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Trump responds to Barr: I have ‘legal right’ to intervene in criminal cases – live

Trump responds to Barr: I have ‘legal right’ to intervene

President tweets that he did not interfere in Roger Stone case – ‘but this doesn’t mean I do not have the legal right to do so’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 3.02pm GMT It’s a quadrennial thought experiment, entertained by journalists and pooh-poohed by party insiders, that a competitive primary race will result in a contested convention. Speculation reached fever pitch in 2016, before Trump sewed up the nomination. Nevertheless, we are here again. The prognosticators at FiveThirtyEight give Bernie Sanders the same odds of winning the nomination as a contested convention.
2.11pm GMT Hello – this is Lauren Gambino in Washington taking over from Paul Owen. (Thanks Paul!) Today the president heads to Mar-a-Lago, aka the winter White House, but not before we see him speak to National Border Patrol Council Members this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the leading 2020 Democratic hopefuls are fanning out around the country ahead of next week’s caucuses in Nevada, the South Carolina primary and what’s being called the “big Kahuna” of the nominating contest, Super Tuesday. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-02-14 15:02:12

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