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M.N.: The American people may feel proud about their Justice System: it is balanced and fair, which is confirmed by Mr. Mueller's style of conducting his historical investigation. This system is embodied by the persons for whom the integrity is unquestionable, it is the inseparable and natural part of their personalities and the professional lives. These persons are of the various and different persuasions, political and apolitical. These persons are: Mr. Comey, Mr. Mueller, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein, and many others. 
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FBI expected to brief House and Senate 'Gang of 8' on Mueller's counterintel findings

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WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday that the FBI is prepared to brief congressional leaders on the counterintelligence findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, and the letter sent to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr about the Mueller probe is silent on the question of whether investigators found that Trump or anyone around him might be compromised or influenced by Russia.
The officials said they expect the FBI to brief the so-called Gang of 8 — the leaders of the House and the Senate and the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees — in closed session.
No briefing has been scheduled, a third U.S. official familiar with the matter said, but one of the officials said it could happen within the next 30 to 60 days.
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Being unfit for office is not a crime. It will be up to the American people to absorb and act on that insight
The Mueller investigation has ended, not with a bang but with a whimper. Dispirited are those who looked forward to seeing the President removed from office first by impeachment and then in leg irons.
True, the investigation was, by many measures, a redoubtable success. It painstakingly documented Russia’s criminal meddling in our election and led to the conviction of several of the president’s closest advisers and enablers. And it hardly provided the “complete and total EXONERATION” that the president claimed in a characteristically inaccurate tweet, as the report left open whether Trump obstructed justice.
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Deutsche Bank Providing Donald Trump Financial Records As Investigations Continue After Mueller Report

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Two days after news that Robert Mueller’s report found no collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, a Democrat revealed that Deutsche Bank has started providing financial records of its dealings with Trump, signaling the investigations around the president are far from over.
Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, on Tuesday answered “yes,” when asked if the German bank had begun giving records of its financial history with the president.
The committee is examining “everything” around Trump’s ties to the bank, Waters said at the Capitol.
Deutsche Bank let Trump borrow millions of dollars in the past few decades. Waters and the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, have been investigating Trump’s relationship with the bank, which let Trump borrow money, in questionable ways, when other financial institutions would not.
The bank rejected requests for the records when Democrats were the minority in the House of Representatives the past two years, but began cooperating after Democrats gained the majority after the November midterm elections.
A branch of the German bank Deutsche Bank pictured with a sculpture of the 'Gutenberg' monument on February 1, 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank has started providing records of its financial dealings with President Donald Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters said. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Waters’s comment on Tuesday suggested progress from early this month, when she first disclosed that the bank was cooperating with the committee requests.
“So, you have staffers that are coordinating with, I imagine, attorneys at Deutsche Bank on document production right now?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Waters at the time.
“Yes, I do,” she said.
Waters also said the House Financial Services Committee began sending letters to Deutsche Bank last year and was “very concerned about money laundering.”
“We know that Deutsche Bank has had a reputation for money laundering for a long time,” Waters said, adding, “Deutsche Bank is, you know, the bank that [Trump’s] been dealing with and his family has been dealing with Deutsche Bank.”
Waters did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Newsweek on Tuesday.
Deutsche Bank spokeswoman Kerrie McHugh declined to comment to Newsweek on Tuesday but reiterated a previous statement: "Deutsche Bank is engaged in a productive dialogue with House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees to determine the best and most appropriate way of assisting them in their official oversight functions. We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations.”
Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, has also been entangled with the German bank.
Last March, New York State’s Department of Financial Services reportedly requested loan information about Kushner and his family real estate business Kushner Companies from three financial institutions including Deutsche Bank. A spokeswoman for Kushner Companies at the time denied that the company received any request from the state financial services department.
Federal prosecutors in December 2017 reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for records pertaining to Kushner Companies. It was not known whether the records concerned Kushner or Mueller’s Russia investigation.
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WASHINGTON — Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday that the FBI is prepared to brief congressional leaders on the counterintelligence findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, and the letter sent to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr about the Mueller probe is silent on the question of whether investigators found that Trump or anyone around him might be compromised or influenced by Russia.
The officials said they expect the FBI to brief the so-called Gang of 8 — the leaders of the House and the Senate and the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees — in closed session.
No briefing has been scheduled, a third U.S. official familiar with the matter said, but one of the officials said it could happen within the next 30 to 60 days.
Congressional Democrats have demanded such a briefing under a law requiring the executive branch to keep Congress informed about intelligence activities.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a conference call with House Democrats on Saturday she would reject any classified briefings, but the Senate Intelligence Committee wants one, according to Senate aides, to assist in its ongoing Russia investigation.
The House Intelligence Committee said it had postponed testimony by Trump associate Felix Sater that was previously scheduled for Wednesday, and would instead focus on interviewing witnesses about counterintelligence. Sater was expected to discuss his work on a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow.
"In light of the cursory statement from the Attorney General," said Patrick Boland, a spokesperson for committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., "and our need to understand Special Counsel Mueller's areas of inquiry and evidence his office uncovered, we are working in parallel with other Committees to bring in senior officials from the DOJ, FBI and SCO [the Office of Special Counsel] to ensure that the Committee is fully and currently informed about the SCO's investigation, including all counterintelligence information."
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The Critical Part of Mueller's Report That Barr Didn't Mention

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... the Trump campaign and the Russian government on election interference.” ... “As described by Barr, at least, Mueller's report was very focused on ... James Comey, the FBI launched a full counterintelligence investigation into the ... after it had been revealed that Russia had attacked the 2016 election?
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The FBI is reportedly set to brief Senate and House leaders on the counterintelligence findings of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. ... blocked an attempt by Democrats to force the release of the full report. .... into Russian election interference and links between Trump associates and Moscow in 2016.
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Jim Jordan says 'release it all,' not just the Mueller report

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Jim Jordan says 'release it all,' not just the Mueller report ... "302" summaries from the FBI, which detail the bureau's interviews with ... have received on the counterintelligence investigation into PresidentTrump also be released. ... the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ...
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A Timeline of Events That Provided Original Basis of Mueller ...

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FBI agent Peter Strzok signs a document on July 31, 2016 that would officially open a counterintelligence inquiry into whether any Americans were assisting Russia's 2016 election efforts. ... four Americans to see if there was any connection between those four Americans and the Russian interference effort.
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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos disavows Mueller plea deal

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Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos disavows Mueller plea deal ... that Trump or his campaign conspired with Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. ... Papadopoulos also helped trigger an FBI counterintelligence probe into the Trump ... (Reporting by Nathan Layne; Editing by Leslie Adler).
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Mueller found that there was no Trump-Russia conspiracy but did not ...

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has turned in his final report, as we all know, after almost two years of investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. ... And then the third is what I would call the counterintelligence angle, ... in talking about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, where the FBI ...
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Attorney general reviewing still-secret Mueller report

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What must Mueller report to the attorney general? ... to discredit Hillary Clinton and to “help President-elect Trump's election chances. ... firing, the FBI had focused its counter-intelligence investigation on the president himself. ... broader narrative description of Russia's effort to interfere in 2016, the nature of ...
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Timeline Of The Mueller Investigation

WBUR-Mar 23, 2019
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up a nearly two-year investigation ... Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 election and several ... that the FBI was in the midst of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in possible connections to the Trump campaign.
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Vanity Fair-Feb 25, 2019
Mueller may indeed be writing his report in plain sight before our .... to the Grand Jury” in order to interfere with the 2016 election. .... As Asha Rangappa, a former F.B.I. counter-intelligence agent who worked under Mueller, ...
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The case began when Russian counterintelligence investigators seized several leading cybersecurity officials in raids conducted in early December 2016. ... information that helped the F.B.I.'s investigation into Russia's election hacking. ... As part of the election interference operation, two Russian hacking ...
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This is the “real” Mueller Report, and we have not yet heard a peep about it. Before anyone does any end-zone dances, we need to see the conclusions of this report. And, as NBC News reports, that will allegedly happen soon:
Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday that the FBI is prepared to brief congressional leaders on the counterintelligence findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, and the letter sent to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr about the Mueller probe is silent on the question of whether investigators found that Trump or anyone around him might be compromised or influenced by Russia.
The officials said they expect the FBI to brief the so-called Gang of 8 — the leaders of the House and the Senate and the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees — in closed session.
No briefing has been scheduled, a third U.S. official familiar with the matter said, but one of the officials said it could happen within the next 30 to 60 days.
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Mueller report summary is out

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U.S. · International · Arabic · Español ... No collusion: Mueller did not find Donald Trump's campaign or associates ... beyond the conclusions of Barr's letter and said the findings exonerated him. ... “It's a shame that our country had to go through this. ... Former FBI director James Comey just tweeted this:.
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Schiff: Real question is if Trump is under the influence of a foreign power

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Either way, Kris said, Schiff and Congress are on solid legal footing in expecting that Mueller and the FBI will brief them on the results of the ...
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Read: Justice Department summary of Mueller report

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Mueller Says No Collusion, Barr Raises a Million Questions

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... FBI director and longtime prosecutor: Barr reported that Mueller's team of ... The full final results of Mueller's investigation, however long the ... Mueller sought and cooperation of would-be Middle Eastern power broker George Nader, dealing with questions of foreign influence related to the .... Hack Brief ...
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Following the revelation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller ... Horowitz has previously found that senior FBI officials routinely ... of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. .... “A counterintelligence investigation is designed to protect the entity being targeted by a foreign power
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Washington Monthly | The Real Mueller Report Hasn’t Been Seen Yet

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I haven’t seen Mueller’s report. No one I know has seen it. None of the columnists and pundits who are opining on it have seen it. What they and I have seen is a self-serving memorandum that attorney general William Barr sent to the chairmen and ranking members of the congressional judiciary committees. This is one reason that I won’t be joining my colleague Joshua Alvarez in his end-zone dance that “the Mueller report [didn’t] amount to much of anything.”
If you want to know what part of the Mueller investigation matters, it’s not the part that sought to prove that Trump told the Russians to hack into the DNC, DCCC, and John Podesta’s email. It’s not the part that looked into any possible coordination on how and when that hacked information was utilized. It’s not the part where they tried to discover if the Russian fake-news troll factory in St. Petersburg coordinated with the campaign in some way. These theories were floated and run down by Mueller’s team, and they seem to come up short of anything they were willing to bring into a court room. It’s these theories that could collectively be called “collusion” and that William Barr was able to inform Congress had not been proven.
What we need to do here is to take a step back and reflect on how these theories all got started in the first place. In the summer and fall of 2015, few people were taking Donald Trump seriously as a candidate for the Republican nomination, but he was getting a lot of attention from the press mainly because he was famous and outrageous. He said a lot of politically incorrect or unorthodox things, but one of his themes was particularly curious. He kept saying nice things about Vladimir Putin and making excuses for his murderous behavior.
In 2015, most American politicians were concerned that Russia had been busy interfering in electionsand boosting far-right white nationalist parties on two continentsdowning passenger jetsthrowing journalists out of windowspoisoning and assassinating people in their homes on foreign soil, and killing others with radiation and military grade nerve agents. But Trump was different. He approved of Russia’s move into Syria on the spurious rationale that they would fight ISIS there rather than prop up the genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad. He doubted that Putin really had any journalists killed and stated that even if he did it was no worse than the things the American government does on a routine basis. In addition to being crazy, these comments made no political sense.
Trump’s rhetoric about Putin was odd enough that it aroused suspicion that he had some hidden financial motivation. In October 2015, Republican donor Paul Singer, through his magazine The Washington Free Beacon, contracted with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS to investigate Trump’s foreign business ties, including those with Russia. This contract ended when Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, but the suspicion didn’t go away and the Clinton campaign retained Fusion GPS to continue their investigation.
As it turns out, the suspicions were correct. The same month that Paul Singer hired Glenn Simpson, Trump signed a letter of intent to build the tallest building in Europe. The location was Moscow. For more than three years afterwards, Trump would deny that he had any financial ties to Russia or was pursuing any business deals there. Every one of those denials was a lie.
So, to summarize how this began, Trump said things about Putin and Russia that made people suspect that he was either protecting or pursuing business interests there. That is precisely what he was doing. He lied about it. The Russians knew he was lying about it. This gave the Russians leverage over Trump, because they could reveal his lies at at any time. They could have sunk his chances of winning either the Republican nomination or the general election, but they refrained from doing that. Instead, they sent emissaries to talk about sanctions relief. They launched a massive multi-faceted campaign to damage Hillary Clinton and assist Donald Trump.
Without rehashing all the familiar contacts between Russia-linked operatives and the Trump campaign (which now number 102), we shouldn’t have any difficulty understanding that Russia cultivated and assisted Trump because they wanted to get out from under the sanctions that were imposed on them after they annexed Crimea. Putin also felt a personal animosity toward Hillary Clinton, but that was secondary and still related to the issue of money.
If you stop and think about the rumored “pee tape” for a minute, it’s clear that the reason people were willing to believe it is because they needed some explanation for Trump’s behavior. It seemed obvious that Putin had something he was holding over Trump, so maybe it was good, old-fashioned kompromatwith hookers from the time Trump went to Moscow to host his beauty pageant.
But it didn’t need to be that at all. Trump was pursuing (and then hiding) his Moscow Trump Tower deal, and that alone was enough to compromise him.
After the intelligence community established that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democrats, Trump inexplicably refused to credit their findings. He did this on the campaign trail, in the presidential debates, and even after he had been given detailed intelligence briefings. He continued to do it when he was president-elect. He even resumed doubting the evidence after he had officially accepted it.
After the election, the intelligence community went further and declared that Russia had intervened on Trump’s behalf, and at that point he may have felt that it was a way of denying him full credit for his victory, but his denials began the day that the leaks were first blamed on Russia, way back in June 2016.
Once elected, he immediately signaled that he would move to lift sanctions on Russia, even as the Obama administration was putting down new sanctions as punishment for the election interference. The contrast is what caused the first scandal of the Trump administration and the resignation of his national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Since Trump has been in office he has continued to say and do things that indicate or strongly suggest that he is indebted somehow to Vladimir Putin. Here are some examples:
1. Advocating that Americans pull their troops out of the Far East.
2. Advocating that Americans pull out of Syria and arguing that the Russians only want to be there to fight ISIS.
3. Arguing that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because many ethnic Russians live there.
4. Saying NATO is obsolete.
5. Refusing to commit to the protection of former-Soviet NATO members in the Baltics.
6. Refusing to commit to the protection of NATO member Macedonia.
7. Attacking the European Union.
8. Calling the European Union a “foe.”
9. Supporting the United Kingdom’s split from the European Union.
10. Supporting the same Euro-skeptic far right white nationalist parties that Putin supports.
11. Attacking and undermining the governments in London and Berlin, which present the strongest resistance to Putin’s influence in Europe.
12. Attacking the U.S. intelligence community and federal law enforcement agencies to undermine their credibility with the American public.
13. Decimating the Department of State.
14. Pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
He also arranges to meet with Putin privately whenever he can, and the results have been suspiciousevery single time. When my colleague Joshua Alvarez says that the “the narratives of Trump-the-Manchurian-Candidate” and “Trump-the-Russian-Agent,” have been debunked by Mueller’s report, he doesn’t have much to support his claim.
With the firing of FBI director James Comey, the intelligence community made a decision that they could no longer avoid the main topic raised by Trump’s behavior with respect to Russia. He actually crowed to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister in an undisclosed Oval Office meeting the next day that he’d fired Comey and thereby released himself from great pressure. While he was doing that, he divulged sensitive information about Syria that we had obtained from the Israelis. New FBI director Andrew McCabe authorized a counterintelligence investigation into Trump within the week. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein quickly authorized a Special Counsel investigation which then inherited the counterintelligence investigation.
This wasn’t a look at what the Trump campaign had known about the hacking or how they might have coordinated with the Russians during the campaign. It was a look at whether the president was compromised in some way and under the influence of a foreign power.
This is the “real” Mueller Report, and we have not yet heard a peep about it. Before anyone does any end-zone dances, we need to see the conclusions of this report. And, as NBC News reports, that will allegedly happen soon:
Two senior U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday that the FBI is prepared to brief congressional leaders on the counterintelligence findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump, and the letter sent to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr about the Mueller probe is silent on the question of whether investigators found that Trump or anyone around him might be compromised or influenced by Russia.
The officials said they expect the FBI to brief the so-called Gang of 8 — the leaders of the House and the Senate and the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees — in closed session.
No briefing has been scheduled, a third U.S. official familiar with the matter said, but one of the officials said it could happen within the next 30 to 60 days.
In the weeks and months before the Mueller investigation concluded, I began to worry that Trump had succeeded in making everyone think the main concern was “collusion.” On January 22, I wrote A Compromised Administration Is as Bad as a Colluding One, and on March 20, I wrote, It’s Not the Collusion, Stupid! It’s the Compromise. These were efforts to refocus people’s minds on the primary thing that matters. What matters is not what William Barr reported on to Congress. What matters are the counterintelligence findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
As a public relations matter, Trump had a fantastic week and now he seeks to demolish his enemies for seemingly having come at the king and missed. In this, he’s being inadvertently assisted by a lot of pundits and reporters who bought into the idea that the problem is that Trump may have cheated in the election. The problem has always been far deeper and more serious than that. The problem is that Trump appears to be compromised and unable to fulfill the duties of his office.
Obviously, we must see the evidence of obstruction of justice that William Barr dismissed, and clearly Trump is facing investigations into everything from his charities to his hotels to banking, wire, and insurance fraud to the conduct of his inaugural committee. But the main thing we must see is what our counterintelligence experts have concluded about the president. That’s the real Mueller Report.
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Trump news - live: Follow latest updates after Mueller report findings released

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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced the expansion of a Trump administration ban on US aid being given to foreign groups that promote or provide abortions.
"This is decent, this is right and I’m proud to serve in an administration that protects the least amongst us,” Mr Pompeo said.
"This administration has shown that we can continue to meet our critical global health goals, including providing health care for women, while refusing to subsidize the killing of unborn babies." 
Known as the Mexico City Policy, it was first established by Republican president Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is typically rescinded when Democratic presidents take office, then reinstated by Republicans. 
Donald Trump did so after his inauguration in 2017 to apply to more global health assistance programmes, like those for HIV, maternal and child health and malaria. 
To qualify for US funding, groups have to certify they won't perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning, even with funds from other non-US sources.

William Barr Memo Leaves Much Unanswered About Mueller Report Findings | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 

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Rachel Maddow reviews Attorney General William Barr's memo to Congress about the conclusions of the Mueller Report and asks some of the questions that are not addressed and also newly raised.
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President Trump Meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

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President Donald Trump, Allies Distort Reporting On Russia Investigation | Morning Joe | MSNBC 

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Sam Stein, Kasie Hunt and Dan Drezner join a discussion on AG Barr's letter to Congress on the Mueller report and WH and conservative criticisms against the media for reporting on Russia and Trump associates.
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