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Even Without Mueller’s Report, Congress Had All the Facts It Needed

Everything lawmakers needed to know about Trump and Russia was in the public record.
Source: Yuri Gripas / Reuters

No matter what Attorney General William Barr reveals—or doesn’t—about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, everything Congress needed to know about Donald Trump and Russia was already clear.

October 7, 2016, was the near-death experience of the Trump campaign. That Friday afternoon, David Fahrenthold of reported on an tape in which Trump boasts of grabbing women. The shock battered the campaign. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan declared publicly that , canceled a joint appearance with him, and declined to answer whether he still

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