It’s Monday, D.C., and the sunny first weekend of spring did not disappoint. Today will be a bit chillier with some possible rain.


  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr Friday afternoon. By Sunday, Barr released a four-page letter summarizing the conclusions:

    • Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 election.

    • According to Barr, Mueller wrote that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

    • Mueller left it up to Barr to decide whether Trump obstructed justice; Barr, in his letter, writes that there is not sufficient evidence to charge Trump with obstruction.

  • Federal prosecutors quietly dropped the remaining 188 cases against inauguration day protesters earlier this month. During the hearing March 15, prosecutors revealed that the lead prosecutor in the case, Jennifer Kerkhoff, gave the court incorrect information regarding one defendant; judges also found last year that Kerkhoff withheld evidence from defense attorneys. She now works for a different criminal justice agency.

  • One of the few sit-down restaurants east of the Anacostia River closed its doors Friday. Owner Dionne Reeder says she couldn’t come to an agreement with her current landlord. She told WAMU she’s looking for another location in the city.

  • There’s a creepy mannequin peeking out of an apartment building window in Alexandria. His name is Oscar.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will introduce a bill that creates a path for D.C. to purchase the RFK property from the federal government. [WAMU]

  • From Mayor Marion Barry to Councilmember Jack Evans: a brief and recent history of corruption in D.C. politics. [Post]

  • The District has seen an economic boom in recent years. Does Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget signal an end to the prosperity? [Post]

  • Today, Bowser kicks off Potholepalooza, her annual push to fill all the gaping holes in the roads. The Post has a breakdown of pothole hot spots. [Mayor’s Office, Post]

  • ICYMI: The Post’s editorial board isn’t happy with the state of D.C.’s dwindling ethics board. [Post, WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Local sommeliers help you figure out which Greek while you’ll like. [WCP]

  • Bring your Japan-obsessed friend to the Sakura Night Pop-Up on April 7. [WCP]

  • The Sydell Group behind D.C.’s Line Hotel demands a Chicago cafe called Brothers and Sisters change its name. [Eater]

  • Chloe Chef Haidar Karoum told Kwame Onwuachi, “Your restaurant’s gonna fail, homeboy,” according to his memoir. [Washingtonian]

  • Sally’s Middle Name is closing on H Street NE. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • With Direct Current, the Kennedy Center wants to make a destination festival for political art. [Post]

  • Theater J announces 2019/2020 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Robin Bell got his projection equipment back from the police and his projections are up and running once again. [DCist]

  • Ex Hex celebrates its new album with its own special ice cream flavor. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Meet Monica and Pete, a couple who live in a tent at the base of Union Station. [Post]

  • The neighborhoods seeing the most bids this year. [Urban Turf]

  • The Yards’ Trapeze School will have to move, thanks to a new development project taking over its lot. [WBJ]

  • Amsterdam adopts a new law that aims to make housing more affordable: If you buy a newly built house, you can’t rent it out. [City Lab]

  • Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for a more robust national investment in housing. [Street Sense]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Weather permitting, the Nats will play the Yankees in an exhibition game at Nats Park today at 5 p.m. [MASN]

  • Maryland plays UCLA tonight in College Park 41 years after the Bruins beat the Terps in the national championship game that preceded the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. [Post]

  • Zion Williamson and the Duke men’s basketball team is coming to D.C. for the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 after a thrilling 77-76 victory over the University of Central Florida. [CBS Sports]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips?

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