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Monday, March 25, 2019

House Intel Chair Demands Report, Citing ‘Significant Evidence Of Collusion’

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), feels that there is still “significant evidence of collusion” linking Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election to President Trump’s presidential campaign, even though the Justice Department has indicated that there will be no more indictments recommended in the Mueller investigation.

“There’s a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,” said Schiff on ABC’s “This Week.” “As I’ve said before… I leave that decision to Bob Mueller, and I have full confidence in him.”

“I trust in his prosecutorial judgment,” Schiff added .…

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Trump, Inc.: Meet His Other Partners On Attempted Moscow Tower

This week Pro Publica’s “Trump, Inc.,”podcast explores Donald Trump’s efforts to do business in Moscow. Our team — Heather Vogell, Andrea Bernstein, Meg Cramer and Katie Zavadski — dug into just who Trump was working with and just what Trump needed from Russia to get a deal done. (Listen to the podcast episode here.)

First, the big picture. We already knew that Trump had business interests involving Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign — which he denied — that could have been influencing his policy positions. As the world has discovered, Trump was negotiating to develop a tower in Moscow while running for president.



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Executive Privilege: Is Impeachment The Only Way To The Truth?

Reprinted with permission from the Alliance For Justice blog Yeomans Work.

Democratic leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, have discouraged movement toward impeachment for now. Their rationale has been twofold: the House of Representatives’ time and energy would be better spent pursuing substantive legislation and, in any event, House committees will conduct oversight investigations that will shine devastating light on the operation of the Trump administration. Both rationales make sense for the short-term political benefits they yield, but, in the end, both blink at reality.

The House should, of course, develop and pass legislation that addresses the major problems facing the country.…

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