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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 »

Trump Calls Executive Privilege Before Barr Contempt Vote

Fight over the unredacted version of the Mueller report rages on

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee gathered Wednesday morning for its vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over the DOJ's refusal to comply with a subpoena for an unredacted version of the Mueller report. Big news came just beforehand: A letter delivered Tuesday night to committee... 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 »

McConnell: Stop This 'Groundhog Day'

He says Mueller report is 'case closed,' and Democrats should move on

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell summed up his view of the Mueller report in two words on Tuesday: "case closed." The Senate majority leader criticized Democrats for wanting to continue related investigations and issued a plea to "finally end this Groundhog Day spectacle," reports NBC News . “Remember, Russia... More »

Democrats Prepare Contempt Vote

House panel to vote Wednesday on rebuking Attorney General William Barr

(Newser) - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House and President Trump over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Nadler is proposing to hold Barr in contempt after the Justice Department... More »

Big Part of Trump's Friday: A Phone Call With Putin

They talk about the Mueller report, Venezuela, and trade

(Newser) - President Trump and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin spent more than an hour on the phone Friday conferring about various international issues—and also, Robert Mueller's investigation. "We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the 'Russian Hoax,'" Trump tweeted . "... 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 Is 'Slicing the Onion Very, Very Thinly'

And other reactions from the media universe

(Newser) - Reaction to William Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee is no calmer than anything else these days. "He must resign as attorney general," states NBC News analyst Mimi Rocah. "William Barr torched his reputation," cries the Washington Post . On the other side: "No,... 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 »

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