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Here are all the things you may have missed in the AG’s letter to Congress about the Mueller report: ex-prosecutor

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A former US attorney pointed out five “key points” in Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which was released to the Justice Department earlier Friday afternoon.

Joyce White Vance, the former US attorney for the Northern District of Alabama and a regular MSNBC contributor, noted on Twitter that there were no instances in which Barr declined any requests made by Mueller over the course of his investigation into Russian collusion.

Barr noted in his letter that “he may be in a position to advise Congress of the Special Counsel’s ‘principle conclusions’ this weekend,” Vance added.

She went on to note that “Barr will consult with both Mueller & [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein to determine what information can be released to Congress & the public.”

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“He says he’s committed to transparency,” Vance noted.

“No indictments have been unsealed and Special Counsel has not, as of yet, made any kind of statement,” she tweeted. “The only statement we have comes from AG Bill Barr.”

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Finally, Vance concluded that “there is no reason to believe the Mueller Report has any impact on ongoing investigations in [the Southern District of New York] & other US [Attorneys’] offices.”

It also, “of course, has no effect on state AGs.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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Trump flips out over ‘RIGGED’ hearings as Democrats grill Hope Hicks

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President Donald Trump ranted on Twitter while his former communications director testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

Hope Hicks complied with a congressional subpoena and testified behind closed doors to the Democrat-led panel, and the president raged online as word leaked out that a White House lawyer was objecting to many of the questions about her government service.

"The Dems are very unhappy with the Mueller Report, so after almost 3 years, they want a Redo, or Do Over. This is extreme Presidential Harassment," Trump tweeted. "They gave Crooked Hillary’s people complete Immunity, yet now they bring back Hope Hicks."

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Soledad O’Brien shames the press for calling Trump’s lies about Central Park 5 a ‘controversial stance’

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Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien has once again called out media outlets for whitewashing President Donald Trump's blatant lies.

This time, O'Brien took issue with a USA Today headline that mischaracterized Trump's lies about five black men who were falsely accused of raping a woman in New York's Central Park in the 1980s, only to have their convictions vacated in 2002 after DNA evidence exonerated them and another man confessed that he was the man who committed the brutal Central Park rape more than a decade earlier.

Instead of calling out Trump for lying about the case, the paper simply called Trump's continued assertions of their guilt a "controversial stance."

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