The newly released report detailed how the special counsel’s team weighed the legal implications of examining President Trump for possible obstruction of justice and the motives behind some of his actions.
Donald McGahn, who previously served as White House counsel, “responded that he would not refute the press accounts because they were accurate,” the report stated.
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Michael Flynn, who later served as Trump’s national security adviser, told investigators that he had contacted multiple people to try to obtain the emails.
“Oh my God, this is terrible. This is the end of my presidency.”
— President Trump, May 2017, in reaction to the appointment of the special counsel
“We applied the framework of conspiracy law, not the concept of ‘collusion.’”
— Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”
— Mueller’s report
“In January 2018, Manafort told Gates that he had talked to the President’s personal counsel and they were ‘going to take care of us.’”
— The report on indicted former Trump campaign officials, chairman Paul Manafort and deputy Rick Gates
“Evidence indicates that the catalyst for the President’s decision to fire Comey was Comey’s unwillingness to publicly state that the President was not personally under investigation.”
— Report on the firing of FBI director James Comey
“The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.”
— Mueller’s report
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Laying out the facts is one thing. Providing a defense for President Trump on obstruction is another.
The tabloid’s parent company, American Media, has been under intense pressure because of the Enquirer’s efforts to tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, who is a longtime friend of American Media’s CEO, David Pecker.
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The cascade of cash to save the cathedral has raised eyebrows in France, still in the throes of protest over rising social inequality and whose leader is decried as the “president of the rich.”
The bill would make it harder for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations for measles in the wake of the state's worst outbreak in more than two decades.
The planned summit allows the Russian president to project Moscow’s influence and gives Kim more possible international options.
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While investigators have yet to assign blame for the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, Boeing has acknowledged that in both cases an anti-stalling feature activated in response to faulty data from planes’ sensors.
Despite the president’s rhetoric on costs, the Commerce Department has proposed a curb on federal licensing power.
The religious right closed ranks around the vice president as some students, faculty and alumni expressed concern about his planned appearance at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.
Warming temperatures are believed to have played a role in the death of the freeskier, who was backcountry skiing in British Columbia.
With the suspect long dead, investigators were faced with a problem: They needed DNA to compare with the crime scene sample.
(Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)
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