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On July 1, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling in United States of America v. Concord Management & Consulting LLC (related to the Internet Research Agency case) limiting public statements about the case in the future. The court ruled that, because the Mueller Report released to the public information about the case not included in the original Internet Research Agency indictment, the government violated Local Criminal Rule 57.7(b).
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has unsealed a number of documents relating to the government's decision not to call Michael Flynn as a witness in the trial of Bijan Rafiekian and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, but instead to designate him as a co-conspirator.
Robert Mueller is not going to make a dramatic statement. He is not going to reveal new bombshells that substantially change the political landscape. Whatever happens during his testimony is up to Congress.
Committees typically alternate in five-minute segments between members of Congress of different parties. There’s no reason to do that for Robert Mueller.
The House Judiciary Committee has released a document of responses by Ann Donaldson, former deputy to former White House Counsel Don McGahn, to queries by the committee concerning the Mueller report. Donaldson's responses are available here and below.
Developing a coherent line of questions for the former special counsel is hard given what he will not talk about and the time constraints. Here’s what I would ask him.
A recent dramatic reading of Robert Mueller’s report may help to instruct members of Congress on how and how not to credibly conduct the upcoming hearing with the former special counsel.
Alongside concerns about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, another concern has started to mature: the question of Russian exploitation of the American and international legal systems.
On June 20, former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks was interviewed by the House Judiciary Committee. The transcript is available here and below.