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Analysis: Conclusion that there was no conspiracy opens media outlets to mockery

And now comes the reckoning for the mainstream news media and the pundits. After more than two years of intense reporting and endless talking-head speculation about collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian agents in 2016, special counsel Robert Mueller put a huge spike in all of it Sunday. Attorney General William Barr relayed […]
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Mueller report: White House lawyer briefed on attorney general's letter just before public release

About a half hour before William Barr sent Congress a letter summarizing Mueller's findings, a DOJ official briefed the White House on Barr's letter.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Doj, Mueller, Barr, William Barr


Trump Admin, Allies Take Victory Lap After Barr Shares Mueller Summary

After Attorney General William Barr submitted his summary to Congress of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, reactions started rolling in from Republicans, including the President, his administration, his legal team and members of Congress. Read and listen to some of the reactions below: The President:  No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019 Trump: "To be honest, it's a shame tha...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Fbi, United States, House, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Jim Jordan


Trump’s allies celebrate ‘no collusion’ findings, while Democrats call for release of full report

The release of the special counsel’s “principal conclusions” Sunday prompted swift reaction from presidential candidates, former national-security officials, lawmakers and media pundits who seized on the finding that there was no coordination during the 2016 presidential campaign between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Attorney General William Barr sent congressional leaders his summary of the confidential […]
Tags: News, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, William Barr


Mueller report: top Democrats say Barr summary ‘raises as many questions as it answers’ – live

Latest: president not cleared on question of obstruction of justiceFull story: Mueller did not find Trump campaign colluded with RussiaSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism 11.29pm GMT My colleague David Smith has just published his latest report from Washington. I excerpted a little earlier and the full story is on the Guardian US front page online. In another portion, David points out that the Muller summary:‘Leaves open the question of whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FB...
Tags: Washington, White House, Russia, US, World news, US news, Fbi, David, US politics, Guardian, Fox News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, David Smith


Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit


Read Attorney General William Barr’s Letter to Congress on the Mueller Report

Mueller's report does not "exonerate" the President, Barr wrote
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What Barr’s Letter Says About Coming Fight With Lawmakers Over Mueller’s Report

In a letter to Congress Sunday briefly summarizing his assessment of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Attorney General Bill Barr indicated that he wasn’t necessarily prepared to turn the whole report over to Congress. This could frustrate lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who have indicated that they want to see not just the report itself, but the underlying evidence. Barr specifically brought up the presence of grand jury materials in Mueller’s report, which was submitted to the attorney ge...
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White House Reacts To Mueller Report Summary

The White House reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr's letter.
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Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50, Brexit, Chequers, David Lidington, Dominic Raab


Start your Monday smart: Netanyahu, Jayme Closs, China, Apple, March Madness

Netanyahu at the White House. The Jayme Closs defendant and accused college scammers in court. China trade talks. An all-woman spacewalk. Apple's big reveal. MLB Opening Day. Here's what the next six days will bring.
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White House Calls Mueller Report ‘Total And Complete Exoneration’ Of Trump

The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.” — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 24, 2019 [Author: David Taintor]
Tags: News, White House, United States, Department Of Justice, Trump, AG Barr, Rosenstein, Livewire, Sarah Sanders, David Taintor


Donald Trump declares 'complete exoneration' as Robert Mueller finds no collusion with Russia

Donald Trump and his aides did not collude with Russia in the 2016 election campaign, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded in his report, according to a summary from the US attorney general.  Mr Mueller also did not find that Mr Trump obstructed justice in his alleged attempts to thwart the investigation, instead choosing not to reach a conclusion and simply presenting the evidence.  The US attorney general and his deputy - two Trump appointees - then decided there was not enough proof to ch...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, United States, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


No collusion, plenty of corruption: Trump is not in the clear

On Mueller, the president’s hand-picked attorney general has had his say. On everything else, Democrats in Congress know they can still have theirsFollow live updates on the Mueller reportSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism Suspend your disbelief for a second. Assume that the Trump administration – which lies so easily and so often on matters big and small – can tell the truth about the Mueller investigation. Forget the cover-up about separating families at the border and jailing ...
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Being the anti-Trump isn't enough for Democratic candidates

Dean Obeidallah writes that if Democratic presidential candidates want a chance at taking back the White House in 2020, they need to spend more time spelling out their policy proposals on the issues most important to Americans: health care, immigration and a living wage.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, But Stops Short of Exonerating Trump on Obstruction: Attorney General

Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation says that, 'while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him'
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How to Read the Justice Department Summary of the Mueller Report

On Sunday Attorney General William Barr submitted his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Presidential elections. If you want to check out the whole thing, you can read it here.Read more...
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How Republicans Are Reacting to Barr’s Mueller Report Summary

(Bloomberg) -- President Trump led a victory parade of Republican lawmakers and White House insiders after a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation released on Sunday showed no evidence of collusion with Russia.
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White House claims vindication for Donald Trump from Mueller summary despite no answer on obstruction

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said DOJ's summary of the Mueller report gave "a total and complete exoneration" of President Donald Trump.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall become first royals to visit in Cuba in 60 years

They have already been accused of playing into the Communist regime’s propaganda machine with their royal visit to Cuba. Now there is a chance Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall may come face to face with Fidel Castro's brother Raúl after royal aides refused to rule out a surprise appearance by the revolutionary during their controversial tour of the socialist state. Although there are no official plans for the royal couple to meet Castro, who is First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist P...
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Tory coup fails to materialise as Theresa May limps on

While there are ministers who believe PM should go, most agree it is not the right timeIf it was a coup, it didn’t last long. Cameras arrived early on Sunday morning outside the houses of David Lidington, the prime minister’s de facto deputy, and Michael Gove, the environment secretary, after two Sunday newspapers reported that one or the other could take over as caretaker prime minister from Theresa May in an emergency intervention.Discontent with the prime minister across large parts of the ca...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Downing Street, David Lidington


Several Washington Capitals players say they will skip the team's White House visit Monday

When the NHL champion Washington Capitals visit the White House on Monday, they'll do so without a few teammates who have been critical of President Trump.
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HS2’s friends in the north should take a closer look | Letters

Prof Paul Salveson supports high-speed rail but does not believe the scheme represents value for money, Andrew Pendleton says it will deepen the existing regional divide, while John O’Dwyer thinks it is the wrong business modelAs a contributor to the New Economics Foundation report (Scrap HS2 and pour £56bn into regions, says thinktank, 20 March) and someone who has lived and worked all his life in the north, I think the response from some of the northern city leaders to the report is misplaced ...
Tags: Politics, Money, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Concorde, Rail transport, Birmingham, Hs2, Inequality, Boeing, Network Rail, North Of England, New Economics Foundation, Manchester Leeds


Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but stops short of exonerating president on obstruction of justice

WASHINGTON — The investigation led by Robert Mueller found that neither President Donald Trump nor any of his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special counsel’s findings made public Sunday by Attorney General William Barr. The summary also said that the special counsel’s team […]
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PHOTOS: Against White House Backdrop, Robert And Ann Mueller Go To Church

Two days after submitting his final report on Russian election meddling and related matters to the attorney general, special counsel Robert Mueller and his wife Ann Mueller attended the morning service at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square on Sunday, steps away from the White House. Photographers captured the Muellers — who’ve largely stayed out of the public eye during the special counsel’s 22-month investigation — attending the Sunday morning service at St. John’s, a national h...
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Rubio: ‘Not Helpful’ For Trump To Withdraw North Korea Sanctions Via Tweet

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday said that it was “not helpful” for President Donald Trump to publicly withdraw sanctions against North Korea on Twitter. “Something happened between the time it was announced and the time that the President put out that statement,” Rubio told NBC News’ Chuck Todd. “I don’t know the answer to be honest. I don’t know why he would do that or why it happened the way it did. It’s unusual. It’s never happened before.” In a tweet Friday, Trump said “It was announced...
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim Jong Un, Treasury, Venezuela, Kim, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Rubio, Chuck Todd, U S Treasury, Treasury Department, Donald J Trump


82-Year-Old Pope Francis Is 'First Pope To Write a Line of Code'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: After seeing to it that UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau all received (widely-publicized) coding lessons, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi noted in late 2016 that he was "still working on Pope Francis." GeekWire reports that Partovi was able to cross that one off his bucket list Thursday, as he helped Pope Francis become 'the first Pope to write a line of code' at a 'Programming for Peace' eve...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, US, Barack Obama, Tech, David Cameron, Pope Francis, Pope, Vatican City, Francis, Hadi Partovi, Justin Trudeau, Brad Smith, Slashdot, Partovi, Twitch TV


AP PHOTOS: Mueller flashes smile as world awaits his report

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world anxiously awaits the findings of the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller flashed a smile Sunday after going to church with his wife in Washington. Mueller and his wife, Ann, were at the morning service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. The couple filed out in […]
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Greeted by protests, Rep. Ilhan Omar tells LA-area Muslims to ‘raise hell’ in face of ‘human rights’ violations

Freshman Congresswoman Ilham Omar of Minnesota urged some 400 Los Angeles-area Muslims packed inside the Woodland Hills Hilton on Saturday to stand defiant and “raise hell” in the face of discrimination they confront as Muslims in America. It’s advice the politician appears to have adopted as her own strategy, as this appearance — a fund-raising event hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations — came just weeks after her comments sparked national controversy and exposed a generational ...
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We Don’t Know What the Mueller Report Says. But We Do Know About How Much It Cost

Nearly two years ago, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate possible coordination efforts between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. On Friday, Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr, who is responsible for deciding how much of that report is made available to Congress.…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Onetime, William Barr



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