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Special counsel and DOJ deliberated seeking subpoena for Trump

Special counsel and DOJ deliberated seeking subpoena for Trump

The special counsel’s office deliberated at length with Justice Department officials about issuing a subpoena for President Donald Trump to be interviewed, but ultimately the decision was made not to move forward with such a significant investigative step, according to a source familiar with the matter. For months, Robert Mueller’s team had requested a sit-down…MORE

The Mueller probe ends, and the gloating begins in Moscow

The Mueller probe ends, and the gloating begins in Moscow

The Kremlin has yet to respond to the conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, but the gloating has already begun in Moscow. Attorney General William Barr said Sunday the special counsel’s investigation did not find President Donald Trump’s campaign or associates conspired with Russia. “In short, Russia did not elect Trump,” said Evgeny Popov,…MORE

The 5 big 2020 storylines you need to watch this week, ranked

The 5 big 2020 storylines you need to watch this week, ranked

With just over 300 days until Iowa’s caucuses and more than a dozen Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination, it can all feel like a little much.  So here’s our attempt to simplify it: Every Sunday night, Chris Cillizza will outline 5 BIG storylines you need to see to understand the week to come on…MORE

Takeaways from the Mueller report summary

Takeaways from the Mueller report summary

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Here are the top takeaways: No collusion President Donald Trump has been saying — and tweeting — a similar refrain for two years now: “NO COLLUSION!” Trump says Barr’s summary proves him right. “[T]he investigation did…MORE

Trump claims vindication after Mueller finds no evidence of collusion

Trump claims vindication after Mueller finds no evidence of collusion

A triumphant President Donald Trump emerged Sunday to claim “complete and total exoneration” after special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence Trump or his campaign associates conspired with Russia to win the presidential election. The report itself was more circumspect: in a letter to Congress, Attorney General William Barr said Mueller did not have…MORE

Barr authored memo last year ruling out obstruction of justice

Barr authored memo last year ruling out obstruction of justice

Nearly a year before his letter Sunday telling lawmakers he did not believe President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, Attorney General William Barr authored a memo saying he thought the obstruction investigation was “fatally misconceived.” Barr, then a private citizen and former attorney general to President George H. W. Bush, issued the memo to…MORE

House Judiciary Chairman says committee will call attorney general to testify

House Judiciary Chairman says committee will call attorney general to testify

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday the committee will call Attorney General William Barr to testify “in the near future.” “In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to…MORE

Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

President Donald Trump spent the last 18-plus months attacking the investigation into Russian interference and the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russians. On Sunday, that same investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, gave Trump something he wanted — and needed badly: A dismissal on the question of collusion and no charges…MORE

Dr. Dre celebrates his daughter getting into USC ‘on her own’

Dr. Dre celebrates his daughter getting into USC ‘on her own’

Hip-hop luminary Dr. Dre took to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate his daughter’s acceptance to the University of Southern California and throw shade at other rich families caught up in a national admissions scandal. The rapper, whose real name is Andre Young, posted a picture with his daughter, Truly Young, and her acceptance letter to…MORE