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Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull Trump impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and impeachment: w...
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Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report, its author and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and im...
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Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and won

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office“You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod...” Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
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Trump and impeachment: where Democrats stand after Mueller

Elizabeth Warren and Rashida Tlaib have called for action, but many lawmakers say more information is needed firstLong before a redacted version of the Mueller report was released this week, the winds of impeachment were swirling around Donald Trump’s presidency. Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
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All the president's men and women: how disobedient aides saved Trump

Mueller report reveals how staff told to do illegal things did not but some say that doesn’t mean Trump is not guilty of a crimeSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionThe myth of Donald Trump presents him as a man of authority, a leader loved and feared, a boss who demands loyalty – and gets it. Related: The 14 current Republican senators who voted to impeach or convict Bill Clinton Continue reading...
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Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump's impeachment

The Massachusetts senator is the most senior Democrat to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against TrumpElizabeth Warren on Friday became the most senior Democrat, and the first 2020 presidential candidate, to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign. Related: The key unanswered questions from the Mueller report Continue reading...
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Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump's impeachment following Mueller report – live

In a statement, the senator and 2020 presidential candidate said initiating impeachment proceedings is the ‘constitutional duty’ of politiciansSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 9.26pm BST CNN’s Manu Raju is reporting that “Democratic leaders are rejecting a proposal from the Justice Department to allow the House and Senate leaders and the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committee...
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Trump approval rating hits 2019 low in wake of Mueller report – live

The number of Americans who approve of Donald Trump dropped by three percentage points following the release of the reportSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 8.18pm BST The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential elec...
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Mueller report contains nearly 1,000 redactions – live updates

Analysis counts up attorney general William Barr’s redactions, as House issues subpoena for version of the report without anything removedSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 5.17pm BST Earlier we told you to stay tuned for the rest of Trump’s thoughts on the “crazy” muller report. Hopefully you’re still tuned, because - nothing yet. It’s been four hours.President Trump is spending a gloomy and rainy Good F...
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Mueller report: House subpoenas for release of unredacted version – live

Jerry Nadler, judiciary committee chairman, says entire report on Trump-Russia investigation is necessary to make ‘informed decisions’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 4.27pm BST One of the clearest takeaways from the Mueller report was the conclusion by investigators that Russia successfully mounted a campaign to interfere with the 2016 US election.Today Moscow is rejecting that conclusion in the strong...
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Sarah Sanders reiterates Comey claims despite admitting to lying

Press secretary defended past statements she made in an interview on Friday that Mueller’s team said had ‘no basis in fact’Follow the latest on the Mueller report – liveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionSarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, has defended claims she repeatedly made to reporters in 2017 regarding Donald Trump’s firing of then FBI director James Comey – despite admitting to investigators for the special counsel Robert Mueller that they ha...
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Mueller report latest: House subpoenas for unredacted version – live

Jerry Nadler, judiciary committee chairman, says entire report on Trump-Russia investigation is necessary to make ‘informed decisions’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspectiveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 2.44pm BST White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was on the defensive on ABC’s “Good Morning America” after beign pressed on language in the Mueller report suggesting that she made a dishonest statement to reporters about the firing of...
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'Whimsical, uninformed': French ambassador's parting verdict on Trump

Gérard Araud compares regime to court of Louis XIV and warns UK over post-Brexit tradeThe outgoing French ambassador to the US has compared the Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV, filled with courtiers trying to interpret the caprices of a “whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed” leader.Gérard Araud, who retires on Friday after a 37-year career that included some of the top jobs in French diplomacy, said Donald Trump’s unpredictability and his single-minded transactional interpret...
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Mueller report unable to clear Trump of obstruction of justice

Special counsel says evidence obtained about the president threw up ‘difficult issues’Robert Mueller’s much-awaited report details “multiple contacts” between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, and sets out 10 “episodes” in which Donald Trump possibly obstructed justice.Mueller says he did not make a “traditional prosecutorial judgement” on whether Trump did obstruct justice and adds that the evidence obtained about “the president’s actions and intent” threw up “difficult issue...
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Mueller report: Democrats round on Barr over 'misleading' Trump exoneration – as it happened

Judiciary committee chair Jerry Nadler says it was ‘disingenuous and misleading’ of Barr to say Trump is ‘clear of wrongdoing’The key takeaways from the Trump-Russia investigationSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 2.12am BST So that was a day. 1.19am BST House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi appears to be rallying the House Democrats, sending a letter to her colleagues and planning for a Monday conference call to discuss the Mueller report.NEW.. PELOSI ann...
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Trump claims 'game over' on Mueller report as Democrats say game on

Document threatens to reopen debate over impeachment and raises questions on the futures of William Barr and Sarah SandersMueller report released – live updatesSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionDonald Trump’s claims of vindication after the release of Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday were quickly drowned out by furious Democrats, who pointed to a wealth of evidence the president attempted to obstruct justice and demanded fresh hearings into potentially crim...
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Mueller report: Democrats round on Barr over 'misleading' Trump exoneration – live

Judiciary committee chair Jerry Nadler says it was ‘disingenuous and misleading’ of Barr to say Trump is ‘clear of wrongdoing’The key takeaways from the Trump-Russia investigationSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 9.26pm BST The Guardian’s Ed Pilkington spotted this important passage as he fastidiously pours over the 448-page document. Mueller lays out clear evidence that Trump attempted to lean on a couple of key witnesses to deflect the Russia inquiry awa...
Tags: Russia, US news, US politics, Guardian, Donald Trump, David Smith, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Melania, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump Russia, Ed Pilkington, Paul Manafort, Jerry Nadler


Mueller's report would have signaled the end for anyone other than Trump

The activity discovered by Mueller was not, as Trump and his allies falsely insist, standard stuff for a political campaignThe full text of Robert Mueller’s report on Trump and RussiaSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionFor all his bluster about being a master builder, Donald Trump really made his millions through branding. From chewy steaks to failing casinos, Trump has spent decades putting lucrative lipstick on pigs.So when faced with a sprawling criminal inves...
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Trump said he was 'fucked' and his presidency over upon Mueller's appointment – live

Notes by Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff say Trump’s reaction to Mueller’s appointment was: ‘This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency.’ Mueller details 11 instances of potential obstruction by Trump in reportSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 5.34pm BST After Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates were indicted by a grand jury on multiple felony counts Manafort told Gates he had spoken to Trump’s personal counsel, and said: “We’ll be taken care of....
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Mueller report: Trump was 'receptive' to offers of Russian election help – live

Special counsel also found that Trump campaign ‘expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts’Mueller report examines ‘10 episodes’ of potential obstruction by TrumpSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution 4.37pm BST Trump is hosting a Wounded Warrior event at the White House today. He says he is having a “good day”: “They’re having a good day, I’m having a good day too. It’s called no collusion, no obstruction...
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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 examines '10 episodes' of potential obstruction by Trump – Barr

Attorney general defends president at press conference ahead of the report’s release, saying ‘there was no collusion’Follow the latest on the Mueller report release – liveSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionThe US attorney general, William Barr, has said the Mueller report describes “10 episodes” in which Donald Trump engaged in potential obstruction of justice, but emphasised that the investigation had found “no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia’s...
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Mueller report release: Barr gives press conference ahead of publication – live

Jerrold Nadler, House judiciary chair, said he’s ‘deeply troubled’ that the White House is being briefed on the Mueller report ahead of its releaseSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.39pm BST Bill Barr is speaking at a news conference ahead of the Mueller report being released.“I’m committed to ensuring the greatest degree” of transparency, Barr said. 2.14pm BST Trump has posted a video super-cut of him saying “no collusion”. You can watch it below if that’s your thin...
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Mueller report release: five things to look out for

Barr has said the report has two parts: one on Russian tampering efforts and one on alleged obstruction of justice by TrumpMueller report release – live updatesOn Thursday, the US justice department is expected to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian election tampering and the Donald Trump campaign to the public. The attorney general, William Barr, has announced a press conference at the justice department at 9.30am to discuss it. Related...
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Five key things to look for in the Mueller report

Barr has said the report has two parts: one on Russian tampering efforts and one on alleged obstruction of justice by TrumpMueller report release – live updatesSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism that brings clarity at this critical moment in American history. Make a contribution.On Thursday, the US justice department is expected to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian election tampering and the Donald Trump campaign to the publi...
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Mueller report: redacted Trump-Russia findings to be released today – live

Follow the latest news and analysis as we learn what Mueller’s findings from the Russia investigation mean for TrumpSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.25pm BST Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of US political news. Today is a big day: we’ll finally get to see Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.The Department of Justice is due to release the report to Congress between 11am and noon ET, then released generally on the DoJ website...
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No children or ducks harmed by novichok, say health officials

Wiltshire council clarification follows claims Trump was shown images to the contraryNo children or animals were harmed in the novichok attack in Wiltshire last year, health officials have said, following claims that Donald Trump decided to take action against Russia after being shown images of dead ducks and children in hospital.Trump is said to have been reluctant at first to expel Russian diplomats following the attack in Salisbury last year, viewing the poisoning of the former Moscow agent S...
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Trump policy of less safety and more offshore drilling is 'a recipe for disaster'

Nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Trump administration is exacerbating the industry’s ‘systemic failures’, report warnsOffshore oil and gas drilling in the US is plagued by “systemic failures” in oversight that are being worsened by Trump administration attempts to expand drilling and roll back safety requirements, a new report has warned.The analysis of public documents by the conservation group Oceana found that while some minor improvements have been made since the BP Deep...
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