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Mueller finishes Trump investigation; greater than 130 herders in Mali killed in violence between ethnic teams.
One lengthy investigation
- The 22-month investigation by particular counsel Robert Mueller was summed up in a letter from Legal professional Normal William Barr to Congress on Sunday: In accordance with Barr, Mueller’s investigation didn’t set up that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election. And Barr and Deputy Legal professional Normal Rod Rosenstein determined that Trump didn’t commit obstruction of justice. [Vox / Andrew Prokop]
- Mueller didn’t make a definitive judgment on the query of whether or not Trump dedicated obstruction of justice — which could be very uncommon, since prosecutors often must decide a technique or one other. [Politico Journal / Renato Mariotti]
- Barr additionally writes that the report “doesn’t exonerate” Trump — it merely concludes that he didn’t commit against the law. [Barr’s letter through BBC]
- The letter’s launch has made it much less doubtless that Democrats will attempt to impeach Trump, at the least for now. However Democrats argue that the letter and the report, because it’s described by Barr, recommend a disagreement between Mueller and Barr about obstruction of justice and are demanding the discharge of the total report. [NYT / Nicholas Fandos]
- In the meantime, some Republicans in Congress need to open their very own investigation — into the Mueller investigation itself, which the president has described as basically a failed coup. [USA Immediately / Bart Jansen]
- The polarized reactions to Barr’s letter made this clear: Belief in two key American establishments, federal regulation enforcement and journalism, has completely collapsed, and lots of partisans live in completely separate realities. [Vox / Zack Beauchamp]
134 Fulanis killed in Mali
- Ethnic Dogon hunters killed greater than 130 Fulani herders in central Mali on Saturday amid rising violence and tensions, one of many deadliest assaults on the area in current occasions. Some members of the Dogon accused Fulanis, a largely Muslim ethnic group, of supporting jihadists teams within the nation’s north. [Brian McGleenon / Categorical]
- This assault was throughout a three-day mourning that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali declared on Thursday for 26 troopers who died final week in an assault on the navy base in Dioura. [Laureen Fagan / Africa Occasions]
- A resident of Ogossagou, the place the assault occurred, mentioned it was retaliation for an al-Qaeda declare of accountability for a raid final week. [Tiemoko Diallo]
- The Dan Na Ambassagou, who’ve been blamed for the assault, is a self-defense group for the Dogon. The title interprets to “hunters who belief in God” within the Dogon language. They’ve been accused of being concerned in assaults on the Fulani within the earlier 12 months however deny the claims. [BBC]
- A scorching air balloon went lacking in Indiana and was later present in Florida at a three-day Scorching Air Balloon Competition — and the proprietor didn’t press expenses. [AP Information]
- Two Parkland faculty taking pictures survivors have died of obvious suicides prior to now week. [The Hill / Alicia Cohn]
- President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro threatened to imprison opposition chief Juan Guaidó, claiming his right-hand man was operating an anti-Maduro “terror cell.” [The Guardian / Tom Phillips]
- Google is working with the Pentagon on a mission to information deadly drones — and it’s all exempt from the Freedom of Info Act. [The Intercept / Sam Biddle]
“We face an uneven struggle, a treacherous struggle, with out established rule, and everybody should realize it.” [President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali on Thursday calling for three days of mourning after 26 soldiers were killed last week in an attack on a military base]
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