David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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First indications that Mueller report has been delivered to Barr.

No indications that anything substantive is about to be released publicly.

Late Update: Attorney General Bill Barr in a letter CNN read on the air is telling Congress he may be able to provide it with more information as early as this weekend.

Maybe it’s just a matter of degree, but I’m not sure I’ve seen President Trump contrast as starkly as he did today his own legitimacy (63 million votes/304 electoral votes in 2016!) with what he portrays as the utter illegitimacy of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller (“never got a vote!” as Trump put it).

His attacks on the rule of law are legion at this point, but watch him today and see if he doesn’t have a heightened sense of urgency and an alarming new tone.

Huge tranche of Michael Cohen search warrants made public this morning, albeit heavily redacted, are providing us with new insights into the origins of the criminal investigations into his business and political dealings.

Paul Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. ET. This is the DC case, separate from the Virginia case he was sentenced in last week. TPM’s Tierney Sneed is at the courthouse and will be bringing the proceedings to you in real time. You can find her here.

Paul Manafort’s sentencing hearing in Virginia should be getting underway. TPM’s Tierney Sneed and Caitlin MacNeal are present. No electronic devices allowed in the courthouse, so we’ll be doing our best with analog coverage. They have quarters for the payphone. More soon.