Watched May 29, 2019 - PBS NewsHour from PBS NewsHour
Wednesday on the NewsHour, special counsel Robert Mueller speaks publicly for the first time about the Russia investigation. Plus: Political and legal analysis of Mueller’s statement, severe storms continue to lay waste to parts of the central U.S., what political issues voters are most concerned with and the convergence of art and technology in Miami murals.

🎧 The Daily: How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness | New York Times

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At first, Don McGahn tried to limit White House cooperation with the special counsel investigation. He became one of its key cooperators.

🎧 The Daily: The Mueller Report Is Released | New York Times

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We dig into the highly anticipated findings of the special counsel’s two-year investigation.

📺 May 1, 2019 – PBS NewsHour | PBS

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing about the Mueller report that grew contentious at times. Plus: Analysis and political response to Barr’s Senate committee appearance, what’s next for Venezuela's opposition, a Facebook overhaul, at home with a congressional freshman and NASA’s plan to return to the moon.

👓 William Barr is in deep trouble | CNN

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Attorney General William Barr did two strange things between the time he received special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and when he released it to Congress and the public.

🎧 Look Back in Anger | On the Media | WNYC Studios

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The Cohen testimony, a new Breaking News Consumer's Handbook, the risks of laundering our hot takes through history, and the story of an infamous Nazi rally.

When President Trump’s former personal lawyer testified in front of Congress this week, it was both captivating and oddly familiar. This week, On the Media looks at the tropes that ran through the hearings, and offers a guide to news consumers trying to understand the tangled threads of the Mueller investigation. Plus, a sideways glance at historical hot takes and a second look at an infamous Nazi rally in the heart of New York City. 

1. Bob and Brooke on Michael Cohen's enthralling testimony this week. Listen.

2. Eric Umansky [@ericuman], co-host of Trump, Inc. from WNYC Studios and ProPublica, on how news consumers can best understand Mueller-related news. Listen.

3. Corey Robin [@CoreyRobin], political theorist, on the tendency for journalists to launder their hot takes through history. Listen.

4. Marshall Curry [@marshallcurry], documentary filmmaker, on his Oscar-nominated short, A Night At The GardenListen.

CORRECTION: In the opening segment, we describe U.S. Representative Jim Cooper, of Tennessee, as belonging to the wrong political party. Rep. Cooper is a Democrat.

📺 ‘This Week’ 4-21-19: Kellyanne Conway and Rep. Adam Schiff | ABC

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff are on "This Week" Sunday, April 21.

I really just can’t stand to watch Kellyanne Conway lie and mischaracterize so blatantly. How she does this with a straight face is just so beyond me.

👓 How Barr’s Excerpts Compare to the Mueller Report’s Findings | New York Times

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Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress last month citing brief fragments from the Mueller report. Now that the document is public, his selections are coming under scrutiny.

👓 See Which Witnesses the Mueller Report Relied on Most | New York Times

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A partially redacted report of the special counsel’s findings released on April 18 cited interviews with 43 individuals at least 10 times.

👓 A Reader’s Guide to the Journalism Behind the Mueller Report | New York Times

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If some of the revelations in Robert S. Mueller III’s redacted report sound familiar, it’s because many of them were previously published by The New York Times and other news outlets.

👓 How Barr and Trump Use a Russian Disinformation Tactic | New York Times

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They were able to define “collusion” to benefit themselves. Don’t let them twist meanings again with their “spying” investigation.

👓 The Mueller report redactions, explained in 4 charts | Vox

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We can’t see behind the bars. But we can see where they are — and why they’re there.

👓 A Technical and Cultural Assessment of the Mueller Report PDF | pdfa.org

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Editor’s Note: Since this piece was first posted we’ve published an analysis of the Mueller Report’s text searchability.  What can we learn about the Mueller Report from the PDF file released by the Department of Justice (DoJ) on April 18, 2019? This article offers two things: a brief, high-level technical assessment of the document, and …

📺 The end of the special counsel’s investigation, but the start of a political war | Washington Week | PBS

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After the release of Mueller’s report this week, the panelists discussed what the report reveals, the questions it raises, and the impact it may have on the Trump presidency.

👓 See How Much Of The Mueller Report Is Redacted | NPR

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Attorney General William Barr explained before the release of the special counsel report that the law and regulations kept him from including everything that Robert Mueller uncovered, as well as how.