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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President"

September 11, 2020
Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Michael Schmidt of The New York Times discusses his latest book “Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President,” a fascinating and detailed account of the White House during Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The book looks focuses on two key players: former FBI Director James Comey, and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. This is part of our ongoing Washington Week Bookshelf series.
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Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections

August 19, 2020
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released it's long-awaited report on the connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives in 2016. It finds that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone in Case He Long Denounced

July 11, 2020
Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, Sharon LaFraniere | The New York Times
President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr. on seven felony crimes on Friday, using the power of his office to spare a former campaign adviser days before Mr. Stone was to report to a federal prison to serve a 40-month term.
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Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House

May 21, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court blocked a House committee Wednesday from receiving grand jury material gathered by Robert Mueller's special counsel investigators, issuing a stay while a legal dispute over the records is on appeal.
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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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