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3:20 PM ET, April 19, 2019

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New York Times:
Mueller Hints at a National-Security Nightmare  —  The missing piece of the report is a counterintelligence investigation that should set off alarm bells about our democracy and security.  —  Mr. Geltzer is the executive director of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown Law.
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Comparing Barr's Excerpts With Mueller's Report  —  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.  —  When Attorney General William P. Barr sent Congress …
ABC News:
5 key takeaways from special counsel Robert Mueller's report  —  The report is a trove of information about the current presidency.  —  While there will be no legal case brought against President Donald Trump by special counsel Robert Mueller's team, the much-anticipated redacted report …
George T. Conway III / Washington Post:
George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency.  Congress should remove him.  —  George T. Conway III is a lawyer in New York.  —  So it turns out that, indeed, President Trump was not exonerated at all, and certainly not “totally” or “completely,” as he claimed.
David French / National Review:
The Mueller Report Should Shock Our Conscience  —  I've finished reading the entire Mueller report, and I must confess that even as a longtime, quite open critic of Donald Trump, I was surprised at the sheer scope, scale, and brazenness of the lies, falsehoods, and misdirections detailed by the Special Counsel's Office.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump suspected that former White House counsel Don McGahn wore a wire  —  Late in Don McGahn's tenure as White House counsel, President Trump became so suspicious that he wondered aloud whether McGahn was wearing a wire, a source familiar with the president's private conversations told Axios.
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
The Obstruction Case Against Trump that Barr Tried to Hide  —  For nearly a month, the American public has been under the impression, thanks to a four-page “summary” by Attorney General William Barr, that Robert Mueller could not decide whether President Donald Trump had obstructed justice because of …
Timothy O'Brien / Bloomberg:   Does Mueller Think Trump's Guilty? Read Closely
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Mueller report: Donald Trump failed us as commander-in-chief
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Politico
Yuval Levin / National Review:
Another Warning Sign
Discussion: Mother Jones
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:   The Mueller Report Could Alienate the Voters Republicans Need
Abe Greenwald / New York Post:   The Mueller report just left egg on Democrats' faces
Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
South Florida Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Democratic Lawmakers, Including Ilhan Omar … Lately, Donald Trump fans have enjoyed attacking left-leaning Americans.  Last year, for instance, Miami-area resident Cesar Sayoc sent pipe bombs to prominent liberals around the country and went to jail.
Discussion: Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and Mediaite
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Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:   FL Man Arrested For Threatening To Murder Several Dems, Including Omar And Tlaib
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Joe Biden Is Running for President  —  Joe Biden is running.  The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides.  —  Seriously, he's actually made a decision.
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Biden hires over a dozen senior advisors from Obama administration for 2020 campaign: Sources
Philip Elliott / TIME:   Joe Biden Will Announce His Presidential Campaign Next Week, Unless He Doesn't, But He Probably Will
Michael Hirsh / Foreign Policy:
How Trump Practices ‘Escalation Dominance’  —  “You have restraint on your side.  He has no restraint.  So you lose,” says outgoing French Ambassador Gérard Araud.  —  Following in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville, Gérard Araud has made a study of the United States …
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Julian Borger / The Guardian:
‘Whimsical, uninformed’: French ambassador's parting verdict on Trump  —  Gérard Araud compares regime to court of Louis XIV and warns UK over post-Brexit trade  —  The outgoing French ambassador to the US has compared the Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV …
Discussion: IJR and The Local
Yara Bayoumy / The Atlantic:   The French Ambassador Is Retiring Today. Here's What He Really Thinks About Washington.
Griffin Connolly / Roll Call:
Rep. Hunter pretends to cross the Mexico border and gets called out for violating his parole  —  Rep. Duncan Hunter and his Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar traded Twitter barbs Thursday over a video Hunter posted where he appeared to suggest he was crossing the southern border into Mexico.
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Mike Pence / Fox News:
Vice President Mike Pence: Congress must act to end the crisis on our border
Discussion: IJR
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
Democrats Are Hoping You Don't Understand What “Impeachment” Entails  —  The 1974 vote in the House of Representatives to give the Judiciary Committee broad subpoena power for its investigation into whether or not President Richard Nixon committed any impeachable offenses passed 410-4.
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Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Re-Read Bill Barr's Infamous Letter With Full Quotes From the Mueller Report  —  Context is everything.  Trump's attorney general is a partisan hack  —  Attorney General William Barr released a letter to Congress on March 24, 2019, purporting to summarize the top-line conclusion of the Mueller report.
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Claire Spellberg / Decider:   Stephen Colbert Slams Trump After Mueller Report: “That's Not How an Innocent Person Reacts”
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians  —  Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia's leaks.  The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.  —  Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered Democratic National …
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New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg Fired South Bend's Black Police Chief.  It Still Stings.  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Pete Buttigieg had been mayor just 13 weeks when he faced a leadership crisis.  —  It was March 2012, and 300 residents of South Bend, Ind., solemnly marched to the Martin Luther King Center …
The Daily Beast:
Matt Gaetz Hires Speechwriter Fired From White House Over White Nationalist Conference  —  Dr. Darren Beattie was pushed out of the administration over his appearance alongside alt-right figures.  Less than a year later, he has a new gig on the Hill.  —  One of President Donald Trump's top …
Discussion: Raw Story, Politico, Axios and Mediaite
Simon Romero / New York Times:
Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint  —  [Read the latest edition of Crossing the Border, a limited-run newsletter about life where the United States and Mexico meet.  Sign up here to receive the next issue in your inbox.]  —  ALBUQUERQUE — A right-wing militia group operating …
 
 
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Elizabeth Llorente / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders could beat Trump in 2020: Karl Rove
Discussion: Daily Wire and Washington Times
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
The Hustlers and Swindlers of the Mueller Report
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Screaming Mark Levin Leaves Fox & Friends Speechless with 8 AM Mueller Rant: ‘Ed, You Have No Idea!’
Discussion: Washington Times
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
On 5G, the United States is building Betamax while China builds VHS
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Microsoft staff are openly questioning the value of diversity
Discussion: The Verge
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.
CBS News:
Mueller report fallout: Sarah Sanders says Trump never asked her to lie
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Wall Street Journal:
Mueller Report Describes a Businessman President Indifferent to Facts, Unwilling to Take on Tough Tasks
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
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Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and Axios
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
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Discussion: Gothamist
Sarah Kliff / Vox:
CBO: over 1 million Americans have become uninsured since 2016
Discussion: Political Wire
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Sanders gets endorsements from 7 black S. Carolina lawmakers
Christopher Buskirk / New York Times:
Barr Is Right About Everything. Admit You Were Wrong.