By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm | UPDATED: April 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm By Philip Bump | Washington Post On Thursday, the Department of Justice is expected to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s summary of his team’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with President Donald Trump’s campaign. The Mueller investigation, as it’s known in shorthand, has been the center of the political universe for months but, since most Americans likely only visit that universe as tourists, the extent of its overlap with broader culture is certainly more limited. With that in mind, here’s an overview of Thursday’s release, that covers the basic whos, whats, whens and whys for a framework for understanding a complex document and a complicated situation. 1) Who’s involved It’s important at the outset to establish the cast of characters. … [Read more...] about The Mueller report is coming: What does that mean?
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Some of Sheffield’s business and civic leaders have today had their say on what life will be like after the UK leaves the European Union. For our latest Sheffield Telegraph Voices feature we posed the question:- After all the dust has settled, in five years' time will Britain be in a better position or worse for being out of the European Union? READ MORE: Gang follows man in car before jumping out and beating him in Sheffield street Richard Wright, director of policy and representation at Sheffield Chamber of CommerceAt the time of writing, we still don’t know where we will end up. Even if we agree a deal, for business, the important work then begins as we negotiate our trade relationship with Europe from the end of the transition period.The interesting question is how much does Brexit matter in the big scheme of things? Twenty or 30 years from now, and looking back will we think Brexit was a good or a bad thing? Brexit will not … [Read more...] about This is what some Sheffield business and civic leaders think life will be like after Brexit
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 12:44 PM EST Jan 7, 2019 Novi businessman Paul Whelan waits for mercy in a Moscow prison, trapped in a web of espionage. For six days after his Dec. 28th arrest, he was held alone in a cell in Moscow's Lefortovo detention facility without access to toilet paper or soap. Though he speaks a bit of Russian, he couldn't string together enough Russian words to ask the prison guards for his glasses, his twin brother, David Whelan, told the Free Press. It wasn't until Jan. 2, when he was granted a visit from U.S. State Department employees, that Paul Whelan could ask for those basic necessities and also for intervention from the U.S. government to negotiate his release. Whelan, 48, was arrested at Moscow's swanky Metropol hotel after allegedly receiving a USB drive loaded with the names of employees of a Russian agency, according to Russia's Rosbalt news service. The news service is … [Read more...] about Twin of accused spy Paul Whelan: What Russia prison is like
close Video Trump heads to G20 summit amid new Cohen plea deal All eyes are on the president after his former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in the Russia probe; Doug McKelway reports from the White House. here.**On the roster: All together now: We’ll see what happens - Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress - Pelosi fights for full support for speaker bid - The Judge’s Ruling: Chief justice takes on the president - Better out than in- We suppose you are as tired of reading it as we are of writing it, but Lord does it bear repeating: Don’t rush to conclusions about Mueller matters. There are lots of newsy notes today on the developing investigation, as you will see reflected below, but regardless of what new things we know, bear in mind the most important consideration: We have no idea about what Donald Rumsfeld would call the “known unknowns.” What does Robert Mueller know? What … [Read more...] about All together now: We’ll see what happens
Now that Democrats have won the House majority by a slim margin, what happens next? Their power to shape legislation will be limited, but that's not the whole story. Democrats now take over the chairmanship of every House committee, and that means more money to hire staff and conduct investigations; more power to hold hearings, summon witnesses, ask questions and demand answers. The single most important change can be summed up in one word: subpoena. Thanks to a rule passed by House Republicans, committee chairs can issue subpoenas without consulting minority members. And for months, Democratic leaders have been assembling a list of targets, just in case they took command.It's extremely important for Democrats to handle their new power carefully and responsibly, otherwise it could blow up in their face and hand Trump a prime issue. Former Democratic congressman Henry Waxman, who ran the Oversight Committee when his party last controlled the House, stressed that point in a … [Read more...] about What happens to Trumpism now?