Connecticut, and 20 other Democratic attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed an opening brief on Monday in the 5th Circuit in defense of the health care law. The administration, which had earlier sought to strike down only parts of the law, is now seeking to do away with the entire Affordable Care Act, including popular provisions like banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Meanwhile, Michigan Democrats in Congress aren't as quick to call the investigation over, demanding that the full Mueller report and its underlying documents be made public. The debate over so-called Obamacare - which Republicans tried unsuccessfully to repeal in 2017 - caused heartburn for the party in the 2018 midterm elections and was a focal point for Democrats on the campaign trail.
Speaking in the spring sunshine outside the West Wing, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway told journalists she had two words for presidential foes: "Move on". Regardless, what the Russiagaters are expecting to find in the full report is a bit of a mystery, since we already know there was no evidence of collusion established by Mueller. "And I'm not going to base anything on the Barr report", said Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland.
By law, Barr will have to redact confidential grand jury material from the report as well as information from ongoing criminal investigations, which Mueller referred to other prosecutors.
Attendees at the sitdown said the president offered no plan of his own to replace ObamaCare, evidently leaving it up to GOP lawmakers.
Fox News judicial analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano has argued that special counsel Robert Mueller likely found "evidence of conspiracy" between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team and Russian Federation, picking apart the wording of Attorney General William Barr's four-page letter summarizing the investigation's findings.
POLITICO reports that both Attorney General Barr and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar opposed the administration's decision to reverse course and now have the Department of Justice back efforts to completely outlaw the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. It was health care and taxes that brought Abigail Spanberger, Lizzie Fletcher, Colin Allred, Cindy Axne and many more Democrats in swing and red districts to Washington.
An analysis by Bloomberg late previous year claimed that more than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, either through the private health insurance exchanges set up by the law or through the expansion of Medicaid. In addition to the report, Mueller had confirmed Russian interference with his multiple previous indictments of Russians.
"This lawsuit. threatens the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans across the country, from California to Kentucky and all the way to ME", said California attorney general Xavier Becerra, who has led the fight to preserve the law.
"If the Supreme Court rules that ObamaCare is out, we'll have a plan that is far better than ObamaCare", he added, without elaboration.
"It's a great day for America", Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a rare appearance on CNN, a channel the White House regularly savages as "fake news".