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Trump has hour-long talk with Putin about Mueller report, Venezuela, nukes – Washington Examiner

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Trump has hour-long talk with Putin about Mueller report, Venezuela, nukes  Washington ExaminerPresident Trump spoke for more than one hour with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told …

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Papadopoulos Said His Contact With Two FBI Informants Never Came Up in His Mueller Interview

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The F.B.I. sent her to London as part of the counterintelligence inquiry opened that summer to better understand the Trump campaign’s links to Russia.
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Facebook bans conspiracy theorists, controversial black activist – Phys.Org

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Facebook bans conspiracy theorists, controversial black activist  Phys.OrgFacebook on Thursday banned prominent conspiracy theorists including Infowars founder Alex Jones and the controversial black activist Louis Farrakhan in its …
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Barr’s Review of FBI `Spying’ on Trump Campaign Has a Wide Reach – Bloomberg

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Barr’s Review of FBI `Spying’ on Trump Campaign Has a Wide Reach  BloombergAttorney General William Barr has begun to fill in details on his controversial pledge to investigate whether the FBI and Justice Department engaged in improper …
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William Barr besieged by allegations he’s being Trump’s protector, not an attorney general – Philly.com

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William Barr besieged by allegations he’s being Trump’s protector, not an attorney general  Philly.comBarr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump’s administration. Nancy Pelosi accused him of lying and House Democrats are poised to …
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Just Security: The Early Edition: May 3, 2019

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.
TRUMP-RUSSIA
The White House last month lodged a formal complaint with the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) over the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller, clarifying that President Trump believes he retains the right to assert executive privilege over material contained in Mueller’s report despite its public release. The letter was written by Emmet Flood – the official handling the Mueller investigation for the White House counsel’s office – and submitted to Attorney General William Barr on April 19, the day after Barr released a redacted version of the report. Rosalind S. Helderman and Josh Dawsey report at the Washington Post.
Flood said Trump’s decision to let advisers cooperate with the Mueller probe does not extend to congressional oversight investigations. “It is one thing for a president to encourage complete cooperation and transparency in a criminal investigation conducted largely within the Executive Branch,” Flood wrote in the letter, adding “it is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress…” Reuters reports.
The fallout between Barr and House Democrats appeared to reach boiling point yesterday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) accused him of lying to Congress and the Judiciary Committee threatened to hold him in contempt if he did not promptly hand over a complete version of the Mueller report. Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times.
“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States … that’s a crime,” Pelosi told reporters, in response to the news that Mueller had sent Barr a letter criticizing him for his handling of Mueller’s findings, Rebecca Shabad reports at NBC
“Speaker Pelosi’s baseless attack on the attorney general is reckless … irresponsible … and false,” the D.O.J. responded in a statement. Brian Naylor reports at NPR.
House Democrats also lambasted Barr for his refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, which Barr justified on the basis of Democratic demands that their staff counsel be able to question him. Democrats went forward with the theater of the hearing in any event, setting up an empty chair for the absent Barr; Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) brought a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken to the morning event, accusing Barr of being a coward, Morgan Chalfant and Olivia Beavers report at the Hill.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has indicated he intends to give Barr “one or two” days to consider complying with Democratic demands. “We must do all we can in the name of the American people to ensure that when the Trump administration ends we have as robust a democracy to hand to our children as was handed to us,” Nadler commented, Kyle Cheney and Darren Samuelsohn report at POLITICO.
Mueller’s team is reportedly in direct talks with the House Judiciary Committee about whether he will testify before Congress, according to multiple reports, Rachel Frazin reports at the Hill.
The F.B.I. in 2016 sent an investigator posing as a research assistant to meet with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos as part of its probe into ties between Moscow and the Trump campaign. The woman, travelling under the name Azra Turk, reportedly met with Papadopoulos at a London bar where she asked him about whether the campaign was working with Moscow, Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Mark Mazzetti report at the New York Times.
“Barr deserved great credit for standing up to a room full of bullies who now think defeating the President means mimicking his worst qualities,” Paul Callin comments on Wednesday’s Senate hearing at CNN.
Barr’s testimony Wednesday was “an astonishing exercise in dissembling,” Rhode Island Senator and former state Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse comments at The Daily Beast.
“Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive this president,” former F.B.I. Director James Comey writes in an Op-Ed at the New York Times, considering the relationship between Trump and Barr.
The TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
Former White House security director Carl Kline told congressional investigators Wednesday that he loosened clearance procedures for new hires over the objections of career officials. Kline was responding to testimony by subordinate Tricia Newbold who told the committee in March how he frequently overruled the recommendations of security specialists and described how she had kept a running list of at least 25 officials whose clearance applications Kline had approved, despite a “wide range” of disqualifying information, including drug use, financial problems and criminal conduct, Reuters reports.
Kline claimed that he had not been pressured over the clearances, reportedly testifying: “I have never been approached by anybody at the White House or outside the White House to adjudicate a case … one way or the other … in my tenure,” Katie Rogers, Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos report at the New York Times.
VENEZUELA
Incumbent Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro yesterday called on the armed forces to oppose “any coup plotter” after a military uprising in support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó petered out, and subsequent street clashes left four protesters dead. Guaidó –recognized by more than 50 countries as the country’s interim president – had urged the armed forces to rise up against the embattled leader Tuesday; although a small group heeded the call, the movement failed to gain momentum, AFP reports.
Opposition leader Leopoldo López has stated that he expects the country’s military will step up to overthrow Maduro despite setbacks. López spoke with reporters yesterday at the gate of the Spanish ambassador’s home in Caracas, where he is seeking refuge having broken house arrest; he commented that in recent weeks he has talked with majors in the Venezuelan armed forces who told him they are committed to Maduro’s ouster, the AP reports.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) argued this week that the U.S. was partly to blame for the devastation in Venezuela – eliciting a harsh response yesterday from Vice President Mike Pence. “A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela, and we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today,” Omar said Wednesday during a T.V. interview, adding “this particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” Caroline Kelly reports at CNN.
An analysis of the likely direction of travel in Venezuela after the flatlining of Guiadó’s latest attempt to oust Maduro is provided by Tom Phillips and Joe Parkin Daniels at the Guardian.
“I think the Trump administration has handled this one reasonably well using diplomatic and economic pressure,” U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis comments on the Venezuela developments in an interview at Foreign Policy.
ISRAEL-PALESTINE
President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has revealed new details of the upcoming U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, indicating that it will depart from long-standing mentions of a two-state solution with the Palestinians and accept Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Al Jazeera reports.
“If you say ‘two-state’ … it means one thing to the Israelis … it means one thing to the Palestinians,” Kushner said yesterday at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, adding “we said, ‘you know, let’s just not say it … let’s just say, let’s work on the details of what this means’,” AFP reports.
YEMEN
The Senate yesterday found itself unable to overturn President Trump’s veto of the War Powers Resolution that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The 53-45 vote handed a victory to the White House for its policy of continuing to back Saudi Arabia, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, Al Jazeera reports.
Possible next steps available to Congress toward ending U.S. involvement in Yemen are explored by Senior Editor Tess Bridgeman at Just Security, who notes that “having worked in the Obama White House … I can attest how difficult it is for a President to veto the entire N.D.A.A. despite provisions he finds loathsome.”
OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out 18 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria between April 6 and April 20 [Central Command]
Expanding Chinese activities in the Arctic region could lay the ground for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as nuclear deterrents, the Pentagon said in a report released yesterday. Reuters reports.
Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan intends to make sexual harassment a military crime in its own right and is appealing to top commanders to stamp out sex assault and harassment as the Pentagon releases a damning new report showing the problem is worsening. “To put it bluntly, we are not performing to the standards and expectations we have for ourselves or for each other,” Shanahan wrote in a memo to his top subordinates Wednesday, released by the Pentagon yesterday, citing data from a new annual report on sexual assault in the military, Wesley Morgan reports at POLITICO.
The Pentagon yesterday morning released its latest annual report on civilian casualties. “While the report contains some improvements in reporting standards and parameters, it illustrates the serious gaps that remain to be address by both the department and Congress,” Rita Siemion and Daniel R. Mahanty explain at Just Security.
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Dick Durbin: Barr must recuse himself from all Mueller-related investigations – Washington Post

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Dick Durbin: Barr must recuse himself from all Mueller-related investigations  Washington PostThe attorney general has repeatedly shown that we cannot trust his independence.
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Congress, Public Hasn’t Seen Trump Tax Returns. But Deutsche Bank Has – TPM

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Congress, Public Hasn’t Seen Trump Tax Returns. But Deutsche Bank Has  TPMWhile House Democrats clamor to get a peek at President Trump’s tax returns, one group of people from a familiar bank reportedly already got a glimpse in …

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“trump, russia and the mob” – Google News: Dionne: William Barr has shamelessly corrupted the debate over the Mueller report – Palm Beach Post

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Dionne: William Barr has shamelessly corrupted the debate over the Mueller report  Palm Beach PostOne of our most colorful legal concepts is the “fruit of the poisonous tree.” The phrase was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter 80 years ago to …

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Trump Is Twisting Putin’s Arm Through Lukashenko  http://www.eurasiafuture.com/The US has more or less succeeded in convincing Belarus to “defect” from Russia and pivot to the West, which therefore puts Trump in a prime position to twist …

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In Mueller’s Own Words: Read the Special Counsel’s Summary of the Mueller Report – Snopes.com

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In Mueller’s Own Words: Read the Special Counsel’s Summary of the Mueller Report  Snopes.comRobert Mueller’s full 448-page legal document might be daunting to read, so here is an 18-page summary he expressly wanted the public to see.

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Ukraine embassy says DNC operative reached out for dirt on Trump in 2016 – Fox News

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Ukraine embassy says DNC operative reached out for dirt on Trump in 2016  Fox NewsUkraine’s embassy wrote that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider reached out in 2016 seeking dirt on President Trump’s team, according to a …
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BOMBSHELL: Ukraine Embassy Says DNC Operative Reached Out For Dirt On Trump In 2016, Report Says – The Daily Wire

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BOMBSHELL: Ukraine Embassy Says DNC Operative Reached Out For Dirt On Trump In 2016, Report Says  The Daily WireA new bombshell report released on Thursday evening alleges that an operative for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reached out during the 2016 …

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Ukraine’s Presidential Election Was, among Other Things, a Rebuke to Moscow

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The first thing to be said is that Ukraine’s 2019 presidential-election cycle demonstrated that the country has made serious progress in institutionalizing …
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Politics: Inside Bernie Sanders’s 1988 10-day ‘honeymoon’ in the Soviet Union

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In a visit to the crumbling communist nation, the socialist mayor criticized U.S. policies on health and housing and lauded some Soviet policies. He remains influenced by what he learned.

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Pentagon says China’s military using espionage to steal secrets  CNNChina is continuing to modernize its armed forces in order to transform its military into a major global power and using espionage to steal cutting edge …
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CNN: Barr’s investigation into origins of Russia probe expands | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice – Kyiv Post

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CNN: Barr’s investigation into origins of Russia probe expands | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice  Kyiv PostAttorney General William Barr is taking a far more expansive look at the origin of the investigation into Russian interference than was previously known, …

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US House Democrats press investigate into Trump’s security clearance

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The former head of the White House office for security clearances told U.S. … Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were …
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US lawmakers review control board’s role in Puerto Rico  Yahoo NewsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are reviewing the work of a federal control board created by Congress to oversee Puerto Rico’s finances amid …

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‘You Can’t Answer That’: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Security Clearance Questions ‘Shut Down …

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When a former White House official was asked questions about the security clearances of senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner during a …
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“Donald Trump” – Google News: Has Donald Trump Committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors? – The Nation

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Has Donald Trump Committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors?  The NationRep. Jamie Raskin, a noted constitutional scholar—and member of the House Judiciary Committee—discusses the question.

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