The Mueller report exposes the extent to which not just Russia but Donald Trump's own associates grifted the president.
Brian StelterIn two cases -- Mueller's obstruction probe and the hush money scandal -- "it now seems likely that Trump would have faced personal criminal indictment but for the fact that he is the president of the United States," @vermontgmg writes
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Brian Stelter"Trump and supporters filled the 25-day vacuum from letter to report with jubilant claims of vindication." And "it's working," @mikeallen writes. "Most Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi, are opposed to impeachment hearings."
Brian StelterLyra McKee was "passionate, earnest, courageous, and kind-hearted." @GabeRivera: "We were privileged to have her with us for over seven years, and we're moved to see how many people were touched and inspired by her work."
Attorney General William Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public today. Follow here for the latest.
Brian StelterFrom @KaraScannell on CNN's live blog: Mueller's team "referred 14 investigations to other US attorney's offices." Michael Cohen... Greg Craig... and "the other 12 investigations are redacted."
Brian Stelter"According to multiple Facebook employees, a handful of executives considered it a small plus, too, that the news industry was feeling a little pain after all its negative coverage." The "pain" being reduced traffic to news websites...
In attacking the representative over a small, unintentional slight, Donald Trump and the populist right are displaying bad faith.
Brian Stelter"Civic conversation in America is dysfunctional in part because we have so many such outrage exhibitionists. These folks strip inartfully phrased remarks of context, ignoring the speaker’s intentions and imputing the least charitable possible meaning..."
If the U.S. government can prosecute the WikiLeaks editor in chief for publishing classified material, then every media outlet is at risk.
Brian StelterReupping this nuanced column by @BradMossEsq from late last year: "No matter how you feel about Assange," his legal fate "potentially strikes at the heart of the foundations of a free and independent press in the U.S."
After Trump posted the video on Twitter, people quickly began pointing out that the music is from Hans Zimmer's score for the Batman movie, specifically the track "Why Do We Fall."
Brian StelterRe: the Trump 2020 video that @realDonaldTrump shared earlier today: "The use of Warner Bros.' score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized. We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed."