Rep. Al Green Says Dems Should Move on Impeachment: ‘Opportunity to Punish’ Trump For ‘Bigotry and Racism’


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Rep. Al Green (D-TX) says his move to force a vote on filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump is an “opportunity to punish” the president following his condemned tweets. Green spoke with CNN’s Manu Raju Wednesday about his move to force a vote on articles of impeachment. Green has previously attempted a vote on impeaching Trump, though his earlier effort didn’t attract much support. “We should go forward as expeditiously as possible, and we should do so because yesterday we convicted the president,” Green said, referring to the vote to condemn Trump’s tweets attack minority congresswomen. “Today we have the opportunity to punish.” Raju asked why Green was not waiting for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony to the House scheduled for next week. “The Mueller hearing has nothing to do with what we’re doing right now. The Mueller hearing is about obstruction,” Green contended. “This is about Continue reading "Rep. Al Green Says Dems Should Move on Impeachment: ‘Opportunity to Punish’ Trump For ‘Bigotry and Racism’"

Chris Cuomo Blasts Fox News for Peddling Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory: ‘Exposed as Hungry Helpers of the Russian Cause’


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CNN’s Chris Cuomo pulled no punches in blasting his cable network rival Fox News over that channel’s seminal role in floating and spreading a vicious conspiracy theory about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. “You know the name. But why you know it goes to the ugliest kind of BS conspiracy spin there is,” Cuomo said in his show’s closing segment Tuesday night. “Fox was all over this. Along with fringe righty sites. Hollow notions that deserve no repeating here. Why did they do it? To distract from Russian interference and tar Hillary Clinton.” Cuomo’s soliloquy was sparked by a new exclusive report from Yahoo News, that found the Russian intelligence service, SVR, was the original source behind a concocted story that Rich was assassinated for leaking DNC emails to Wikileaks. That false account, Yahoo says, bubbled through extremist right-wing websites before being picked Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Blasts Fox News for Peddling Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory: ‘Exposed as Hungry Helpers of the Russian Cause’"

Carl Bernstein Criticizes Media Coverage of Robert Mueller’s Report: ‘Wrapped Up in The Warfare in the Congress’


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Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein implored the media to do a better job covering the aftermath of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Bernstein spoke with CNN anchor Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources Sunday, where Stelter asked Bernstein “looking at the Mueller report and looking at what’s going to come later this month, what’s the biggest lead that’s going underreported right now?” “I think we’ve made a big mistake in the press about how we’ve covered the Mueller report,” Bernstein responded. “We’ve gotten totally wrapped up in the warfare in the Congress between Republicans and Democrats and is there obstruction of justice or is there not obstruction of justice.” Bernstein then implored reporters to look into what the report said about Trump’s business dealings. “Look, biography is everything,” he said. “Let’s look at Joe Biden who has a 30-year record that is under the microscope right now and he’s suffering Continue reading "Carl Bernstein Criticizes Media Coverage of Robert Mueller’s Report: ‘Wrapped Up in The Warfare in the Congress’"

Carl Bernstein Criticizes Media Coverage of Robert Mueller’s Report: ‘Wrapped Up in The Warfare in the Congress’


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Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein implored the media to do a better job covering the aftermath of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Bernstein spoke with CNN anchor Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources Sunday, where Stelter asked Bernstein “looking at the Mueller report and looking at what’s going to come later this month, what’s the biggest lead that’s going underreported right now?” “I think we’ve made a big mistake in the press about how we’ve covered the Mueller report,” Bernstein responded. “We’ve gotten totally wrapped up in the warfare in the Congress between Republicans and Democrats and is there obstruction of justice or is there not obstruction of justice.” Bernstein then implored reporters to look into what the report said about Trump’s business dealings. “Look, biography is everything,” he said. “Let’s look at Joe Biden who has a 30-year record that is under the microscope right now and he’s suffering Continue reading "Carl Bernstein Criticizes Media Coverage of Robert Mueller’s Report: ‘Wrapped Up in The Warfare in the Congress’"

What a Coincidence: Trump Campaign Announces Rally for Same Day as Robert Mueller’s Congressional Testimony


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Donald Trump campaign rally Since July 17 promises to be Mueller-palooza in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump‘s re-election team has decided to take Trump on the road that day and make some news of its own at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C. The Trump campaign’s latest 2020 rally for supporters will be held on the same day that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will go before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees to testify about his findings on the links between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russian election interference. Trump has repeatedly railed on Twitter about the injustice of Mueller complying with Congressional subpoenas to testify.

GOP Rep. Meadows Threatens Fireworks at Mueller Hearing: He ‘Better Be Prepared’


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Republican Rep. Mark Meadows vowed to fiercely cross-examine Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his upcoming testimony, seeming to threaten an explosive hearing by saying the special counsel “better come prepared.” Meadows was appearing on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program Tuesday where he made the promise and accused Mueller of being cozy with Democratic congress members. “Listen, it is not a good day for America but Bob Mueller better be prepared,” Meadows said “Because I can tell you, he will be cross-examined for the first time and the American people will start to see the flaws in his performance.” Meadows is the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and sits on the House Oversight Committee. He also accused Mueller of being friendly with Democrats because he got a “friendly subpoena.” “It is a friendly subpoena and that should not surprise your viewers,” Meadows said. “This particular special Continue reading "GOP Rep. Meadows Threatens Fireworks at Mueller Hearing: He ‘Better Be Prepared’"

Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’


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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was reluctant to testify to Congress about his report on President Donald Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russian election interference but that he and his staff “will respect the subpoena” and appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. The news of Mueller’s scheduled testimony sent shock waves through Washington and will no doubt be one of the most highly anticipated Congressional hearings in years. But if Mueller had his way, it would never happen. “I don’t think the Special Counsel’s office would characterize it as a friendly subpoena. He did not want to testify. He made that very clear,” Schiff explained. “Nonetheless, they will respect the subpoena. He will appear. He’ll be testifying before our committee in open session. Each of our members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Special Counsel. And Continue reading "Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’"

Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’


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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was reluctant to testify to Congress about his report on President Donald Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russian election interference but that he and his staff “will respect the subpoena” and appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. The news of Mueller’s scheduled testimony sent shock waves through Washington and will no doubt be one of the most highly anticipated Congressional hearings in years. But if Mueller had his way, it would never happen. “I don’t think the Special Counsel’s office would characterize it as a friendly subpoena. He did not want to testify. He made that very clear,” Schiff explained. “Nonetheless, they will respect the subpoena. He will appear. He’ll be testifying before our committee in open session. Each of our members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Special Counsel. And Continue reading "Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’"

Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’


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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was reluctant to testify to Congress about his report on President Donald Trump and his campaign’s ties to Russian election interference but that he and his staff “will respect the subpoena” and appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. The news of Mueller’s scheduled testimony sent shock waves through Washington and will no doubt be one of the most highly anticipated Congressional hearings in years. But if Mueller had his way, it would never happen. “I don’t think the Special Counsel’s office would characterize it as a friendly subpoena. He did not want to testify. He made that very clear,” Schiff explained. “Nonetheless, they will respect the subpoena. He will appear. He’ll be testifying before our committee in open session. Each of our members will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Special Counsel. And Continue reading "Adam Schiff: Robert Mueller Didn’t Want to Testify to Congress But ‘Will Respect the Subpoena’"

BREAKING: Robert Mueller Set to Testify Publicly on July 17th


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The chairs of the House Judiciary and Intel Committees announced tonight that special counsel Robert Mueller is set to publicly testify next month. Pursuant to a subpoena, Mueller has agreed to testify on July 17th. Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff put out a statement tonight saying that there is significant interest from Americans in “hear[ing] directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack. Mueller indicated in his short public statement weeks ago that any testimony from his office “would not go beyond our report.” [image via Andrew Burton / Getty Images]

Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five mocked the celebrity-packed live-reading of the Mueller report Monday night and called it a desperate move to re-focus the narrative. Kennedy remarked that ever since 2016, Hollywood’s never been the same and “they’ve had a hard time processing Hillary’s loss.” John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and more read sections of the report, including an amazing moment when Lithgow proclaimed in a booming voice, “This is the end of my presidency, I’m fucked!” After showing clips, several of the hosts laughed and Kennedy dryly remarked, “I think there’s something wonderful about people participating in civics through theater.” Jesse Watters said it was “awful” and he felt embarrassed, suggesting maybe they should read one of Sean Hannity‘s monologues instead or something else about “the REAL Russia hoax.” Kennedy asked if maybe they would do a reading Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’"

Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did


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The Mueller report is a long and grueling read, by some accounts. But never let it be said that boring material and pointless performance stops celebrities who know better than us about everything. Which is why a lot of actors- like seriously, a lot — gathered together on Monday night at the behest and on the dime of Law Works Action to stage a dramatic reading of that report. The performance is titled “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts”, and is listed as just #TheInvestigation on their website, because hashtags you guys!” It stars Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano, Alfre Woodard, Zachary Quinto and several others (even the “I’m a Mac” kid!) reading the Mueller report. Reading. The Mueller. Report. That clip above is from the actual performance. Sorry. It was big news, Continue reading "Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did"

Trump Impeachment Advocate Tom Steyer Slams Hannity-Manafort Texts: Sounds Like ‘Mobsters on a TV Show’


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Billionaire activist and Trump impeachment advocate Tom Steyer blasted the newly revealed text messages between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, calling out their secret plotting and over-the-top rhetorical bravado as something from “mobsters on a TV show.” Steyer was reacting to newly unsealed court documents, which revealed that Hannity had been communicating for months with Manafort, a key subject in the Special Counsel investigation who was ultimately indicted and convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. The transcripts of those text messages portray two men in close, intimate contact, constantly urging each other on in their defense of President Donald Trump and their antipathy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In response to Melber’s joking characterization of the “hot texts,” Steyer said they provide yet another example that Trump is unfit for the Office of the Presidency. “I think what Continue reading "Trump Impeachment Advocate Tom Steyer Slams Hannity-Manafort Texts: Sounds Like ‘Mobsters on a TV Show’"

Top Mueller Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann Nabs Book Deal on Special Counsel Investigation


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One of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors has landed a book deal to write about the inquiry investigating potential Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The New York Times reported that Andrew Weissmann appears to be the first prosecutor on the special counsel’s team to make a deal with a publisher to write a book about the Muller investigation. CNN’s Brian Stelter was the first to report on the news of Weismann’s book deal. The book has been reportedly acquired by the publisher Random House, which did not respond to the Times‘ requests for comment. Weissmann was one of the key figures in the prosecution and eventual conviction of former Continue reading "Top Mueller Prosecutor Andrew Weissmann Nabs Book Deal on Special Counsel Investigation"

GOP Rep Repeatedly Refuses to Say If He Approves of Trump Conduct in Mueller Report in Fiery MSNBC Interview


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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes engaged in a fiery back-and-forth with Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) on his show, pressing the Republican six separate times to say whether or not he approved of the conduct of Donald Trump as detailed in the Mueller report, without ever getting a straight answer. Hayes teed off his segment with a clip of Republican Congressman Justin Amash making his public case for Trump’s impeachment. He then turned to Duffy, a staunch pro-Trump advocate, and pressed him to assess the number of damning details about Trump’s conduct from Volume II of the report. “I want to put aside for a moment the question of impeachment and talk about what Justin Amash, your colleague said about the conduct, the conduct reflected in the report,” Hayes said. “Is there anything in the report in the conduct of the president that you just think is not cool, not good, not the Continue reading "GOP Rep Repeatedly Refuses to Say If He Approves of Trump Conduct in Mueller Report in Fiery MSNBC Interview"

Nadler Reaches Deal With DOJ to Obtain Evidence From Mueller Report


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Congressman Jerry Nadler announced on Monday that he will postpone votes to hold Attorney General William Barr in criminal contempt of Congress now that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has promised to release new evidence from Robert Mueller‘s report. The House Judiciary Committee chairman said he has reached a deal with the DOJ that will allow him to obtain “key evidence” from the redacted portions of Mueller’s obstruction of justice report. Via Politico’s Jake Sherman:
“Given our conversations with the Department, I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now. We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. If the Department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further step.”

Nadler Reaches Deal With DOJ to Obtain Evidence From Mueller Report


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Congressman Jerry Nadler announced on Monday that he will postpone votes to hold Attorney General William Barr in criminal contempt of Congress now that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has promised to release new evidence from Robert Mueller‘s report. The House Judiciary Committee chairman said he has reached a deal with the DOJ that will allow him to obtain “key evidence” from the redacted portions of Mueller’s obstruction of justice report. Via Politico’s Jake Sherman:
“Given our conversations with the Department, I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now. We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. If the Department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything that we need, then there will be no need to take further step.”

WATCH LIVE: John Dean Testifies Before Congress on Obstruction of Justice


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John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon and political contributor to CNN, will appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday to testify about his experiences with obstruction of justice. The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. ET. The hearing, officially entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes,” is expected to gravitate around the ongoing questions of whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice as per the findings of Robert Mueller. Trump’s critics continue to call for his impeachment because of Mueller’s conclusions, even as the president lashed out at the special counsel over the weekend while calling Dean a “CNN sleazebag.” Dean’s testimony will most certainly revolve around the explosive revelations he gave on the Watergate scandal. The former White House counsel became a notorious star witness back in 1973 when he turned against his former boss and said Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: John Dean Testifies Before Congress on Obstruction of Justice"

WATCH LIVE: John Dean Testifies Before Congress on Obstruction of Justice


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John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon and political contributor to CNN, will appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday to testify about his experiences with obstruction of justice. The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. ET. The hearing, officially entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes,” is expected to gravitate around the ongoing questions of whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice as per the findings of Robert Mueller. Trump’s critics continue to call for his impeachment because of Mueller’s conclusions, even as the president lashed out at the special counsel over the weekend while calling Dean a “CNN sleazebag.” Dean’s testimony will most certainly revolve around the explosive revelations he gave on the Watergate scandal. The former White House counsel became a notorious star witness back in 1973 when he turned against his former boss and said Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: John Dean Testifies Before Congress on Obstruction of Justice"

GOP Rep. Rob Woodall Proudly Defends Not Reading the Mueller Report to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt


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Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) sat down with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Sunday evening and proudly explained why he chose not to read the Mueller Report. After a brief discussion about President Donald Trump’s criticism of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ongoing trade negotiations with Mexico, Hunt turned to “the investigations” and simply asked if her guest had the Mueller Report. When the outgoing congressional member who has longtime identified as a member of the Tea Party said that he had not, Hunt asked why. Woodall’s explanation appeared to confuse his host as he seemed to defend his willful ignorance. The Georgia Rep opened by lauding Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “man of great integrity” before explaining his concern about putting the “entire power of the United States Justice Department behind anything” suggesting that, despite Mueller’s integrity, one can”achieve an agenda. You can drive a message.” The odd interview sort Continue reading "GOP Rep. Rob Woodall Proudly Defends Not Reading the Mueller Report to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt"