Lawmakers on impeachment and F-35s to Turkey

CQ on Congress podcast, Episode 155

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seen on a monitor in Russell Building making a statement at the Department of Justice on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News listens in the background. CQ Roll Call reporter Todd Ruger discusses the special counsel’s first public statement in two years on the long-awaited Mueller report.. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In his first public statement after his two-year probe, Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, said this week that he had never considered charging President Donald Trump with a crime as he investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election. That’s emboldened those in Congress who say representatives must read Mueller’s report, which found evidence Trump may have obstructed the special council’s investigation as an impeachment referral. 

[As Turkish leader courts Russia, U.S. prepares to cut ties]

CQ Legal Affairs reporter Todd Ruger is here to discuss it. And later I’ll talk with CQ defense reporter Patrick Kelley, about a potential split between the United States and Turkey that country’s plan to buy a Russian air defense system.

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