The Mueller Report
It was long-awaited and highly anticipated, but a fiery debate continues about what the Mueller Report actually said. On April 30, The Washington Post Live hosted the House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), and some of the top Post journalists who have been covering this story the last two years.
  • Apr 18
Democrats' View: The Next Chapter
On April 30, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the committee will seek a criminal referral to the Department of Justice for Trump ally Erik Prince for allegedly lying to Congress.
  • Apr 30
When asked whether President Trump’s refusal to comply with Congress could become a impeachable offense, Rep. Adam Schiff said such behavior would make a powerful case for an impeachment proceeding. ‘I will tell you that if there’s anything that’s going to get me there, it’s the fact that the President contravenes the constitutional requirement of oversight, compliance with oversight.’
  • May 1
One day after U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced his resignation, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said he would like to summon Rosenstein to testify before Congress about the Mueller investigation. ‘Rod Rosenstein was a witness. Rod Rosenstein was a participant in what led to the firing of James Comey, and he should not have had any role in whether the obstruction case rose to the level of a prosecutable crime.’
  • Apr 30
When asked whether he could compel banks to supply President Trump’s financial records, Rep. Adam Schiff said a subpoena would be the mechanism to achieve that. “We’re going to have to use whatever means we can to enforce our oversight responsibilities.”
  • Apr 30
When asked what is the timeline for impeachment of President Trump, if any, Rep. Adam Schiff said the Republican Party’s continued defense of the President puts ‘real limits on any efforts.’ ‘I think that, you know, we are all mindful of what it would mean to the country to go through an impeachment. That is not a decision to be lightly made. And you know, I started out, I think, very skeptical of the utility of impeachment if it was almost certain that it would fail in the Senate.’
  • Apr 30
Congressional Democrats are split on their political and legal options after release of the Mueller report. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told lawmakers that there are no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, rejecting calls from several Democrats to initiate steps to try to oust the president. But Rep. Adam Schiff and other House Democrats continue to pursue testimony from administration officials.
  • Apr 30
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
House Intelligence Chairman
Since his election to Congress in 2000, Congressman Adam Schiff has been a consistent and effective voice for our community, country and kids. In Congress, Adam has focused on keeping our country safe, encouraging job and wage growth that is shared by everyone, protecting the civil rights of all Americans, and ensuring America is prepared to lead the world for the next century by supporting education and the sciences. Adam is the top Democrat, or Ranking Member, on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Adam currently represents the 28th Congressional District.
Interviewed by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
Republicans’ View: Defending the President
After House Democrats issued several subpoenas related to their investigation into President Trump’s administration, Rep. Mark Meadows questioned the validity of the party’s tactics. “When you hand out subpoenas like candy for everything, it undermines the process.”
  • Apr 30
Rep. Mark Meadows said he believes Republicans will protest any grand jury requests by Democrats because it doesn’t provide the full story . ‘Even some of my Democratic colleagues would see the prudence in not allowing grand jury material to be publicized...Without the cross-examination, without the ability to look at things very questionably, it just provides one narrative.’
  • Apr 30
Meadows says House Republicans may make their own criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, alleging that there’s evidence that two or three individuals provided false testimony to Congress. ‘I do have great concerns on the role, not just Fusion GPS, but those associated with it played early on, and how was that used or not used as it relates to this investigation.’
  • Apr 30
Rep. Mark Meadows said that Democrats seeking President Trump’s tax returns are weaponizing the IRS, adding that any information gained from those documents are not related to his presidency. “Those are about events that happened prior to him trying to be President of the United Sates.”
  • Apr 30
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning from his position on good terms with President Trump, but Rep. Mark Meadows says he would still like to hear from him. “I still have concerns…one of the concerns is that we have credible evidence that he wanted to tape the President of the United States, wear a wire…I think he needs to answer those questions. We need to hear from him.”
  • Apr 30
When asked whether he has plans to challenge Thom Tillis for his Senate seat in 2020, Rep. Mark Meadows said he has no plans to run against him. He did posit that the sitting Senator would face competition. ‘Do I think he will have a primary? I do. I do think he will have a serious primary opponent.’
  • Apr 30
The President’s supporters say the Mueller report completely exonerates Mr. Trump, but does it? The President has been emboldened to push back on Congressional demands for further inquiries. What legal and political obstacles does the President still face? How worrisome are the ten examples cited by the Special Counsel of potential obstruction of justice? Rep. Mark Meadows, one of the President’s top lieutenants from Capitol Hill, explains the GOP strategy to handle future implications of the Mueller report.
  • Apr 30
Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Freedom Caucus Chairman
Congressman Mark Meadows is in his fourth term in Congress serving North Carolina's Eleventh District since January of 2013. Meadows ran for Congress after accumulating nearly 30 years of work experience as a small businessman, creating growth and value by specializing in startups and business reorganization. During his time in the House, Rep. Meadows has been a known champion for fiscal responsibility, accountable government, pro-growth economic policies, pro-family and pro-life initiatives, and a strong military. Meadows's office is widely known in North Carolina and on Capitol Hill for providing top notch constituent services—particularly in service of Veterans and military members.
Interviewed by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
Deep Dive: A Post Assessment
Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky explains how The Post’s new book ‘The Mueller Report’ was published, just hours after the report was released.
  • Apr 30
The Washington Post has used its vast resources to cover every angle of the Mueller investigation from its inception. A panel of our top reporters on the Mueller beat provide a roadmap on how Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election began, how the President and his top advisors responded, and the ongoing legal and political implications that have gripped Washington the past two years.
  • Apr 30
Devlin Barrett
National Security Reporter, The Washington Post
Ellen Nakashima
National Security Reporter, The Washington Post
Matt Zapotosky
Justice Department Reporter, The Washington Post
Moderated by Matea Gold
National Political Investigations and Enterprise Editor, The Washington Post
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