Mar 14, 2019

House pressures DOJ by passing measure to have Mueller report public

The House voted 420-0 on Thursday to pass a resolution calling for the Justice Department to publicly release special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Why it matters: The measure reflects Congress' bipartisan interest in ensuring the report's findings on Russian meddling into the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr has not promised to make the report public and is only required to notify Congress and contact specific lawmakers regarding the report's findings.

Go deeper: Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation

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Sanders to Putin: You won't interfere in any more elections if I'm president

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Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the debate stage Tuesday, stating, "If I'm president of the United States, trust me, you're not going to interfere in any more American elections."

The big picture: It was unveiled last week that Russia has been interfering to boost Sanders' campaigns in an apparent attempt to strengthen President Trump's bid for reelection. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that "Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that's why Russia is helping [Sanders] get elected.

Debate night: Candidates' last face-off before Super Tuesday

Sanders, Biden, Klobuchar and Steyer in South Carolina on Feb. 25. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to keep his momentum after winning New Hampshire and Nevada, while former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to keep his own campaign alive. The other five candidates are just trying to hang on.

What's happening: Seven contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are in Charleston, South Carolina, for the tenth debate, just days before the South Carolina primary and a week before Super Tuesday. They're talking about health care, Russian interference in the election, the economy and race.

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