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Republican lawmakers are seen as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) oversees a vote on the second article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives, Dec. 18, 2019. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Congressional Republicans abandon constitutional heritage and Watergate precedents in defense of Trump

An expert on Watergate says that today's House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president's power to withhold documents from Congress.
Attorney General William Barr at an April 18 press conference about the public release of the special counsel’s report on Donald Trump. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

What you need to know about the Mueller report: 4 essential reads

As the special counsel's investigation of Trump turns into a partisan battle in Congress, here are four key issues to follow.
Attorney General William P. Barr, appointed by Donald Trump, has provided Congress with only a summary of Mueller’s report. AP Photo/Alex Brandon/Jose Luis Magana

How Trump and Barr could stretch claims of executive privilege and grand jury secrecy

The president and attorney general can try to keep the findings of Mueller's investigation secret. They'll likely use both the secrecy of grand jury proceedings and executive privilege to do that.

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