Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET

The assertion by Attorney General William Barr that special counsel Robert Mueller found the Trump campaign did not conspire with the Russian government in 2016 removes, for now, a major focus of Democrats' messaging.

But it's also given them an opening to pivot to an issue they believe is more important to many voters anyway: health care.

In Democrats' eyes, the Trump administration handed them the perfect opportunity on Monday night. The administration filed in a Texas court case that would overturn the entirety of the Affordable Care Act.

Democrats feel they won the House in 2018 in large part because of a back-to- basics message that included protecting the ACA. The Trump administrations' efforts to overturn the law, including the expansion of Medicare, would jeopardize the health care for millions of Americans, Democrats say, and could drive voters away from Trump and Republicans in 2020.


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