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House Democrats can get secret Mueller information, appeals court rules

March 11, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that House Democrats are entitled to get materials gathered by a grand jury during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling in 2016.
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John Durham has a stellar reputation for investigating corruption. Some fear his work for Barr could tarnish it.

December 16, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Some of Durham’s actions in his latest high-profile assignment — examining the FBI’s 2016 investigation of President Trump’s campaign — have sparked a debate in Washington about whether he is even-handedly assessing possible wrongdoing, or carrying out a conservative political errand.
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DOJ IG Testifies To FBI Lapses, Finds No Political Motivation In Trump Campaign Probe

December 12, 2019
Susan Davis, Tamara Keith, Ryan Lucas | NPR
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his investigation into origin of the FBI's probe of the 2016 Trump campaign. His report, unveiled on Monday, substantiates Republican claims of numerous process issues within the bureau, though finds no evidence that the start of the probe was politically motivated.
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Inspector general testifies about FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign

December 11, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is testifying Wednesday about his findings that the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign featured “serious performance failures” but was not motivated by political bias.
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Attorney General William Barr: FBI acted in ‘bad faith’ in Russia investigation

December 11, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
Attorney General William Barr took aim at the FBI over its investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, saying he believes it may have acted in bad faith, just one day after an Inspector General report found no evidence of political bias.
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IG report on Russia probe finds errors but no bias; Barr disagrees

December 10, 2019
Pete Williams | NBC News
A new report from the Justice Department’s inspector general has found errors, but no political bias affecting the start of the FBI’s investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
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Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry

December 3, 2019
Michael Schmidt, Katie Benner | The New York Times
Attorney General William P. Barr has told Justice Department officials that he is skeptical of a conclusion by the department’s inspector general that the F.B.I. had sufficient information to open the investigation into whether any Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, according to two people familiar with the conversations.
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Don McGahn must appear before Congress

November 26, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
A federal judge has ruled former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress. It's a potential game changer.
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Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI’s Russia probe but documents errors

November 23, 2019
Ellen Nakashima, Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to find in a forthcoming report that political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, while at the same time criticizing the bureau for systemic failures in its handling of surveillance applications, according to two U.S. officials.
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