The Russia Investigation

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by Jack
Brewster

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Aug 29, 2019

FBI Inspector General Says Comey’s Release of Memos Broke Laws

  • The Justice Department Inspector General releases a report saying that former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies when he released memos of President Trump’s private conversations.

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May 29, 2019

Mueller's Parting Words 👋

Robert Mueller announces the conclusion of the Russia investigation in his first comments since taking over the probe two years ago. In his farewell, Mueller repeats that if the Special Counsel's office could have cleared Trump of a crime, it would have. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” he says. Mueller also says that he won't have much to add beyond the report should he testify in front of Congress

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May 8, 2019

AG Barr Testifies Before Congress

Attorney General William Barr testifies in front of Congress about his handling of the Russia investigation. In the contentious hearing, Democrats press the AG on his interpretation of Robert Mueller's report and accuse him of deceiving Congress. In March, Mueller sent a letter to Barr that questioned the AG's summary of the report

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May 8, 2019

Trump Claims Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report, House Committee Votes to Hold AG Barr in Contempt

Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report after AG Barr sends a letter. At the same time, the House Judiciary Committee votes to hold AG Barr in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena for the full, unredacted Mueller report

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Apr 18, 2019

A Redacted Mueller Report is Released

The full 448 page Mueller Report is released with some portions redacted. It does not accuse the Trump campaign of conspiring with Russia to influence the 2016. It does, however, lay out moments Trump may have committed obstruction of justice crimes but avoids charging the president 

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Mar 24, 2019

Attorney General Releases Summary of Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr makes public a summary of his key takeaways from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. According to Barr, Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mueller did not, however, "draw a conclusion" as to whether Trump committed obstruction of justice. Therefore, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the decision themselves, deciding the evidence did not rise to the level of obstruction

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by Jack
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Nov 2018
The founder and managing editor of Newsreel, Jack has written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Daily News and VICE News

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