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Mueller sets ‘tentative date’ to appear before House Judiciary Committee to discuss Trump investigation

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According to Axios, special counsel Robert Mueller has “tentatively” agreed to appear before the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee on May 15, where he will answer questions about his 400-page report on President Donald Trump.

The report states, “The House Judiciary Committee and a representative for special counsel Robert Mueller have agreed to a “tentative date” of May 15 for Mueller to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) said on Fox News Sunday.”

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Mueller is expected to be questioned on differences between his report and what Attorney General Bill Barr told a Senate committee.


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Send in the clowns: Impeachment is serious stuff, but the GOP wants a circus

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The impeachment of Donald Trump is not just a matter of holding the president accountable for his confessed plot to extort Ukraine at a time when Russia is engaged in both an invasion of that country and a cyber-invasion of the United States. This impeachment is also a mandatory warning to myriad potential Trump copycats that serving as a carrier of the political disease known as Trumpism is absolutely not a path to more winning, but a political death wish.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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Trump goes on wild Biden conspiracy tweetstorm as public impeachment hearings threaten to expose his presidency

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President Donald Trump started firing off misleading tweets before sunrise to defend himself from the impeachment inquiry.

The president started tweeting a bit earlier than usual, at 6:25 a.m. EST, complaining about the public phase of the inquiry, which begins Wednesday with testimony from George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, and Bill Taylor, a former ambassador and the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will testify Friday.

"Why is such a focus put on 2nd and 3rd hand witnesses, many of whom are Never Trumpers, or whose lawyers are Never Trumpers, when all you have to do is read the phone call (transcript) with the Ukrainian President and see first hand?" Trump tweeted.

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Trump claims he signed a law that’s been on the books for decades

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President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he signed legislation that has, in fact, been law for many years:

To think I signed the Whistleblower Protection Act! https://t.co/OSmPPcRs7x

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2019

Many observers quickly pointed out that Trump was wrong. The Whistleblower Protection Act became law in 1989. The Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act became law in 1998.

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