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South Korean President Moon has a message for Kim Jong Un from Trump, sources say

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has a message from President Donald Trump to relay to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean diplomatic sources told CNN Friday. The message includes “things that matter to the current course of action, things that have to lead to something positive for the US-DPRK summit,” a source said.…MORE

Undermining, but protective: How Trump’s staff’s insolence may have saved him

The first years of President Donald Trump’s tenure were marked by chaotic attempts among aides to thwart his efforts to curtail the special counsel’s investigation, according to Robert Mueller’s redacted report, an exercise that relied on subterfuge and deceit that does little to dispel the sense of disarray reigning at the White House. Trump is…MORE

Democrats aim fury at Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of Mueller report

In the hours after receiving the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, some Democrats on Capitol Hill called not to impeach the President but for the removal of Attorney General William Barr. The attacks against the head of the Justice Department underscored the Democratic Party’s reluctance to opening up politically divisive proceedings to charge…MORE

Mueller report leaves America at a crossroads over Trump

Robert Mueller has left America with a question its political leaders would prefer to avoid. What will citizens do about a presidency that may not be criminal, but is incessantly contemptuous of ethical and legal constraints, and may be the knowing product of an attack on the nation’s democracy by a hostile foreign power? The…MORE

Mueller had everything he needed to charge Trump with obstruction, but didn’t

If Robert Mueller wanted to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction, he found all he needed to do it. And he found it on multiple fronts. But he didn’t make a decision on whether to bring the case. Mueller’s report Thursday walked through excruciating detail of evidence in the obstruction of justice investigation and legal…MORE

Kellyanne Conway’s husband calls for Congress to remove ‘cancer’ of Trump

George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, called for Congress to remove President Donald Trump from office following the release of the redacted special counsel report. “White House counsel John Dean famously told (President Richard) Nixon that there was a cancer within the presidency and that it was growing,” Conway wrote in…MORE

Tallying all 36 pages of redactions in the Mueller report

The redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller released on Thursday clocks in at more than 400 pages — and, by CNN’s best estimate, includes over 900 redactions totaling more than 1,600 lines. The color-coded redactions in the report apply to four types of information: grand jury material, classified intelligence information, material tied to ongoing…MORE

Mueller report highlights Rosenstein’s role as witness in the investigation he oversaw

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report raises fresh questions about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s dual roles as both witness in and supervisor of the special counsel investigation into possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. The report, a redacted version of which the Justice Department released Thursday, disclosed a previously unknown episode in which…MORE

Why Democrats would be dumb to pursue impeachment now

Thursday’s release of the 400-plus-page Mueller report detailing a 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election creates a stark choice for congressional Democrats: Do they, or do they not, pursue impeachment proceedings built around the evidence unearthed in the report that suggests President Donald Trump repeatedly sought to meddle in the investigation? This…MORE