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Justice Department releases nearly 400-page Mueller report

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr on Thursday morning was set to transmit a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign to members of Congress, making public for the first time substantial portions of the nearly 400-page document. The Justice Department’s…read more »

Trump tweets ‘Game Over’ moments after Barr’s news conference on Mueller report

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Moments after Attorney General William Barr concluded a news conference Thursday morning laying out his interpretation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report ahead of its expected release to Congress and the public, President Donald Trump took to Twitter with a Game of Thrones reference to declare: “Game Over.” pic.twitter.com/222atp7wuB — Donald…read more »

Barr: Committed to ‘greatest degree of transparency’ in releasing redacted Mueller report

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — At a news conference Thursday morning ahead of his release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, Attorney General Willaim Barr said he was committed to providing “the greatest degree possible of transparency concerning the special counsel’s investigation consistent with the law.”Barr held the news conference hours before he was set…read more »

Barr defends Trump’s actions, handling of Mueller report ahead of its release

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — At a news conference Thursday morning ahead of his release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, Attorney General William Barr defended President Donald Trump’s actions with regard to possible obstruction of justice as well as his own decision to speak about the report before releasing it. Barr started by saying…read more »

Justice Department to release redacted version of Mueller report

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr on Thursday morning was set to transmit a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign to members of Congress, making public for the first time substantial portions of the nearly 400-page document. The Justice Department’s…read more »

Legislation to address uptick of veteran suicides at VA facilities

jetcityimage/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A House Democrat is introducing legislation on Thursday aimed at addressing an uptick in veteran suicides at Department of Veteran’s Affairs facilities. In five days this month alone, three veterans took their lives at VA facilities, including one who died by suicide in a crowded Austin, Texas, waiting room last week.The legislation will…read more »

Democrats slam Justice Department over Mueller report release

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Democrats criticized the Justice Department’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report on the eve of its release, slamming plans to deliver it to Capitol Hill Thursday morning following a news conference from Attorney General William Barr.”This is wrong,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a news conference Wednesday…read more »

What the attorney general’s words tell us about what’s in the Mueller report

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday did a final review of his redactions to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before he releases it to the public on Thursday, his past words may provide clues about what he’ll disclose.Much attention when the report is released will focus on the issue of…read more »

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