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House Judiciary to subpoena Robert Mueller to testify ‘way before’ the end of the summer

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The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee expects Robert Mueller to be subpoenaed “way before” the end of the summer if he refuses to voluntarily testify before Congress.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) explained the timing during a Tuesday interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber on “The Beat.”

“Has Robert Mueller agreed to come in voluntarily?” Melber asked. “Is there a date by which he has not you would subpoena him?”

“We’re carrying on conversations with him. If we have to subpoena him, we will,” Nadler replied.

“Would that be by the end of the summer?” Melber asked.

“Oh, I would think way before,” Nadler said.

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The host then attempted to pin it down further.

“By the end of June?” Melber asked.

“I’m not going to comment,” Nadler replied. “I don’t know.”

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Rep. Ted Lieu: Impeachment is coming — and so is a Democratic president

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Donald Trump recently called “impeachment” a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” but his continued stonewalling of legitimate congressional oversight requests are moving more and more House Democrats to embrace that “filthy” concept. That was the very point made by Rep. Ted Lieu of California, a progressive Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee during our recent conversation on “Salon Talks.” That committee would be the starting point for an actual impeachment inquiry of the president.

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US kicks off Mideast plan, with Palestinians boycotting

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After a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan Tuesday -- with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting.

For this most unconventional of US presidents, Donald Trump's Middle East peace-making bid is unlike decades of previous US attempts.

There is no talk of land swaps, a Palestinian state or other political issues that have vexed diplomats for decades.

The Trump administration says it will get to the political issues later.

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FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictions

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American logistics giant FedEx sued the US government on Monday, saying Washington's restrictions on exports and imports due to growing trade disputes and sanctions created an "impossible burden" for delivery firms.

The announcement of the lawsuit comes as Beijing and Washington face off in a trade war that has seen both sides exchange steep tariffs on hundreds of billions in exports.

The US has also sought to bar Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the American market and limit its ability to purchase US technology.

A statement by the delivery firm said the restrictions placed "an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day" or face heavy fines.

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