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Pelosi, Schumer to speak at AIPAC amid progressive pushback

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck SchumerPhoto: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer are scheduled to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference, which kicks off Sunday and will feature speeches from dozens of members of Congress, as well as two of the candidates in Israel's upcoming election.

The big picture: This year's policy conference comes on the heels of a controversy sparked by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who was accused of using anti-semitic tropes in her criticism of AIPAC's lobbying. 2020 candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who defended Omar despite condemnation from Democratic leadership, will not be speaking at the conference.

Pelosi vows to reject classified Mueller briefing

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

On a Saturday afternoon caucus conference call, House Democrats demanded that the special counsel report be publicly released and underlying documents be shared with Congress.

The latest: Attorney General William Barr was expected to release key findings Sunday, according to the Associated Press and Reuters, citing Justice Department sources.

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