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Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

26 March 2019

He wondered what would be in Mueller's report that she would think would be actionable.

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign sent a memo titled "Credibility of Certain Guests" to TV producers on Monday, urging them to "employ basic journalistic standards" when booking guests who, the campaign said, made "false claims" regarding evidence of Trump's collusion with Russian Federation.

Democratic lawmakers were likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on Trump's right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said.

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Sekulow said it "would be very inappropriate" to release the president's written answers to questions posed by the special counsel, calling the responses provided in November confidential.

"Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions", the memo says.

This Trump campaign memo seeking to de-platform Democrats constitutionally duty-bound to check executive abuses of power, on the basis of claims consistent with Barr's gloss on Mueller's report, gives away the aim of the game: no rule of law, no oversight.

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We should call this what it is: it's witch hunt 2.0.

"Attorney General Barr, who auditioned for his role with a memo saying that it was nearly impossible for any president to commit obstruction, made a decision in under 48 hours", Nadler told lawmakers during a press conference in NY on Sunday evening, referring to a memo Barr authored a year ago in which he said, "Mueller's obstruction theory is fatally misconceived" and based "on a novel and insupportable reading of the law". Russian Federation repeated its denial of US intelligence agencies' findings that it meddled in the election.

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Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist