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Inside the special counsel’s long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with RussiaA reconstruction of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III’s team shows why it was often a maddeningly difficult task — and why some mysteries were left unanswered.
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The Four-Pinocchio claim at the center of the census citizenship questionThree judges have found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a phony reason for adding a Census citizenship question. That reinforces our Four Pinocchio ruling from 2018.
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Inside the special counsel’s long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with RussiaA reconstruction of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III’s team shows why it was often a maddeningly difficult task — and why some mysteries were left unanswered.
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Trump administration’s proposed hiring requirement alarms criminal justice reform advocates on left and rightActivists seeking to make it easier for those with criminal convictions to get jobs say requiring federal applicants to disclose their participation in pretrial diversion programs contradicts President Trump’s public stance.
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Mueller punted his report to a Congress ill-equipped to deal with itThis Congress is hyperpartisan and hyperfocused on the 2020 election rather than answering big questions about presidential criminality and liability.
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Trump asked his lawyer to cross legal lines. The Mueller report shows how he pushed back.The report produced a few surprises, including that President Trump's attempts to impede the investigation were “mostly unsuccessful” because officials refused to help him. Former White House counsel Donald McGahn was a major player on that front.
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How William Barr successfully pre-spun the Mueller report for TrumpThe debate over the report was always going to be partisan. Barr gave Trump supporters something to latch on to, even though it was misleading.
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Trump tweets, then deletes, grossly overstated death toll in Sri Lankan church explosionsPresident Trump said the death toll was 138 million. As of 2018, the population of Sri Lanka was about 22 million.
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‘Nothing wrong’ with campaign accepting information from Russians, Giuliani saysIn the wake of the special counsel’s report, the president’s personal attorney maintained that Donald Trump’s team behaved appropriately during the 2016 race.
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Trump closes Florida vacation with Easter serviceOver his four-day weekend getaway, the president tweeted about the Mueller report more than 30 times.
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Democrats will meet in the next few weeks to discuss impeachment, Schiff says“That’s going to be a very consequential decision and one that I’m going to reserve judgment on until we’ve had a chance to fully deliberate on it,” the California Democrat said.
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Nadler says Democrats will call Donald McGahn to testifyThe House Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel needs to hear from the former White House counsel in the wake of the Mueller report.
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In high-stakes census case, Supreme Court will dissect Trump’s effort to catalogue noncitizensThe administration’s plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 form has brought intense scrutiny on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
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Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them richFor the first time in decades, U.S. politicians and billionaires ask whether American-style capitalism can survive.
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Five things to know about impeachmentNo president has ever been convicted via this unwieldy tool built into the Constitution.
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For Bernie Sanders, 2016 gets in the way of 2020Like President Trump, the independent senator seems fixed on the last campaign, caught between pleasing his most enthusiastic backers and expanding his reach.
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Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenshipFederal officials issued a guidance Friday clarifying that working with or using marijuana could be grounds for losing the chance for citizenship.
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Armed with Mueller report, Democrats confront challenge of Trump’s messaging machineDemocratic House leaders and presidential candidates are taking different approaches.
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Buttigieg has been the surprise of the Democratic field. Where does he go next?His early success tells something about his appeal. Expanding it will be his bigger challenge.
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Mueller punted his report to a Congress ill-equipped to deal with itThis Congress is hyperpartisan and hyperfocused on the 2020 election rather than answering big questions about presidential criminality and liability.
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Freshman Democrats keep the ‘green wave’ rolling for reelection bids next yearThe first-term lawmakers are raising money at a historical clip, with 41 collecting at least $300,000.
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Trump blames McGahn after Mueller paints damning portrait with notes from White House aidesThe president, long suspicious of paper trails, seethed that contemporaneous memos by aides became primary source material for the special counsel’s report.
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After Mueller report, Democrats divided over end game — investigate Trump or impeachPresidential candidates Warren and Castro called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings, but Pelosi and other top Democrats have tried to tamp down the talk.
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Trump asked his lawyer to cross legal lines. The Mueller report shows how he pushed back.The report produced a few surprises, including that President Trump's attempts to impede the investigation were “mostly unsuccessful” because officials refused to help him. Former White House counsel Donald McGahn was a major player on that front.
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