Tag Archives: Robert Mueller

Breaking: House Panel Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt

Moments ago the House Judiciary Committee voted 24-16 along party lines to hold AG Bill Barr in contempt for refusing to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report. The issue now proceeds to the full House. Vox reports: As serious as contempt sounds, it realistically won’t amount to more than Congress sending a powerful message — unless Democrats pass …

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Only 50% Of Fox Viewers Say Mueller Cleared Trump

NBC News reports: “Hung jury” is how Democratic pollster Peter Hart described our latest NBC/WSJ poll showing a nation divided over the Mueller probe. And maybe the biggest reason for this stalemate is that President Trump’s political base — especially those who get their news from Fox — hasn’t budged an inch, according to the poll. Fewer than 30 percent …

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House To Vote On Holding AG Bill Barr In Contempt After Refusal To Provide Unredacted Mueller Report

The Associated Press reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after the Justice Department declined to provide an unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress. The vote to hold Barr in contempt marks the first time that House Democrats are moving to punish a Trump …

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Mueller Sets Tentative Date To Testify Before House

The Huffington Post reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to the “tentative date” of May 15 to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), a member of the panel, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We hope the special counsel will appear,” Cicilline said. “We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him.” There’s …

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POLL: 57% Of Voters Say Trump Is A Criminal

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 57 – 28 percent that Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. This compares to results of a March 5 survey, before release of the Mueller Report, in which voters said 64 – 24 percent that President Trump committed crimes before he …

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Graham Invites Mueller To Testify About Call With Barr

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham invited special counsel Robert Mueller to “provide testimony” to the panel if Mueller wanted to discuss any discrepancies with Attorney General William Barr’s responses to questions from lawmakers this week about a phone call between the two men. “Please inform the Committee if you would like to provide testimony regarding …

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Klobuchar Asks Mueller If He Reviewed Trump’s Taxes

Politico reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Thursday asked special counsel Robert Mueller whether his team reviewed President Trump’s taxes as part of their investigation into Russian election interference as Trump said he assumed they had. Klobuchar, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, wrote to Mueller seeking information on whether investigators obtained Trump’s personal tax returns or …

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Lindsey Graham: “Trump Is A Fucking Idiot” [VIDEO]

In his opening remarks at the Senate hearing for Attorney General Bill Barr, Lindsey Graham predictably launched into right wing talking points, reciting a 2016 text message from now-former FBI agent Peter Strzok.  “Trump is a fucking idiot,” Graham read to a live national audience. Then he apologized to any children that might be watching. Graham went on to rant …

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LIVE VIDEO: Bill Barr Faces Grilling By Senate Panel

Politico reports: Attorney General William Barr’s two-day tightrope walk through congressional hearings just got a lot more perilous. Hours before he was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee — the first of two days of hearings on his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — news of Mueller’s own dissatisfaction with Barr leaked out. Now, the attorney …

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Adam Schiff: Bill Barr Should Resign For Lying [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I think his statement is deliberately false and misleading, and yes, most people would consider that to be a lie,” Schiff said on CBS This Morning. “Look, there’s no sugar coating this, I think he should step down. It’s hard, I think, for the country to have confidence in the top law enforcement official in the country …

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Mueller Wrote AG Bill Barr Complaining That He Had Mischaracterized “Context And Substance” Of Report

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of the investigation into President Trump “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s work, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday …

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Hillary Reads Part Of Mueller Report Aloud [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Hillary Clinton and her husband, Bill Clinton, were featured in a video with Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper during which Hillary read from the Robert Mueller report. Among other things, the former presidential candidate quoted a portion of the report, reading aloud: “The president slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my god, this is terrible, this …

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Attorney General Bill Barr To Testify On Mueller Report Before House And Senate Judiciary Panels Next Week

Axios reports: Attorney General Bill Barr will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1 and House Judiciary Committee on May 2 to testify about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, both panels have confirmed. Democrats have accused Barr, the nation’s top law enforcement official, of playing defense for President Trump by spinning …

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Trump Claims Media Is Lying About Mueller Report

Here’s what the Mueller report actually says: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a redacted version of which was released to the public Thursday morning, revealed President Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller in 2017. McGahn refused to do so and threatened to resign instead, telling an associate the president had asked him to do “crazy shit.” …

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Manafort Delivered To Prison, Release Date Xmas 2024

The Washington Post reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a minimum-security prison near Scranton, Pa., to serve his federal prison sentence after being convicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation. He is set to be released on Christmas Day 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan …

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Trump Claims “Nobody Disobeys My Orders” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that “nobody disobeys my orders,” apparently disputing that his former White House counsel twice refused to follow through on the president’s order to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump issued the declaration about his staff’s willingness to follow through on his commands during a brief exchange with reporters at the White House …

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Trump Explodes Over “Total Bullshit” In Mueller Report

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Friday ripped special counsel Robert Mueller’s “crazy” report, saying that it contained statements about him that “are total bullshit.” The comments were his harshest so far since the redacted report was released Thursday by Attorney General William Barr. Trump’s comments about “notes” may have been a reference to parts of the Mueller report …

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Nadler To Subpoena Full Unredacted Mueller Report

Politico reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Friday that he will subpoena the Justice Department for an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as well as the underlying grand jury evidence and testimony, “in the next few hours.” Nadler (D-N.Y.) told “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos that it is imperative his committee see the full report, …

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Disobedient Staffers Insulated Trump On Obstruction

Axios reports: The Mueller report portrays President Trump as repeatedly trying to commit obstruction, only to have his staff ignore him, saving him from himself. Trump often acted like a bystander during the special counsel’s investigation, venting his frustration on Twitter and with reporters. But a striking theme of the report is what an active player he was in the …

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Trump’s Take-Home Test: 37 Instances of “Don’t Recall”

Mediaite reports: During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton for telling the FBI that she didn’t “recall” something 39 times during a three hour-plus interview, but Trump himself responded the same way to Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s written question 37 times. About 10 times during the presidential campaign, Trump trashed Clinton over reports that there were 39 …

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