Mueller report: Subpoena issued for unredacted version

A senior United States Democrat has issued a subpoena for special counsel's Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. Mueller reports that Trump continued brow-beating Sessions and McGahn and other employees, both about interfering with the investigation and also about covering up the attempts to interfere with the investigation.

The January 2017 unclassified assessment by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Agency, issued in the aftermath of the presidential election, concluded Russian Federation aimed to "undermine public faith in the US democratic process".

The source of greatest entertainment were the four reasons Attorney General Bill Barr gave for redacting so much of the report, particularly the much-repeated "harm to ongoing matter".

Senate Republicans would have to be willing to act on impeachment, but they don't have the spine to do so.

Some experts said Barr should have brought charges. "But the report squarely puts this on our doorstep".

In his spare time, he volunteers for the White County Republican Committee because he says he wants to build a better world for his grandchildren. But Congress did get an implicit green light from Mueller: "The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the president's corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law", the report states. According to the special counsel report, McGahn responded to the president's request by calling his personal lawyer and his chief of staff, driving to the White House, packing up his belongings and preparing to submit his letter of resignation.

Released yesterday, the report concludes the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, but leaves open the question of whether the president has obstructed justice.

"The obstruction stuff is pretty damning", added former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg.

At the same time, however, some suggest the report released on Thursday by the Justice Department should serve as a warning that Moscow's efforts to degrade and undermine American democracy, already extraordinarily successful, continue unabated.


Mueller evaluated 10 episodes for possible obstruction of justice and said he could not conclusively determine that Trump had committed criminal obstruction.

The picture of Trump painted by the Mueller report is a man who not only doesn't hesitate before committing crimes, but thinks nothing of asking - indeed, badgering - his underlings into doing it for him.

The report said that when former attorney-general Jeff Sessions told Mr Trump in May 2017 that the Justice Department was appointing a special counsel to look into allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, Mr Trump slumped back in his chair and said, "Oh my God". This is the end of my Presidency. A law professor breaks down the legal questions.

"A normal person would have been indicted for this", a Republican close to the White House told reporter Sherman.

"Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point. Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment". A Russian entity directly served at least 29 million people content in their news feeds via almost 80,000 posts over two years - posts that may have reached 126 million people - a deception that undermined both USA laws and the US election, despite Trump pooh-poohing the idea.

The revelations about Clinton had considerable impact, but they hardly decided the outcome of the election, in which Clinton demonstratively refused to make any appeal to the working class, relying instead on her support from the national security establishment.

The statement comes after the Justice Department published on 18 April Mueller's final report of the investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion and Russia's interference in the 2016 USA elections.

Tweeting Friday from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump dubbed the more than 400-page document the "Crazy Mueller Report".

Nadler said later on Friday when he issued the subpoena that he expects the Department of Justice to comply with the subpoena by May 1.


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