Trump: ‘Bothersome’ that Mueller is ‘very good friends’ with Comey

June 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump said “we’re going to have to see” when asked about the future of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Trump fired Comey over dissatisfaction with how the FBI head was handling the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the …

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Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday warned his fellow lawmakers about leaking information from closed briefings. His comments came after CNN’s report that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers met individually last week with the Senate intelligence committee in two closed briefings that were described to CNN by Democratic and Republican congressional sources. …

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

(CNN)The President’s latest Twitter attack on the special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller is likely to claim a new victim: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the lawyer at least nominally in charge of the investigation. Shortly thereafter, the President shocked the nation with the announcement that he had fired the controversial FBI director he had only recently praised. The White House press office immediately pointed to Rosenstein’s detailed memo as the …

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Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

June 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)The business dealings of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the matter. Mueller’s investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out. Sources have stressed to CNN that there is no indication …

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Special counsel team members donated to Dems, FEC records show

June 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)Four members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Over the weekend, news outlets including CNN identified five attorneys that Mueller has already brought on board to help investigate potential collusion between associates of President Donald Trump’s campaign and …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… intimidation tactic, it almost certainly backfired. That tweet led the former FBI director to leak portions of the memos he had kept to document his conversations with Trump — in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. “The President tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there’s not tapes,” Comey said in his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. “I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… through special counsel Bob Mueller’s office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. “The matter will be addressed on Monday,” the source says. It’s unclear if that means that the memos will be turned over to Congress on Monday, and the source would not provide any more details. Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, had set a Friday deadline for Richman to respond after …

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Trump team preps ‘war room’ to defend against Russia probe

May 26, 2017

(CNN)The White House is preparing to establish an internal, war room-like operation aimed at developing a rapid-response and communications strategy in an attempt to keep up with the special counsel’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDFY Traffic and Sales Funnel – ONE per month Social Lead Chief 2.0 – Scheduler Get Social Lead Chief 2.0 – SchedulerAdConnect Lifetime AdConnect LifetimeStuna Proxy Finder And Checker PRO v2.0 Worldwide …

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GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A Republican congressman said Thursday night that Congress and the nation may be just days away from James Comey breaking his silence after being fired as FBI director by President Donald Trump. A senior GOP source previously told CNN it was unlikely Comey would testify publicly now that former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel for the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Hurd also disagreed with the President’s …

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Mueller and Comey have a history

May 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Just over a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, the Department of Justice appointed Comey’s predecessor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as special counsel for the investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. The two former FBI chiefs have a unique relationship, stemming in large part from working side by side during a major confrontation with the Bush administration. By sheer coincidence, this week marked 10 …

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Surprise, relief dominate Capitol Hill after special counsel named for Russia investigation

May 18, 2017

(CNN)Some Republicans joined Democrats in breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday at news that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had any ties to Russia. While many members said they were caught off-guard, a bipartisan array of lawmakers applauded the selection of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. “Wow, that’s news to me. He is a well-respected law enforcement …

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10 relevant quotes from Robert Mueller’s FBI farewell

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday reacted positively to news that former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. And there’s a reason for their confidence: Mueller has long been widely respected by many in Washington. Back in 2013, the Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for Mueller, who was retiring after 12 years as FBI director. …

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What is a special counsel and how much power do they have?

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)In announcing the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the presidential election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he made the move in part because of the “unique circumstances of this matter.” By choosing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve, Rosenstein picked an FBI veteran with broad support on both sides of the aisle and sterling reputation. The move takes Justice Department …

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