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Barr has proved Trump now controls the Mueller narrative

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18.04.2019

For months Donald Trump and his White House staff appeared to be losing the information game over the Mueller Report.

At times last year not a week seemed to go by without a former member of Trump’s election team or those close to him facing indictments, guilty pleas or court cases as part of the probe or its connected investigations. It only seemed a matter of time, amid regular angry tweets about the probe from the president, before the president found himself in hot water.

But the Justice Department, and by extension the White House, has been able to take back control of the narrative in a way that seemed extremely unlikely a few weeks ago.

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First there was the announcement from attorney General William Barr - with little context from the actual report - that there was “no collusion” between Mr Trump’s campaign and Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. It was made clear that the special counsel Robert Mueller did not make a determination on any potential case for Mr........

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