Conspiracy theories fixate on a very simple story which acts as a fable for an overarching worldview, explains Philip Seargeant, a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at The Open University.
In her first television interview since reappearing in public life, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page said that after President Trump "did that vile sort of simulated sex act" at a Minneapolis rally, "being quiet isn't making this go away."
Despite the judge's ruling, the case is likely far from over, and the favorable ruling for House Democrats does not mean other current and former officials will ignore the White House's directive and comply with congressional subpoenas.
Roger Stone has been found guilty for lying to congress, witness tampering and obstructing lawmakers' efforts to investigate election interference in 2016.
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates told a court Tuesday that Trump did discuss WikiLeaks with Roger Stone in 2016.
William Barr is "the president's hand – not the representative of the American people," Representative Adam Schiff warned.
"I have been deeply disappointed by what I've seen," Chuck Rosenberg said.
South Carolina senator told The Sean Hannity Show that Attorney General should be speaking with foreign leaders about the Mueller inquiry.
As a social conservative, Morrison has fast become one of Australia's top religious conservative politicians.
Lewandowski again acknowledged that he never read the Mueller report but said he understood its conclusions.
"If he wants to limit an investigation or refuse to cooperate with an investigation, that's within his Constitutional duties."
President Trump tweeted a quote by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro calling Mueller part of the "Deep State."
"It is important to remember that even an attempt to obstruct constitutes obstruction of justice," a Republicans for the Rule of Law spokesperson tells Newsweek.
It doesn't matter whether you believe President Trump is a lying obstructionist. Or a victim of a politically charged prosecution. The two questions were about fundamental due process standards for all American citizens.
"It's not surprising to me that Mitch McConnell is receiving these campaign contributions, he seems single-handedly to be standing in the way of anything passing in Congress around election security."
Democrats were once again left empty-handed after former special counsel Robert Mueller testified this week in front of two congressional committees—but that doesn't mean they'll stop fishing.
"Mueller gives us a slice of bread, puts ham on it, and then another slice of bread," Lieu tweeted. "Mueller says I didn't make a determination whether or not it's a ham sandwich because I was instructed I can't call it that."
"It is absolutely clear to me that the time has come for Congress to pursue a dedicated impeachment inquiry."
"Look, I've seen people with onset dementia, I'm not going to mock this man. He obviously shouldn't have been there."
The former special counsel did not seem to have detailed knowledge of the report issued in his own name as he testified Wednesday before two congressional committees.
"It wasn't a single attempt. They're doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it during the next campaign," Mueller said of Russia.
"In a perfect example of the Fox-Trump feedback loop, it turns out that many of the GOP questions yesterday came straight from Sean Hannity," John Avlon said.
The time for eloquent speeches about proceeding methodically has long since past. We must begin impeachment proceedings so that we can say to our children and grandchildren: We did all we could.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday before two House committees stamped out Attorney General William Barr's misleading three-page summary.
"So, Republicans, yes, please celebrate what a great day it was for you and Vladimir Putin," Joe Scarborough said.
Carlson's opening monologue on Wednesday's Tucker Carlson Tonight opened with a rebuke of Mueller's appearance before the House Judicial and Intelligence committees.
As of Wednesday evening, #ImpeachmentInquiryNow had been mentioned in more than 65,8000 tweets and #ImpeachNow in over 59,000 Twitter posts.
Nearly all Democrats appeared to publicly remain within their respective anti- or pro-impeachment camps. Democratic leadership also continued to pour cold water on the idea.