WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

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Day 846: Escalating tensions.


1/ The White House rejected Congress' demands for records and staff testimony, saying the investigations amount to an "unauthorized do-over" of the Mueller investigation. The letter also rejected the committee’s standing to investigate Trump for p...


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Day 845: Echoes.


1/ The White House reviewed military plans to attack Iran, in echoes of the Iraq War. The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John Bolton, Trump's national security advi...


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Day 844: Rules and norms.


1/ The White House asked Don McGahn to declare that Trump never obstructed justice. Two requests by presidential advisers show how far the White House has gone to try to push back on accusations that the president obstructed justice. McGahn initia...


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Day 841: No Rush.


1/ The House Ways and Mean Committee subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over Trump's tax returns. IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig was also subpoenaed. Chairman Richard Neal gave Mnuchin and Rettig until until May 17 to turn over six year...


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Day 840: No choice.


1/ Mick Mulvaney criticized Republicans for not informing him that Trump Jr. would be subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. The acting White House chief of staf...


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Day 839: Sport.


1/ Trump asserted executive privilege over Robert Mueller's full, unredacted report. Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department advised Trump to make a "protective assertion of executive privilege" in response to Democrati...


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Day 838: Privilege.


1/ The White House invoked executive privilege and ordered former counsel Donald McGahn not to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Robert Mueller's investigation. In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, White House ...


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Day 837: Legitimacy.


1/ More than 370 former federal prosecutors asserted that Trump would have been charged with obstruction of justice if he was not president. Robert Mueller declined to exonerate Trump in his report, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that a...


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Day 834: Sweeping and systematic.


1/ Trump discussed the "Russian Hoax" with Putin and both agreed that "there was no collusion" between Moscow and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Robert Mueller's report, however, detailed how the Russian government interfered in the 2016 race...


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Day 833: That's a crime.


1/ Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of "not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States — that's a crime." At a House Appropriations Committee hearing on April 9th, Charlie Crist asked Barr if Robert Mueller's team bel...


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