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Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report says the special counsel found no evidence that the president or his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. In response, the White House is claiming victory, while Democrats insist the full report be made public. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins and NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more.
Monday in our News Wrap, Israel launched a new wave of airstrikes in Gaza, retaliating for a Hamas rocket attack. Israeli missiles flattened buildings in Gaza City, including one housing the offices of Hamas’ leader; they were answered by another round of rockets. Also, international aid agencies continue to support victims of a cyclone that struck southern Africa, killing more than 750 people.
In his summary of the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr concluded there was no evidence that President Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. But what does the report itself say? Judy Woodruff speaks to Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., about why it should be made public and how Barr’s pre-existing views might have come into play.
Although the full Mueller report has not been released publicly or made available to Congress, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, says “it’s not premature for the president to say he’s exonerated and vindicated.” Judy Woodruff talks to Conway about Mueller’s “full and fair investigation” and why the public has a right to know how the special counsel’s inquiry originated.
There is no doubt that Russia’s government attempted to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As William Brangham reports, once the U.S. intelligence community reached that consensus, as well as high confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the cyber and social media “disinformation” campaigns, a major investigation and dozens of indictments followed.
Republicans say the attorney general's four-page summary of the Mueller report exonerates President Trump on obstruction of justice. Democrats counter that William Barr’s analysis is not sufficient to answer that question. Judy Woodruff talks to Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general under President Obama, and Paul McNulty, former deputy attorney general under the first President Bush.
European leaders agreed to delay the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union for at least a few weeks, but there is still no deal for how the withdrawal will occur. As the impasse drags on, protesters take to the streets and it's clear that “Brexiters” and “Remainers” alike are growing increasingly impatient and uneasy about their country's fate. Malcolm Brabant reports from Yorkshire.
As a society, we often focus on the sad, the sordid and the sensational, including violence, abuse, political scandals, corruption and cruelty. But as writer Roger Rosenblatt points out, we can be more than passive consumers of these negative stories -- we can be creators of the news. Rosenblatt offers his humble opinion on why we should “discover and assert those moments of moral satisfaction.”
The nearly two-year investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has concluded, with Mueller's final report delivered to Attorney General William Barr for review. Now, a groundbreaking collaboration between PBS NewsHour and FRONTLINE illuminates the complex details behind the Mueller investigation and analyzes what's yet to come.
Judy Woodruff talks to Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City and a personal attorney of President Trump, about why he thinks the Mueller investigation was “maliciously conceived.” Then Mary McCord, Matthew Miller, Robert Ray and C. Boyden Gray join Judy Woodruff to analyze the legal questions around Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report, and what happens next.
The Republican establishment on Sunday felt a sense of vindication following the release of a Justice Department summary on the Mueller report. NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. She joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss reactions from both sides of the political aisle.
A nearly two-year investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election “does not exonerate” President Trump, Attorney General William Barr said in a summary of the Mueller report on Sunday, as Democrats consider whether there is enough evidence to impeach the president. NewsHour politics correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look at what Congress may do next.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Trump conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a summary released by the Justice Department on Sunday. Bob Bauer, a professor at NYU's School of Law and former White House counsel to President Obama, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how much of the full report should be made public.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin. Simon Ostrovsky has the story with support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election is in the hands of the attorney general who says he’ll release his “preliminary conclusions” this weekend. How much of the full report becomes public is already the subject of debate. NYU law professor Ryan Goodman joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what’s next.
Novelist Don Winslow has spent 20 years chronicling the war on drug cartels south of the U.S. border that have triggered unspeakable violence and caravans of asylum-seekers searching for safety in the U.S. His new novel “The Border" is the concluding work of a trilogy that was born out of a single news story in the late-1990s. NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield recently sat down with Winslow to learn more.
News from Haiti is often about natural disasters and political crises, but the island nation is also home to a burgeoning arts scene. One of the biggest events recently held there was the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, or PAPJAZZ. This year, the festival hosted more than two dozen musical acts from around the world. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.
Will the Mueller report be made public? Blurb: The day has finally arrived for special counsel Robert Mueller to deliver his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Attorney General William Barr confirmed receipt of the final report late Friday afternoon. Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss what we know about it so far and what happens next, including the outlook for its public release.
There are early indications that the Mueller report does not recommend any further indictments beyond those brought during the nearly two-year investigation. If true, does that mean President Trump is cleared of wrongdoing? Judy Woodruff talks to former federal prosecutor Amy Jeffress and former Justice Department official John Carlin about the “fact-gathering” nature of the investigation.
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump announced that he is withdrawing sanctions his administration imposed on North Korea just yesterday. According to Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Sanders, the president “likes Chairman Kim” and “doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.” Also, New Zealand held a day of remembrance for the 50 people who were shot to death at two mosques last Friday.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to analyze the impact of the Mueller report, with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, participating by phone.
Ongoing flooding across the Midwest has left thousands of homes damaged and vast swaths of farmland underwater. Residents and public officials alike are trying to cope with washed-out roads, lost livestock, ruined crops, and a lack of supplies. Meanwhile, weather experts are predicting a “potentially unprecedented” flood season. Judy Woodruff speaks to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts for more.
After nearly five years of fighting in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration signaled Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Iraq or Syria. But despite a brutal bombardment, the final holdouts in Baghouz refuse to surrender. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on why the extremist group’s tenacity could be an indicator of a different battle to come.
Although the Mueller report has been delivered to the attorney general, the public still knows little of what is contained within it. In addition, numerous other investigations sparked by Mueller’s work are ongoing. Judy Woodruff asks NPR’s Carrie Johnson about details of the report’s delivery, what the White House has seen of it and what happens next.
As the death toll from a deadly tropical cyclone climbs to 550, Mozambique’s political situation is adding to the woes of its people. Survivors of the catastrophe are scrambling to find food and supplies, but there’s a sense more aid would be available if the country enjoyed stronger relationships with its neighbors. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports from Mozambique.