Congress reconvenes with Democrats pushing Trump investigations

Congress returns to work Monday after a two-week Easter break with Democrats planning to press ahead with investigations of President Trump. Lawmakers have been in recess since the release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference, which found insufficient evidence to conclude Trump associates collaborated with Moscow, but explicitly did not exonerate Trump on whether he obstructed justice.

Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to appear before Senate and House committees on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss Mueller’s report, but has reportedly warned Democrats he may not attend. Democrats are outraged by Barr’s presentation of the report in a way they said was designed to water down damning information about Trump’s actions.

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