Tag Archives: Robert Mueller

LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News recaps today’s likely topics: Mike Pompeo confirmation: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on President Trump’s pick to be the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo late this afternoon.  Pompeo faces an uphill battle in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Democrats on the committee say they will be voting “no” on his nomination. GOP ...

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Trump: Mueller’s Probe Is Based On An “Illegal Act”

The Huffington Post reports: The Twitterverse was transfixed Friday night by the sound of millions of Americans scratching their heads as they tried to decipher Donald Trump’s latest tweet Friday night from Mar-a-Lago. He again attacked his former FBI director, accusing him of a kind of convoluted conspiracy theory. Tweets pointed out — repeatedly — that it’s special “counsel” — ...

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Sessions Told WH: I Might Quit If Rosenstein Is Fired

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel ...

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Trump Has History Of Treating Cohen “Like Garbage”

The New York Times reports: For years, a joke among Trump Tower employees was that the boss was like Manhattan’s First Avenue, where the traffic goes only one way. That one-sidedness has always been at the heart of President Trump’s relationship with his longtime lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he would “take a bullet” for Mr. ...

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DOJ Refers McCabe For Possible Criminal Charges

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were examining a media disclosure to the top federal prosecutor in D.C. to determine whether McCabe should be charged with a crime, according to people familiar with the matter. The referral to the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office ...

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DOJ: Manafort Suspected As “Back Channel” To Russia

Bloomberg reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort stemmed in part from his suspected role as a “back channel” between the campaign and Russians intent on meddling in the election, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge. The disclosure by U.S. prosecutors came Thursday during a hearing on whether Mueller exceeded his authority in ...

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Cohen Drops Libel Suits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

Politico reports: Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. Cohen abandoned the suits late Wednesday as he continues to fight to recover documents and electronic files seized from his home, office ...

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Legal Adviser Warned Trump: Cohen Will Definitely Flip

The Wall Street Journal reports: One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges. Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president not to trust Mr. Cohen. ...

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Pittsburgh Readies Riot Police In Case Of Mueller Firing

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: Pittsburgh Police are gearing up for possible protests in the event President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. A memo went out to the police department from Victor Joseph, commander of the Pittsburgh Bureau of police. In the memo the department’s detectives are instructed to begin wearing a full uniform and carrying riot gear with ...

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McConnell Kills Mueller Protection Bill [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is unnecessary because President Donald Trump will not fire Mueller. “We’ll ...

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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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Trump: My Other Lawyers Fear Being Raided Too

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has said lawyers acting for him are “deflated and concerned” about the prospect of having their homes and offices raided in the wake of a criminal investigation into his leading attorney, Michael Cohen. The US president tweeted that “Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past” in the wake of the probe into ...

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Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller Gives Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen A Lie Detector Test On SNL [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller reunited in this week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open, with De Niro playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Stiller playing Trump attorney Michael Cohen. The two “Meet the Parents” stars paid homage to the iconic lie detector scene from the film, with Mueller grilling Cohen about his work for the President. They ...

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Michael Cohen Denies Report Of Visit To Prague

The Hill reports: President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Saturday responded to a report that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Cohen went to Prague during the 2016 election, slamming it as “bad reporting.” McClatchy reported Friday that Mueller has evidence that Cohen traveled to Prague in the summer of 2016, a claim first made in the ...

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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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WH Readies Plan To Undermine Rosenstein’s Credibility

CNN reports: The White House is preparing talking points designed to undermine Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility, according to sources familiar with the plan. The plan calls on President Donald Trump’s allies to cast Rosenstein as too conflicted to fairly oversee the Russia investigation. The talking points are still in their preliminary form, and not yet finalized, people familiar ...

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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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Bannon Pitches White House On Blocking Mueller Probe

The Washington Post reports: Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump’s circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. ...

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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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Republican Group Runs “Protect Mueller” Ad During Fox & Friends While Trump Was Likely Watching [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: On Wednesday morning, a commercial bolstering Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s credentials and advocating that he complete his Russia investigation aired during Fox and Friends in the Washington D.C. market. The ad came from a group called Republicans for the Rule of Law led by Bill Kristol, editor at large at the Weekly Standard. The group’s website ...

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