Tag Archives: collusion

REPORT: Flight Records Confirm Trump Lied To James Comey About Not Having Spent The Night In Moscow

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in Russia during that trip, Trump told the former FBI director, according to Comey’s memos about the conversations. Yet the broad timeline of Trump’s stay, stretching from ...

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Memo Reveal: Trump Was Angry At Flynn For Not Telling Him Putin Was First To Congratulate After Election

The Hill reports: President Trump was displeased with his short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn last year after Flynn failed to tell him for several days that he had received a congratulatory phone call from Russia’s Vladimir Putin, according to memos written by former FBI director James Comey. Comey claims in memos released Thursday that Trump was unhappy with his ...

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Paul Ryan: No Need For Law To Protect Mueller

NBC News reports: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he doesn’t believe there is a need for Congress to pass any kind of legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from termination. “I don’t think it’s necessary,” the Wisconsin Republican said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press” when specifically asked whether or not he would bring ...

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REPORT: Mueller Has Evidence Of Michael Cohen’s Secret Trip To Prague, Confirms Part Of Steele Dossier

McClatchy reports: The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy’s report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure ...

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Trump Called Cohen Before Hearing, Prosecutors Say Cohen Has Long Been Target Of Criminal Investigation

The New York Times reports: President Trump phoned his longtime confidant, Michael D. Cohen, to “check in” on Friday as lawyers for the two men went to court to block the Justice Department from reading seized documents related to Mr. Cohen’s decade of work for Mr. Trump, according to two people familiar with the call. It is not clear what ...

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Trump Praises Himself On Handling Mueller Probe

He just had to get in a dig at the Clintons. The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday defended the White House team heading up his defense in the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump declared he has confidence in the White House lawyer handling the Russia probe, who has come under fire from outside allies who want him to take a ...

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Mueller To Subpoena 35 Witnesses In Manafort Trial

Fox News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving to subpoena 35 witnesses to testify in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Fox News has learned. Mueller’s team made its request to the clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Virginia on April 6. “It is respectfully requested that the Clerk of said ...

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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Tweets Back At Trump With DOJ Rules On Why The Raid On Cohen Was Legal

The Hill reports: The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to President Trump on Twitter after Trump tweeted that “attorney client privilege is dead” following a raid on the offices of his lawyer, Michael Cohen. George Conway retweeted the message Tuesday morning from the president and included a link to the Justice Department’s website explaining why Cohen’s offices ...

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Trump Rages: Attorney-Client Privilege Is Dead!

NBC News reports: The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels said he “feels sorry” for Donald Trump’s personal attorney, branding him the president’s “scapegoat” after it was revealed that the FBI on Monday raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room. “I think when push comes to shove he’s going to fold like a cheap deck of cards, I really ...

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Manafort Moves To Suppress Storage Locker Evidence

Politico reports: Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional rights by illegally entering a storage locker belonging to Manafort’s firm. The FBI first got into the Alexandria, Va. storage unit last May with the assistance of an ...

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REPORT: Mueller Stops Russian Oligarchs, Searches For Evidence Of Illegal Donations To Trump Campaign

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry. A second Russian oligarch was stopped during a recent trip to ...

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First Sentence Handed Down In Mueller Probe

Newsweek reports: A lawyer who once did work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine was sentenced to 30 days in prison Tuesday, the first punishment announced in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling. Alex Van der Zwaan lied to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates, who was an official on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, ...

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Roger Stone Email Claiming Dinner With Julian Assange Draws Scrutiny From Robert Mueller’s Investigators

The Wall Street Journal reports: The special counsel investigating alleged links between Trump campaign associates and Russians is looking into longtime adviser Roger Stone’s 2016 claim that he had met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a person familiar with the matter. WikiLeaks, an antisecrecy website, later released a trove of material on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that U.S. ...

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Kremlin: Trump Pitched Putin On White House Summit

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump has reportedly invited Vladimir Putin to the White House for a visit, according to a statement from the Kremlin. According to an Agence France-Presse reporter, a senior U.S. official did “not deny” that Trump “floated the idea of a White House summit,” noting that “no planning has begun as yet.” This comes after Trump ...

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Christie: Trump’s Big Mouth Might Land Him In Jail

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday warned that President Trump’s “hyperbolic” style could have consequences if he testifies for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “One of the things that makes the president who he is is that he’s a salesman, and salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic,” Christie said during a panel ...

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Rodents And Fake News: Former Fox Analyst Claims He Was Blocked From Commenting On Trump/Russia

Last week Fox News analyst Ralph Peters quit the network with a scorched-earth statement declaring that he was ashamed to have ever worked for their “propaganda machine.” Peters goes even farther today in an op-ed for the Washington Post: You could measure the decline of Fox News by the drop in the quality of guests waiting in the green room. ...

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Roger Stone: Sam Nunberg Is A Lying Cocaine Addict

The Daily Beast reports: Two former aides to Donald Trump waged a war of words against each other this week, using cable news and social media as their battlefields. Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of Trump’s, took to his personal Instagram page on Thursday to call fellow ex-aide Sam Nunberg, a man who once viewed Stone as a mentor, a ...

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WH Lawyer Ty Cobb: Mueller Is My Only Audience

Politico reports: While he may work for the West Wing, White House attorney Ty Cobb said this week that the audience for his job is Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation of the 2016 campaign. Cobb, in an interview on Wednesday with Vox, said the Trump administration’s cooperation with the Mueller investigation was delayed at one point because ...

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Mueller Pumped Trump Aide For Info On Collusion

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year made clear it wanted former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates’ help, not so much against his former business partner Paul Manafort, but with its central mission: investigating the Trump campaign’s contact with the Russians. New information disclosed in court filings and to CNN this week begin to show how they’re getting ...

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McCabe Launches GoFundMe For Legal Costs

The Washington Post reports: Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on Thursday launched an online fundraiser to help cover the legal costs that might come as he navigates investigations and congressional inquiries and explores whether he will sue over his abrupt ouster from the bureau. McCabe’s team unveiled the legal defense fund, hosted on the GoFundMe website, about 2 p.m. ...

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