GRIFFIN IMPRESSES TO REACH SEMI-FINALS OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgDonegal’s Karl Griffin has impressed on his debut run at the World Junior T&F Championships in Oregan.Griffin, who runs with UCD, reached the semi-finals of the 800 metres with an almost perfect race.The ever-improving athlete, who has a 1:47 personal best, ran well tactically to finish second in his 800m heat in 1:50.69 last night. The run clinched him an automatic spot in the semi-finals, which take place in the early hours (00:25) of tomorrow morning. GRIFFIN IMPRESSES TO REACH SEMI-FINALS OF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsdonegalkarl griffinWorld Junior Championshipslast_img read more

Live updates: Raiders get ripped by Vikings, lose 34-14

first_imgJoin us for live scoring updates, news and analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders travel to Minnesota to play the first of five straight games away from the Coliseum. ODDS: Vikings -9 (opened at Vikings -7.5). OVER/UNDER: 43.5 … GAME ESSENTIALS: Raiders (1-1) at Minnesota (1-1) on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT)TV: FOX-TV, Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter).center_img Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

President Obama Orders Energy Department to Raise Appliance Efficiency Standards

first_imgA Strong Response to DOE’s Do-Nothing LegacyWASHINGTON, DC — President Obama has ordered the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to enact higher efficiency standards for a list of appliances no later than August 2009. According to the Associated Press (AP), the list includes residential dishwashers, lamps, ranges and ovens, microwave ovens, commercial air-conditioning equipment, commercial boilers, and beverage vending machines.Obama reinforced his emphasis on new appliance standards with a visit to DOE headquarters, where he explained, “This will save consumers money, this will spur innovation, and this will conserve tremendous amounts of energy. We’ll save through these simple steps over the next 30 years the amount of energy produced over a two-year period by all the coal-fired power plants in America.”The DOE is required by law to establish and regularly update energy-efficiency standards for appliances. For years, the DOE has ignored mandates originally established by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and amended by the National Appliance Conservation Act of 1987 and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The DOE’s refusal to comply with Congressional mandates has long frustrated energy-efficiency experts, who note that the DOE’s delays in establishing cost-effective improvements in appliance efficiency standards waste energy and hurt consumers. The DOE’s flagrant recalcitrance has been repeatedly challenged in court by several plaintiffs, including New York’s former attorney general, Elliot Spitzer, who sued the DOE over its delays in 2005. Thirteen state attorneys general joined Spitzer’s lawsuit, which was settled in 2006 when the DOE agreed to abide by a new standard-setting schedule.In 2005, Congress ordered the DOE explain its delays in complying with appliance efficiency mandates. In response, the DOE issued a report, “Energy Conservation Standards Activities,” on January 31, 2006. The report admitted, “Deficiencies in the review and concurrence process are significant and the process must be reformed.” Reflecting on the DOE’s promise to do better, Andrew deLaski, the executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, noted, “DOE’s failure to live up to previous schedules has eroded confidence in its ability to meet deadlines.”According to the AP report, “The fact that Obama is getting directly involved in speeding up household appliance standards underscores how much he wants to show quick, clear progress on energy. … Laws on the books already require new efficiency standards for household and commercial appliances. But they have been backlogged in a tangle of missed deadlines, bureaucratic disputes, and litigation. In essence, Obama’s intent is to say that legal deadlines must be met, with priority being given to those standards that are likely to yield the best pocketbook savings for consumers, according to administration aides familiar with the details of Obama’s decision.”last_img read more

Sudirman Cup: Japan beat Malaysia to advance to last 4

first_imgTop-seed Japan, who defeated Russia 3-2 and edged Thailand 4-1 during the group stage, swept Malaysia 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing Sudirman Cup, here on Friday.The opening men’s doubles was the only match with some suspension as Malaysian pair Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi, the runners-up at Malaysia Masters 2019, played all out to take the first game before conceding the next two to the second-ranked Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 13-21, 26-24, 23-21 after one hour and 35 minutes, reports Xinhua news agency.Then both the women’s and men’s singles became the sure bet for Japan as the second-ranked Nozomi Okuhara extended its lead to 2-0 with an easy win over Soniia Cheah 21-16, 21-13 in the women’s singles, and world number one Kento Momota sealed the victory in the men’s singles by defeating the 21st-ranked Lee Zii Jia 21-18, 21-16.For the semi-finals on Saturday, Japan who has never won the Cup before will meet the winner between Chinese Taipei and Indonesia, who were still playing their decisive fifth match, while China takes on Thailand, hoping for a record 11th title from the biennial tournament which was initiated in 1989.Also Read | Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8Also Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-5 loss to ChinaAlso Seelast_img read more

Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County Tony Krvaric reacts

first_imgChairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County, Tony Krvaric, reacts to Mueller investigation March 25, 2019 Updated: 1:00 PM Posted: March 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County, Tony Krvaric, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss US Attorney General William Barr releasing a 4-page summary of the Mueller Report.Krvaric issued the following statement before appearing on Good Morning San Diego:“Today we learned what most fair minded San Diegans instinctively knew; that President Trump did not conspire with Russia in regards to the 2016 presidential election.”Will Democrats accept the report and engage in a debate about the important issues and challenges facing America or double down on what are now ludicrous, disproved allegations that belong on the ash heap of history.We call for an investigation into how the DOJ and FBI under President Obama came to surveil the presidential campaign of an opposing party. Will anyone be held accountable for the nearly two-year farce America just went through?” Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

POLICE LOG for October 3 Incident At Dog Park Texting Leads To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, October 3, 2018:Equipment was reported stolen from Koch Membrane on Main Street. (1:09pm)Police received report of a male and female fighting in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts on Ballardvale Street. Male got into his vehicle and left, but then returned. Police advised both of their 209A rights. Both claimed there was no issue. (2:23pm)A caller reported her dog was in an altercation at the Town Dog Park. Dog had small puncture wound. Caller obtained license plate number of dog’s owner, who refused to give any information. Caller requested a follow-up from the Animal Control Officer. (4:23pm)A 2-vehicle crash took place on Lowell Street. Both drivers refused medical attention. One vehicle towed. One driver was cited for texting, following too closely, and speeding. (6:41pm)Police called to Yentile Farm after dog was seen on soccer field. Dog’s owner was advised of park rules. (7:48pm)3 motorcycles were involved in a crash on Chestnut Street. No injuries noted. 2 motorcycles towed. (10:42pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 18: Cat Gets Stuck In Wall After Plastering Project; Baby Raccoons Get Stuck In ChimneyIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Yellow Metal Loses Sheen Indias Gold Obsession may Finally be Over

first_imgReutersIndia’s traditional bullion investment is on a decline due to slipping prices of the yellow metal amid a weak global trend. The constant fall in the price of gold over the past year has shaken the faith of the Indian buyer– one of the biggest consumers of gold and other precious metals.Currently, gold is being sold for around ₹27,000 per ten gram.Gold reached its highest at ₹35,074 per ten gram in August 2013, but then onwards the bullion prices have slipped steadily aided by weak prices overseas and a strengthening rupee.Indian bullion expert Harish Galipelli from Inditrade Derivative and Commodities Ltd. told Reuters that India’s demand for gold will largely remain unaffected mainly due to traditional reasons such as offering gifts and decorating Hindu temples.”But as the banking network expands and literacy rises, people in rural areas will explore other investment products like mutual funds and bank deposits. The mindset is slowly changing.”Gold is the second-biggest item on the import bill after oil. According to Reuters, if the nation’s love for gold fades away, it would help India’s external deficit.Equities:The investment demand for gold declined by 67% in the June quarter from a year ago to 49.6 tonnes, according to World Gold Council (WGC). Industries and WGC have estimated that demand for this precious metal would halve to 190 tonnes in the current year. Investment demand in India was 37% of total 2013 gold sales.Indian gold exchange-traded funds have suffered 15 straight months of outflows. On the other hand, Indian stock indices have been recording high, while $50 billion has flowed into mutual funds in the financial year starting from 1 April which is six times more compared to previous year.Shifting Sentiment:A decade of steady surge in gold prices till August 2013 led investors to buy this expensive metal, but the scenario is changed now.”The 11-year rally in gold prices created a perception that they will only go up. This price fall has broken that conviction,” Reuters quoted Prithviraj Kothari, vice president of the India Bullion & Jewellers’ Association.”During uncertainly, people chase gold. Now, since we have stability, economic growth will revive. It will ultimately push up the stock market and real-estate prices,” Kothari added.Moreover, a major push by the BJP government for every household to get a bank account under the Pradhan Manti Jan Dhan Yogana scheme could take the focus off gold investments.Five Reasons: Why Investors are selling gold? ReutersA major reason for the gold nosedive is RBI easing import restriction on gold, reported NDTV.Easing of Import Restrictions by RBI led to a decline of ₹800 in gold prices on 22 May this year. The apex bank expanded the number of private agencies that can import the precious metal while allowing banks to provide gold loans to the sector.Anticipation of Price Dip by bullion traders: Nation’s current account deficit slipped more than half to $32.4 billion in FY14 from $88 billion in FY13. The rupee also strengthened which helped the cost of imported gold decline and gave more space to ease import restrictions.Seasonal demand: Generally gold demand in India surges during festival or wedding season. Falling investment demand: Total demand during January to March in 2014 slipped by 54% at 44.7 tonnes from 98 tonnes in the same quarter last year, according to World Gold Council. Analysts opined that, with Indian stock markets surging, interests in gold as an investment asset is likely to remain gloomy.Decline in Global gold priceslast_img read more

Magnitude72 Earthquake Slams South Central Mexico

first_imgPhoto via Twitter @PeterAronsonCrowds of people gathered on central Reforma Avenue in Mexico City as the ground shook.A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.Crowds gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter, which was in a rural area close to Mexico’s Pacific coast and the border with Guerrero state. There were no immediate reports of deaths.“It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, who was sitting on a bench outside her home in Mexico City’s trendy Condesa district, too frightened to go back inside. “It started to shake; the cars were going here and there. What do I do?”She said she was still scared thinking of the Sept. 19 earthquake that caused 228 deaths in the capital and 141 more in nearby states. Many buildings in Mexico City are still damaged from that quake.The U.S. Geological Survey originally put the magnitude of Friday’s quake at 7.5 but later lowered it to 7.2. It said the epicenter was 33 miles (53 kilometers) northeast of Pinotepa in southern Oaxaca state. It had a depth of 15 miles (24 kilometers).Mexican Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Fuente tweeted that there were no immediate reports of damages from the quake. The Oaxaca state government said via Twitter that only material damages were reported near Pinotepa and Santiago Jamiltepec, but that shelters were opened for those fleeing damaged homes.Hasta el momento sólo daños materiales por sismos de 7.2. Los municipios con mayor afectación Jamiltepec y Pinotepa #Oaxaca— ProtecciónCivilOax (@CEPCO_GobOax) February 17, 2018 Un fuerte terremoto sacude México https://t.co/DbJhGhtUZ6 #noticias #Mundo pic.twitter.com/cA491bDev0— 24 España (@24Espana) February 17, 2018 Tratándose de un sismo de más de 7 grados, por protocolo se instala el Comité Nacional de Emergencias en el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres. Desde ahí @PcSegob estará informando.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) February 17, 2018 El sismo magnitud 7.2 que ha sacudido a México pic.twitter.com/O52k6z2MRS— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) February 17, 2018 Realizamos recorridos en diversas zonas en #Oaxaca HASTA EL MOMENTO se reportan sólo daños materiales, sin pérdida de vidas humanas @Heliodoro_hcde pic.twitter.com/NxBWQFUyMo— ProtecciónCivilOax (@CEPCO_GobOax) February 17, 2018The Mexico City Red Cross said via Twitter that the facade of a building collapsed in Mexico City’s Condesa neighborhood, which was hit hard on Sept. 19. A video showed people walking through a dust cloud. But reporters at the scene later found no evidence of a collapse at the location given.About an hour after the quake, a magnitude 5.8 aftershock also centered in Oaxaca caused tall buildings in Mexico City to briefly sway again.USGS seismologist Paul Earle said Friday’s earthquake appeared to be a separate temblor, rather than an aftershock of a Sept. 8 earthquake also centered in Oaxaca, which registered a magnitude of 8.2. The Sept. 19 earthquake struck closer to Mexico City.The Sept. 8 quake killed nearly 100 people in Oaxaca and neighboring Chiapas, but was centered about 273 miles (440 kilometers) southwest of Friday’s earthquake, Earle said.In Mexico’s capital, frightened residents flooded into the streets in Condesa, including one unidentified woman wrapped in just a towel, but there were no immediate signs of damage.“I’m scared,” said Rojas Huerta, recalling five months ago when buildings fell as she ran barefoot into the street. “The house is old.” Un fuerte terremoto sacudió México https://t.co/aSV0o3Bazu pic.twitter.com/Jwf4MYFSSp— Clarín (@clarincom) February 17, 2018 Facades of buildings collapsing in #CDMX, Mexico capital, after a 7.2 earthquake #Sismo hit the country. The epicenter was in Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca. pic.twitter.com/WVPEPeJnMf— Guido Mastrangelo (@GuidoGma) February 17, 2018 Sismo en Ciudadde México pic.twitter.com/OYgWNGHibp— Sergio Rincón (@SerchRincon) February 16, 2018 Share Strong Stay Mexico, #earthquake #Sismo #AlertaSismica #Oaxaca #Periscope pic.twitter.com/PDe6vGLsq9— Netrojen (@NetrojenEN) February 17, 2018 Magnitud 7.2 #earthquake strikes the state of #Oaxaxa , we felt it in #MexicoCity very strong. I hope everyone is safe. #Sismo #Temblor #AlertaSismica #Mexico via @emaglaw pic.twitter.com/sBXGe3qNsF— Real News Line (@RealNewsLine) February 17, 2018 Un fuerte terremoto sacude México. El temblor, con una intensidad de 7.5, ha tenido su epicentro en el estado de Oaxaca. Por el momento, se desconoce si hay víctimas. #SismoOaxaca pic.twitter.com/TjixQwLu05— Lattin Magazine (@lattin_magazine) February 17, 2018 #Ahora / Cruz Roja Mexicana atiende a personas con crisis nerviosas en diversos puntos de la #CDMX tras el #Sismo de 7.2— Cruz Roja Mexicana IAP (@CruzRoja_MX) February 17, 2018last_img read more

Mueller On Election Interference Theyre Doing It As We Sit Here

first_imgMueller reinforced that he had not “exculpated” President Trump and said he believed Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice when out of office. Mueller said he thought that future political campaigns should report contacts with foreign agents and that they could be, “depending on the circumstances, a crime.” As to Trump’s praise of WikiLeaks in 2016 as it was revealing material stolen by Russian cyberattackers: “Problematic would be an understatement,” Mueller said. Read Mueller’s opening statement. Republicans and Democrats took their questions for former special counsel Robert Mueller in sharply different directions on Wednesday. Mueller appeared before both the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Peril from foreign interference in American elections will persist through the 2020 presidential election, former special counsel Robert Mueller warned on Wednesday.Asked whether Russia would attempt to attack future U.S. elections, as it did in 2016, Mueller replied: “They’re doing it as we sit here.”Mueller didn’t detail a prescription for how he believes Congress or the United States should respond, but he recommended generally that intelligence and law enforcement agencies should work together.“They should use the full resources that we have to address this,” Mueller said.That warning followed hours of hearings before two committees in which Democrats sought to underscore Mueller had not cleared Trump of obstruction allegations and that he had found many contacts between Trump’s campaign and the Russian interference in the 2016 election.“Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.“No,” Mueller said.Watch: Mueller On ‘Exoneration’ ClaimThe exchange made the point that Democrats have repeated since Mueller filed his report: His findings don’t boil down to a vindication or an inoculation for Trump, as the president claims.What isn’t clear is what they will mean in terms of actions by the president’s opponents.Mueller studiously avoided being drawn into questions about prospective impeachment proceedings — which divide the Democrats that control the House majority — although he admitted that someone else might decide to charge Trump with a crime after he’s no longer in office.Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., asked Mueller whether he believed there was sufficient evidence for a charge when Trump no longer enjoys the protection of the Justice Department policy that forbids indicting a president.Yes, Mueller said. But for the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that bars charging a president, the former special counsel said to Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., that he and his office might have decided whether to try to bring an indictment against Trump.Some Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed doing so if they’re elected next year, but no president has ever been prosecuted after the fact for actions in office — another political minefield for the party to navigate.Other Democrats on Wednesday emphasized what they called key findings from the special counsel’s investigation, including the details about Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, meeting with a Russian contact who has been linked with Russia’s intelligence agencies — and giving him polling and other material from the Trump campaign.But Mueller also stressed that he would not go beyond what he has already said or written or violate the guidelines the Justice Department has imposed on what he can reveal on Wednesday.Time and time again, he declined to associate himself with whatever characterization was being drawn by a lawmaker questioning him and on a few occasions he responded simply: “I take your question.”Collins and Co. for the minorityRepublicans used their time with Mueller to emphasize that the special counsel established no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian attack on the election.House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., sought to underscore the thoroughness of Mueller’s report — and the conclusion, supported by that thoroughness, that there had been no conspiracy between Trump’s campaign in 2016 and the Russians who interfered in the election.Other members attacked the former special counsel for what they called malpractice and bias.Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Mueller that he had failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a prosecutor by writing that he could neither charge Trump nor “exonerate him” — but exoneration is not a prosecutor’s job, Ratcliffe said.His job is to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to bring a charge and, if he can’t, not only mustn’t he bring the charge, he also must not reveal what he uncovered since there won’t be an indictment, Ratcliffe said.“You managed to violate every principle and most sacred tradition for prosecutors,” the Texas congressman said.Ratcliffe asked Mueller whether he could cite a written Justice Department policy that permitted the specific actions he had taken with his investigation and his report.“I cannot,” Mueller said, “but this is a unique situation.”Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, sought to draw Mueller out about some of the more salacious aspects of the Russia imbroglio, including the so-called Russia dossier produced by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.But Mueller wouldn’t go there.He said that matter was being handled by others inside the Justice Department and, at one point, said he didn’t know either the names Fusion GPS — the political intelligence firm that commissioned the Steele material — or Glenn Simpson, its founder.Mueller deferred again in the session with the House intelligence committee to address alternative hypothesis propounded by Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and other members about the early phase of the Russia investigation.That’s also being investigated by others in the Justice Department, he said.The former special counsel also tried to dispute accusations that members of his team were politically biased because of their work with Democrats or political contributions. Mueller said he picked the most effective people for the job.The Justice Department calls for officials not to consider employees’ political views when hiring or making assignment.Reluctant witnessThe white-haired former G-man didn’t want to testify before Congress. He gave one-word or monosyllabic answers, asked members of Congress to repeat themselves, and frequently responded by saying, “I’d refer you to the report.”Mueller said in a brief statement at the Justice Department earlier this year that his report was his testimony and that he didn’t think it would be appropriate for him to star in a big set piece event on Capitol Hill.The longtime prosecutor also sometimes appeared to struggle to follow which members of Congress were questioning him and he wasn’t able to recount precisely, at one point, which presidents in the past had nominated him for which of the roles he has served.Democrats insisted that Mueller appear. They negotiated for months and eventually compelled him with a subpoena.Nadler believed it would be valuable for more Americans to see and hear Mueller on TV describing what he found in his investigation, given that many people haven’t read his report.Mueller documented a vast wave of interference by Russia’s government in the 2016 presidential election with the object of hurting candidate Hillary Clinton and helping Trump get elected.The special counsel’s office also documented many contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russians during that time but did not establish a criminal conspiracy related to the election.Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., mentioned during the intelligence committee hearing that national security officials — including, earlier this week, FBI Director Christopher Wray — have warned that election interference will continue through the 2020 presidential race.Knowing what Americans know today, Himes said, should a campaign contacted by foreign agents report that to the FBI?l“It should and it can be — depending on the circumstances — a crime,” Mueller said.As to Trump’s praise for WikiLeaks in 2016 while it was revealing politically embarrassing material stolen by Russian government cyberattackers, Mueller was asked how he reacted to those comments.“Problematic is an understatement,” Mueller said.Volume II of Mueller’s report details a number of instances that Democrats and other critics have called obstruction of justice, including attempts by Trump to remove Mueller himself — and then cover up those efforts.President sanguineTrump and his aides insisted they were unconcerned about Mueller’s testimony.The special counsel’s office closed without bringing any more criminal charges against Trump’s inner circle, and Trump has stressed that he views Mueller’s report — which explicitly does not exonerate the president — as an exoneration.Trump’s private lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said ahead of the hearing that the legal team wouldn’t have a “war room” running to countermessage Mueller’s testimony. Trump allies inside and outside the White House said they believed the former special counsel wouldn’t stray beyond his report, but still faulted Mueller’s comments.“This morning’s testimony exposed the troubling deficiencies of the special counsel’s investigation,” Sekulow said Wednesday.“The testimony revealed that this probe was conducted by a small group of politically biased prosecutors who, as hard as they tried, we’re unable to establish either obstruction, conspiracy, or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”Trump has revisited some of his old attacks on Mueller as being “conflicted” and a “never Trumper,” but he also sought to appear calm about the hearings beforehand.All the same, the president offered his own commentary about the pre-gavel coverage before Mueller’s opening statement on Wednesday: “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019The only thing on Trump’s schedule for Wednesday is a private fundraiser later in the day in West Virginia.The president had said he wasn’t planning to tune in to see Mueller — and then also said, “Maybe I’ll see a little bit of it.”NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith contributed to this report.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFormer special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Wednesday.Get Caught Up: Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET Sharelast_img read more