Tag Archives: collusion

BREAKING: Manafort Plea Deal Includes Cooperation

Talking Points Memo reports: In a dramatic reversal, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday morning to federal criminal charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Manafort’s decision to cooperate with Mueller is a potentially grievous blow to President Trump. Prosecutors in the DC case against Manafort filed a Superseding Criminal Information on ...

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Giuliani: Trump Will Block Release Of Mueller’s Report

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he’s “sure” the White House will invoke executive privilege to stop the release of parts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on the Russia investigation. In a massive profile in the New Yorker, Giuliani made the stunning revelation to Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that at the end of the investigation, “Mueller ...

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Giuliani Preps Report To Delegitimize Mueller Probe

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s legal team is crafting a “counter-report” that will seek to delegitimize Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and present countervailing arguments. Trump’s personal attorney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, told The Daily Beast in an interview on Thursday that part of his report would examine whether the “initiation of ...

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White House Lies: Trump Did Nothing Wrong, Nothing Wrong, Nothing Wrong, Also Nothing Wrong [VIDEO]

Pull her string and the lie is always the same: The White House on Wednesday said President Trump “did nothing wrong” in his dealings with Michael Cohen, pushing back on his onetime lawyer’s claim Trump conspired with him to violate campaign-finance law. He did nothing wrong. There are no charges against him,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ...

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Lawyer: Cohen Is Willing To Testify About Collusion

The Hill reports: The attorney representing President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen says that there is now “no dispute” that President Trump committed a crime during the 2016 election. “Well, let’s clear up for some reason in ambiguity the smoke that [Trump attorney] Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump and the people around him are blowing,” Davis says. “Very clearly, there ...

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Trump Vows To Strip Security Clearance Of Current DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Over Ties To Mueller Probe [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Friday that he plans “very quickly” to strip the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official he said is “a disgrace” who is tied to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump has repeatedly targeted Ohr as a source for Mueller and ...

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John Brennan: Trump’s Collusion Denials Are “Hogwash”

From his op-ed just published by the New York Times: Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash. The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of “Trump Incorporated” attempted to defraud the ...

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Secret Tape Reveals Devin Nunes Warning That GOP Has To Hold Majority To Impede Russia Probe [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Republicans’ bulwark around President Donald Trump could be imperiled this fall, Rep. Devin Nunes appeared to warn in a secretly recorded audio tape, if Democrats are able to seize control of the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections. “It’s like your classic catch-22 situation. This puts us in such a tough spot. If Sessions won’t unrecuse and ...

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Trump Admits Collusion At Trump Tower Meeting

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump blasted out a tweet Sunday morning — amongst many — declaring that a report he’s worried his son Don Jr. could be in legal trouble is a “complete fabrication.” But he also described the infamous meeting at Trump Tower as a “meeting to get information on an opponent.” That’s interesting, because Don Jr.’s initial statement ...

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Mueller Letter Offers To Reduce Questions For Trump

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III indicated this week that he is willing to reduce the number of questions his investigators would pose to President Trump in an interview, renewing negotiations with Trump’s lawyers about a presidential sit-down after an extended standoff, according to two people briefed on the negotiations. The latest proposal by the special ...

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Trump: Paul Manafort Is Treated Worse Than Al Capone When We Have The “Smocking Gun” On Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports: President Trump suggested on Wednesday that his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been treated worse than notorious gangster Al Capone. Manafort, a longtime Republican operative, is currently on trial for charges of tax and bank fraud in Alexandria, Va. Manafort’s lawyers have said that their client had been kept in solitary confinement in a Virginia jail ...

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Glorious Leader Melts Down Over Robert Mueller

Glorious Leader is clearly increasingly anxious as Paul Manafort’s federal trial enters its second day in Virginia. Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg says there is enough information on public record to suspect that President Trump or those close to him will inevitably be charged with conspiring to work together with Russia. Rosenberg’s comments came last night as he spoke ...

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Trump Echoes Giuliani: Collusion Is Not A Crime

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday embraced a line of defense offered by his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, that “collusion is not a crime,” even though he continued to deny any alleged ties between his campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election. Speaking to CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, Giuliani said he wasn’t sure if collusion was a crime. Legal ...

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Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn’t Even A Crime [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani went on a media blitz Monday morning, during which he claimed “collusion” was not a crime and branded the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen a “scumbag.” The former New York City mayor began the day on the president’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends, where he suggested Trump could not be guilty ...

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Trump Claims Mueller Has “Conflicts Of Interest”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday renewed his accusations that special counsel Robert Mueller has “conflicts of interest” in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, citing a previous business dispute between the two men. In a sequence of tweets attacking the special counsel’s credibility, Trump noted that he and Mueller had “a very nasty & contentious ...

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Mueller And Junior Spotted At Same DC Airport Gate

CNN reports: The swamp has never seemed so small. Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were spotted — by POLITICO Playbook — at the notoriously dreaded Gate 35X at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Friday. Cue the Twitter jokes. “Avoiding an ex in a confined space like,” wrote CBS Politics reporter Katie Watson. “AWKWARRRRRRD,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin ...

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Vladimir Putin Invites Trump To Moscow Summit

The Guardian reports: Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he has invited Donald Trump to Moscow, countering an offer to visit the United States as a possible sequel to last week’s controversial summit in Helsinki. Putin also addressed Trump’s invitation to Washington DC on Friday, saying he and the US president are ready for further summits, including at the White ...

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Cohen Told Me Trump Knew About “Everything” In Advance Of Trump Tower Meeting

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch said President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen told him several months ago that Trump knew “everything” going on during his 2016 campaign, including about his son’s meeting with Russians inside Trump Tower. A panel on Friday’s “Morning Joe” was discussing a new report that Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge of the June 2016 ...

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Trump Rages: Cohen Is Lying To Save His Own Skin

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump launched into a Twitter tirade early Friday morning taking shots at his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, suggesting he is “is trying to make up stories” to “get himself out of an unrelated jam.” The tweetstorm started off on the topic of a New York Times report that Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe is looking at Trump’s ...

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Giuliani: Michael Cohen Is A Pathological Liar [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Rudy Giuliani accused Michael Cohen of being a “pathological liar” after reports emerged that he would tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Donald Trump knew about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting before it happened, contradicting the president’s claim of ignorance. “I expected something like this from Cohen, he’s been lying all week. He’s been lying for years,” ...

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