Tag: Robert Mueller

Ramblin’ Man – Giuliani Runs Out of Room to Insert Foot in Mouth

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer, tried again on Sunday’s This Week with George Stephanopolous to straighten out his client’s story and, once again, failed miserably. Instead of putting some questions to bed, Giuliani raised new questions about whether Mr. Trump had paid hush money to other women. He also suggested the president might invoke the…

Report: Mueller Team Probing GOP Convention-Related Issues

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly been asking witnesses about events surrounding the 2016 Republican convention. According to Reuters, investigators are zeroing in on a possible discussion between then-Sen. Jeff Sessions and then-Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, in addition to a change in the official Republican party platform that softened language relating to Russia. Mueller…

Andrew McCabe Has Memos Detailing Interactions With Trump

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe has followed in the footsteps of Trump foe James Comey—he reportedly kept personal memos on his dealings with the president. McCabe, fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday less than two days before his retirement, took notes on his interactions with the president in the same manner as…

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Org. For Documents in Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for business documents, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Thursday. The New York Times, which first reported the development, said the subpoena included documents related to Russia. The reports mark the first publicly known time that Mueller has demanded documents related to President…

Report: Mueller Has Proof Trump Team Tried To Set Up Kremlin Back channel

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that a Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin was likely an early attempt to establish a secret line of communication between the U.S. and Russian governments, The Washington Post reports. Prince, the founder of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos,…

Trump Reportedly Asked Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been notified that in recent months, President Trump asked two witnesses about their discussions with investigators, three people familiar with the conversations told The New York Times. Trump asked former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in December how his interview went and if the special counsel’s team had been “nice,”…

Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, said Wednesday she is resigning, the New York Times reports. Hicks, 29, is a long-time aide to President Donald Trump and was a fixture during the presidential campaign. Hicks said she had been considering leaving for several months, telling “colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she…

Mueller Drops Charges Against Rick Gates

Robert Mueller asked a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia Tuesday to dismiss a series of criminal charges against Gates, including tax and bank fraud, in exchange for his guilty plea and testimony in the wider probe into the 2016 presidential election. Gates also secured another win on Tuesday when a different judge granted his request…

Hope Hicks To Appear In Front Of House Intelligence Committee Today

White House communications director Hope Hicks is expected to testify privately in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday morning as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several people familiar with the committee’s schedule told ABC News. Hicks has been close to President Trump for years, and she…

Mueller Files 32 New Charges Against Manafort And Gates

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has filed 32 more charges against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, a former campaign aide and Manafort’s business associate. The indictment, handed down Thursday by a federal grand jury, charges the men with financial crimes including tax and bank fraud. In October, Manafort and Gates…

Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity…

Report: Bannon Interviewed By Mueller For Multiple Days

Steve Bannon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. The former chief strategist to President Trump sat down with Mueller for a total of roughly 20 hours as part of the special counsel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This comes…

Trump’s Attorneys Want Him To Refuse An Interview With Mueller

Attorneys for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, four people briefed on the matter told The New York Times. Trump has publicly declared that he is open to speaking with Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump obstructed…

Trump Says He’s Willing To Testify Under Oath To Mueller

President Trump said on Wednesday he is “looking forward” to speaking under oath with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking to reporters as he prepared to leave for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump also said the interview could come in…

Trump Asked Acting FBI Director Who He Voted For in WH Meeting

Shortly after President Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau’s acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting. The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S. officials, asked Andrew McCabe a pointed question: Whom did he vote for in the 2016…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Was Interviewed By Robert Mueller Last Week

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “questioned for several hours last week” by special counsel Robert Mueller, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. This marks the first time Mueller has interviewed someone from Trump’s Cabinet. Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigations into the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia during 2016 presidential election…

Report: Trump Is Seeking To Avoid Direct Mueller Interview

President Trump’s legal team has been discussing how he could avoid an interview with the FBI or special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators as part of the probe into Russian meddling in during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report from NBC News. Such internal discussions reportedly began just after Paul Manafort, the former…

Trump Asked WH Council to Try and Stop Jeff Sessions Recusal [VIDEO]

 Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia probe, The New York Times reported. The Times, citing two people with knowledge of the episode, said Trump had ordered White House counsel Don McGahn…

Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller, The Department Of Justice

President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Department of Justice. Manafort has been indicted for financial crimes to which he has pleaded not guilty; his lawyers now claim he was improperly targeted by Mueller. Rosenstein appointed Mueller last spring to oversee the…

Mueller Issues Subpoena To Deutsche Bank In Russia Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank, in a possible sign the investigation into Russian election interference may be expanding toward the finances of President Donald Trump or other individuals under scrutiny by the special counsel. Mueller sought records from Deutsche Bank, a source familiar with the subpoena told the…

Trump: It’s ‘Very Unfair’ That Flynn Was Charged And Hillary Wasn’t

President Trump told reporters Monday morning that it was “very unfair” that his former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn has been charged with lying to the FBI. Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton had also misled investigators. “I feel badly for General Flynn. I feel very badly. He’d led a very strong life,” he said. “I…

Flynn To Testify Trump Directed Him To Make Contact With The Russians

Michael Flynn will reportedly testify that President Trump instructed him to make contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, ABC News reported on Friday. “[Flynn] is prepared to testify…against President Trump, against members of the Trump family, and others in the White House,” Brian Ross reported. He added that Flynn’s testimony, as such, would…

Trump Requested Top Republicans End Senate Russia Probe

This summer, President Trump asked Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other senior Republicans in the Senate multiple times to bring to a close the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several lawmakers and aides told The New York Times. “It was something along the lines of, ‘I hope…

Michael Flynn Charged With Lying To FBI, Expected To Plead Guilty

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty this morning to making “willfully” false statements to the FBI about his contact with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn is reportedly seeking a plea deal, a move that was first signaled last week when his attorneys broke off conversations with White House lawyers.…

John Oliver: Trump Using ‘Incompetence’ Defense In Russia Probe

John Oliver started his Last Week Tonight show by first acknowledging the horrific mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a heavily armed gunman massacred 26 people. “Obviously our thoughts are with the people of Texas after today’s horrific incident, details of which are still unfolding as I speak,” said…

Trump: I Don’t Remember Much About Meeting With Papadopoulos

On his way out the door to head to Hawaii and then China, President Trump said Friday that he does not “remember much” about meeting with former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, whose guilty plea last month was revealed Monday as part of a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “It was a…

Trump Attacks ‘Low Level’ George Papadopoulos: He Was the Coffee Boy

The morning after news broke of his secret guilty plea over his contacts with Russian agents, former Trump foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulous, of course, came under attack on Twitter from his old boss. “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar. Check the DEMS!” President…