Tag Archives: Robert Mueller

Mueller’s Office Disputes Buzzfeed’s Perjury Report

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not …

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REPORT: “Worried” Giuliani Feels The Walls Closing In

Gabriel Sherman reports at Vanity Fair: The shutdown and related chaos has pushed Donald Trump’s approval rating to new lows, with even Rasmussen, his polling happy place, pegging him at 43 percent. But the White House believes this is only the beginning of his troubles. In recent days, according to a source briefed on the conversation, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani …

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REPORT: Rick Gates Is Spilling More Dirt To Mueller

The Daily Beast reports: Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation. Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees …

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Mueller Files Doc Outlining Paul Manafort’s Russia Lies

ABC News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a heavily-redacted court document Tuesday afternoon outlining the underlying evidence to support its claims that Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, lied to federal investigators. At a hearing in December, the federal judge overseeing that case asked the government to provide some “underlying evidence” to support the scant details they’ve …

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Jerome Corsi: Mueller Has Subpoenaed My Stepson

The Washington Post reports: The stepson of conservative writer Jerome Corsi has been summoned by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to testify before a grand jury, according to Corsi, a sign that Mueller’s team remains focused on the writer and his interactions with Roger Stone, a close associate of President Trump. Corsi said in a Fox Business Network interview …

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Carl Bernstein: My Sources Say Mueller’s Report Will Show How Trump Helped Russia “Destabilize” The US

Newsweek reports: Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein has said that he’s been told that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will show how President Donald Trump helped Russia “destabilize the United States.” Bernstein, who is renowned for his coverage of the Watergate scandal, appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday to discuss two bombshell reports released this weekend, one from The New …

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Giuliani Demands Right To “Correct” Mueller’s Report

Mediaite reports: Rudy Giuliani used a broad-range interview on Thursday to say the White House should get to review and “correct” Robert Mueller‘s investigative findings before the special counsel presents them to the public. The former mayor-turned-lawyer for President Donald Trump insisted to The Hill that “As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you — so we …

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Mueller Interviewed 2016 Trump Campaign Pollster

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller sought information directly last year from one of Donald Trump’s campaign pollsters who is also a former business associate of Paul Manafort’s. Mueller’s team met with pollster Tony Fabrizio in February 2018, an interview that has not been previously reported and takes on new significance after Manafort’s attorneys revealed Tuesday that Mueller’s team is …

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Graham: Trump’s AG Nominee Will Let Mueller Finish

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, has said he will allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday. Graham told reporters Barr assured him the investigation would continue. “I can assure you he has a very high opinion of Mr. …

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SCOTUS Rules Against Company Targeted By Mueller

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place a lower court order requiring an unnamed foreign-owned corporation to comply with a subpoena said to be part of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The court dissolved a temporary stay that had been put in place by Chief Justice …

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Erik Prince Compares Mueller Interview To Rectal Exam

CNBC reports: Blackwater founder Erik Prince said Monday that he would have preferred getting a “proctology exam” to being interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators about his meeting with a Russian investor linked to Vladimir Putin. But the controversial security consultant told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that his previously reported sit-down with Mueller’s team regarding that curious encounter …

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REPORT: WH Plots To Suppress Mueller’s Final Report

Bloomberg reports: The White House may try to block portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from being shared with Congress and the public in a fight that could end up before the Supreme Court. Mueller may submit his findings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign to the Justice Department as early as February, according to one …

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DC Court Extends Mueller Grand Jury For Six Months

Axios reports: A D.C. district judge has extended the federal grand jury being used by special counsel Robert Mueller by another six months, as its 18-month term was set to expire in the coming days, reports CNN’s Katelyn Polantz. Why it matters: Media outlets have speculated throughout the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia that the special counsel …

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Rep. Jerry Nadler To Re-Intro Mueller Protection Bill

The New York Daily News reports: Protecting Robert Mueller is a priority for Democrats as they take over the House on Thursday. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the incoming House Judiciary Chairman, plans to re-introduce legislation to protect Mueller from being fired by President Trump, a congressional source told the Daily News. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle contemplated a bill …

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Giuliani: Mueller’s Team Thinks Trump Is A “Monster”

Real Clear Politics reports: Trump legal team spokesman Rudy Giuliani joins the Brian Kilmeade Show on WABC radio to talk about the Mueller probe and related items. About those investigating the president, Giuliani said there are some “out of control Hillary people” on the team. “I’m not saying Weissmann needs to go to a psychiatrist,” he said about one of …

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Robert Mueller’s Team Obtains Mystery “Nude Selfie”

The Huffington Post reports: In a court filing Thursday, a Russian company indicted early this year referred to a “nude selfie” obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller. No other details were provided, including the identity of the individual or individuals in the selfie. “Could the manner in which he [Mueller] collected a nude selfie really threaten the national security of …

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Cohen Denies Prague Visit: “Mueller Knows Everything!”

The Hill reports: President Trump’s former personal attorney denied a report Thursday that gave weight to an unverified claim that Cohen took a trip to Prague in summer 2016 to meet with Russian officials. Cohen, who has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference since this summer, tweeted that he had never been to the Czech …

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Mystery Company Gets Stay In Mueller Subpoena Fight

Politico reports: Chief Justice John Roberts has stepped into a grand jury subpoena dispute that appears to involve special counsel Robert Mueller and an unknown company owned by a foreign country. Roberts issued an order late Sunday temporarily staying a contempt citation against the firm, as well as an escalating financial penalty a judge imposed for failing to comply with …

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Schiff: Democrats Will Subpoena Mueller’s Report If Trump Tries To Keep It Secret Via Executive Privilege

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says Democrats will subpoena special counsel Robert Mueller’s report if President Trump tries to invoke executive privilege to keep it secret. “I’m prepared to make sure we do everything possible so that the public has the advantage of as much of the information as it …

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Mystery Firm Asks SCOTUS To Block Mueller Subpoena

CNN reports: An unnamed, foreign government-owned company in a mystery court case is asking the Supreme Court to pause a grand jury subpoena it received related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Supreme Court appeal comes after a federal appeals court ruling that ordered the company to comply with the subpoena, which required it to turn over “information” about …

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