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Friday, April 19, 2019

While most of Donald Trump's allies braced for the release on Thursday of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, believers in the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory approached the long-awaited publication with a sense of thrill. read more

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The supermarket tabloid National Enquirer has reportedly been sold to the scion of a company known for its newsstands at airports across North America. read more

"Attorney General Barr's regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning -- hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it -- have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality. We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel's investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. The American people deserve to hear the truth." read more

On April 23, the high court will weigh whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted lawfully in deciding to reinstate a citizenship question in the census. read more

As part of Attorney General Barr's repeated efforts to spread misinformation about the Mueller report, he held a press conference in advance of his release of the Mueller report to Congress and the public. Barr's conduct raises serious concerns that the Special Counsel's investigation and its findings have been tainted in an effort to protect the president rather than the American public. During the press conference, Barr discussed his decision to find that President Trump had not obstructed the Special Counsel's investigation and noted that he consulted the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) before reaching his conclusion "that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense." CREW sent a Freedom of Information Act request for the documents OLC provided Barr about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence was sufficient to establish that the President obstructed justice. CREW also sent a request to expedite the receipt of the documents, due to strong public interest in the matter.


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