Tag Archives: collusion

REPORT: Kushner Worried Mueller Will “Get” Trump

Vanity Fair reports: As Kushner’s Russia troubles mount—last Friday the Senate disclosed that he had not turned over e-mails about WikiLeaks, a claim his attorney, Abbe Lowell, denied—insiders are again speculating, as my colleague Emily Jane Fox reported last month, about how long Kushner and Ivanka Trump will remain in Washington. Despite Kushner’s efforts to project confidence about Robert Mueller’s ...

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Paul Manafort Granted Thanksgiving Break From House Arrest, Ruling Stipulates That He Must Remain Sober

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates got permission from a judge on Tuesday to temporarily leave house arrest later this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. The order from US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson came with a few conditions: Manafort and Gates will remain under GPS monitoring, must report exactly where they’re ...

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Congress Probes Carter Page’s Meetings With Pro-Putin Hungarian Regime, “Central Hub For Russian Intel”

ABC News reports: Travels by Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to meet with senior officials in Hungary during the 2016 presidential election are being closely examined by congressional investigators, given the increasingly close ties between Hungary and Russia and the role of the country as a hub for Russian intelligence activity. The Hungarian prime minister was the first foreign leader ...

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Trump Voter To CNN: If Jesus Christ Got Off The Cross And Said Trump Colluded, I’d Ask Trump To Confirm

The Hill reports: A man who said he voted for President Trump in 2016 said on Monday that if Jesus Christ said Trump colluded with Russia, he would still have to check with the president to see if it was true. “If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia, I would tell him, ...

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REVEALED: Jared Kushner Received And Shared “Russian Backdoor Overture” Emails From Wikileaks

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner received and forwarded emails about WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” that he kept from Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, according to panel leaders demanding that he produce the missing records. Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to ...

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New Poll Puts Trump’s Approval Rating At 35%

Via Qunnipiac: American voters disapprove 58 – 35 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing, near his lowest score, a 61 – 33 percent disapproval August 2, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Today’s approval rating compares to a 56 – 38 percent disapproval in an October 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. ...

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Jeff Sessions: I Have Never Lied About Russia! [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a raised voice and defiant tone, strongly defended himself Tuesday against allegations that he had misled members of Congress about his knowledge of communications between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. “In all of my testimony, I can only do my best to answer all of ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before US House

The New York Times reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, testifying at 10 a.m. before the House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Sessions is almost certain to face questions about his contacts with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign and will be asked to clarify his past statements in light of recent disclosures that members of ...

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Junior Secretly Communicated With Wikileaks

The Atlantic reports: The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results ...

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REPORT: Papadopoulos Lied To FBI Out Of Loyalty To Trump, Didn’t Want To Contradict Him On Russia

ABC News reports: George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. Trump had publicly denied that there had been any contact between his campaign and Russian officials, and Papadopoulos ...

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Bodyguard Testifies That Trump Was Offered Five Women During Moscow Pageant, Offer Was Refused

NBC News reports: After a business meeting before the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013, a Russian participant offered to “send five women” to Donald Trump’s hotel room in Moscow, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week, according to three sources who were present for the interview. Two of the sources said the bodyguard, Keith Schiller, viewed the offer as a ...

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AP Analysis Reveals Russian Twitter Trolls Worked To Deflect Attention From Trump’s #PussyGate Scandal

The Associated Press reports: Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” on Oct. 7, 2016, actively pivoted ...

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Roger Stone Crowdfunds Legal Bills, Seeks $500,000 From Supporters (No Charges Have Yet Been Filed)

USA Today reports: Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone sent out an email Thursday asking supporters to help him raise $500,000 to clear his name of any wrongdoing in the investigation of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. “Friend, I’m facing a $500K price tag to clear my name of the Deep State’s baseless charges!” the flamboyant Republican consultant ...

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Trump Tweets Congratulations To His “Deplorables” For “MASSIVE Landslide Victory” On Anniversary Of Election

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated his supporters on the Wednesday anniversary of his historic victory in the 2016 election, calling them “deplorables” in a nod to former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The anniversary tweet came attached to a photo of the president with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump’s 13-day trip through Asia, including White ...

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Corey Lewandowski: My Memory Has Been Refreshed About Emailing Carter Page On Russia [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday night his “memory has been refreshed” regarding his email exchange with Carter Page in which the former foreign policy adviser requested Lewandowski’s permission to travel to Moscow. Page, who testified last week before the House Oversight Committee as a part of their ongoing probe into Russian election meddling in 2016, ...

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Trump Sometimes Sends Bodyguard To McDonald’s Because White House Chefs Don’t Get Burgers Right

Politico reports: When senior White House officials wanted to know what mood the president was in before a meeting, they used to look for guidance from Keith Schiller, a man with a hangdog face who sat in a small, shared office off the Oval. When friends and advisers outside the West Wing wanted to share a news article, gossip or ...

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Paul Manafort Pledges Trump Tower Apartment In Bid To End House Arrest, Claims At Least $28 Million In Assets

Politico reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who’s facing a federal indictment on charges of money laundering and hiding his work as a foreign agent, claims to be worth $28 million, prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. Lawyers from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office disclosed the figure as negotiations continue over a package of assets Manafort would pledge ...

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Russian Lawyer: Junior Hinted At End To Sanctions If Daddy Won, Asked For Written Dirt On Hillary Clinton

Bloomberg reports: A Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s oldest son last year says he indicated that a law targeting Russia could be re-examined if his father won the election and asked her for written evidence that illegal proceeds went to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, said in a two-and-a-half-hour interview in Moscow that she would ...

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REPORT: Mueller Poised To Indict Flynn And Flynn Jr.

NBC News reports: Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation. Michael T. Flynn, who was fired after just 24 days on the job, was ...

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Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow Vows To Attempt To Stop Mueller If Probe Turns To Trump’s Personal Finances

Politico reports: The president’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, told POLITICO on Thursday he is primed to lodge formal objections with either Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if the Russia investigation took a wide or unexpected detour into issues like an old Trump real-estate deal. “We’d view that as outside the scope of legitimate inquiry,” Sekulow said. “We’d raise ...

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