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What CNN learned watching Robert Mueller for 18 months
Editor's Note: When special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the US election, CNN, like most news organizations, endeavored to learn what we could about the famously secretive team's work. So, in addition to other newsgathering efforts, CNN had journalists who stood outside their offices. Journalists often call this a stakeout. Here, the CNN team lays out the backstory of their assignment and how this investment of time yielded big journalistic returns.
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From 'total exoneration' to 'total bullsh**': Trump lingers on damning report
By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller's report painted of his presidency had become clear.
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:48:06 GMT
Giuliani: 'There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians'
President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:06:53 GMT
Pentagon, DHS considering designating fentanyl a WMD, memo says
Top military and Homeland Security officials are considering classifying fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to an internal DHS memo.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:17:48 GMT
Mueller had everything he needed to charge Trump with obstruction, but didn't
If Robert Mueller wanted to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction, he found all he needed to do it.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:33:07 GMT
Maria Butina's defense attorneys fight against prosecutors' request for 18 months of jail time
Maria Butina's defense team is fighting back against the prosecutors' sentencing memo in her case, which came in Friday night before her sentencing this week and unexpectedly asked for more jail time for her.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:22:10 GMT
New Hampshire senator to call on 2020 Democrats to support repeal of voter residency law
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen plans to send 2020 Democratic presidential candidates a letter Monday, urging them to sign a petition condemning a state law that would require college students to be a permanent resident of the state to vote.
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News Image Mon, 22 Apr 2019 03:06:51 GMT
Defense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar
The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US service members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:34:25 GMT
The Point: This is the biggest presidential field ever. That's not all bad for Democrats
With 288 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing.Every Sunday, I'll tell you the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the #1 story is the most important of the coming week. Subscribe to The Point newsletter to get this delivered directly to your inbox!
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:06:36 GMT
Giuliani knocks Mueller's investigators as 'unfair' to Trump
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani went after special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Sunday, calling the investigators "unfair" to his client, President Donald Trump.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 18:37:07 GMT
Romney on Mueller report: I am 'sickened' by 'dishonesty and misdirection' of President Trump
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump on Friday following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying he was "sickened" by details in revealed in the document.
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:18:17 GMT
Fact check: Erik Prince's public claims vs. the Mueller report
Erik Prince, the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, makes a number of appearances in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Noted for his ties to the United Arab Emirates, Prince was a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump during the campaign and spent time around senior officials with the Trump transition team, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Prince is the brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:26:16 GMT
Cain and Moore wouldn't shift the Fed. A Trump 2020 victory might
President Donald Trump's selection of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and former Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore to fill two open seats on the Federal Reserve board has unleashed a wave of anxiety about the independence of the world's most powerful central bank.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:05:34 GMT
Voter excitement for the 2020 election is already on par with the days before the 2016 vote
Americans won't go to the polls to choose who they want to be president for about 18 months. But bipartisan enthusiasm for the 2020 vote is so high that it's comparable to the days before the last time they cast a presidential ballot.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:28:05 GMT
Joe Biden may face uphill climb in early states
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
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News Image Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:18:33 GMT
Rep. Duncan Hunter posts video climbing over fake 'border wall,' opponent claims he violated bail agreement
Rep. Duncan Hunter posted a video Thursday of himself climbing over a barrier that he erroneously calls "the grand border wall" in a move his Democratic opponent initially claimed violated Hunter's bail agreement.
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READ AND SEARCH: The full Mueller report
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:32:37 GMT
Washington state senator slammed for saying nurses 'play cards' for 'considerable amount of the day'
A Washington state senator has drawn the ire of nurses after remarks she made suggesting that nurses in smaller hospitals "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day."
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:36:50 GMT
Fact check: What Trump associates told the public vs. what they told Mueller
For two years, President Donald Trump and his close associates contradicted, denied and dodged reports and questions of Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign. Now that the Mueller report is out, redacted as it may be, we have the chance to fact-check those public denials against what many people close to the President actually told Mueller when they were questioned by the special counsel.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:02:13 GMT
Mueller report shows Hope Hicks' struggle to persuade 'boss man' Trump
She built a national reputation as the elusive public relations force behind President Donald Trump's campaign and administration, but Hope Hicks couldn't save the President from himself on Air Force One in July of 2017.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:36:06 GMT
Kellyanne Conway's husband calls for Congress to remove 'cancer' of Trump
George Conway, husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, called for Congress to remove President Donald Trump from office following the release of the redacted special counsel report.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:16:16 GMT
Trump praises Libyan general as his troops march on US backed government in Tripoli
President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya's vast oil resources even as Haftar's troops continue their offensive against the UN and US-backed government in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:52:32 GMT
Analysis: Mueller's report leaves open possibility of post-White House criminal exposure for Trump
Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.
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News Image Sat, 20 Apr 2019 14:27:26 GMT
The Point: Don McGahn may have single-handedly saved Donald Trump's presidency
On Friday morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack the Mueller report -- and, not-so-subtly -- his former White House counsel Don McGahn.
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News Image Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:10:10 GMT
Trump said he could not recall, remember or recollect more than 30 times in his answers to Mueller
President Donald Trump's written testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller showed Trump repeatedly responded to inquiries with brief denials or lack of recollection on wide-ranging topics, saying more than 30 times he did not recall, remember or recollect.
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News Image Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:29:32 GMT
Mueller investigated rumored compromising tapes of Trump in Moscow
Special counsel Robert Mueller examined whether President Donald Trump learned during the 2016 presidential campaign of the rumored existence of compromising tapes made of him years earlier when he visited Moscow, according to a redacted version of Mueller's report.
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News Image Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:29:30 GMT
Ivanka Trump's White House blank check
Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too.
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