Tagged: Russia investigation

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Trump rages at the Russia probe on Twitter as Mueller prepares to drop new information

President Trump unleashes on special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. The tweets come as Mueller is set to release new information about close Trump associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Trump claims Mueller has conflicts of interest. The president also criticizes some of his favorite targets, including James...

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Mueller says Michael Flynn gave ‘first-hand’ details of Trump transition team contacts with Russian

Mueller, in a court filing, says Flynn’s “substantial assistance” to the special counsel’s probe over the past year warrants a light criminal sentence, which could include no jail time. The memo relates to lies Flynn told FBI agents about his conversations with Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak,...

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Trump claims Mueller is ‘viciously telling’ at least three witnesses to ‘LIE’ and claims a new McCarthy era as Russia probe threatens his associates

The president unloaded on Robert Mueller again on Wednesday  He claimed ‘at least 3 major players’ are being pressured to ‘lie’ Trump said they were promised ‘relief’ by prosecutors Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi says he rejected a plea deal that would have him admit to perjury Investigators also are focusing...

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George Papadopoulos is ordered to prison for lying to the FBI working on Mueller’s investigation as the judge rejects a last minute bid for the former Trump campaign adviser to avoid his TWO WEEKS in jail

George Papadopoulos admitted to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller He was investigated as part of Mueller’s Russia probe He was asking for a stay of his two-week federal sentence But a judge on Sunday denied his request and ordered him to jail  By EMILY GOODIN, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM...

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Rudy Giuliani Admits Trump Will Stonewall Mueller’s Obstruction Of Justice Question

Trump has provided written answers to Mueller’s questions, but will not answer any more. Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani says that the president will not answer any further questions from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, and in particular, he won’t answer any questions about obstruction of justice, in an exclusive...

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Trump says he did not discuss Mueller with Whitaker before appointing him acting attorney general

President Trump says he had not discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe with acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the man overseeing the inquiry, at least for now. Whitaker has come under increasing scrutiny since his appointment on Wednesday because of his previous criticism of Mueller’s investigation. People close to...

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Trump FIRES Jeff Sessions and replaces him as attorney general with ultra-loyalist who could now oversee Mueller probe

President Donald Trump canned his attorney general less than two hours after he said he was happy with most of his Cabinet, suggesting that some secretaries would be getting the ax. Sessions was expected to quit or be fired soon after the election. However, Trump at his news conference declined to say...

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Senior Treasury official is caught with a flash drive and arrested over leak of ‘Suspicious Activity Reports’ about Paul Manafort, the Russian embassy and alleged Moscow spy Maria Butina

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards faces charges for allegedly leaking sensitive banking documents to a reporter Court documents don’t name the news outlet but describe a series of articles whose headlines match those published by BuzzFeed  The files, called ‘Suspicious Activity Reports’ (SARs) are sent by banks to the federal government...

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page admits the agency could NOT prove collusion between Trump and Russia before the appointment of Mueller as special counsel in bombshell testimony

Testimony from former FBI attorney Lisa Page revealed the agency had not proven collusion at the time of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel Page made the startling claim in a closed-door hearing with lawmakers Fox News obtained a transcript of her deposition, which shows her saying investigators could not...

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‘He’s an idiot. We’re in Crazytown’: Bombshell new Bob Woodward book has Trump White House in throes of a ‘nervous breakdown’ and John Kelly branding the president ‘unhinged’

Bob Woodward’s latest book adds to the existing literature of dysfunction and backstabbing inside the Trump White House  The Watergate journalist dug up multiple instances of senior aides trashing Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly called him an ‘idiot’ and compared his job situation to ‘Crazytown’ Defense Secretary Mattis...

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Trump says Don McGahn isn’t responsible for him ‘not firing’ Sessions or Mueller and says Ivanka and Jared had ‘NOTHING’ to do with the dramatic departure of the White House counsel

Trump announced McGahn’s departure on Wednesday  He said McGahn would leave after what he wrote was the hopeful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court  McGahn has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators  Trump on Thursday pushed back on media reports that McGahn walked him back from axing...

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Amid betrayals, Trump’s barrier breaks down

David A. Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S.Helderman, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s wall of secrecy – the work of a lifetime – is starting to crack. His longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last week to breaking campaign-finance laws, and said he’d arranged hush money payments...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: Allen Weisselberg – the CFO of the Trump Organization – is granted immunity in Michael Cohen probe as prosecutors close in on Trump’s inner circle

Weisselberg has worked for Trump for decades  He was subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury investigating Michael Cohen, it was reported last month Began working for Trump’s father, Fred, in the 1970s  Cohen spoke to Weisselberg about negotiations with former Playboy model Karen McDougal Cohen’s attorney identified Weisselberg as...