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Barr authored memo last year ruling out obstruction of justice

Barr authored memo last year ruling out obstruction of justice

Nearly a year before his letter Sunday telling lawmakers he did not believe President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr authored a memo saying he thought the obstruction investigation was “fatally misconceived.” Barr, then a private citizen and former attorney general to President George H. W. Bush, issued the memo to…MORE

House Judiciary Chairman says committee will call attorney general to testify

House Judiciary Chairman says committee will call attorney general to testify

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday the committee will call Attorney General William Barr to testify “in the near future.” “In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to…MORE

Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

President Donald Trump spent the last 18-plus months attacking the investigation into Russian interference and the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russians. On Sunday, that same investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, gave Trump something he wanted — and needed badly: A dismissal on the question of collusion and no charges…MORE

Read: Justice Department summary of Mueller report

Read: Justice Department summary of Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday submitted to Congress his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The full text of his letter is below: Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am…MORE

Gillibrand delivers kickoff speech in front of Trump hotel

Gillibrand delivers kickoff speech in front of Trump hotel

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand delivered a speech Sunday in front of Trump International Hotel, kicking off her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after formally joining the race earlier this month. “The people of this country deserve a president worthy of your bravery,” Gillibrand said. “A president who not only sets an example, but…MORE

Mueller did not find Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, also did not exonerate him on obstruction

Mueller did not find Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, also did not exonerate him on obstruction

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find Donald Trump’s campaign or associates conspired with Russia, Attorney General William Barr said Sunday. Mueller’s investigation of whether the President committed obstruction of justice did not conclude the President committed a crime, but it also “does not exonerate him,” Barr quoted from Mueller’s report. After nearly two years…MORE

Rubio doesn’t believe Kim Jong Un will ‘ever’ give up nukes

Rubio doesn’t believe Kim Jong Un will ‘ever’ give up nukes

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday he did not believe President Donald Trump would ever convince North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to relinquish his nuclear weapons. “I would love for Kim Jong Un to give up his weapons and everything else,” Rubio said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He continued, “I would. And…MORE

Cruz says administration’s Golan Heights policy is ‘tremendous’

Cruz says administration’s Golan Heights policy is ‘tremendous’

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights a “tremendous” move Sunday. “What the President did this week was tremendous. He recognized that the Golan Heights is legitimately now a part of Israel. That’s something I’ve been pushing for, for over a year,”…MORE

The collusion allegation against Manafort that’s still unresolved

The collusion allegation against Manafort that’s still unresolved

A key memo in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation accused Paul Manafort of allegedly colluding with the Russian government when he was then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in 2016 — but a criminal charge never came. The accusation is one of the most conspicuous and direct, unresolved allegations Mueller made publicly over the last…MORE