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Mueller Investigation

  1. mueller time
    Renato Mariotti on Why Mueller Didn’t Charge Trump With Obstruction of JusticeAnd William Barr’s “deceptive and highly misleading” performance this morning.
  2. mueller time
    The Mueller EncyclopediaAn index of who’s who and what’s what to help make sense of the Mueller report.
  3. mueller time
    Man Shocks America With Unblinking EyesRod Rosenstein didn’t move during William Barr’s press conference.
  4. mueller time
    Everything We’ve Learned From Robert Mueller’s Investigation (So Far)Even without seeing the full report, we know plenty about wrongdoing by Trump associates and Russia’s 2016 election meddling.
  5. the white house
    Trump Aides Fear He Is Overselling His ‘Exoneration’“There will be plenty of unfavorable things in the full report,” said one. “So let’s not go overboard saying there’s no wrongdoing.”
  6. the national interest
    Barr’s Letter Didn’t Exonerate Trump — It Vindicated HimAnother astonishing victory redefines what the presidency is.
  7. mueller time
    Intelligencer Chat: Did ‘the Media’ Screw Up the Trump-Russia Story?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the calls for a mainstream-press reckoning are fair.
  8. mueller investigation
    The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the ThreadsCasual conspiracy theorizing has become the new normal.
  9. politics
    Report: Trump Had Second Private Meeting With Putin in 2018The president reportedly spoke with Putin in private during the G20 conference in November, and may have discussed setting up an official summit.
  10. russia investigation
    Giuliani: Trump’s Moscow Tower Planning May Have Continued Through the ElectionTrump’s lawyer has now tried to take back his comments, which also indicated that Trump may have talked to Cohen before his Congressional testimony.
  11. white house
    Trump Could Use Chief of Staff Appointment to Declare Total War on His EnemiesA top staffer like Mark Meadows would be confirmation that Trump’s strategy to defend against political and legal threats is maximum polarization.
  12. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  13. attorney general
    Bush AG William Barr, a Law-and-Order Conservative, Favorite to Succeed SessionsBarr seems to share a number of Trump perspectives related to the Mueller investigation, but he’s best known as a big fan of mass incarceration.
  14. government shutdown
    Yet Again, Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over His Precious WallDemocrats aren’t in the mood to give Trump his border wall money, and are demanding concessions on Mueller and the 2020 Census.
  15. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  16. rod rosenstein
    Rod Rosenstein Didn’t Quit After AllAfter hours of feverish speculation, he remains embattled but employed.
  17. russia probe
    Trump Declassifies Russia Probe Documents in Latest Attempt to Undermine MuellerIn an unprecedented move, Trump ordered the release of some material from an ongoing probe over the objections of intelligence officials.
  18. russia probe
    Why the Mueller Probe’s Papadopoulos Bombshell FizzledThe ex–Trump aide’s plea deal raised hopes that he might be the key to more 2016 election mysteries, but prosecutors say he mainly hindered the probe.
  19. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Can’t Hide His Slavish Devotion to Presidential PowerDespite the judge’s evasive answers on executive power, his hearings have only underscored that no one should count on him to rein in Trump.
  20. the kavanaugh hearings
    As Kavanaugh Tried to Focus on Legal Abstractions, Real World Kept IntrudingOn day two of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats chipped away at the Supreme Court nominee’s attempt to put forth a regular-guy persona.
  21. 2018 midterms
    If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November SurpriseTrump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
  22. let's have a chat
    What Did the Manafort Verdict and Cohen Plea Deal Really Change?Four members of New York’s politics team discuss the upshot of the latest developments in the trials of Trump’s inner circle.
  23. michael cohen
    Senators Hope Michael Cohen Did Not Lie to Them About Trump Tower MeetingSenators Burr and Warner want to make sure the lawyer’s guilty plea doesn’t prevent him from testifying again about the pivotal Trump Tower meeting.
  24. russia investigation
    Has White House Counsel Don McGahn Flipped on Trump?McGahn reportedly began cooperating “extensively” with the Mueller investigation after fearing Trump would try to make him a fall guy.
  25. russia investigation
    Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  26. the law
    Judge Ellis Knows What He’s Doing in the Manafort TrialAnd rumors that the trial has Mueller on the ropes have been greatly exaggerated.
  27. Rudy Giuliani Accidentally Invites Twitter to ‘Hate Me’Though Trump is said to be losing patience, Giuliani couldn’t keep himself from churning out silly gaffes and contradictory explanations.
  28. Team Trump’s Explanations for Mueller Tirade Make Less and Less SenseAfter Trump called on Sessions to end the “rigged witch hunt,” reports claimed he’s actually eager to talk to Mueller, and thinks he’ll clear himself.
  29. Mueller Referred 3 Cases on Illicit Foreign Lobbying to New York ProsecutorsThey involve top U.S. lobbyists and operatives linked to Paul Manafort – both Republicans and Democrats – who failed to register as foreign agents.
  30. russia investigation
    Roger Stone Admits Meeting With Russian Who Promised Damaging Clinton Info11 Trump associates have now acknowledged interacting with Russian nationals during the campaign or transition.
  31. Bannon Is Still Advising Trump Allies on Their War With MuellerTrump seemed to reject the half-baked plan Bannon was pushing a month ago, and he may not know that his confidants are talking with his ex-strategist.
  32. Manafort’s Former Son-in-Law Pleads Guilty, Is Working With Federal ProsecutorsJeffrey Yohai, who worked with Manafort on real-estate deals, pleaded guilty to federal charges and may be assisting Mueller.
  33. mueller investigation
    Mueller Team Has Interviewed Tom Barrack, a Close Friend of TrumpBarrack was a top fundraiser for Trump’s presidential campaign and chaired his inaugural committee.
  34. New York AG Calls for Closing Presidential Pardon LoopholeRight now, if Trump pardons cronies for a federal offense, New York can’t prosecute them for crimes related to the same act.
  35. russia investigation
    Cohen Again Denies He Made Prague Visit During Trump CampaignTrump’s legally imperiled fixer has ridiculed a new report claiming otherwise.
  36. Trump Cancels Trip to South America to Oversee Syria ResponseThis will also give the president more time to stew over the Mueller investigation.
  37. Mueller May Be Baiting Trump, Eyeing Early Summer Release on ObstructionHis reported plan could convince Trump to sit for an interview, and make the midterms more miserable for Republicans.
  38. Judge Hands Down First Sentence in Mueller’s Russia InvestigationA Dutch lawyer is going to prison, but not for very long.
  39. russia investigation
    Report: Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Will Plead Guilty, Testify Against ManafortThings aren’t looking good for Trump’s former campaign chairman.
  40. Joe Manchin Is Right: Washington SucksAs Washington descends into tribal warfare over the president’s struggle against independent investigation, Congress is becoming a bad joke.
  41. 6 Quick Takeaways From the Nunes Memo Even if all of the memo’s assertions are true, it would do nothing to discredit the validity of the Mueller investigation.
  42. russia investigation
    What Could Bob Mueller Want From Steve Bannon?Bannon has little left to lose by telling the special counsel everything he knows.
  43. Why Is Trump’s Lawyer Still Pretending That the Mueller Probe Is Almost Over?After moving the deadline from Thanksgiving to January, he now predicts it will end in four to six weeks — despite evidence to the contrary.
  44. the national interest
    The Mueller Investigation Is in Mortal DangerYet another distressing lesson from the Roy Moore campaign.