Attorney General Bill Barr's letter to Congress today detailed the vast effort by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in 2016.

By the numbers:

  • 19 lawyers
  • ~40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants
  • 2,800+ subpoenas
  • Nearly 500 search warrants
  • 230+ orders for communications records
  • Nearly 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers
  • 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence
  • Interviewed ~500 witnesses

The bottom line: Barr says the investigation didn't establish collusion or conspiracy by the Trump campaign with Russia, and the report didn't weigh in on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Go deeper: Read the full letter highlighting the probe

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1 hour ago - World

U.S.-Israeli delegation secretly visits Sudan

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A joint U.S.-Israeli delegation traveled secretly on Wednesday to Sudan for talks on a possible announcement on "ending the state of belligerence" between the countries that could be released in the next few days, sources briefed on the trip told me.

The big picture: President Trump announced earlier this week he is ready to remove Sudan from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list once Sudan pays $335 million in compensation to American terror victims.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

A white-collar crime crackdown

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America has waited a decade for an aggressive government crackdown on white-collar crime. Now, just before the election, and in the middle of a bull market, it has arrived.

Why it matters: When times are good, investors become more trusting and more greedy. That makes them more likely to put their money into fraudulent or criminal enterprises.

  • After a decade-long bull market, there is no shortage of those frauds to prosecute.
2 hours ago - Technology

Lawyers crystal-ball the Google antitrust case

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The Justice Department's antitrust suit against Google is a strong, straightforward monopoly case, competition lawyers and experts tell Axios. But that doesn't mean it'll be an easy journey for the government.

The big picture: Winning any antitrust case is a heavy lift. It's even more of a challenge to pull off victory in a future-looking case that seeks to make room for potential new competition to flourish.

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