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Documents: May 7 Letters Regarding Executive Privilege and McGahn Documents

On Tuesday, Pat Cipillone, the White House counsel, sent a letter to Don McGahn's attorney invoking executive privilege over documents that the White House provided to McGahn in the course of his cooperation with the special counsel investigation. The letter is below. Later Tuesday, McGahn's attorney transmitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee on the same subject, also available below.

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Livestream: Attorney General Barr Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at a hearing regarding the Justice Department's investigation into election interference in the 2016 election. 

His prepared testimony is available here. 

Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post). 

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What Mueller Got Right

The text of the special counsel’s detailed, damning report is rightfully receiving much attention. Most analysis has nevertheless failed to appreciate the narrow channel Robert Mueller needed to navigate when crafting this report—and just how deftly he managed to do so.

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Video: Brookings Event on the Mueller Report

On April 23, Benjamin Wittes hosted a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution unpacking what we learned from the redacted version of the Mueller report. The panel featured Susan Hennessey, Chuck Rosenberg and Margaret Taylor. They discussed the factual record Mueller established on Russian interference and collusion, whether the president's conduct constitutes obstruction of justice and how Congress and the American people might react to the report.

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