White House counsel angered the president

(Newser) - Don McGahn just can't seem to shake his old boss. President Trump has twice asked the former White House counsel to deny that he thought Trump obstructed justice with the Mueller probe—and McGahn refused both times, insiders say. The White House first asked him after reading a pre-release... More »

Pelosi: Yes, This Is a 'Constitutional Crisis'

House speaker suggests other contempt charges might follow

(Newser) - Amid Wednesday's extraordinary day on Capitol Hill—one that featured a presidential declaration of executive privilege, followed by a House panel vote to hold the attorney general in contempt—Rep. Jerry Nadler declared that the nation was in a "constitutional crisis." On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... More »

Senate Panel Subpoenas Trump Jr.

This fight is 'unprecedented,' per Axios

(Newser) - The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony , the AP reports. That's according to a person familiar with the subpoena who discussed it on condition of anonymity. The committee has renewed interest in talking to President Trump's... More »

House Panel Votes to Hold Barr in Contempt

Resolution now moves to the full House

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, the AP reports. The committee voted 24-16 to hold Barr in contempt after the Justice Department rejected... More »

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