Tag Archives: Robert Mueller

Trump Thought He Could “Settle” Mueller’s Probe

Axios reports: One of the crazy nuggets in a deeply reported book by the N.Y. Times’ Michael Schmidt — “Donald Trump v. the United States,” out tomorrow — is that President Trump mulled the idea of “settling” with special counsel Robert Mueller. What he’s saying: “At one point, as the investigation seemed to be intensifying,” Schmidt writes, Trump told White …

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Graham: I’m Calling Mueller To Testify Before Senate

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he would call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, a day after Mr. Mueller broke nearly a year of public silence through an opinion article defending his probe and the related conviction of Trump adviser …

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SCOTUS Blocks House From Secret Mueller Docs

CNN reports: Grand jury material from former special counsel Robert Mueller won’t be released to the Democratic-led House of Representatives at least for now, after the Supreme Court on Thursday granted the Trump administration’s request to take up the case next term. The court’s move is a win for the Justice Department and means that the information, which includes portions …

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SCOTUS Backs Trump, Blocks Release Of Mueller Files

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court blocked House Democrats for now from getting access to confidential materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, granting a request from President Donald Trump’s administration. The court put the case on a fast track, giving the Trump administration until June 1 to file its appeal. That suggests the court will say before …

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Trump Asks SCOTUS To Block Release Of Mueller Docs

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a ruling that requires the Justice Department to give Congress certain secret grand jury material from the investigation conducted by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in March cleared the way for Congress to access secret …

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DOJ Loses Battle To Hide Mueller Grand Jury Materials

CNN reports: The House of Representatives has won access to secret grand jury material gathered in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and cited in the Mueller report, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The appeals panel sided with the chief judge of the DC District Court, who had roundly criticized the Justice Department’s legal theories to …

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Federal Prosecutors Say Rick Gates Was Offered Money Not To Cooperate With Robert Mueller’s Investigation

Law & Crime reports: Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates, the former Paul Manafort associate who flipped and cooperated with the Mueller investigation, was offered “monetary assistance” not to cooperate with the government, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Note that while the government did not say who was applying the pressure and making these monetary “assurances,” it did praise …

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Former Trump Staffer Rick Gates Asks For Probation

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman and top witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe Rick Gates has asked for a sentence of just probation after extensive cooperation with prosecutors following a guilty plea to two federal crimes. The court filing highlights just how significant Gates had been in the Mueller investigation and to prosecutors as they …

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Washington Post Issues “Illustrated” Mueller Report

The Washington Post reports: Written and designed by The Washington Post and illustrated by artist Jan Feindt, “The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation” brings to life the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in an engaging and illuminating presentation. When it was released on April 18, Mueller’s report laid out two major conclusions: that Russia’s interference in …

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House Investigates Whether Trump Lied To Mueller

CNN reports: The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House’s general counsel said in federal court Monday. “Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” House general counsel Douglas Letter told the …

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DOJ Moves To Have Mueller’s Grand Jury Files Sealed

Courthouse News reports: The Justice Department took early appeal steps Monday after a federal judge upheld the legality of the impeachment inquiry led by Congress into President Donald Trump. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell had issued the decision Friday in an order that gave the Department of Justice until Oct. 30 to turn over redacted secret grand jury material …

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DOJ Ordered To Give Dems Mueller’s Grand Jury Files

ABC News reports: A judge has ordered the Justice Department to give House Democrats secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell made the directive in a brief order on Friday. Democrats had requested that the department provide the material, which was redacted from Mueller’s report, as part of their ongoing …

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Trump Asked Johnson For Help Discrediting Mueller

The Times Of London reports: President Trump personally contacted Boris Johnson to ask for help as he tried to discredit the Mueller investigation into possible connections between Russia and his 2016 election campaign, The Times understands. Mr Trump also contacted the leaders of countries including Australia and Ukraine to ask them to help William Barr, his attorney-general, to gather evidence …

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Barr Went To Rome For Info On Undermining Mueller

The Daily Beast reports: When Attorney General William Barr showed up at the U.S. embassy’s Palazzo Margherita on Rome’s tony Via Veneto last week, he had two primary requests. He needed a conference room to meet high level Italian security agents where he could be sure no one was listening in. And he needed an extra chair for U.S. Attorney …

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Trump May Have Lied To Mueller About Wikileaks

Politico reports: Lawyers for the House of Representatives revealed on Monday that they have reason to believe that the grand-jury redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report show that President Donald Trump lied about his knowledge of his campaign’s contacts with WikiLeaks. The attorneys made the stunning suggestion in a court filing as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s bid …

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POLL: Impeachment Support Unchanged Post-Mueller

ABC News reports: Among those who read, saw or heard about Mueller’s testimony, 47% said it made no difference in their views about impeaching the president. The public hearings had opposing impacts based on partisanship: among Democrats, 48% said they are more likely to support the process of impeachment that could ultimately lead to Trump’s removal from office, 8% said …

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House Seeks Unsealing Of Mueller Grand Jury Secrets

The New York Times reports: The House Judiciary Committee on Friday said it would ask a federal judge to unseal grand jury secrets related to Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and use the court filing to make the most explicit declaration yet that lawmakers are weighing whether to impeach President Trump. In a significant escalation, Representative Jerrold Nadler of New …

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Kellyanne Conway Feels Sorry For “Feeble” Mueller

Politico reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday she felt “great empathy and compassion” for former special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been the subject of criticism after giving congressional testimony in which he seemed at times unsure of the substance of the report his team released earlier this year. “I am first and foremost who I will always …

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LIVE VIDEO: Top Democrats Hold Post-Mueller Presser

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will join Schiff and Nadler for a news conference at about 5 p.m. following today’s two Mueller hearings, a committee spokesperson said. Moments after Mueller’s testimony ended, Trump chimed in with a tweet. “TRUTH IS A FORCE OF NATURE,” Trump wrote. And just before that, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale released a …

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Trump Falsely Claims Exoneration In New Money Beg

The Associated Press reports: Seeking to discredit Robert Mueller — and make some campaign money from the effort — President Donald Trump falsely claimed exoneration Wednesday even as the former special counsel was testifying to Congress about his investigation. TRUMP to his critics, in a fundraising letter from his 2020 campaign: “How many times do I have to be exonerated …

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