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Today’s Agenda: Both Parties Frantically Spin Mueller’s Presser

May 30, 2019 8:30 a.m.

Happy Thursday, May 30. Fallout continues from special counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference yesterday, during which he broke over two years of silence to underscore some of the most damning findings from his report on Trump. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching.

Three Things To Watch Today

Mueller era comes to an end

Special counsel Robert Mueller announced that he would step down from his role on Wednesday after spending two years on the Russia probe. In his remarks, he emphasized that he did not clear President Trump of obstruction of justice. This did not stop Trump and his allies from claiming exoneration, while spurring some Democrats (and GOP Rep. Justin Amash) to call for Congress to take over the pursuit of charges. Today we’ll continue to monitor reactions from key Republicans and Democrats.

Pelosi maneuvers her caucus 

After Mueller made his eight-minute presser heard ’round the world, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed questions about impeachment in the light of his comments. She’s continuing to walk the tightrope of assuaging her impeachment-hungry members while protecting those in swingy districts by pushing more investigations over impeachment. We’ll continue to watch her balancing act.

Roger Stone in court

Trump confidant Roger Stone will be in federal court in Washington, D.C. today at 10 a.m. ET for a hearing. He has been charged with making false statements and obstruction. TPM’s Tierney Sneed will be at the courthouse.

Today’s Rundown

The House and Senate are out.

10:00 a.m. ET Roger Stone appears in federal court in Washington, D.C.

10:40 a.m. ET Trump delivers remarks at the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony.

Yesterday’s Top Story

Town Hall Crowd Cheers Amash Discussing His Trump Impeachment Push — Cristina Cabrera

Reading List

Kushner’s Awful Timing: Netanyahu’s Political Crisis Could Kill Trump’s Peace Plan — Amir Tibon, Ha’aretz

GOP Tax Law Doing Little For The Economy, Even Less For Workers: Congressional Study — Arthur Delaney and Matt Fuller, HuffPost

The US Government Botched Its Investigation Into The Mysterious “Sonic Attack” In Cuba, Emails Reveal — Dan Vergano, Buzzfeed News

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