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Langevin Statement on Redacted Mueller Report

WARWICK, RI – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report: “I am continuing to read the redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report. However, as previously reported, it is clear that the Special Counsel did not make a determination on whether President Trump’s questionable actions, including his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, constituted obstruction of justice. Conveniently, the individual with the authority to make this determination is President Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General, who auditioned for the position by touting his belief that…
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La campaña de Bernie 2020 anuncia los primeros endosos de Carolina del Sur

Antes de su segunda visita al estado desde el lanzamiento de su campaña presidencial, Sanders anuncia una lista de funcionarios electos, líderes laborales y líderes religiosos que respaldan la campaña. SPARTANBURG, -- Mientras el senador Bernie Sanders visita a Carolina del Sur esta semana, la campaña presidencial de Bernie 2020 anunció una lista de funcionarios electos y de líderes religiosos y sindicales de todo el estado Palmetto que respaldan la campaña. Los endosos, anunciados más de diez meses antes de la elección primaria del estado, demuestran el creciente apoyo a la candidatura presidencial de Sanders. El director estatal de Carolina…
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Judicial Watch Statement on the Mueller Report

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the “Mueller Report” released today by the Justice Department:President Trump has been vindicated. The Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and failed miserably to prove any obstruction. We’re pleased that Attorney General Barr saw through the 448-page smear of President Trump by highlighting the simple conclusion that there is no collusion and no Mueller, the Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, nor the Deep State ever had a good-faith basis to pursue…
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After Release of Redacted Mueller Report, Reed Calls for Full Disclosure

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, after Attorney General William Barr issued a significantly redacted version of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report, which, while incomplete, is still disturbing, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) urged the Department of Justice to make the full report available to Congress and the American people without further delay. Senator Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee and an ex officio member of the Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement: “What remains clear in this report is that Russia, including Russian Military Intelligence Units, attacked our democracy in ; What’s even more disturbing is today’s confirmation that…
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Mueller Report Lays Bare Deep US Partisan Divide

A photo illustration dated April 18, 2019 in Washington, shows an editor looking at a photograph of Attorney General William Barr (L) speaking about the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report, juxtaposed with President Donald Trump's Twitter feed. VOA News - Michael Bowman WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican lawmakers had sharply differing reactions to Thursday's release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted Russia report and what steps, if any, Congress should take next. Investigators determined no one on Trump's campaign knowingly conspired with Russians in Moscow's 2016 election interference, however they declined to exonerate the president on…
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Trump Declares Himself Fully Exonerated

VOA News - Steve Herman Although the special counsel's 448-page report into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign does not fully exonerate President Donald Trump he is certainly taking it that way. "I'm having a good day, too," Trump declared in the White House East Room as the report was released. "It's called no collusion, no obstruction." Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation, while not concluding Trump committed any crime, also states specifically that it does not exonerate him. During the Thursday morning event with wounded military veterans, as bulletins flashed across television screens detailing the findings contained in a redacted version…
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Ivanka Trump Ends Africa Tour at Women Entrepreneur Summit

Photo: Ivanka Trump’s final stop in Africa was in Abidjan, where she spoke at a summit of female entrepreneurs. (E. Sarai/VOA) VOA News - Esha Sarai ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST —Ivanka Trump, President Donald’s Trump’s daughter and senior White House adviser, spoke Wednesday to a summit of women entrepreneurs in the Ivory Coast. “Societies that empower women to succeed are more peaceful and more prosperous. And this is evident in all the research that we see," Trump told an auditorium full of female business owners, community organizers, politicians and students. Her appearance at the Women Entrepreneurs Financial Initiative (WeFi) summit in…
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Official Portrait of Former Mayor David Cicilline Unveiled

First mayoral portrait commissioned by a Latino artist PROVIDENCE – Governor Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, elected officials, business, nonprofit and community leaders and Providence residents joined Congressman David Cicilline to unveil his official mayoral portrait on Sunday, April 14. Cicilline, the 36th Mayor of Providence, ushered in a new era of city government, one that worked for the people, not just connected insiders. The mayoral portrait, completed by Agustín Patiño, is the first commissioned by a Latino artist and the first to depict the mayor outside of city hall.  “It was the honor of my life to serve the residents…
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Infighting Stalls Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico, Southeast

VOA NEW - Associated Press Six months after hurricanes devastated the Southeast, infighting among Washington's tribes has shelved a widely backed disaster aid package that's desperately being sought by President Donald Trump's allies in Florida and Georgia. Trump's opposition to aid to Puerto Rico — slammed by back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 — has sparked a standoff with Democrats demanding more aid for the island territory. Trump is feuding with the island's Democratic officials and railed against aid to Puerto Rico at a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans last month. Senate Republicans have stuck with the president so far, refusing to…
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Lt. Governor McKee Joins Delegation on Economic Mission to Taiwan

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee will join a delegation of elected leaders and local business owners from the Blackstone Valley on an economic mission to Taiwan.  The delegation includes Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Representative Carlos Tobon (D-Pawtucket), Senator Sandra Cano (D-Pawtucket), Robert Billington, President of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and local business leaders.  The delegation departs for Asia on Friday, April 12 and returns Tuesday, April 23. The delegation will visit Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and Education Department. The group will attend a ceremony to accept the donation…
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