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McCarthy demands Schiff step down as intel chairman

Kellyanne Conway, Don Trump Jr. and others are also hammering the Democrat.

       politico.com  2019-03-25 08:58:48+00:00
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  • Nick Short
    Nick Short @PoliticalShort

    Time for Schiff to step down as intel chairman. https://t.co/UypRLeNVES

    Mon Mar 25 16:33:27 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Kellyanne Conway said that Rep. Adam Schiff “ought to resign today” over his insistence during the Russia investigation that there was “plenty of evidence” pointing to collusion between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin https://t.co/GttWxqj4Yt

    Mon Mar 25 13:13:35 +0000 2019

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    NEW: Trump allies and House Republicans are trying to turn Adam SCHIFF into the face of their post-Mueller fury. https://t.co/MF0oVwOqXD

    Mon Mar 25 14:56:55 +0000 2019

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    UPDATE: @GOPLeader calls on Schiff to quit the Intel Committee as Republicans mount a campaign of recriminations against him and Dems who aggressively probed collusion. Story w/ @sarahnferris @BresPolitico https://t.co/MF0oVwOqXD

    Mon Mar 25 15:54:38 +0000 2019

  • Sarah Ferris
    Sarah Ferris @sarahnferris

    MCCARTHY calls on Schiff to step down as House Intel chairman @BresPolitico @kyledcheney https://t.co/VLrAfHC9aC

    Mon Mar 25 15:51:02 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Nadler begins conversation about timing for Barr appearance on the Hill Nadler begins conversation about timing for Barr appearance on the Hill – Democrats say the attorney general must begin to fill in blanks left from his summary of Mueller report.

     nbcnews.com 2019-03-25 16:04:00+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has contacted the Justice Department to set a date for A.G. William Barr to testify on Mueller's Russia report, according to a senior aide involved in the process. https://t.co/HMKJDPIwMx

    Mon Mar 25 16:35:49 +0000 2019

  • Jesse Rodriguez
    Jesse Rodriguez @JesseRodriguez

    Scoop from Heidi Pryzbyla: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has contacted the Department of Justice to set a date for Attorney General William Barr to testify on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. https://t.co/ew5gKXiv8l

    Mon Mar 25 16:09:53 +0000 2019

  • Resistbot
    Resistbot @resistbot

    “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has contacted the Department of Justice to set a date for Attorney General William Barr to testify on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.” https://t.co/DCzV6uW1hS

    Mon Mar 25 17:08:00 +0000 2019

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Current Status: White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed White House says pardons for Trump associates not discussed – There have been no conversations about President Donald Trump issuing pardons fo...

       reuters.com 2019-03-25 15:16:57+00:00

Current Status: Pelosi wins breathing room on impeachment after Mueller findings Pelosi wins breathing room on impeachment after Mueller findings – The speaker appeared to be vindicated in urging Democrats to move slowly on impeachment.

       politico.com 2019-03-25 05:02:25+00:00
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  • Chris Matthews
    Chris Matthews @HardballChris

    The assessments from the Mueller report make Speaker Pelosi's decision on not pushing for impeachment look incredibly smart, she must have known this was going nowhere. https://t.co/LKYZWJY7Zf

    Mon Mar 25 17:30:16 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Now that the results from Mueller's probe have been delivered to Capitol Hill, the pro-impeachment wing of the Democratic Caucus has taken a major blow https://t.co/M3eOiUlWU9

    Mon Mar 25 14:45:01 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Nancy Pelosi appears to be vindicated in urging Democrats to move slowly on impeachment after Mueller findings https://t.co/3B2EeVdVtC

    Mon Mar 25 10:00:05 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Impeachment seems further away than ever before, and Pelosi's caution has been vindicated https://t.co/WSYtjNh0js

    Mon Mar 25 16:45:07 +0000 2019

  • Heather Caygle
    Heather Caygle @heatherscope

    ANOTHER outcome of “anti-climatic” Barr report, as one Dem described it to me: Pelosi vindicated after preaching caution on impeachment and Mueller for months. W/ @BresPolitico: https://t.co/WTfvqYrZqG

    Mon Mar 25 10:57:24 +0000 2019

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Current Status: ‘Now we’re in charge’: Dems freeze out GOP on bipartisan bills ‘Now we’re in charge’: Dems freeze out GOP on bipartisan bills – Republicans say Democrats are refusing to work with them on legislation in order to snub vulnerable members ahead of 2020.

    politico.com 2019-03-25 05:03:29+00:00
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  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Republicans claim Democrats are dropping the bipartisan approach they seemed to promise during the last election. Democrats have one response: Welcome to the minority. https://t.co/7hGKycmYf6

    Mon Mar 25 16:00:14 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Republicans say Democrats are refusing to work with them on legislation in order to snub vulnerable members ahead of 2020 https://t.co/sClw3Y4G8X

    Mon Mar 25 10:20:07 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    "Now we’re in charge": Dems freeze out GOP on bipartisan bills https://t.co/maFjdLOeIi

    Mon Mar 25 11:40:03 +0000 2019

  • Melanie Zanona
    Melanie Zanona @MZanona

    "Now we’re in charge": Dems freeze out GOP on bipartisan bills... story w/ @sarahnferris: https://t.co/NvgE50O5oA

    Mon Mar 25 12:01:09 +0000 2019

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Current Status: ‘No collusion!’ goes from a defiant mantra to a rallying cry for Trump’s reelection ‘No collusion!’ goes from a defiant mantra to a rallying cry for Trump’s reelection – The president and his supporters moved quickly to capitalize on the findings of the Russia investigation.

    washingtonpost.com 2019-03-25 00:32:04+00:00
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  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    WaPo: "Aides say Trump plans to highlight the cost of the probe and call for organizations to fire members of the media and former government officials who he believes made false accusations about him..." https://t.co/PhmHz9Kbza

    Mon Mar 25 06:50:42 +0000 2019

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    Trump was gleeful and a feeling of euphoria swept over the White House staff as aides celebrated the end of the Mueller investigation, report ⁦@jdawsey1⁩ ⁦@AshleyRParker⁩ and ⁦@PhilipRucker⁩ https://t.co/NVfExg2CDE

    Mon Mar 25 13:12:44 +0000 2019

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Problems still lie ahead for POTUS. Democrat investigations, SDNY probes are chief among them. The Mueller probe overall did not paint a pretty picture. But it is unmistakably a good day for the presidency, who plans to seize on it and attack his foes. https://t.co/t8w9kn5OIL

    Mon Mar 25 00:59:00 +0000 2019

  • David Nakamura
    David Nakamura @DavidNakamura

    Why would a former official want anonymity to say this? https://t.co/8ZlEorMYu2 https://t.co/1hEqgp2VqE

    Mon Mar 25 02:26:39 +0000 2019

  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    “What they do is they clear the deck for there to be an evaluation based upon his record as president,” said @govchristie, who called it a “very good day” for the president. “It lifts a cloud that was over the White House for the entire time he was there.” https://t.co/t8w9kn5OIL

    Mon Mar 25 00:57:20 +0000 2019

  • Philip Rucker
    Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

    NEW —> “No collusion!” goes from a defiant mantra to a rallying cry for Trump’s reelection My latest with @jdawsey1 & @ashleyrparker on Trump’s unmistakable political victory https://t.co/bFLvE4jnSX

    Mon Mar 25 01:08:08 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism – The bills are part of a larger political strategy aimed partly at showing that Republicans are more willing to tackle anti-Semitic hate speech than divided Democrats.

    nytimes.com 2019-03-24 21:13:07+00:00
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Current Status: Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction – The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.

      nytimes.com 2019-03-24 19:07:48+00:00
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  • Joyce Alene
    Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance

    I’ll be on @msnbc at 4 Eastern to discuss this news as it breaks. https://t.co/yG0RcYdeAh

    Sun Mar 24 19:11:37 +0000 2019

  • Democratic Coalition
    Democratic Coalition @TheDemCoalition

    The attorney general will deliver his summary of the report to Congress this afternoon, a Justice Department official said. Tell Congress to demand the entire #MuellerReport must be made public - no summaries - here: https://t.co/sHX93YN4uN https://t.co/rNaeYlE9oT

    Sun Mar 24 19:34:41 +0000 2019

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    Barr to deliver to Congress the main findings of the Mueller investigation this afternoon, a Justice Department official says. ⁦@MarkMazzettiNYT⁩ ⁦@ktbenner⁩ https://t.co/lQhJvQt65u via ⁦@nytimes⁩

    Sun Mar 24 19:13:14 +0000 2019

  • Andrew Stroehlein
    Andrew Stroehlein @astroehlein

    A US presidential candidate asked a foreign power for help with his campaign. That foreign power helped that candidate. We're told this is all perfectly fine. https://t.co/I5aIIlHYI0 https://t.co/wkpf8eZMl0

    Mon Mar 25 06:44:52 +0000 2019

  • Nicholas Kristof
    Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof

    Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice - The New York Times https://t.co/fihOUL88JU

    Sun Mar 24 19:57:30 +0000 2019

  • Connie Schultz
    Connie Schultz @ConnieSchultz

    “‘While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,’ Mr. Barr quoted Mr. Mueller as writing.” https://t.co/IHIAU13WUm

    Sun Mar 24 19:55:22 +0000 2019

  • Kevin Maguire
    Kevin Maguire @Kevin_Maguire

    So Trump’s “complete exoneration” spin is another lie by he Fake News President. What a surprise https://t.co/vlnNj3RINj

    Mon Mar 25 09:29:47 +0000 2019

  • Clara Jeffery
    Clara Jeffery @ClaraJeffery

    7/ Mr. Mueller’s team drew no conclusions about whether Mr. Trump illegally obstructed justice, Mr. Barr said, so he made his own decision. “ 🙄 https://t.co/jEDuYctLNA

    Mon Mar 25 01:56:08 +0000 2019

  • Terry Dresbach
    Terry Dresbach @draiochta14

    Good Summary... Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction - The New York Times https://t.co/SkBC5eEaEM

    Mon Mar 25 13:58:26 +0000 2019

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Current Status: 'We know how to do this better than anybody': Southern District of NY on the job after Mueller probe ends 'We know how to do this better than anybody': Southern District of NY on the job after Mueller probe ends – Michael Cohen's continued assistance with Southern District prosecutors "would send a chill up my spine," Chris Christie said.

     nbcnews.com 2019-03-25 15:33:00+00:00
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  • Mimi Rocah
    Mimi Rocah @Mimirocah1

    I never get tired of bragging about my home for 16 + years. But, people have to remember it’s part of DOJ & the AG has the final say. https://t.co/7Sm52KsNH0

    Mon Mar 25 16:22:51 +0000 2019

  • Jon Cooper
    Jon Cooper @joncoopertweets

    'We know how to do this better than anybody': Southern District of NY on the job after Mueller probe ends Michael Cohen's continued assistance with Southern District prosecutors "would send a chill up my spine," Chris Christie said. https://t.co/hMRW6zx6W7

    Mon Mar 25 17:16:40 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump's attorney doesn't want Trump's 'confidential' written responses to Mueller released Trump's attorney doesn't want Trump's 'confidential' written responses to Mueller released – Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said Monday he does not want the written answers the President submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller to be released, describing them as…

     cnn.com 2019-03-25 12:10:31+00:00
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  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    President Trump's attorney says he does not want the written answers the President submitted to special counsel Robert Mueller to be released, describing them as "confidential." https://t.co/TBOyM2cL70 https://t.co/45t9qmgtKd

    Mon Mar 25 13:40:06 +0000 2019

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    President Trump's attorney doesn't want Trump's "confidential" written responses to Mueller released https://t.co/K1p0YM2OXk https://t.co/MvvUHgL6cx

    Mon Mar 25 12:16:03 +0000 2019

  • Ram Ramgopal
    Ram Ramgopal @RamCNN

    Trump's attorney doesn't want Trump's 'confidential' written responses to Mueller released https://t.co/fPzwsYtCdI

    Mon Mar 25 13:17:57 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Sen. Tom Udall won't seek reelection in 2020 Sen. Tom Udall won't seek reelection in 2020 – "The worst thing anyone in public office can do is believe the office belongs to them, rather than to the people they represent,” the 70-year-old Udall says.

     politico.com 2019-03-25 11:54:36+00:00
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Current Status: Mueller Report Puts New Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues Mueller Report Puts New Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues – For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.

     nytimes.com 2019-03-25 09:00:05+00:00
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  • Jonathan Martin
    Jonathan Martin @jmartNYT

    Short-term politics: a Trump victory lap, Dem candidates can no longer do a wait-for-Mueller impeachment stall Longer-term: doesn’t change much. Most Dem pros are happy to drive the midterm message & the GOP suburban problem owes to chaos not collusion https://t.co/msJXb31w59

    Mon Mar 25 12:56:07 +0000 2019

  • Jennifer Granholm
    Jennifer Granholm @JenGranholm

    Meanwhile: CC: @TheDemocrats “Middle-class people are paying more in taxes today because of Trump’s tax bill, and lost jobs because of an egotistical trade war. He doubled our debt, and wasted money on a wall." -- @stefcutter https://t.co/ft12SmrTW5

    Mon Mar 25 14:12:48 +0000 2019

  • Glenn Thrush
    Glenn Thrush @GlennThrush

    [email protected] nails nails nails it. You don't gotta read nothing else, folks. https://t.co/Vy1bAe6Y5w

    Mon Mar 25 12:57:28 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Will the Supreme Court End Gerrymandering? Arguments Begin This Week Will the Supreme Court End Gerrymandering? Arguments Begin This Week – Justices will be reviewing the case of North Carolina, where Republicans drew a map to maximize their power in the House. Plaintiffs challenging the map say it’s unconstitutional.

     nytimes.com 2019-03-25 09:00:05+00:00
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  • Legal Defense Fund
    Legal Defense Fund @NAACP_LDF

    This week, #SCOTUS is taking up cases on partisan gerrymandering in two states. One deals with a GOP gerrymander in NC, the other is about a Democratic gerrymander in MD. But no matter who does it, gerrymandering is wrong 100% of the time. #FairMaps https://t.co/9uG9lk5F91

    Mon Mar 25 13:55:55 +0000 2019

  • The Leadership Conference
    The Leadership Conference @civilrightsorg

    #SCOTUS will hear two #FairMaps cases tomorrow considering limits on partisan gerrymandering. Here's what you should know: https://t.co/Gp52THUlAc

    Mon Mar 25 13:11:07 +0000 2019

  • Lawyers' Committee ☎️866-OUR-VOTE
    Lawyers' Committee ☎️866-OUR-VOTE @LawyersComm

    Will the Supreme Court End Gerrymandering? Arguments Begin This Week Read more from @nytimes: https://t.co/kg40n0uysb

    Mon Mar 25 16:14:29 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Next Steps And Big Unanswered Questions As The Nation Moves Into Post-Mueller Era Next Steps And Big Unanswered Questions As The Nation Moves Into Post-Mueller Era – The curtain has nearly fallen on the special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, but this drama may have at least one more act left to run.

     npr.org 2019-03-25 09:00:00+00:00
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  • NPR
    NPR @NPR

    Washington has reached a bipartisan consensus on at least one thing — lawmakers want Mueller's full report released. Republicans want it. Democrats want it. The president has said he doesn't object. https://t.co/aLF7ZcEM0y

    Mon Mar 25 15:42:00 +0000 2019

  • NPR Politics
    NPR Politics @nprpolitics

    As Barr's letter made clear, Justice Department officials are still conducting investigations with ties to President Trump. Criminal cases are still underway and prosecutors also are looking into Trump's inaugural committee and other potential matters. https://t.co/fA4c9lbfMu

    Mon Mar 25 15:40:00 +0000 2019

  • NPR
    NPR @NPR

    The curtain has nearly fallen on the special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, but this drama may have at least one more act left to run. https://t.co/aLF7ZcEM0y

    Mon Mar 25 12:15:00 +0000 2019

  • NPR Politics
    NPR Politics @nprpolitics

    About the only issue on which Washington has lately been able to reach a bipartisan consensus is that Mueller's full report must become public. Republicans want it. Democrats want it. The president has said he doesn't object. https://t.co/fA4c9lsRb4

    Mon Mar 25 17:40:00 +0000 2019

  • NPR Politics
    NPR Politics @nprpolitics

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's work may be done, but there may be still more big revelations to come beyond attorney general William Barr's four-page letter to Congress. https://t.co/fA4c9lbfMu

    Mon Mar 25 13:55:00 +0000 2019

  • NPR Politics
    NPR Politics @nprpolitics

    Next Steps And Big Unanswered Questions As The Nation Moves Into Post-Mueller Era https://t.co/5Svb675zYD

    Mon Mar 25 09:08:33 +0000 2019

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Current Status: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted – The end of the special counsel’s investigation without findings of collusion with Russia fortified the president for the battles to come, including his campaign for re-election.

     nytimes.com 2019-03-25 00:28:20+00:00

Current Status: Trump begins post-Mueller 'reset' by attacking Democrats, media Trump begins post-Mueller 'reset' by attacking Democrats, media – The president and his allies see a chance to reconnect with voters. But first they want payback for Mueller mania.

   politico.com 2019-03-24 23:54:45+00:00
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  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    But after the nearly two-year investigation found no collusion or clear obstruction of justice, Trump and his aides showed little interest in healing or national unity https://t.co/ua4Nv9dUMO

    Mon Mar 25 14:15:05 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The anticlimactic end of Robert Mueller’s Russia probe allows Trump to relaunch his beleaguered presidency with new swagger ahead of the 2020 election https://t.co/B1KxD6Au3Z

    Mon Mar 25 04:15:05 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Trump’s allies have urged retribution against Democrats who fueled the Justice Department investigation into the president https://t.co/hr3ybIuDTm

    Mon Mar 25 16:16:04 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Trump and his allies see a chance to reconnect with voters. But first they want payback for Mueller mania https://t.co/ZNBUlommfQ

    Mon Mar 25 10:40:04 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    President Trump is beginning a post-Mueller "reset" https://t.co/JmLjD1pnao

    Mon Mar 25 12:00:06 +0000 2019

  • Anita Kumar
    Anita Kumar @anitakumar01

    [email protected] tell @POLITICO: "There's a rare moment here for Donald Trump to get a bit of a reset He's got a chance to reconnect with more Americans than he even did previously,." https://t.co/7QspAx428h via @politico

    Mon Mar 25 12:17:41 +0000 2019

  • Anita Kumar
    Anita Kumar @anitakumar01

    NEW: Trump begins the post-Mueller 'reset,' story with @GabbyOrr_ https://t.co/7QspAx428h via @politico

    Mon Mar 25 12:10:33 +0000 2019

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