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Nancy Pelosi has a secret weapon to pressure Barr to release Mueller’s report

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On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sat for a live interview with Politico in which she discussed everything from equal pay laws to President Donald Trump’s support of a lawsuit to terminate the Affordable Care Act.

When the subject turned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Pelosi had some harsh words — and a stern warning for Attorney General William Barr, who has been accused of trying to conceal significant information contained in the report.

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The fact that the report may contain sensitive grand jury or national security information, Pelosi said, is “no excuse for hiding the truth from the American people.” Pelosi is a member of the “Gang of Eight” in Congress who receive top-level national security briefings.

“There will be a release of the Mueller report,” Pelosi stated confidently. “Our old friend, public sentiment,” will ensure that nothing important is concealed.

“The public weighing in simply cannot be ignored without paying a price,” Pelosi concluded.


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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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