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“There’s solid evidence of obstruction, there are clear examples of collusion and conspiracy,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley of the redacted Mueller report released Thursday.

After two years of waiting, the Mueller report is now out. And Illinois gets a mention.

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President Donald Trump holds up a statue of the Wounded Warrior Project logo presented to him during a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

What’s in the redacted version of the Mueller report, and what it could all mean for the president.

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President Donald Trump reaches out to greet supporters on the tarmac upon his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Florida. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

As a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was finally released Thursday, President Donald Trump resorted to bluster, broadsides and falsehoods to try, once more, to frame the moment as a political victory.

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President Donald Trump speaks at a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan, rear left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller'’s report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Ahead of the public release of the special counsel’s report, Attorney General William Barr on Thursday laid out what he said was the “bottom line:” No collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government hackers.

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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo / Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller — but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say.

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A pair of bills would increase funding for biomedical and scientific research at top U.S. agencies and “defend America’s place as a world leader in scientific progress,” U.S. Rep. Bill Foster said in a statement. 

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Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on Tuesday March 26, 2019, after prosecutors dropped all charges against him. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Jussie Smollett has already forfeited $10,000 to the city of Chicago following the hoax attack he allegedly orchestrated on himself. But if Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way, that bill will grow to $130,000.

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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo / Paul Beaty)

President Donald Trump is calling on the FBI and Department of Justice to review the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.

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President Donald Trump listens in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 25, 2019, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks. Trump signed an official proclamation formally recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

Political fallout over the report’s findings is just beginning. Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti joins us with legal analysis of the document.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says his first-hand experience led him to conclude that the situation at the border represents a legitimate national emergency.

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In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to well-wishers following an appearance at Barnard College with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)

Hillary Clinton says she won't run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”

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In this edited photo, Michael Cohen testifies before Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen’s attorney Michael Monico, right, is highlighted.

Michael Cohen’s attorney Michael Monico shares his thoughts on his client’s testimony before Congress.

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Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives to testify before a closed-door hearing of the House Intelligence Committee accompanied by his lawyer, Michael Monico of Chicago, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man.

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Feb. 21, 2019.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has joined his counterparts in 15 other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration for declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the southern U.S. border. 

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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro. (Andrew Harnik / AP Photo)

President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night following a historic 35-day government shutdown. 

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