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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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The Guardian view on the Mueller report: now we see it. What next? | Editorial

It is no surprise that the document bears little resemblance to that portrayed by the Trump administration. It must not be allowed to draw a line beneath itFinally we have heard from Robert Mueller himself. For two years, in the face of immense presidential pressure and outright attempts to have him fired, the special counsel and his team quietly pursued their mammoth inquiry. He remained silent too as the Trump administration falsely claimed his 400-plus page report as a vindication. Now it is ...
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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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Trump's attacks on Ilhan Omar aim to stoke fears ahead of the 2020 election

Trump and Republicans are using Omar to drive a wedge within the Democratic party and ‘foment hatred of Muslim Americans’When Ilhan Omar became one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in November, the American Muslim community saw her victory as a symbolic rejoinder to Donald Trump.Omar’s remarkable journey – from a Somali refugee camp to the Minnesota state legislature and the hallways of the US Capitol – stood out among a historically diverse class of freshman lawmakers. The sigh...
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Trump and America brace for release of redacted Mueller report

Long-awaited document to be released on Thursday could shed light on details of evidence gathered during two-year Trump-Russia investigationAlmost two years after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate potential ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, the American people will finally read his report on Thursday – albeit in redacted form.The public release of the 400-page Mueller report marks a significant moment for a country on tenterhooks over what th...
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Democrats condemn Barr for trying to 'cherry-pick' Mueller's findings

Attorney general has sought to ‘put his own spin’ on special counsel’s report, say lawmakers before report’s releaseOn the eve of the long-anticipated release of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian tampering in the 2016 election and alleged Trump campaign involvement, Democrats accused the attorney general, William Barr, of trying to “cherry-pick” and “put his own spin” on the conclusions of the investigation.Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary co...
Tags: William Barr, Donald Trump, US politics, US news, Trump administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Robert Mueller, US Congress, Democrats


Democrats condemn attorney general's plan for rollout of Mueller report

Attorney general has sought to ‘put his own spin’ on special counsel’s report, say lawmakers before report’s releaseOn the eve of the long-anticipated release of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian tampering in the 2016 election and alleged Trump campaign involvement, Democrats accused the attorney general, William Barr, of trying to “cherry-pick” and “put his own spin” on the conclusions of the investigation.Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary co...
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Asylum seekers at border cannot be released on bond, Barr says – live

William Barr strips right from asylum seekers, requiring them to be held in mandatory detention insteadSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.40am BST From the Guardian’s Lauren Gambino: .⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ vetoes the bipartisan War Powers résolution that would have ended US support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen pic.twitter.com/REUgMF3oG1 11.16pm BST The Associated Press is reporting that a US district judge believes that the Trump administration could identify pote...
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Trump 2020 team spending almost half of Facebook ad budget to target seniors – live

Trump camp is spending 44% of its Facebook ad budget to target users 65 years and older, Axios reports, while top 12 Democrats have allotted 27% Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.36pm BST Brave political opinions...[John Kerry?!?]Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden/John Kerry will be a good ticket. Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto are completely useless and time wasters.Trump's logo looks like the Tesco cheap range logo. (Says it all I reckon, except that Trump is a leech ...
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Bernie Sanders boosted by Fox News town hall broadcast – live

The 2020 presidential candidate showed his brand of democratic socialism could have traction in Trump countrySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.31pm BST Here’s video of Sanders getting booed out of the auditorium unexpectedly cheered at every turn by they Fox News town hall audience.How do you think a Sanders-Trump presidential debate would play out? Getting ahead of ourselves, you say? Maybe so. What other candidate on the Democratic side could similarly rous...
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Facebook allowed violent posts by man charged with Ilhan Omar death threat

Site took no action to remove posts by Patrick Carlineo alluding to violence against Muslims and US officials, until Guardian reviewFacebook allowed a man charged with threatening to kill congresswoman Ilhan Omar to post violent and racist content for years, and took no action to remove his posts when he was arrested.Patrick Carlineo, of upstate New York, posted several entries to his Facebook page alluding to violence against Muslims and US officials including former president Barack Obama, a G...
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White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker

The top Democrat in the US Congress ordered a safety review for a Muslim lawmaker and her family Sunday after accusing President Donald Trump of putting her in danger by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Trump to remove the clip featuring Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar. "Following the president's tweet, I spoke with the sergeant-at-arms to ensure that Capitol Po...
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Mueller's Trump-Russia report to be released on Thursday

William Barr will release a redacted version of the near 400-page report to Congress and the public, spokeswoman saidSpecial counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference will be released on Thursday morning, promising the climactic moment in a two-year saga that has jeopardised Donald Trump’s presidency and held Washington spellbound. Related: Mueller report to be released on Thursday, DoJ announces – live Continue reading...
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Ilhan Omar has had spike in death threats since Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Congresswoman said many threats referenced the president’s tweet as Sarah Sanders praises Trump for ‘calling Omar out’ Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignMuslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said she has received an increased number of death threats after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks.Omar issued a statement on Sunday night saying: “Since the president’s tweet Friday evening, I have ex...
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Ilhan Omar: White House escalates Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading...
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Democrats set new deadline for release of Trump tax returns

House committee chair has authority to demand releaseWhite House has said tax information will not be sharedDonald Trump’s tax returns must be handed to House Democrats by 23 April, a leading committee chair said on Saturday.Democrats initially set a 10 April deadline for the returns but this week treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said he needed more time to assess issues raised by the request. Continue reading...
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Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a domestic terrorist

New York congresswoman says ‘uncalled for’ rhetoric puts her and colleagues in dangerA fundraising email sent by a college Republican group branding the US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist” drew a sharp rebuke from the congresswoman, who warned that similar rhetorical attacks had in the past resulted in a spike in death threats against her.An email sent on Tuesday by Tom Ferrall, chairman of the Ohio Federation of College Republicans, bore the subject line “AOC is...
Tags: New York, Republicans, US, US news, US politics, US Congress, Aoc, Center for Public Integrity, Dave Levinthal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Tom Ferrall, Ohio Federation of College Republicans


Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a terrorist

New York congresswoman says ‘uncalled for’ rhetoric puts her and colleagues in dangerA fundraising email sent by a college Republican group branding the US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist” drew a sharp rebuke from the congresswoman, who warned that similar rhetorical attacks had in the past resulted in a spike in death threats against her.Dave Levinthal, an editor at the Center for Public Integrity, on Wednesday afternoon shared a screenshot of an email sent that...
Tags: New York, Republicans, US, US news, US politics, US Congress, Aoc, Center for Public Integrity, Dave Levinthal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Tom Ferrall, Ohio Federation of College Republicans


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns – as it happened

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.36am BST Closing down for the evening! Thanks for following along. Here’s what happened Wednesday evening: Related: How anti-abortion activists use cutting edge science to justify ever stricter laws 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their in...
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Donald Trump's preference for 'acting' senior officials alarms experts and allies

* 15 leadership posts unfilled, including defense and interior * Congress bypassed but ‘It gives me more flexibility’ – TrumpDonald Trump speaks in Calexico, California, while the then homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, watches flanked by her acting successor, Kevin McAleenan. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/ReutersDonald Trump has surrounded himself with an increasing number of temporary officials in his cabinet, raising fresh concerns over the president’s influence across US departm...
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Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their inquiry into the Amazon CEO’s claims that Saudi Arabia was behind the National Enquirer extortion scandal that exposed his affair. Related: Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackma...
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Nancy Pelosi says 'I don't trust Barr, I trust Mueller' – live

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.25pm BST Another Republican Senator is urging Donald Trump to stop his purge of the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security. The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Reform Committee, said he is worried that [DHS General Counsel John] Mitnick coul...
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Free IRS software for filing taxes to be banned by US Congress in win for TurboTax

Congress is poised to pass a bill that would hand a major policy victory to the for-profit tax preparation industry, just in time for Tax Day in America.The bill, titled the Taxpayers First Act, is a wide-ranging bill that includes a provision that would ban the US government from developing a free electronic tax filing system, and is supported by companies like Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, and H&R Block.Those companies have lobbied Congress for years now to block the Internal Revenue Service ...
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William Barr claims Trump campaign was 'spied' on under Obama – live

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.39pm BST Vice President Mike Pence has asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, per AFP.#BREAKING US Vice President Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader pic.twitter.com/SLm2sIsCCp 4.27pm BST Donald Trump said his adviser Stephen Miller - an immigration h...
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Barr faces Senate panel as Mueller report expected within a week – live

Lawmakers are expected to ask the attorney general about Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry at hearing on justice department’s budgetSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.38pm BST Attorney General William Barr elaborated on his statement yesterday that he is putting together a team to review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign. He said he believes there was “spying” on Trump’s campaign, a claim the president has frequently made, and he wants to determin...
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Barr to face Senate subcommittee as Mueller report expected within a week – live

Lawmakers are expected to ask the attorney general about Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry at hearing on justice department’s budgetSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.37pm BST Jeffrey Rosen, Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general, faces a Senate confirmation hearing today. Rosen is currently the deputy secretary of transportation and has not previously worked in the Justice Department, the Washington Post reports. 2.27pm BST Under pressure to show they have s...
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Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – as it happened

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.23am BST We’re ending our live coverage for the day - thanks for tuning in! Here are some key events and links from this busy Monday: 12.57am BST The FBI is refusing to release records on whistleblower Chelsea Manning despite the fact that she waived her rights under the Privacy Act and requested that the thousands of pages of files on her...
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Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – live

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.38am BST A number of reports today have suggested that the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary will give even more power to Stephen Miller, the far-right senior adviser in the White House known for aggressively pushing some of Trump’s most extreme anti-immigrant initiatives. Analysis: Stephen Miller, the hard-line youn...
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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 removes Secret Service director after ousting Kirstjen Nielsen – live

Trump ordered firing of Randolph Alles, White House confirms, a day after forcing out Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen NielsenSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.27pm BST The Trump Administration has canceled a deal that made it easier for Cuban baseball players to play in the Major Leagues. The Trump administration canceled a four-month-old deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation Monday, saying that the federation was part of the Cuban go...
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