Tag Archives: obstruction of justice

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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BOMBSHELL: White House Counsel Don McGahn Has “Cooperated Extensively” With Robert Mueller’s Team

The New York Times reports: The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and ...

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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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Giuliani: Obstruction Requires An Extreme Action Such As Trump Putting A Gun To Someone’s Head [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if the President sits down for questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump will say he never discussed easing up on a probe of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn with former FBI Director James Comey. “There was no conversation about Michael Flynn. The President didn’t find ...

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Giuliani: We Won’t Answer Obstruction Questions

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s lead attorney for the ongoing special counsel investigation, said Monday that Trump’s legal team is planning to send a letter to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III this week that will largely rebuff Mueller’s latest offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice. “We have ...

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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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Mueller Wants To Question Trump On Obstruction

ABC News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office wants to ask President Donald Trump about obstruction of justice, sources close to the White House tell ABC News. According to sources, the president learned within the last day that the special counsel will limit the scope of questioning and would like to ask questions both orally and written for the President ...

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Obstruction Probe: Mueller Focuses On Trump’s Tweets

The New York Times reports: For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself. Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets ...

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Mueller Files Obstruction Charges Against Manafort

The New York Times reports: The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, brought new obstruction charges on Friday against President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and added allegations against a close associate, who prosecutors suspect has ties to Russian intelligence. Prosecutors said the obstruction charge relates to Mr. Manafort’s efforts to coach the stories of witnesses against him. He ...

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Giuliani: Trump Can “Probably” Pardon Himself [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani said early Sunday that President Trump “probably” has the power to pardon himself, but has no plans to do so. “He’s not, but he probably does,” Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He has no intention of pardoning himself,” Giuliani said. “That’s another really interesting constitutional question: Can the ...

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Trump Lawyers: A President Cannot Obstruct Justice

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter that he could not possibly have committed obstruction because he ...

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REVEALED: Sessions Is A Key Witness In Mueller Probe

The New York Times reports: By the time Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrived at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for dinner one Saturday evening in March 2017, he had been receiving the presidential silent treatment for two days. Mr. Sessions had flown to Florida because Mr. Trump was refusing to take his calls about a pressing decision on his travel ban. ...

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Mueller Responds To Media Lawsuits: Probe Is Factually And Legally Interconnected, It Must Remain Private

Talking Points Memo reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller stressed that his investigation into Russian election meddling was ongoing and consisted of “multiple lines of non-public inquiry,” in a court filing Wednesday evening in a lawsuit brought by media companies seeking the release of certain records related to the probe. “Many aspects of the investigation are factually and legally interconnected: they ...

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Giuliani Reverses On Mueller Interview: Trump Should Do It, It Gets It Over With, It Makes My Client Happy

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani switched gears Wednesday, saying that he would prefer the president grant an interview to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office and that a decision would be made within “the next couple weeks.” “I guess I’d rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client ...

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Trump Seeks To Narrow Scope Of Mueller Interview

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s legal team is trying to narrow the scope of the President’s potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to questions on Russia-related matters that occurred before Trump’s election, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN. Trump’s lawyers, who are urging Mueller to wrap up his investigation, are looking for a way to get him to ...

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White House Announces Meeting With DOJ And FBI To Review “Highly Classified Information” On Russia Probe

PBS NewsHour reports: The White House says President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly plans to “immediately set up a meeting” with congressional leaders and the FBI, Justice Department and Director of National Intelligence to review “highly classified and other information they have requested” related to the Russia investigation. Rep. Devin Nunes, an ardent Trump supporter and head of ...

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Giuliani Claims Mueller Has Limited Scope Of Trump Interview To Two Topics, Won’t Ask About Cohen

CNN reports: Rudy Giuliani said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow the scope of a potential interview with President Donald Trump from five topics to two. The former New York City mayor told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day” that Mueller is not considering asking the President about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who’s under ...

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Rudy Giuliani: We’d Limit Trump’s Mueller Interview To Two To Three Hours Around A Narrow Set Of Questions

The Washington Post reports: In an interview with The Post, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — who is now serving as Trump’s lead personal attorney dealing with the special counsel — said the president did not force Ty Cobb to leave. “It was just time for him to go, but he’s still going to be available to us,” ...

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Trump Loses Yet Another Lawyer: Ty Cobb To “Retire”

The New York Times reports: President Trump plans to hire Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, who is retiring, according to two people briefed on the matter. In a phone interview, Mr. ...

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