Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that anyone connected with President Trump or his 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to subvert the election, according to a summary of his findings released Sunday by Attorney General William P. Barr.
Yet Mr. Mueller did find actions by Mr. Trump after he was in office that could be seen as efforts to obstruct the investigation into the election. Mr. Mueller did not recommend prosecution, but he left the decision up to Mr. Barr, who said he doesn’t see enough evidence of a crime to pursue charges.
“Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense,” Mr. Barr wrote in a letter summarizing his findings. The letter was sent to Congress on Sunday afternoon and quickly became public.
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Sen. Graham to James Comey: 'See you soon' after Mueller report vindicates Trump
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham suggested Sunday night that he intends to call in former FBI Director James B. Comey for questioning, after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report produced no charges against President Trump.
Mr. Comey tweeted Sunday evening of the report, “So many questions.”
Mr. Graham, South Carolina Republican, replied to Mr. Comey on Twitter: “Could not agree more. See you soon.”
Nadler: We will call Attorney General William Barr to testify on Mueller report
Cites Justice Department's 'final decision-making' on obstruction of justice
A top Democrat said Sunday he plans to haul Attorney General William P. Barr before Congress as his party looks to wring every detail of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe out of the Justice Department.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and House Judiciary Committee chairman, announced on Twitter he will call the attorney general to testify “in the near future,” citing Congress‘ oversight duties and what he called “discrepancies” in the decisions that led to largely vindicating the president.
Mr. Barr delivered a summary of Mr. Mueller’s findings to Congress on Sunday that found no collusion between President Trump’s team and Russian meddlers in the 2016 campaign.
Brexit Up in the Air as May Faces Possible Plot, Parliament Revolt
British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her.
The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was already slipping from May's weakened grasp as she struggled to increase support for her deal and parliament prepared to grab control of Brexit in the coming days.
At one of the most important junctures for the country since World War Two, British politics was at fever pitch. Yet, nearly three years since the 2016 referendum, it remains unclear how, when or if Brexit will ever take place.
With May humiliated and weakened, ministers publicly downplayed any immediate threat to her leadership, insisting that she is still in control and the best option is for parliament to ratify her Brexit divorce deal.
Ilhan Omar tells Muslims to 'raise hell' and 'make people uncomfortable' in defending their rights
Congresswoman's speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations draws protesters
Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism, told Muslims in a speech Saturday to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” in defense of their rights.
As hundreds of pro-Israel protesters rallied outside, Ms. Omar said U.S. Muslims should confront discrimination in her keynote speech at a fundraiser hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles in Woodland Hills, California.
“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” Ms. Omar said as the crowd cheered. “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”
Exclusive: DHS data shows growing surge of migrants at the border
The number of immigrants arrested or turned away at the southern border has continued to climb to levels not seen for years, according to new Department of Homeland Security data obtained by Axios.
Why it matters: The surge has been driven by an influx of migrant families and unaccompanied children, according to a DHS official. "At the moment, we have the closest thing to an open border that we've had," said Leon Fresco, an immigration attorney and member of a Homeland Security advisory committee formed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen several months ago.
Detention centers are overcrowded, and immigration officials often aren't able to deport immigrants as quickly through expedited removal procedures.
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CNN defends its Covington Catholic coverage after being hit with $275 million lawsuit
CNN is defending its reporting after being sued by the Covington Catholic High School teen at the center of January’s viral incident, insisting that the network “reported on a newsworthy event” and was careful to “report on additional facts as they developed.”
In its first public acknowledgment of the legal action, CNN posted a four-paragraph article on its website that said the network was “reviewing the lawsuit,” referring to student Nicholas Sandmann’s defamation complaint filed March 12 seeking $275 million for “false, vicious attacks.”
“CNN reported on a newsworthy event and public discussion about it, taking care to report on additional facts as they developed and to share the perspectives of eyewitnesses and other participants and stakeholders as they came forward,” said the CNN statement in the article posted Thursday.
Skeptical Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Challenge
Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't.
The issue is back before the Supreme Court again, with arguments on Tuesday, and it might be harder than ever to convince the justices to rein in the practice known as partisan gerrymandering, designing districts to benefit one political party.
A new round of redistricting awaits after the 2020 census, and the court's decision could help shape the makeup of Congress and state legislatures over the next 10 years.
Netanyahu Cuts Short US Visit Over Gaza Tensions
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to the United States on Monday and the military said it dispatched reinforcements to the Gaza border after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people.
Netanyahu threatened a forceful response to the long-range strike amid accusations from opponents in a closely contested Israeli election, two weeks away, that he had been showing weakness in the face of security challenges from Gaza militants.
Netanyahu, who arrived in Washington on Sunday for a four-day visit, said he would fly home immediately after meeting President Donald Trump at the White House, as planned, later on Monday.
Marking Gorbachev's unhappy birthday
The 88th birthday of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union, passed recently without much fanfare. Russian President Vladimir Putin merely sent a customary salutation to the former leader of an empire, the man who gave freedom to 250 million people instead of fighting a bloody power struggle to maintain his own position.
This small but polite greeting italicized a frightening truth: Under Mr. Putin, Mr. Gorbachev’s legacy of peace has been halted. Instead, we may be headed for war.
In his birthday message, Mr. Putin wrote, “It is gratifying that you have not moved to the sidelines, but are actively engaged in expert discussions on key issues of the international agenda and make a significant contribution to developing open substantive dialogue on crucial contemporary matters.” He also wished Mr. Gorbachev good health and high spirits.
You can confront the lies of abortion by seeing 'Unplanned'
The mantra of “pro choice” activists has long been to make abortion “safe, legal and rare.”
Some 50 million butchered preborn babies later, does anyone still believe that lie?
We know that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions, sets quotas for their clinics. Directors and staff who meet or exceed the number of babies they are supposed to kill are rewarded.
We know that they train their “counselors” to talk young, frightened girls into having the dangerous, deadly procedure.