Tag: Mueller, Robert S III

Barr Clears Trump of Obstruction After Mueller Demurs

WASHINGTON — Over the 22 months of their inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators examined countless documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, including some of the highest-ranking lawyers and aides in the White House, to determine whether President Trump obstructed justice. But in the end, the special counsel reached no conclusion — instead producing a […]

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News Analysis: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted

WASHINGTON — For President Trump, it may have been the best day of his tenure so far. The darkest, most ominous cloud hanging over his presidency was all but lifted on Sunday with the release of the special counsel’s conclusions, which undercut the threat of impeachment and provided him with a powerful boost for the […]

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Trump Declares Victory, and a War on His Enemies

WASHINGTON — President Trump was in the private quarters of his Palm Beach, Fla., club on Sunday afternoon when two White House lawyers briefed him on the details of Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary of the Russia investigation. Mr. Trump, just back from a round of golf, expressed vindication, though no great display […]

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No Collusion, No ‘Exoneration’

On its face, the letter that Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday afternoon, summarizing the key findings of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, is good news, not just for President Trump. According to Mr. Barr’s four-page summary, Mr. Mueller and his team were unable to establish that anyone connected to […]

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The Many Problems With the Barr Letter

On Sunday afternoon, soon after Attorney General Bill Barr released a letter outlining the Mueller investigation report, President Trump tweeted “Total EXONERATION!” But there are any number of reasons the president should not be taking a victory lap. First, obviously, he still faces the New York investigations into campaign finance violations by the Trump team […]

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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice

This is a developing story. The New York Times will be examining the findings. Check back for updates. WASHINGTON — The investigation led by Robert S. Mueller III found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special […]

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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: Summary Expected on Capitol Hill Within an Hour

Right Now: The attorney general will deliver his summary of the Mueller report to Congress this afternoon, a Justice Department official said.. • Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been told to expect to receive the summary of the Mueller report’s key findings from Attorney General William P. Barr within 45 minutes. • President Trump remained […]

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At Democratic Campaign Events, Mueller Report Is Not the Main Topic

RYE, N.H. — For Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday, it wasn’t quite campaigning as usual after the delivery of a long-awaited report from the special counsel roiled Washington over the weekend. But it was pretty close. At events across early primary states, voters asked about health care and school shootings and immigration. Questioners were far […]

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Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day

WASHINGTON — The findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will remain confidential for at least another day, a senior Justice Department official said on Saturday, as Attorney General William P. Barr continued to pore over the report to determine what to make public. Mr. Mueller delivered his highly anticipated report to Mr. […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: Now Comes Washington’s Garbo, Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — I got a call at 3 p.m. on Friday from the Washington electric company telling me that a manhole in front of my house was smoking, that the underground cable to my house had burned up because it was old and that all the power in my house was out. “I can’t come […]

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Don’t Keep the Mueller Report Secret

When President Trump fired James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., on May 9, 2017, many Americans were justifiably worried that investigators would never be permitted to get to the bottom of Russia’s attack on our 2016 election and any potential involvement of Mr. Trump’s associates. Despite continued attempts by the president to impede the […]

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Mueller Report Updates: Special Counsel Does Not Recommend New Charges

The delivery of a report late Friday afternoon from Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, to Attorney General William P. Barr might seem like the conclusion of a long-running drama, but it is only the end of the beginning. Mr. Mueller is not recommending any new charges be filed, a Justice Department official said, […]

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We Don’t Need to Read the Mueller Report

People lie to hide the truth. They lie to hide crimes. And while everyone is dying for a peek at Robert Mueller’s bombshell report to see if he says any crimes were committed by the Trump campaign in 2016, the truth is actually already out there, hidden in plain sight. Mr. Mueller’s report may never […]

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News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test

After nearly three years of investigation, after hundreds of interviews and thousands upon thousands of pages of documents, after scores of indictments and court hearings and guilty pleas, after endless hours of cable-television and dinner-table speculation, the moment of reckoning has arrived. It will be a reckoning for President Trump, to be sure, but also […]

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Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the Justice Department, bringing to a close an investigation that has consumed the nation and cast a shadow over President Trump for nearly two […]

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The Meaning of the Mueller Report

Give President Trump this much: In the face of the biggest existential threat to his presidency, the special counsel’s Russia investigation, he checked himself where it mattered most. Yes, his near-daily campaign to mock and discredit Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” has now lasted longer than his campaign for the White House. His shameful, conspiratorial attacks […]

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What Questions Do You Have About the Mueller Report?

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and his team have finished their long-anticipated report after investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice by President Trump and his associates. What questions do you have about the report and what happens next? Please submit them below, and our reporters and editors […]

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Mueller Report Live Updates: No New Charges Will Be Recommended

The delivery of a report late Friday afternoon from Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, to Attorney General William P. Barr might seem like the conclusion of a long-running drama, but it is only the end of the beginning. Perhaps rarely have so many waited so long to learn so little. The power now […]

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Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William P. Barr, according to the Justice Department, bringing to a close an investigation that has consumed the nation and cast a shadow over President Trump for nearly two […]

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Where’s the Mueller Report? Washington Can Barely Handle the Anticipation

WASHINGTON — The president’s lawyer has no idea when the report is coming, either. Seated alone amid tourists at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Friday, Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, scrolled through a tablet with one hand and held a cellphone in the other as he waited for the news that […]

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Prosecutor Who Led Case Against Michael Cohen to Step Down

Robert S. Khuzami, the senior federal prosecutor in Manhattan who oversaw the criminal case against Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, will step down next month, according to people briefed on the matter. Mr. Khuzami’s departure, which is expected to be announced on Friday, comes even as his office’s investigation into Mr. […]

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