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Expect subpoenas if Trump’s attorney general dares to suppress Mueller report: House Judiciary Democrat

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Democratic House Judiciary member Steve Cohen (TN) told CNN on Thursday that he believed Attorney General Bill Barr was brought in to do President Donald Trump’s “bidding” and predicted he would suppress much of Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s role in throwing the 2016 election to the former reality TV star.

“It’s all very concerning to me because there are angles that I think still exist concerning foreign banks that Mueller’s team was taking to the Supreme Court to get access to records,” Cohen said. “It seems like possibly Barr has put an end to the Russia investigation, and I think Barr was sought out by Trump, probably with the Federalist [Society], to find somebody who would do his bidding.” He added that if Barr chose that route, the House Judiciary committee would “subpoena Mueller and/or the report.”

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Host Brianna Keilar was taken aback and asked for evidence. Cohen demurred, but said the timing between Barr’s confirmation and the DOJ’s announcement that Mueller was winding down was questionable.

“They are just parts of the Mueller investigation that apparently have not been completed, and it does seem more than a coincidence that as soon as [Barr] comes in, the investigation is going to be ended and Mr. Rosenstein will resign the following month,” Cohen continued. “Unless you’re Judy Holliday and you were born yesterday, you can connect the dots.”

Cohen added that he didn’t think Mueller would stand for having his investigation thwarted.

“Robert Mueller is not going to leave anything undone,” he said. “I don’t think he’s going to allow Barr to put a hiatus on his work over the last few years which I’m sure he sees relevant to the democracy and rule of law in the country.”

Still, he insisted, the attorney general was “acting at Trump’s behest.”

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“Trump looked for somebody that wouldn’t be like Jeff Sessions and he would do what he wanted him to do, which is shut down the Mueller investigation,” Cohen said. “That’s Bill Barr. We are in a serious situation, a constitutional crisis.”

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why Trump’s quick trip to Walter Reed raises more questions

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President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed over the weekend, claiming that nothing was wrong, but CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained it wasn't a typical routine medical exam done every year for presidents.

Speaking Sunday, Dr. Gupta explained that medical issues are typically done by doctors on duty at the White House, and there isn't a need to go to the hospital.

"No question, this sounds a bit unusual," he said. "I mean typically even with this White House, we've gotten plenty of notice in the past that the president was going to be getting a physical exam, that it was going to take place at Walter Reed, which, it has in the past. Everyone institution-wide received noticed, and it doesn't seem like that happened in this case."

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Mike Pence distances himself from his own top adviser after she refuses to lie for Trump

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Vice President Mike Pence's top adviser, Jennifer Williams, seems to be enduring retaliation from her employers after cooperating with subpoenas from the House impeachment inquiry this week. Williams spoke to the committee behind closed doors, and her testimony has was released Saturday.

President Donald Trump attacked her as a "Never Trumper" on Twitter Sunday, despite her work for the Trump adminsitration.

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GOP lawmaker goes on extended rant about Schiff to duck Tapper questions about Trump intimidating witnesses

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On Sunday morning House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) attempted to blow off questions by CNN's Jake Tapper over whether President Donald Trump was trying to intimidate former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch with a tweet during her testimony, choosing instead to attack committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for wanting to impeach the president.

Following a long interview where the State of the Union host had to correct the Ohio Republican's assertions multiple times -- with Tapper once flatly stating "That's not true" -- the CNN host asked about Trump's tweets that were immediately characterized as witness intimidation.

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