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Republican Senate judiciary panel head wants special counsel to investigate Trump probe

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By Susan Cornwell and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he will ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to look into the origins of the investigation of whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election. A...
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‘I Want the Whole Damn Report.' Democratic Presidential Candidates Call for Release of Mueller Report

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In the aftermath of Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report Sunday, nearly every Democrat running for President in 2020 has demanded that the full contents of the Mueller report be released to the public.
Some 2020 Democrats suggested that Barr's summary of the report was suspect because he had been appointed by Trump. Sen. Cory Booker tweeted that the Barr letter was an “in-house summary from a Trump Administration official.” Julián Castro tweeted that “a politically appointed Attorney General shouldn't decide how much of the Special Counsel report Congress can...
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U.S. Senate judiciary panel head wants special counsel to look at origins of Trump probe

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he will ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to look into the origins of the probe of whether President Donald Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
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Nadler begins conversation about timing for Barr appearance on the Hill

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Democrats say the attorney general must begin to fill in blanks left from his summary of Mueller report.
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Trump: 'Wouldn't bother me' if Mueller report is made public

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A day after Attorney General William Barr submitted his letter summarizing the Mueller report, President Donald Trump had strong words for the special counsel investigation, saying that "we should never let this happen to another president." Trump also expressed openness to the Mueller report being released to the public.
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Here are 5 unanswered questions from Attorney General Barr's letter on the Mueller report

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Barr's four-page letter includes quotations from Mueller's report, but no full sentences.
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‘I want to know what role Comey played in this process': Lindsey Graham says the Senate Judiciary Committee could force the former FBI director to testify about the 2016 election

‘I want to know what role Comey played in this process': Lindsey Graham says the Senate Judiciary Committee could force the former FBI director to testify about the 2016 election

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he wants to probe the Steele dossier now that the Robert Mueller investigation has concluded.
Graham said he wants to hear from former FBI Director James Comey, explaining a cryptic tweet in which he said, "see you soon."
Graham also did not rule out subpoenaing Comey and other individuals involved.
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who currently serves as the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, said he is interested in probing multiple aspects of how the now infamous Steele dossier was...
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Omaha allows more areas to charge extra occupation tax

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Omaha officials say more new neighborhoods want to charge customers extra taxes for dining, drinking or staying overnight. The Omaha World-Herald reports that five developments have secured or are seeking...
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Democrats want to have their say on the Mueller probe

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WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr has made his determination about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Now Democrats want to make their own.
Mueller didn't find that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but he reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr decided there was no evidence requiring prosecution on the obstruction issue.
Trump claimed full vindication, but the delivery Sunday of Barr's summary to Congress about Mueller's conclusions opened a new chapter in the...
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Senate Judiciary panel chief wants Barr testimony on Mueller report

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The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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