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On big Mueller day, McConnell targets raising age for tobacco

In the moments after Attorney General Bill Barr unveiled the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, the top Republican in the US Senate went before cameras in Louisville to make a significant public policy announcement. But it didn’t have anything to do with Mueller or Barr or the investigation that has captivated much of…MORE

Mueller explains why his family left Trump’s golf club

Special counsel Robert Mueller explained for the first time why he and his family left President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf club in the redacted version of his report released on Thursday. The footnote on pages 80 and 81 of the redacted report released by the Justice Department on Thursday was one of the only times…MORE

Burr appeared to brief White House counsel on FBI investigation in 2017, report says

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr appeared to brief the White House counsel’s office about the targets of the FBI’s Russia investigation in March 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report says. The report states that then-FBI Director James Comey briefed the Gang of Eight — the Intelligence Committee and congressional leaders from both parties — about…MORE

Ex-DNI Clapper says redacted Mueller report ‘pretty devastating’

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “pretty devastating” on Thursday. “The attorney general clearly is trying to paint as favorable a light on the Mueller report as possible, and when you read it, it’s pretty devastating,” Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, told CNN’s…MORE

Read: Trump’s written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller

As part of Robert Mueller’s investigation, President Donald Trump submitted written answers to a list of “Russia-related” questions in November 2018. Mueller considered Trump’s responses “inadequate” and sought an interview with Trump — but ultimately decided not to issue a subpoena for the interview. Read Trump’s responses below: Click here to read full story »MORE

Fact check: Did Barr act improperly when he shared report with POTUS lawyers?

In his remarks prior to releasing the redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, attorney general Bill Barr said that President Donald Trump’s lawyers were given the chance to read a final version of the redacted report before it was publicly released. That has sparked a debate over whether Barr acted properly in sharing the…MORE

Erik Prince financed effort to find Clinton’s emails, Mueller report says

Security contractor Erik Prince, brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, helped finance an effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails in 2016, according to the publicly released version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The redacted report said the effort was led by Barbara Ledeen, a onetime GOP staffer on Capitol Hill and associate of…MORE

Here are 11 key lines from the Mueller report

The Justice Department released the redacted version of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Here are key lines: Trump campaign “expected” help from Russians but did not conspire Mueller’s report concludes that it “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with…MORE

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