Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Matthew Kahn
Friday, April 19, 2019, 4:25 PM

The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed an unredacted version of the Mueller report on Friday, the day after Attorney General Bill Barr released a redacted version to Congress and the public, reports the New York Times. The committee also requested all of the underlying evidence, asking that the Justice Department hand over the sought information by May 1.

The quoted text in Bill Barr’s March 24 letter summarizing the top-line conclusions of the Mueller report appear to have misrepresented what Mueller actually wrote, according to an analysis by the Washington Post fact checker.

President Trump on Monday spoke of a “shared vision” for Libya with militia leader Khalifa Haftar, who earlier this month began an offensive against the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, according to a White House statement issued on Friday reported on by the Wall Street Journal.

Police in Northern Ireland called the fatal shooting of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee a “terrorist incident,” according to the Times. A constable attributed the killing to the New Irish Republican Army.

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Scott Anderson analyzed Trump’s veto of the bipartisan resolution to end the use of force in Yemen.

Suzanne Maloney added nuance to the debate over the State Department’s designation of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.

Matthew Kahn posted the livestream of Bill Barr’s press conference about the Mueller report.

Kahn posted the report later that morning.

Lev Sugarman shared the executive summaries of the Mueller report. Mikhaila Fogel shared an audio version of the executive summaries as an episode of the Lawfare Podcast Special Edition, read by Benjamin Wittes.

Victoria Clark, Sarah Grant and Quinta Jurecic compiled an appendix of the instances of possible obstruction of justice detailed in the report.

Scott Anderson, Victoria Clark, Mikhaila Fogel, Sarah Grant, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic, Matthew Kahn, Lev Sugarman, Margaret Taylor and Benjamin Wittes published an initial analysis of the Mueller report.

 

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