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Democrats call on Mueller to testify 'as soon as possible' as public awaits report – live

Jerrold Nadler has written to Mueller, asking him to testify before the House judiciary committeeSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism that brings clarity at this critical moment in American history. Make a contribution. 3.38pm BST House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer put out a joint statement earlier, reiterating Jerrold Nadler’s call for Mueller to appear before Congress and laying into Bill Barr’s ...
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Mueller report: Barr: Trump not invoking executive privilege

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump did not exert executive privilege over any information included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. He said the White House counsel reviewed a redacted version of the report before Trump decided not to invoke executive privilege. Barr said “no material has been redacted based on executive privilege....
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Top Democrats Call on Robert Mueller to Testify Before Congress

Top Democrats in Congress have called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify, hours before the release of the Mueller report. Citing Attorney General William Barr’s decision to hold a press conference before releasing the report and other recent decisions, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on the former FBI director…
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Pelosi, Schumer call for Mueller to publicly testify before Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, outraged over the Trump administration's rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, called on Thursday for Mueller to publicly testify before Congress.

Pelosi, Schumer Call On Mueller To Testify Before House And Senate

On the day of the scheduled release of a redacted version of the special counsel’s report, Democratic leadership called on special counsel Robert Mueller to testify publicly before the House and Senate, citing the attorney general’s “regrettably partisan handling” of the release of the report on the Russia investigation. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24 summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last ...
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Robert Mueller's report set to be released amid row over attorney general's 'spinning' of findings

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller - but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Mr Trump’s campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country. Even the planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly spi...

Senate Confirms Former Oil, Gas Lobbyist David Bernhardt To Lead Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to lead the department on a permanent basis, despite complaints by Democrats that the former oil and gas lobbyist has used his federal position to benefit former industry clients. The Senate voted 56-41 to approve Bernhardt’s nomination to oversee the country’s public lands and resources. He succeeds Ryan Zinke, who resigned in January amid a series of ethics investigations. Bernhardt represented energy ...
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Top Dems Question Barr’s ‘Independence’ After Senate Hearing

Top Democrats in Congress are more concerned than ever about Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. In a Thursday letter renewing their call to receive the full, unredacted document, the lawmakers pointed to Barr’s misleading claim that the FBI was “spying” on the Trump campaign as the latest latest evidence that the Attorney General is trying to protect the President. “We would be remiss not to express profound concern about your comments befo...
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Disney’s Bob Iger, Alan Horn to Co-host Fundraiser for 2020 Senate Democrats

Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger is co-hosting and event next week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a series of Democrats seeking reelection in 2020, as the party hopes to win back the majority. Also co-hosting the “cocktails and conversation” event are Alan Horn, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, and […]
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Chuck Schumer in January 2017 — "prescient and important (and creepy)."

This turned out to be one of the most prescient and important (and creepy) statements of the Trump presidency: from Chuck Schumer to Rachel Maddow - in early January, 2017, before Trump was even inaugurated: — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 8, 2019 Maddow asks Schumer to respond to a Trump tweet that says, "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"Schumer leans i...
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Trump's Fed picks draw political fire as they angle for the job

Cain and Moore, both overt loyalists to the president, in recent days have waged unprecedented public campaigns for the Fed jobs, with both eagerly endorsing Trump's economic policies and Moore pledging to "accommodate" those policies once he is at the Fed. The central bank's leadership prides itself on its nonpartisan stewardship over the world's biggest economy, and views political independence as key to its ability to carry out monetary policy effectively. On Tuesday, Democrats including Se...
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Trump made fun of Secret Service chief's ears and called him 'Dumbo'

President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.The White House announced the departure of Randolph Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favour with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr Trump’s emp...
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Trump reportedly issued order to close El Paso border and resume family separations – live

President made issue in late March, CNN reports, but was eventually talked off the decision Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.38pm BST Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has called on the ousted Secret Service director to testify before Congress about “potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago and other counterintelligence and national security threats”:The outgoing Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles must testify before Congress as soon as poss...
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Trump's homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen resigns

US President Donald Trump on Sunday announced the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, underscoring his intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border. Ms Nielsen's exit marks the end of a difficult relationship with her boss, who was said to be unhappy with her performance despite her unswerving loyalty and full-throated defense of the president's most controversial policies. During her 18 months at the helm of the powerful ...
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Schumer Wants Ousted Secret Service Chief To Testify On Mar-A-Lago ‘Vulnerabilities’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday called for ousted Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles to testify before Congress concerning what Schumer called “potential security vulnerabilities” at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club “and other counterintelligence and national security threats.” Read Schumer’s statement below: “The outgoing Secret Service director must testify before Congress as soon as possible about the potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago...
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Senate GOPers Ram Through Rules Change To Cut Trump Pick Debate Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. The GOP plan, approved 51-48, indefinitely restored rules in place during the first few years of President Barack Obama’s second term. Those rules had lapsed, allowing any senator to force 30 hours of debate on a nominee. The rules change limits debate on most nominees to two hours ...
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Senate GOPers Ram Through Rules Change To Expedite Trump Picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, rammed through a rules change Wednesday that cuts back debate on most of his picks. The GOP plan, approved 51-48, indefinitely restored rules in place during the first few years of President Barack Obama’s second term. Those rules had lapsed, allowing any senator to force 30 hours of debate on a nominee. The rules change limits debate on most nominees to two hours ...
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Senate Barreling Towards Showdown On Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over hurricane relief for Puerto Rico is imperiling a widely backed disaster aid bill that is a top priority for some of Trump’s Southern GOP allies. The amount of money in dispute is relatively small, but Trump feels antipathy toward the U.S. territory’s government and Senate Republicans are taking a hard line — for now — in denying Democratic demands for more aid for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by back-to-back hurr...
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Schumer wants Boeing off FAA committee amid investigations

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes.
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Dems Face Uphill Slog To Win Senate In 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she’ll be national Democrats’ top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party’s rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. “I feel comfortable I’ll be their Plan B,” says Tomlinson, 54, the first female mayor of Columbus, a minority-majority community and one of Georgia’s largest cities. Nineteen months from Election Day, a political eternity during whic...
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Schumer Groups Omar’s Comments With Trump’s Praise Of Neo-Nazi Protesters In AIPAC Speech

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday listed comments from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) alongside President Donald Trump’s praise of attendees at the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville in 2017 during a speech condemning anti-Semitism. “When someone says that being Jewish and supporting Israel means you’re not loyal to America, we must call it out,” Schumer said during a speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., referenci...
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Democrats demand to see full Mueller report by next week – as it happened

Senator Chuck Schumer says American people ‘simply want the truth’. Follow the latest developments Support the Guardian’s independent journalism 12.03am GMT Have a good night, everybody. Here are the evening’s biggest takeaways: 11.03pm GMT Six Democratic House Committee chairs have sent a letter to attorney general William Barr requesting that he send them the full Mueller report by 2 April.NEW: @NBCNews has learned six House Dem Committee chairs - Nadler, Cummings, Schiff, Waters, Neal...
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McConnell blocks move by Schumer to pass resolution calling for Mueller report to be made public

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked efforts by his Democratic counterpart to pass via unanimous consent a resolution to make public special counsel Robert Mueller's report, the second time Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has tried to do so.
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McConnell Blocks Resolution Urging That Mueller Report Be Made Public

Senator Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a resolution that urged the Justice Department to publicly release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report.The Senate majority leader blocked a request by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for unanimous consent on the nonbinding resolution."Whether or not you're a supporter of President Trump or not, of what you feel, there is no good reason not to make the report public," Schumer told his colleagues in a floor speech. "It's a simple...
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Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointment

Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary chairman, said he would summon attorney general William Barr to testify on Capitol Hill Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary committee chairman, has has announced he will summon the attorney general, William Barr, to testify. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP As Donald Trump declared victory following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Democrats showed no signs of backing down from the numerous legal questions encircling the presiden...
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Democrats want to have their say on the Mueller probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has made his determination about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation . Now Democrats want to make their own. Mueller didn’t find that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but he reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr decided there was no evidence requiring prosecution on the obstruction issue. Trump claimed full vin...
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Russia investigation timeline: Robert Mueller and the probe into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion

Since Donald Trump's election a shadow has hung over his administration - a federal investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and Russian agents. Robert Mueller, the stern former FBI director now leading the investigation, has charged dozens of individuals with crimes ranging from election interference to fraud along the way. Mr Trump has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt" - a view held by a number of leading Republicans. However the alleged crimes detaile...
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Trump Claims Vindication as Mueller Finds No Russia Collusion

“Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. The finding on collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign was unambiguous. “The Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or co...
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Dem Leaders To Barr: Your Mueller Summary ‘Raises As Many Questions As It Answers’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday that Attorney General William Barr’s summary for Congress of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report “raises as many questions as it answers” and demonstrated that Mueller’s report ought to be provided in full to lawmakers. “Given Mr. Barr’s public record of bias against the Special Counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about t...
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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...
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