President Trump responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, claiming he's exonerated even though Mueller wrote that his report "does not exonerate" the president. Mueller left obstruction of justice an open question but found no evidence Trump or anyone from his campaign coordinated with Russia. But Democratic leaders in Congress say the report leaves more questions than answers. They want the Department of Justice to release the entire report to the public. But have Democrats determined to investigate the president been undermined? And how does any of this affect the other investigations into the President and the Trump organization?
Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General
Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what we know and what happens next.
Friday, March 22nd, 2019
How much really changed when the president sent a tweet about Israel? He said it's time to recognize Israel's claim to land it seized from Syria. The rest of the world begs to differ, as it has for fifty-two years. A House committee says Jared Kushner uses a messaging app and private email to conduct official business. Haven't the president's supporters chanted that misusing email was a reason to lock someone up? And the European Union has extended the deadline for Britain to leave the EU. Will it be enough time for Prime Minister Theresa May to get Parliament on board with her plan?
Thursday, March 21st, 2019
It took New Zealand less than a week since a mass shooting to plan for gun control. How are gun owners responding? John McCain - war hero and longtime senator - still seems to torment President Trump from the grave. Why does the president spend so much time insulting a man who died seven months ago? And how is the opioid crisis spreading? A drug epidemic that was seen affecting rural white communities spreads rapidly among African Americans and in cities.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
President Trump has nominated a former Delta airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Can he navigate the FAA through the crisis after two Boeing airplane crashes? Also, West Virginia's attorney general is suing the state's Catholic diocese, claiming that the diocese and a former bishop knowingly hired pedophile priests. Why is the attorney general pursuing a civil case for criminal behavior? Plus, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox. How will this merger affect what we watch?