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Democrats aim fury at Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of Mueller report

In the hours after receiving the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, some Democrats on Capitol Hill called not to impeach the President but for the removal of Attorney General William Barr. The attacks against the head of the Justice Department underscored the Democratic Party’s reluctance to opening up politically divisive proceedings to charge…MORE

Mueller report leaves America at a crossroads over Trump

Robert Mueller has left America with a question its political leaders would prefer to avoid. What will citizens do about a presidency that may not be criminal, but is incessantly contemptuous of ethical and legal constraints, and may be the knowing product of an attack on the nation’s democracy by a hostile foreign power? The…MORE

Tallying all 36 pages of redactions in the Mueller report

The redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller released on Thursday clocks in at more than 400 pages — and, by CNN’s best estimate, includes over 900 redactions totaling more than 1,600 lines. The color-coded redactions in the report apply to four types of information: grand jury material, classified intelligence information, material tied to ongoing…MORE

Mueller report highlights Rosenstein’s role as witness in the investigation he oversaw

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report raises fresh questions about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s dual roles as both witness in and supervisor of the special counsel investigation into possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. The report, a redacted version of which the Justice Department released Thursday, disclosed a previously unknown episode in which…MORE

No. 2 House Democrat: Impeachment ‘not worthwhile at this point’

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told CNN on Thursday that it would not be “worthwhile” for House Democrats to pursue impeachment in the aftermath of the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point,”…MORE

2020 Democrats blast Attorney General Barr, call for Mueller to testify

Democrats running for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020 on Thursday took aim at Attorney General William Barr and demanded that special counsel Robert Mueller testify on Capitol Hill now that the full — yet redacted — version of his report has been publicly released. The consistent call from the 2020 candidates makes clear that…MORE

Trump’s NAFTA replacement would have modest but positive impact, report finds

A government analysis of President Donald Trump’s proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement shows it would have only a modest, though positive, effect on the US economy. Thursday’s report from the US International Trade Commission, an independent federal agency, found that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would boost the manufacturing, agriculture and…MORE

What US intelligence believes happened with North Korea’s weapons test

The US does not believe North Korea successfully launched a fully operational new weapon after Pyongyang claimed it had conducted a “new tactical guided weapons firing test” on Wednesday, according to a US official directly familiar with the latest assessment. The initial US intelligence assessment is North Korea tested components for an anti-tank weapon, rather…MORE