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Trey Gowdy: Mueller punted conclusion on obstruction of justice due to 'open-ended' question on presidential power

Trey Gowdy is “not a fan” of releasing the redacted Mueller report because it will do nothing but “further entrench” opinions already held on the Russia probe.

The Justice Department announced Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report is set to be released to the public and Congress Thursday morning.

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“This is going to be an evidentiary summary without a verdict,” the Fox News contributor and former South Carolina congressman told “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday.

“Tomorrow’s going to do nothing but validate what your previously held conviction is, which is why I’m not a fan of releasing the report.”

Last month, in a letter to Congress, Attorney General Bill Barr, summarized the Special Counsel’s report and concluded it found no collusion between President Trump and Russia to win the White House in the 2016 race.

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As a former federal prosecutor, Gowdy said he has never had a trial where there wasn’t evidence on both sides.

“At some point, someone has to say the more credible evidence is on this side, and that has to be a jury that hasn’t already made up its mind.”

Gowdy believes it should not be a partisan issue because Russia went after the American people, not one side or the other.

“If you don’t like Trump, you’re going to seize on something,” Gowdy said. “Someone’s going to seize on something they consider to be ‘evidence,’ and they’re going to use that to extrapolate and try to reach a conclusion. That’s why you need a jury that’s impartial, and we don’t have that.”

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Gowdy says he doesn’t think the report will shed new light on the Russia investigation.

“I’ll bet you can’t find a single person tomorrow who says his or her opinion has changed on President Trump or the House Democrats.”

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Trump sues to block Democrats’ subpoena for financial information

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Lawyers for President Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the business magnate’s financial records.

The complaint named Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Peter Kenny, the chief investigative counsel of the House committee, as its plaintiffs.

“We will not allow Congressional Presidential harassment to go unanswered,” said Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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Congressman Moulton enters Democratic 2020 presidential race

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) speaks at a Merrimack County Democrats Summer Social at the Swett home in Bow, New Hampshire, U.S., July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

A 40-year-old Iraq War veteran who represents a district in Massachusetts, Moulton enters the race as an underdog, with little national name recognition and a shorter track record than some rivals who have spent years in the U.S. Senate or as state governors.

Moulton has built a political career by challenging the party’s establishment. He entered Congress in 2015 after winning a Democratic primary challenge against John Tierney, who had held the seat for 18 years.

After Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, Moulton helped organize opposition to Representative Nancy Pelosi’s bid to again become Speaker of the House.

He ended his opposition to Pelosi with a statement saying: “Tough conversations make us stronger, not weaker, and we need to keep having them if we’re going to deliver on the change that we’ve promised the American people.”

In a YouTube video announcing his presidential candidacy, he said: “Decades of division and corruption have broken our democracy and robbed Americans of their voice.”

“While our country marches forward, Washington is anchored in the past,” he said.

In the video, Moulton said he wants to tackle climate change and grow the U.S. economy by promoting green jobs as well as high tech and advanced manufacturing.

Moulton served in the Marines from 2001 to 2008. During his 2014 congressional bid, he became a vocal critic of the Iraq War in which he served, saying no more troops should be deployed to the country.

He has advocated stricter gun laws, saying military-style weapons should not be owned by civilians.

Moulton supports the legalization of marijuana and told Boston public radio station WGBH in 2016 that he had smoked pot while in college.

He graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in physics in 2001 and returned to receive a master’s degree in business and public policy in 2011.

For a graphic of the 2020 presidential candidates, see: tmsnrt.rs/2Ff62ZC

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; additional reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Colleen Jenkins, Jonathan Oatis, Kirsten Donovan and David Gregorio

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Trump sues to block subpoena for financial information

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as they travel to Florida for Easter weekend, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee that sought information about his and his businesses’ finances.

“Chairman Cummings’ subpoena is invalid and unenforceable because it has no legitimate legislative purpose,” lawyers for Trump and the Trump Organization said in court filing.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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