MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:25:35 +0000 Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump and Dems http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/fc6e6dc54db84d3ab5a428d0726391e5 The political stakes are high for President Donald Trump, but also for Democrats, who have spent the past two years pushing for public testimony from Robert Mueller, which is expected on Capitol Hill this week. (July 22) fc6e6dc54db84d3ab5a428d0726391e5 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:39:16 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 29 May 2019 1. Robert Mueller walks into Justice Department briefing roomASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 22 July 20192. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Reporter: "Democrats have been trying to get Robert Mueller in ever since he issued his report, the Mueller Report in April, and they really think that they just need to get him in front of the American people to explain what he found because they think that Americans haven't read the Mueller Report." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Reporter: "I think one major point of questioning on both sides is going to be the fact that Mueller has essentially said that the President cannot be indicted. And so Democrats are going to try to get him to say you know what how important that decision was and when he made it. Republicans are really interested in the timeline of that, when did he decide that the president couldn't be indicted because some of them will try to make an argument that the investigation should have just been fully shut down if they decided that the president couldn't indict, couldn't be indicted. So I think that will be a major point of questioning on on both sides."POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 10 June 20194. Various of House Judiciary Commitee Chairman Rep. Jerrold NadlerPOOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 29 May 2019 5. Various of Mueller speaking POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 10 June 20196. Various of Nadler7. Various of Judiciary Commitee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 22 July 20198. Various of President Donald Trump discussing upcoming Mueller hearings UPSOUND: (English) US President Donald Trump: "No, I'm not going to be watching, probably, maybe I'll see a little bit of it. I'm not going to be watching Mueller because you can't take all those bites out of the apple. We had no collusion, no obstruction." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 22 July 20199. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Reporter: "More than 80 Democrats have called to open an impeachment inquiry just to hold hearings on impeachment for Donald Trump. Democrats who support that effort are hoping to see more of those calls after this hearing. Nancy Pelosi so far has said that she is not interested for now in impeachment. So it's unclear if this hearing will change that dynamic. Some Democrats are really hoping that it will." 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Reporter: "What Democrats hope is that they're bringing the report into the American consciousness and that they get people to to see what they see, which is egregious behavior on behalf of the president. Republicans are hoping that this all just goes away, that this is the final chapter in the Mueller Report. I think it remains to be seen. As I said I think that when they go back for August recess, we'll see how the American people respond. Are they going to pressure their lawmakers to move for impeachment or to do more than they're currently doing? I think all of that remains to be seen and I think Nancy Pelosi who really controls a lot of this will be watching all of that."ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - June 21 2019 11. Various of House Speaker Nancy PelosiASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 12 June 2019 12. House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaking with Rep. Jim Himes ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 11 June 2019 13. Still photo of Nadler and Schiff ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 2 April 2019 14. Still photo of Republican Reps Mark Meadows and Jim JordanASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - Recent 15. Pelosi walking out of White House STORYLINE: Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all.For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness about President Donald Trump's response to the Russia investigation and whether anything should be done about it.The political stakes are high for Trump, but also for Democrats, who have spent the past two years pushing toward this day. As public attention has drifted and views have hardened, Democrats are counting on Americans hearing what most have not likely read - the stunning findings of Mueller's 448-page report .Yet there's a real possibility that Mueller may not bring clarity.It took months to negotiate his appearance before Congress and he has been reluctant to speak beyond what he and his team wrote. Few bombshells are expected. As the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee gavel in, the buttoned-down prosecutor, once envisioned as a trusted last word, may deliver just-the-facts responses that leave more questions than answers.Rather than galvanizing public opinion and the questions of impeachment, Mueller's reluctant appearance may become just another chapter in the Trump era that won't be closed until the 2020 election.Trump tried to project a lack of interest, claiming he will not tune in to Wednesday's hourslong hearings. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The political stakes are high for President Donald Trump, but also for Democrats, who have spent the past two years pushing for public testimony from Robert Mueller, which is expected on Capitol Hill this week. (July 22) Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump and Dems