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After the Mueller report: Plenty of legal and political battles on the road to 2020

The summary of the Mueller report offered up by Donald Trump's new attorney general brought smiles to faces at the White House this Monday. The special prosecutor handed in his report with no new names to be added to the 37 indicted during his 22-month investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Trump in the 2016 campaign. But are Trump's legal troubles really over?

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That Robert Mueller - himself a former FBI director - was able to complete his findings despite constant bashing from the US president is hailed by some as an achievement. There are the legal findings that may or may not be released soon... and then there's the court of public opinion. Judging by the off-the-scales heat of the rhetoric this past weekend in the United States, what citizens will make of it all is anyone's guess.

And in the run-up to Trump's reelection bid, what direction for US democracy going through what's arguably its biggest crisis of confidence in its institutions in nearly half a century since the Watergate scandal and the Vietnam War?

Produced by Alessandro XENOS, Ingri BERGO and James VASINA.

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