Stories by Shannon Vavra

Obstruction of justice: What Bill Barr meant by "non-corrupt motives"

In this image, Trump smiles next to a heavy blue curtain next to the presidential seal.
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At his press conference on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday, Attorney General Bill Barr shed some light on why he decided the evidence Mueller set out was "not sufficient to establish" that President Trump obstructed justice.

What he's saying: "Apart from whether the acts were obstructive, this evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the President had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation," Barr said on Thursday morning.

Pete Buttigieg: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Pete Buttigieg.
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If elected, Pete Buttigieg (boot-a-judge, often referred to as “Mayor Pete”), the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest U.S. president ever. He also would be the first openly gay president in the nation's history. Buttigieg came out publicly in an essay in the South Bend Tribune during his 2015 re-election campaign.

Tim Ryan: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

In this image, Tim Ryan speaks into a microphone on stage.
Tim Ryan. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Rep. Tim Ryan, who has served as an Ohio congressman for nearly 2 decades, believes he can win over the white, working-class voters that left the party in 2016 and voted for President Trump. But he enters the crowded Democratic field with less name recognition than the competition and with a track-record of flip-flopping on key Democratic issues.