Robert Mueller

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The only constant in this wild year was unpredictability

Quid pro WHOA — what a year!

In January, Democrats took control of the House amid what would become the longest federal government shutdown in history. Springtime brought, besides cherry blossoms, special counsel Robert S. Mueller II’s release of his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election — and a blindsiding by his own boss, Attorney General William Barr.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Impeachment edition
The House voted Wednesday to adopt two articles, setting up expected Senate trial

People rally in support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the conclusion of proceedings in the House. The next step will be a trial in the Senate. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

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Week of July 22, 2019

Rep. Mark Meadows takes a photo with his phone as former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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Behind the scenes of covering headline committee hearings
Undercover Capitol: taking you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

Photojournalists’ cameras lie on the floor in front of the witness table shortly before a House Oversight committee hearing (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before two House committees on Wednesday, an event that will no doubt get wall-to-wall coverage from the news media, despite the fact the Mueller is unlikely to actually say anything new.

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Scanlon shrugs off broken ankle to rebuke Barr
Pennsylvania Democrat tripped on Capitol steps while filming Twitter video

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., broke her ankle while filming a video for her Twitter followers Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Politics is a contact sport, which means players, er lawmakers, occasionally have to fight through injuries for the the greater good.

That was the case Thursday morning when Pennsylvania Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon hobbled into a House Judiciary hearing with a broken ankle she suffered while filming a video for her Twitter followers the night before.