Democratic chairs: Mueller report paints a ‘damning portrait’ of lies, Republican leadership:...

Democratic chairs: Mueller report paints a ‘damning portrait’ of lies, Republican leadership: no collusion, woman challenges Herman Cain’s Fed nomination

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Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), holds a news conference pushing back against Attorney General William Barr's assertion that the Mueller report clears Trump
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), holds a news conference Thursday pushing back against Attorney General William Barr's assertion that the Mueller report clears President Donald Trump.

On the Hill with Doug Christian

(Audio: Chairman Jerry Nadler saying at a news conference that the Mueller report doesn’t exonerate Trump)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, blasts Attorney General William Barr after he released a redacted version of the Muller report, saying it doesn’t exonerate President Donald Trump.

Following a press conference, Nadler, along with five House Committee Chairs, Reps. Adam Schiff (Calif.), Chairman of Intelligence, Maxine Waters (Calif.), Chairwoman of Finance, Richard Neal (Mass.), Chairman of Ways and Means, Elijah Cummings (Md.) Chairman of Oversight, and Eliot Engel (N.Y.), Chairman of Foreign Affairs, issues a statement saying the Mueller report paints the president in a “damning portrait of lies.”

From the Republican side of the aisle, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) issues a statement saying in part:

“Nothing we saw today changes the underlying results of the 22-month long Mueller investigation that ultimately found no collusion.”

McCarthy continues: “Notwithstanding the partisan echo chamber to do otherwise, I fully approve of how Attorney General Barr has balanced legal requirements with the public’s need to know in handling the release of the report…Democrats want to keep searching for imaginary evidence that supports their claims, but it is simply not there.”

In other news, Herman Cain’s nomination to the Fed Board of Governors hits a new snag as Ginger White threatens to reveal intimate details of their 13-year affair, including anatomical descriptions, if Cain doesn’t withdraw his nomination. Cain denies having an affair.

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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