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DC Round Up: inspector general’s report, US-China tariffs and more

The Department of Justice on June 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The Department of Justice on June 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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The Department of Justice Inspector General released a 500 pages long report on Thursday on the handling of the Clinton email investigation.

The review of the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 election campaign has found that Comey acted “improperly” in his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, though not from a place of political bias. The report supports the decision to not prosecute Clinton.

We look into how the release of the report is playing out behind the scenes in Washington and what comes next. Meanwhile, President Trump announced he will put 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods. A move that prompted a retaliation from China announcing equal tariffs on US imports.

We examine what effect will this have on US economy. We also look at the president’s statements Friday on opposing a GOP immigration bill that was crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan -- a move that reportedly House GOP leaders did not expect as they said they had the president’s support in writing the legislation. Here is your political roundup.


Kyle Cheney, congressional reporter for POLITICO, who has been reporting on the Justice Department’s report; he tweets @kyledcheney

Joe Sobczyk, congressional editor and reporter for Bloomberg News who has been following the story

Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush

Marj Halperin, democratic analyst and executive vice president and partner at Hawthorne Strategy Group, a communications and PR firm