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Fox anchor Shannon Bream defends Barr, saying he didn’t have to release Mueller̵...

Fox anchor Shannon Bream defends Barr, saying he didn’t have to release Mueller&#821…DANA PERINO (HOST): Shannon Bream, I did want to ask you about this. It’s very lightly redacted. I worked at the Justice Department for a while, I know redactions are very frustrating to people. I think we have a full screen that we can pull up that shows that they did try to provide the American people as much as they possibly could in this report. But also to your point, earlier, and we’ll repeat it here, the attorney general didn’t have to do this at all.  SHANNON BREAM (FOX NEWS ANCHOR): Yeah, there’s nothing in the statute of the regulations that require him to do this. I mean, the way that it works is that the attorney, or the special counsel has to report to the attorney general on his findings. It simply says that the attorney general has…


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Mueller Leaves It to Congress to Decide Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

Mueller Leaves It to Congress to Decide Whether Trump Obstructed JusticeSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller decided that it would not be appropriate for him to determine whether President Donald Trump had committed the crime of obstructing justice through his actions that threatened to derail Mueller’s investigation. But he specifically left open the possibility for Congress to make that determination—concluding in his report that Congress has the power to continue its own investigation and consider the facts laid out in his report. “With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,” the report, released Thursday, states.  The report continues: “The separation-of-powers doctrine authorizes Congress to protect official proceedings, including those of courts…


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The Mueller Report Was Just Released. Read It Here.

The Mueller Report Was Just Released. Read It Here.The Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, revealing some results of the nearly two year investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. Mueller completed his report last month, but the release was delayed while the Justice Department redacted what Attorney General William Barr said were several types of sensitive information in the report. In a March 24 letter to Congress, Barr summarized what he called the “principle conclusions” of the nearly 400-page report. Barr quoted part of a sentence in the report in which Mueller concluded that the “investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Barr made similar comments in a press conference Thursday morning before the release of the redacted report. Barr also said in his March…


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Five Critical Takeaways From the Mueller Report

Five Critical Takeaways From the Mueller ReportAfter nearly two years of waiting, we have a redacted version of the report of special counsel Robert Mueller. A searchable copy can be found and examine here. The report is 448 pages long and is divided into two volumes. Volume I, in the words of the report, “describes the factual results of the Special Counsel’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and its interactions with the Trump Campaign.” If you are concerned about allegations of conspiracy, cooperation or “collusion” (more on that misnomer ahead) between the campaign and persons associated with the Russian government, this is where you will find Mueller’s reasoning. Volume II “addresses the President’s actions towards the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and related matters, and his actions towards the Special Counsel’s investigation.” If you are interested in learning whether the 45th…


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Nadler Will Subpoena Full Mueller Report

Nadler Will Subpoena Full Mueller ReportHouse Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Thursday that he will subpoena a full, non-redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The New York Democrat also charged that Attorney General William Barr misrepresented the report in a Thursday morning press conference and argued that Barr has shown “an unsettling willingness to undermine his own Department in order to protect President Trump.” Nadler said that contrary to public reports, the Justice Department has not yet turned over to the Judiciary Committee a less-redacted version than the one Barr released publicly on Thursday. “Because Congress requires this material in order to perform our constitutionally-mandated responsibilities, I will issue a subpoena for the full report and the underlying materials,” he said in a statement Thursday afternoon. Nadler says he is requesting that Mueller testify before his committee by May 23. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) also…


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The Mueller-Industrial Complex Collapses

The Mueller-Industrial Complex CollapsesIn a letter to Congress Sunday, Attorney General William Barr declared that while Robert Mueller’s report found evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and did not exonerate President Trump, it also did “not conclude that the president committed a crime.” And so the special counsel’s months-long investigation into President Trump’s dealings with Russia ended in an inconclusive conclusion: There would be no smoking gun that results in Trump’s hasty removal from office.It wasn’t just Democratic lawmakers who had been banking on a final blow to the Trump administration. Pundits, commentators, and opportunistic entrepreneurs had all held up Mueller as a hero for their cause—and, in the process, constructed a cottage industry of Mueller-pegged media content and accessories.University of New Hampshire assistant professor Seth Abramson built a small media empire anticipating the report. He even wrote a book, not yet published, ambitiously titled Proof of Conspiracy,…


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