WASHINGTON – It was three months and apparently hundreds of new cycles ago when the full 448-page Mueller report was released to the American public.
When Müller testifies on Wednesday before the congress, here's a refresher on what's in the newspaper's report and what the former special envoy could say – and what not.
- The Russian government intervened in the 2016 presidential election, with the Russians believing they would benefit from a Trump presidency, and the Trump campaign expected it to benefit from the suffrage of Russia's efforts.
- The investigation did not reveal that members of the Trump campaign "conspired or co-ordinated with the Russian government in its election-influencing activities."
- The investigation found that several people had joined the Trump campaign, Müller and Congress lied and the investigation affected.
- Trump took numerous measures and asked his White House attorney to remove Mueller, dismiss FBI Director James Comey, and not tell the truth about Trump Tower's meeting with a Russian lawyer ̵
- Müller's investigation did NOT reveal that Trump had committed a crime of obstruction of justice. But it did not relieve him.
- And it seemed to leave the issue of obstruction of justice to Congress: "The conclusion that Congress can apply the disability laws to the President's corrupt exercise of authority is in accordance with our constitutional control system and the principle that no one is above the law. "
The Democrats do not believe that Mueller's testimony before Congress – three hours before the House Judiciary Committee and two more hours before the House Intelligence Committee – Alex Moe of NBC reports on new dramatic information.
But they hope that this will help to tell a story that has not yet invaded a good portion of the public. The committees assume that "not everyone reads the book" – in reference to Müller's report – " but people will see the movie. "
And Trump Will Watch Naturally
"The White The re-election campaign by House and President Donald Trump is scheduled to take place Wednesday to witness the testimony of former Special Representative Robert Mueller, without having a coordinated plan to advance in appearance countered, according to Monica Alba and Kristen of NBC, who were involved in these discussions Welker report.
And plenty of time for the executive is scheduled for Wednesday.
The president himself is to oversee the hearings of the White House, while Müller According to election officials, questions about the investigation against Russia are answered, much as he has done with similar events in the past, "Alba and Welker added.
" His schedule for this day includes only a routine meal with the vice president and adjutants on his morning, Executive Time & # 39; s as a natural time window for Trump to Au from reporting. "
Deal or no deal?
The Washington Post says the Trump administration and Congressional Crats are trying to "work out the final details of a comprehensive budget and debt deal that is unlikely to involve many, if any, actual spending cuts, even if the debt limit is two years raised, said the persons familiar with the talks. "
"The agreement appeared to be a retreat for White House officials who demanded substantial spending cuts in exchange for a new budget agreement."
But the question is whether an agreement can be reached 100 percent.
"[T] The trial remained suspended while the negotiators waited for final approval by President Trump late on Sunday
Vision 2020: Can Beto Get Back on Its toes?
After a poorly received Debate and a sad fund-raising quarter, Beto O'Rourke tells NBC's Seitz Forest to not count him out.
"If you remember Texas, it did not happen overnight," O & # 39 said ; Rourke. "It was a very long process that ran counter to adversity and was often counted down."
More: "I think it's a really small minority of Americans who have decided, and maybe a relatively small one Minority of Americans who pay close attention. "
And:" O & Rourke still attracts a relatively large crowd in Iowa – about 125 in Sioux City and more than 100 in Sioux Center this weekend – and his campaign just opened 11 new field offices in the state in which he is well on the way to visit all 99 counties. "
On the campaign today: Kirsten Gillibrand holds a digital city hall from New York … John Hickenlooper launches a" Winnebago Tour "in Iowa … Beto O & # 39; Rourke is organizing a New York event called "Bands with Beto" … and Jay Inslee is hosting a city hall in SoCal with Democrats in Los Angeles.
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Data Download: The number of the day is … 65 percent
That's the share of democratically and democratically-minded voters who say they have either an outstanding (23 percent) or a good (42 percent). Impression of the party's presidential candidates, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
That's better than 2016 – when 51 percent of Democrats said the same thing – but very similar to that time during the 2008 Democratic primary.
The Lid: Stage whispers
Do not miss the pod from Friday on We looked at what to expect in the second series of Democratic primary debates next week.
ICYMI: news clips you should not miss
The Democrat who could receive Trump's state tax records does not want that. (And, ps, he gets a primary challenge.)
A GOP group from Illinois has deleted a Facebook post in which four Democratic congressional women are depicted as "Jihad Squad."
Ricardo Rosselló, governor of Puerto Rico, says he will not resign, but that he will not stand for re-election. (And more and more news agencies in Puerto Rico comment on this.)
And three 2020 Democrats have extended their BIOS with pronouns.
Trump Agenda: Back to the Middle East  Jared Kushner returns to the Middle East.
2020: Bernie Vs. Warren
The Washington Post examines the similarities – and differences – between Warren and Sanders.
Cory Booker says Trump is "worse than" a racist.
The AP is concerned with Bernie Sanders' education in Brooklyn.
Democrats in major downball races try to defy the party's leftist trend.