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  • Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump Legal Team: ‘I Have High Regard for the President and for Bob Mueller’

    04/19/2018 3:01:25 PM PDT · by davikkm · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani announced his decision to join President Donald Trump’s legal team as the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said in an interview with the Washington Post. Counsel to the President Jay Sekulow confirmed the news in a statement to reporters. “I have had the privilege of working with Mayor Giuliani for many years, and we welcome his expertise,” he...
  • Rudy Giuliani in Talks to Join Trump’s Legal Team

    04/19/2018 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Pollard · 31 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4/19/18 | Betsy Woodruff
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join the President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter. No decision is currently final. A slew of foreign policy matters which Trump has had to deal with has slowed the process of expanding the president's legal team, according the person familiar with the matter. Trump’s time has been absorbed by North Korea and Syria, which has limited his availability to speak with potential new members of his legal team. Giuliani did not immediately return a request for comment. But he is...
  • Giuliani says he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe

    04/19/2018 2:27:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 19, 2018 | Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey
    Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” Giuliani said in an interview. Giuliani, who joins a legal team that has struggled to recruit new members to its ranks, said he has been speaking with Trump for weeks...
  • Rosenstein Told Trump He’s Not a Target in Mueller Probe

    04/19/2018 12:50:27 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/19/18 | Jennifer Jacobs
    SCOOP: Rod Rosenstein told Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Mueller’s investigation. After the meeting, Trump told some of his closest advisers that it’s not the right time to remove either man. Rosenstein, who brought up the Mueller probe himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White House last Thursday, a development that helped tamp down the president’s desire to remove Rosenstein or Mueller, the people said.
  • Rosenstein Told Trump He’s Not a Target in Mueller Probe, Sources Say

    04/19/2018 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    Bloomberg | 04-19-2018 | By Jennifer Jacobs and Chris Strohm
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  • Mueller at the Crossroads

    04/12/2018 4:16:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | April 12, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 in reaction to a media still gripped by near hysteria over the inexplicable defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. For nearly a year before Mueller's appointment, leaks had spread about collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign that supposedly cost Clinton a sure victory. Most of these collusion stories, as we now know, originated with Christopher Steele and his now-discredited anti-Trump opposition file. After almost a year, Mueller has offered no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians. Aside from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a...
  • Steve Bannon Gives White House Script to Derail Russia Probe

    04/11/2018 8:28:54 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2018 | Jason Devaney
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has spoken with people in the West Wing and in Congress about a new plan to knock the Russia investigation off the rails, according to a new report. The Washington Post reported Wednesday night Bannon has a proposal he is presenting to people in President Donald Trump's circle. The plan is designed to protect Trump as the Department of Justice probe into Russia collusion continues. The multi-pronged approach, according to the Post, includes firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, instructing the White House to stop cooperating with FBI special counsel Robert Mueller, and...
  • Mueller Investigating Ukrainian’s $150,000 Payment for a Trump Appearance

    04/09/2018 5:55:03 PM PDT · by hankbrown · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    The special counsel is investigating a payment made to President Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk during the campaign, according to three people briefed on the matter, as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr. Trump and his associates in the years leading up to the election.
  • On the Trump-Russia Investigation and the Rule of Law

    04/04/2018 7:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 4, 2018 | Byron York
    Recently, I took part in a debate on the question "Does the Russia investigation endanger the rule of law?" I said yes. First, a caveat. If "endanger the rule of law" means "destroys our legal order and threatens our democracy," then no, I don't think the Trump-Russia investigation does that. But if it means "involves our nation's most powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies in reckless political conduct that undermines our system of elections and the orderly transfer of power," then yes, the Trump-Russia investigation does, in fact, endanger the rule of law. Two incidents from 2016 and early...
  • Gowdy to Trump’s lawyer: If you have an innocent client, act like it

    03/18/2018 10:44:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday criticized President Trump’s attorney for calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
  • Mueller's team questioning Russian oligarchs

    04/04/2018 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 60 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 4 April 2018 | Kara Scannell and Shimon Prokupecz
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry. A second Russian oligarch was stopped during a recent trip to the US, although it is not clear if he was searched, according to a person briefed on the matter. Mueller's team has also made an informal voluntary document and interview request to a third Russian oligarch who has not traveled to the...
  • When will the media accept that Trump is not a criminal target?

    04/04/2018 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4 April 2018 | Jonathan Turley
    In terminal medical cases, doctors often deal with patients who move through “stages” that begin with denial. These so-called Kübler-Ross stages can be a long road toward acceptance. A weird form of Kübler-Ross seems to have taken hold of the media. Rather than refusing to accept indicators of impending death, many journalists and analysts seem incapable of accepting signs that the Trump presidency could survive. That painful process was more evident Tuesday night when the Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller told the White House last month that Trump was not considered a “target” but only a “subject”...
  • Gowdy: Trump should let Mueller interview him

    04/04/2018 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 4, 2018 | John Bowden
    South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) urged President Trump to interview with special counsel Robert Mueller in order to help wrap up the Russia probe on Wednesday, arguing the president is "uniquely" qualified to answer many of Mueller's questions. In an interview with CNN, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee argued that speaking with Mueller is not "risky" for Trump if he has nothing to hide. "Only he knows what he knows. So I would tell you, if you did not rob a bank there is no reason for you not to sit down and...
  • Trump Is Not a Target and That’s Big: Game over? (John Podhoretz)

    04/04/2018 6:28:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 99 replies
    Commentary ^ | April 3, 2018 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    53 shares A The Washington Post reports tonight: “Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed President Trump’s attorneys last month that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point, according to three people familiar with the discussions.” You’re going to hear a lot about this story, and much of what you hear is going to focus on its secondary details. Among them, that Mueller is reportedly thinking of writing separate reports about the various charges and those reports could be very damaging. Do not be misled. Yes, the story goes...
  • "Trump No Longer Target of Criminal Investigation"- Mueller

    04/03/2018 5:44:29 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 85 replies
    Duke C.
    Out of the mouth of Tucker Carlson. Did I hear that right??
  • Dutchman sentenced to 30 days in prison for lying to federal investigators in Special Counsel probe

    04/03/2018 10:18:59 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 April 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Kahn, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison and must pay a $20,000 fine for lying to federal investigators about his contacts with senior Trump campaign official Rick Gates as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe. Van der Zwaan, 33, received the first sentence in Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.
  • GOP strategist to Trump: A ‘storm is coming’ in Russia investigation

    04/02/2018 5:09:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/01/2018 | Mark Moore
    A Republican strategist on Sunday warned President Trump to build up his dwindling legal team because a “storm is coming” in the form of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Alex Castellanos, who has worked on campaigns for Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, told ABC’s “This Week” it’s hard to believe that “Robert Mueller is not going to dig up something in Trump’s complicated financial history to say, ‘Look, the president of the United States did this and it was wrong.'” He went on to say a switch in Republicans’ fortune in Congress after November’s mid-term elections could bring dire...
  • ANALYSIS: Constitution Compels Sessions Dismiss Mueller From Non-Campaign Cases

    03/28/2018 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies ^ | march 28, 2018 | ROBERT BARNES
    Paul Manafort‘s legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Mueller’s authority. If we follow that argument that would mean Sessions himself has exclusive authority to appoint a special counsel for non-collusion charges, and Sessions has taken no such action. Sessions himself should make that clear to Mueller, rather than await court resolution. Doing so would remove three of the four areas of inquiry from...
  • Fox News contributor quits, slams network as 'propaganda machine' working for Trump administration

    03/20/2018 7:50:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 103 replies
    new york daily news ^ | 3/20/2018 | ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    A longtime Fox News contributor quit the network Tuesday and blasted it as a "propaganda machine" for the Trump administration. Ralph Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and strategic analyst, wrote an email to colleagues announcing his departure Tuesday. “Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association,” Peters wrote in the email obtained by BuzzFeed News. “Now I am ashamed.” “Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration,” he continued. Peters also said he was “appalled” at the hosts...
  • Rush Limbaugh: The Mueller Investigation Is The Cover-Up

    03/20/2018 5:03:44 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/19/2018 | Tim Hains
    From Monday's 'Rush Limbaugh Show': RUSH LIMBAUGH: Somebody sent me a note over the weekend. You know what, I think this is actually maybe a good way to describe Mueller. Think of it this way: The Mueller investigation is the cover-up. I think I even alluded to it, not using that word, the Muller investigation is to hide what Mueller and the establishment and the Democrats and the media, and Crooked Crazy Hillary we're doing all during the campaign. The Mueller investigation is to hide that. To cover up what they did under the guise of trying to find so-called...