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Barr Skips House Hearing After Senate Testimony

On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, answering questions about his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. Following the testimony, Barr was expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning for more questioning. However, it was announced shortly after the Senate hearing that the attorney general would not testify with the House Committee.

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Mueller Report Poses New Questions

On Thursday, the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, bringing in new questions to whether or not President Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election. The report also raised questions surrounding possible obstruction of justice on the part of the president.

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Democratic Candidates Big on First Quarter Fundraising

As the Democratic primary pool grows, candidates vying for the nomination are hitting the campaign trails to discuss their platform and message with potential supporters. In this election cycle, Democratic candidates are emphasizing the importance of their fundraising numbers, especially small-dollar contributions, as an indicator of how much support they have among the general public.

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