Party Politics

Mueller Report Presents Unanswered Questions About Trump’s 2016 Campaign

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer also discuss the approval of the “born alive” abortion bill in the Texas House of Representatives and other interesting topics.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington.


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Following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Party Politics co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the redacted version of the report and discuss what the findings reveal about the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Jay and Brandon analyze the takeaways and missing pieces of the report, and evaluate how it differs from Attorney General William Barr's summary. What comes next for the Trump Administration? How will this impact American politics moving forward?


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