Tag Archives: collusion

LIVE VIDEO: Mueller Testifies Before House Intel Panel

Vox reports: During Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) asked Mueller if he could indict the president on obstruction charges. The former special counsel’s answer was simple: “Yes.” It was a rare striking moment in a hearing that has, so far, been largely unenlightening. Mueller’s position is that he didn’t …

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Trump Defends Joking About “Meddling” With Putin

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump insisted he did confront Vladimir Putin about the prospect of Moscow meddling in the U.S. 2020 election, following criticism of his light-hearted admonishment of his Russian counterpart at this week’s G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Trump smirked when he waved his finger and said to Putin “don’t meddle in the election, please,” after he was …

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Smirking Trump Tells Putin “Don’t Meddle, Please”

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country’s leader, Vladimir Putin. A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said: “Don’t meddle in the election, please.” The pair were holding talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan. It was …

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Mueller To Testify In Public Before House Committees

CBS News reports: Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, of New York, announced Tuesday. He will appear in an open session July 17. Mueller is responding to each committee’s subpoena, and each will be holding separate hearings. All members will have five minutes to question …

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Pompeo Gets Snippy When Asked About Foreign Dirt: Stop Asking About This “Washington Piece Of Silliness”

“Chris, you know you asked me not to call any of your questions today ‘ridiculous,’ you came really close right there. President Trump has been very clear. He clarified his remarks later, he made it very clear, even in his first comments, he said, ‘I’d do both.’ He said he’d call the FBI. I have nothing further to add. “I …

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Trump Has Now Accused People Of “Treason” 24 Times

Axios reports: President Trump has accused people or entities of committing treason at least 24 times since he was elected, according to a Factbase record of his comments. His most recent target is the New York Times, which published a story on Saturday reporting that the U.S. is stepping up its online attacks on Russia’s power grid. Treason is one …

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FEC Chair Rebukes Trump On Accepting Foreign Dirt

The Washington Post reports: Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub released a statement Thursday making clear that candidates for public office may not receive help from a foreign government, in what appeared to be a warning to President Trump, who said he would consider taking information about an opponent from another country. Tweeting her statement, Weintraub wrote, “I would not …

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Fox News Analyst Andrew Napolitano: The President Is Prepared To Commit A Felony To Get Reelected [VIDEO]

“With respect to opposition research, the Federal Election Commission decided in other cases that that is a thing of value. That comes from a statute that prohibits receipt money or a thing of value from a foreign national. Whether the person is working for a foreign government or not.  He would be committing a felony. This is not an area …

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GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Blocks Bill That Would Require Campaigns To Report Foreign Offers Of Dirt

Axios reports: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI. “We are all for free and fair and honest elections. These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of …

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Pelosi: Trump Saying He’ll Accept Dirt From Foreign Spies Won’t “Trigger” Impeachment Hearings [VIDEO]

“Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said last night. Should be totally appalled. He has a habit of making appalling statements. This one borders on so totally unethical but he doesn’t even realize it. However, what we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path we’re on and this will be …

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Lindsey Graham On Trump Accepting Dirt From Foreign Spies: “It’s A Mistake, I Don’t Want To Encourage This”

USA Today reports: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that President Donald Trump and other American politicians should reject offers of foreign aid for American political campaigns. Graham said he made that point during the confirmation hearings for FBI Director Christopher Wray. Trump’s engagement with Russian officials during his election in 2016 has been the subject of investigation and speculation. …

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Glorious Leader: Am I Supposed To Call The FBI Every Time I Meet The Queen And The “Prince Of Whales”?

Shortly after calling out CNN for a minor typo, your Glorious Leader took to Twitter for 24th time so far today. According to Trump it’s “ridiculous” that he should have to call the FBI every time he meets with the Queen of England and the Prince of Whales. Whales. Of course, it’s rather unlikely that the British royal family is …

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Kushner Unsure If He’d Call The FBI If Offered Russian Help Again, Won’t Say If Trump’s Birtherism Was Racist

Axios reports: On “Axios on HBO,” Jared Kushner said he doesn’t know whether he’d call the FBI if he were to receive an email today like the one before the campaign’s Trump Tower meeting, which had the subject line: “Re: Russia – Clinton – private and confidential.” Kushner is now in the West Wing as senior adviser to the president. …

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Putin Praises Mueller Report As “Very Objective”

The Hill reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections as “objective.” “On the whole he had a very objective investigation and he confirmed that there are no traces whatsoever of collusion between Russia and the incumbent administration, which we said was absolutely fake,” Putin said during …

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White House: Trump And Putin Discussed Letting Don McGahn Testify, Agreed There Was No Collusion In 2016

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Friday and both agreed “there was no collusion” between Moscow and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Sanders said that the two briefly discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “essentially in the context of that it’s over and there was no collusion.” She …

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Hillary Clinton Jokes: China, If You’re Listening, Why Don’t You Get Donald Trump’s Tax Returns? [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show and that person said, ‘You know, the only other adversary of ours who is anywhere near as good as the Russians is China,'” Hillary Clinton said last night during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “‘So why should Russia have all the …

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Trump Camp Won’t Promise Not To Use Hacked Data

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign won’t say whether it would use stolen information from hacks or other breaches, setting up a clash with Democratic rivals who have pledged to forgo such tactics and prompting some worry in Trump’s own party. Trump campaign representatives did not respond to several inquiries this week seeking its policy on purloined material, …

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Giuliani Blasts Romney: There’s Nothing Wrong With Trump Taking Campaign Help From Russians [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that there was “nothing wrong” with a campaign accepting help from Russia. “There’s nothing wrong with taking information from Russians,” Giuliani told CNN host Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “It depends on where it came from,” he added. “You’re assuming that the giving of information is a campaign …

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Mueller Report: Junior Was Too Stupid To Prosecute

Law & Crime reports: British publicist Rob Goldstone had reached out to Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, to set up the meeting during the 2016 campaign. Goldstone wrote in emails that Russia had “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to [Trump Jr.’s] father,” as “part of …

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Mueller Report: Trump Wailed “This Is The End Of My Presidency, I’m Fucked” When Mueller Was Appointed

The Washington Post reports: In May 2017, then Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Trump that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein had just appointed Mueller as special counsel. Trump slumped back in his chair, according to notes from Jody Hunt, Sessions’s chief of staff. “Oh my God, this is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m f—ed,” Trump …

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