GOP lawmakers ignore Mueller report, stick with Barr memo talking points

Republican lawmakers were reticent to let go of the talking points Attorney General William Barr fed them in previous weeks, even after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the nearly two-year long Russia investigation. The report, lightly redacted and released on Thursday, directly contradicts Barr’s earlier representations. Hours before the report was […]

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Trump echoes far-right media figures in referring to Mueller investigation as a ‘coup’

President Donald Trump escalated his rhetorical condemnation of the Mueller investigation Wednesday, calling it an “attempted coup,” the first time the president himself has used that specific — and inaccurate — term to frame the investigation. Trump’s language mirrored that of far-right media figures, who have long criticized the nearly two-year probe as baseless. Speaking […]

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Nielsen’s departure from DHS leaves Trump with patchwork Cabinet

President Donald Trump is operating with a slimmed-down Cabinet following Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure, even as his declared “national emergency” at the U.S.-Mexico border heats up. Nielsen, who helped Trump carry out the administration’s abusive family separation practice last year, was reportedly forced to tender her resignation Sunday, amid frustrations from […]

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