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Trump Didn’t Collude With Russia. So Why Does He Love Putin So Much?

Trump Didn’t Collude With Russia. So Why Does He Love Putin So Much?

Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Blake Hounshell is the editor in chief of POLITICO Magazine. No collusion. That’s the clear interpretation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, at least as they were conveyed Sunday by Attorney General William Barr. And it’s the line President Donald Trump’s gloating defenders are promoting. Story Continued Below But without access to…
William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do

William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do

Renato Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor and host of the “On Topic” podcast. After almost two years, the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has come to an end. Instead of getting to read Mueller’s findings, we received a letter from Attorney General Bill Barr that summarizes what Barr called Mueller’s “principal conclusions.” Yet…
Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy

Special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions on Russian election meddling as summarized by the attorney general represent a big victory for President Donald Trump. | Cliff Owen/AP Photo The Mueller Report Attorney General William Barr says the special counsel did not take a clear position on whether the president obstructed justice. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH…
Battle over Mueller’s probe moves to Capitol Hill

Battle over Mueller’s probe moves to Capitol Hill

"After months upon months of manufactured outrage on this issue, it is time we move on for the good of the nation," said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Possible impeachment by House Democrats still threatens the president. By JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE 03/24/2019 06:28 PM EDT Updated 03/24/2019…
Booker wrestles with primary field lurching left

Booker wrestles with primary field lurching left

Presidential candidate Cory Booker: “We should be careful about the traditions in this country and how we honor them.” | Ethan Miller/Getty Images At the end of January, Cory Booker was emphatic in his defense of the filibuster. “We should not be doing anything to mess” with it, he said. By springtime, the New Jersey…
The Most Powerful Activist in America Is Dying

The Most Powerful Activist in America Is Dying

Arthur Allen is eHealth editor at POLITICO. The last few times Ady Barkan got arrested in the U.S. Capitol building, the routine had a few new twists. Officers no longer handcuffed him, since he had lost nearly all his capacity for movement. They just put a bracelet on one of his wrists to show he…
Gillibrand goads Trump with speech in front of New York hotel

Gillibrand goads Trump with speech in front of New York hotel

The location of Kirsten Gillibrand's announcement was part of the senator's efforts to carve out room in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary. | Kena Betancur/Getty Images 2020 Elections The New York senator criticized the president in front of Trump International Hotel, painting herself as the most anti-Trump 2020 candidate. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 03/24/2019 02:34 PM…
Trump projects calm as White House waits for Mueller findings

Trump projects calm as White House waits for Mueller findings

The president’s senior advisers and friends have spent the weekend reassuring Donald Trump and telling him he shouldn’t be worried, according to people familiar with the matter. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images PALM BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump hopes you have a great day. As the world braces for the conclusions of special counsel Robert…
Schiff: ‘It was a mistake’ not to interview Trump in Mueller probe

Schiff: ‘It was a mistake’ not to interview Trump in Mueller probe

Rep. Adam Schiff speculated that Robert Mueller’s decision not to interview Donald Trump may have been related to a longstanding Justice Department policy against indicting sitting presidents. | Alex Wong/Getty Images House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller made “a mistake” by not interviewing President Donald Trump as part…
Schiff: There is still ‘significant evidence of collusion’

Schiff: There is still ‘significant evidence of collusion’

“There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” Rep. Adam Schiff said on ABC’s “This Week.” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, defended his assessment Sunday that…
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