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Mueller report fallout: Trump, Russia, others react to Barr summary

John Wagner National reporter leading The Post’s breaking political news team March 25 at 8:40 AM President Trump went on Twitter Monday as his surrogates prepared to fan out on television a day after a summary released from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report cleared Trump of coordinating with …

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The Energy 202: Rick Perry calls expanding nuclear energy “the real” Green New Deal

THE LIGHTBULB The site of construction in 2017 for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle power station in eastern Georgia. (Georgia Power/Handout via Reuters) President Trump loves to talk about coal-fired power: Whenever he travels to West Virginia or Kentucky he boasts of bringing back “beautiful clean coal.” Trump talks far …

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Morning Bits: The beginning of the end

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III walks past the White House after attending services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Sunday. (Cliff Owen/AP) Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Opinion writer March 25 at 7:45 AM In the end, the voters will decide. …

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The Health 202: Why Congress isn’t expanding virtual health care

THE PROGNOSIS (Credit: Mercy Virtual Care Center) NOTE TO READERS: This is the second installment of a two-part series on delivering virtual care. You can read Part 1 here. CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — Major hospital networks experimenting with virtual care insist the approach is saving them loads of money. But Congress’s …

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Jessica Tarlov: Nancy Pelosi was the only one exonerated by Barr’s summary of Mueller probe

There has been a lot of talk about exoneration since the release of Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report and I can’t help but feel that it’s missing the point. The only person Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller probe exonerated is Nancy Pelosi. And it’s …

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The good news from the Barr summary of the Mueller report

Attorney General William P. Barr wrote a four-page letter to congressional leaders about the conclusions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to …

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Mueller Report Is In, Democrats Undeterred By Reality

7:27 AM 03/25/2019 | Opinion Derek Hunter | Contributor Today’s show is all about the Mueller report and how Democrats and the media are dealing with their grief. It turns out, they still aren’t letting the facts stand in the way of their narrative. Listen to the show: Nothing short of …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Democrats call for full Mueller report release in the name of election security

THE KEY Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The Justice Department should release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report — because it may contain key information that will aid the fight …

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Doug Schoen: If Democrats want to win the White House in 2020, it’s time to stop investigating Trump

After 22 months, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has confirmed what President Trump has been saying all along: there was no collusion between Russia and Trump, his campaign, or anyone associated with him to win the 2016 presidential election. This is an enormous victory for the president. A summary of Mueller’s …

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As opioid crisis explodes, few youths get drug treatment — especially youths of color

A deposit box for used hypodermic needles in a park in the South Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Joe Davidson Columnist focusing on federal government issues March 25 at 7:00 AM Amid the roar of the opioid crisis, little is heard about the lack of drug treatment for young people. Now, …

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Kimberley Strassel: Mueller’s investigation is done. Now dig into the real scandal — missteps of Comey, FBI

Attorney General William Barr has reported to Congress that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has cleared President Trump and his campaign team of claims of conspiring with Russia during the 2016 election. This is more than an exoneration. It’s a searing indictment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as …

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Power Up: Robert Mueller’s probe is over. But Washington is still divided.

Happy Mueller-Report-Monday! Tips, comments, recipes? Reach out and sign up. Thanks for waking up with us.  BREAKING: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cutting his trip to Washington short after a rocket launch from a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip struck a home in central Israel that wounded 7 …

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Steve Hilton: The real consequence of the Russia lie – the destruction of confidence in America’s democracy

We now know that the entire basis of the Democratic Party’s political agenda, the establishment media’s news agenda, and the permanent bureaucracy’s subversion agenda over the last few years was a lie. They said that President Trump was illegitimately elected because he colluded with Russia in 2016. Robert Mueller says …

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Legal experts question William Barr’s rationale for exonerating Trump

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix March 25 at 6:00 AM A big question hanging over William P. Barr’s nomination to be attorney general this year was whether, once he got the job, he would do President Trump’s bidding. Barr had made statements critical of special counsel …

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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Mueller report vindicates Trump and American voters

On Sunday, the Justice Department confirmed what the American people had known all along: the Donald J. Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. President Trump was completely exonerated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation, which found no collusion and no evidence of …

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Why Britain is suddenly facing a constitutional crisis

Front pages photographed in London on Tuesday highlight House of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s ruling that a new “meaningful vote” on the government’s Brexit deal would not be possible in its current form. (Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images) By Laura Beers March 25 at 6:00 AM The past month has seen talk …

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Why we still need to know more about Paul Manafort’s misdeeds, even after the Mueller report

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs U.S. District Court in Washington on Feb. 28, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) By Shane O’Sullivan March 25 at 6:00 AM While the special counsel could not establish collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government in its hacking of the Clinton campaign and …

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Apple is trying to be the future of news. Again.

A customer enters the Apple store in New York last year. (Mark Lennihan/AP) By Rob Pegoraro Rob Pegoraro covers technology for Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Wirecutter and other sites. From 1999 to 2011, he wrote The Post’s personal-tech column. March 25 at 6:00 AM On Monday, Apple will announce its …

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Trump’s order on college free speech will also protect speech he hates

President Trump leaves after signing an executive order Thursday to protect free speech on college campuses. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Brian Soucek is professor of law and chair of the committee on academic freedom and responsibility at the University of California at Davis. March 25 at 6:00 AM President Trump signed …

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Trump is again criticizing the Fed. Could that hurt the U.S. credit rating?

President Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. on March 2. (Al Drago/Bloomberg) By Cristina Bodea and Raymond Hicks March 25 at 6:00 AM On Thursday, President Trump once again criticized the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, blaming the central bank for the …

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For Democrats, the Mueller report turns their politics upside down

By Dan B and March 25 at 6:00 AM For President Trump, the finding by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III that there was no coordination or conspiracy involving Trump campaign officials or associates and the Russians, despite myriad contacts that have been documented, was a sweet moment. He will …

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Gregg Jarrett: Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ was always a hoax — and dirtiest political trick in modern US history

The Mueller report findings A summary of the Mueller report findings, according to Attorney General William Barr’s letter to top lawmakers. There was never any evidence that Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton. It was all a hoax. It constituted what is surely the …

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Ken Starr: Trump is vindicated on collusion, Mueller punts on obstruction, and the rule of law triumphs

For the second time in 48 hours, Attorney General William Barr demonstrated he is determined to go by the law, not bend to the winds of politics. This is exactly what the nation’s top law enforcement officer should do. Barr’s letter to members of Congress Sunday summarizing the report of …

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Alan Dershowitz: A prosecutor’s job is to make decisions, Mueller didn’t finish the job

Why couldn’t Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a former Marine, make up his mind about whether President Trump is or is not guilty of obstruction of justice? The job of a prosecutor is to make decisions. To charge or not to charge. It is not to write law review essays that …

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Mueller did not exonerate Trump – Barr acted as judge and jury. Now Congress needs to do its job

Politics abhors a vacuum and Attorney General Bill Barr filled it Sunday when he tried to exonerate Donald Trump using the “Mueller report” as a fig leaf. Barr acted as judge and jury in a three page letter deeming Trump’s innocence without any evidence, explanation, or even the Mueller report …

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Trump’s misleading spin on the 2018 GDP growth rate

March 25 at 3:00 AM “We just came out with numbers … 3.1 percent GDP. The first time in 14 years that we cracked 3, right? That’s pretty good — 3.1. The press tried to make it 2.9. I said, ‘It’s not 2.9.’ What they did is they took odd …

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How much of the Mueller report will the public see — and when?

March 24 at 10:06 PM What will the public see, and when will it see it? Those became the key questions Sunday after Attorney General William P. Barr released to members of Congress a brief summary of the conclusions of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference …

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Donna Brazile: What we really need to learn from the Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has now cleared President Trump and his campaign of any involvement in a conspiracy with Russia to win the presidential election, at least according to a summary of Mueller’s findings by Attorney General William Barr. This is good news not only for President Trump, but …

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Trump owes Mueller an apology

March 24 at 9:02 PM Harper Lee understood, as she wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird,” that many people would have trouble understanding her hero, Atticus Finch. Others talk; he acts. Others equivocate; he stands firm. Others sell out and call it victory; he suffers defeat without complaint because he would …

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GUILFOYLE: Will Democrats Respect The Principles That Made American Justice The Envy Of The World?

9:00 PM 03/24/2019 | Opinion Kim Guilfoyle | Contributor “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” — Letter to Congress from Attorney General William Barr Now that …