The special counsel rejected arguments advanced by the president’s lawyers that he is shielded by his unique constitutional role and powers. Follow along for the latest findings as a team of Post reporters dissects Robert S. Mueller III’s report.
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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.
“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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Low-income housing advocates fear the move will prevent those who are legally entitled to help from receiving it.
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 decision to sell came after the hedge fund manager whose firm controls the tabloid’s parent company became disillusioned with the Enquirer’s reporting tactics, overseen by David Pecker, a Trump confidant dating back many years.
The assessment, which was delayed five weeks by the partial government shutdown, is required to be delivered to Congress before lawmakers hold an up-or-down vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
A scientist who monitors the cryosphere — the part of Earth’s water system that is frozen — says melting of this extent shouldn’t begin until May.
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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.
The spat started when the Fox News host took issue with Time's list of the 100 most influential people.
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