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This Week: Putin Praises Mueller, Barr Goes Full Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller earned an unlikely defender this week: Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Putin referred to Mueller’s work as “exotic” and “very objective” — a far-cry from how President Trump himself characterized the probe this week. The President unilaterally concluded Friday that the investigation began as an attempt to spy on his campaign. Those behind the supposed spying deserved “long jail sentences,” he added....
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, House, Connecticut, Nancy Pelosi, Bob, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department


Donald Trump Jr. Set for Interview With Senate Intelligence Committee

David Becker/GettyDonald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee have reached a deal to meet in mid-June for a private interview that will be limited in time to two to four hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. As Monday came to a close, the president’s eldest son was planning on telling Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Co. to take a hike. Trump Jr. had a letter drafted and ready to go to inform the Senate committee that he would not come in for an interview, that he ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Manhattan, Republican Party, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Trump Tower, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr, Trump Jr, Don Jr, Trump Tower Moscow, Donald Trump Jr Set


Trump Jr. agrees to testify in Senate in Russia probe: US media

President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election meddling, US media reported Tuesday. The agreement resolved a looming fight between the Congress and the White House after Donald Jr. was subpoenaed by the Republican-led committee last week.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump Jr, Donald Jr


Trump Jr. Strikes a Deal to Sit for Private Interview with Senate Intel Committee

After weeks of contentious negotiation, Donald Trump Jr. agreed on Tuesday to comply with the Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s (R., N.C.) subpoena-backed demand that he sit for a private interview with members of the panel, the New York Times first reported.Trump Jr. has reportedly agreed to speak to lawmakers about a limited range of topics for between two and four hours sometime in mid June.Burr told fellow Republican senators last week that he was forced to iss...
Tags: News, Kentucky, White House, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Rand Paul, Graham, Kremlin, Times, Senate Intelligence Committee, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Trump Tower, Mueller, Burr, Richard Burr


Barr working with CIA to review Trump-Russia investigation, reports say – live

Haspel and national intelligence chief Dan Coats on boardPompeo warns Russia: election meddling won’t be toleratedSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.15pm BST In remarks to reporters before leaving the White House today, Trump described the retaliatory tariffs between the United States and China as “a little squabble”:“We’re having a little squabble with China because we’ve been treated very very unfairly for many decades.. I think it’s going to turn out extremely well, we...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, China, Russia, US, US news, Democrats, United States, US politics, Graham, Cia, US Congress, Republican, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham


Donald Trump Jr. seen resisting Senate committee subpoena: sources

The sources said Trump Jr is expected to cite his Fifth Amendment constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination, a day after reports that the Republican-led panel had issued what is the first publicly known subpoena for a member of the president's family. Trump, who has blasted the investigations into him and Russia, defended his son, who runs the Trump Organization - a private business that the Republican president still owns. "I was very surprised," Trump said at a White House event inten...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Russia, Republican, Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Organization, Trump Jr


Trump Goes On Extended Rant About Subpoena Of Don Jr.

Taken aback by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s subpoena issued to Donald Trump Jr., President Trump on Thursday defended his son, leaning on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to do so. “I was very surprised. I saw Richard Burr saying there was no collusion two or three weeks ago,” Trump said at an impromptu press conference at the White House, referring to the committee’s Republican chairman. “My son’s a very good person, works very hard. The last thing he needs is Washington, D.C. ...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Hillary Clinton, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Caitlin Macneal, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Richard Burr, Donald Trump Jr, Robert Mueller


Trump Jr. accuses Facebook of ‘silencing conservatives’ after it bans some far-right users

While Trump Jr.'s tweet did not mention InfoWars host Alex Jones or others by name, the president's eldest son broadly said that unspecified actions by Facebook and "the rest of the Big Tech monopoly men should terrify everyone," and, "It appears they're taking their censorship campaign to the next level."
Tags: Facebook, Technology, News, Nation, Alex Jones, Trump Jr, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Kimberly Guilfoyle: Trump hires ex-Fox News host and son’s girlfriend to serve on 2020 campaign

Donald Trump has hired his son’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to officially serve on his 2020 re-election campaign.The former Fox News host will act as a senior adviser for the campaign after joining Donald Trump Jr in his travels across the country during the 2018 midterm elections. She previously worked at the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action as vice chairwoman shortly after leaving the network in July 2018. "President Trump has a clear record of accomplishments and promises kept as...
Tags: News, White House, Middle East, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Guilfoyle, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Trump Organisation, Trump Jr, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Lara Trump


Mueller report: Inside the search for answers about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia

On a cloudy day in early November, the last of conservative writer Jerome Corsi's six marathon interviews with the office of special counsel Robert Mueller was about to begin. Sitting in a building in Washington, three prosecutors assigned to his case opened with a lecture.For more than two months, they had been chasing tantalising leads offered by Mr Corsi, an associate of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone, who had told them that the longtime Republican Party operative sought a back channe...
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Mueller report: Trump said 'this is the end of my presidency', and other key findings from special counsel's investigation

The release of the 400-page, redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible links to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is one of the most eagerly-awaited events of his first term.Following the release of attorney general William Barr’s summary of the report last month, many have been waiting for a more detailed look at Mr Mueller’s findings. There have been particular questions still lingering over the issue of possible obstructi...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Flynn, Trump Tower, Müller, Jeff Sessions, Comey, Mueller


Mueller Report Excerpts: Volume II

Below is the first of two excerpts of the Mueller Report that will eventually appear in Howard Gillman, Mark A. Graber, Keith W. Whittington, American Constitutionalism (Vol. I): Structures and Powers (Oxford University Press: New York).  The questions are for students, but also for the general public.   Feel free to circulate, but please only use and quote with proper attribution. And let me know if you are teaching and would like an examination copy of GGW. @2019 Robert S. Muelle...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Office, Court, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Kerry, Donald Trump, Executive Branch, Branding


Robert Mueller report: Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation

Donald Trump attempted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller after expressing fears the probe would “end” his presidency, according to the newly released Mueller report.  The order, which came just weeks after Mr Mueller had been appointed in May 2017, was among a string of incidents of alleged obstruction of justice recounted in detail by the Mueller report.  Mr Mueller, who was tasked with looking into Russian election meddling in the 2016 campaign, makes clear in the report that he was not e...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Ira, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Hope Hicks


Mueller report: Donald Trump attempted to have Russia investigation's special counsel fired

Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation Redacted report finds Russians 'did not have cooperation of President' Trump tweets 'GAME OVER' and says 'I'm having a good day' Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Democrats decry 'partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Analysis: Mueller's report shows how Donald Trump was saved from himself Donald Trump ordered the removal of special counsel Rober...
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What the Mueller report tells us about Trump, Russia and obstruction

The special counsel found 11 instances in which Trump and his campaign’s actions may have amounted to obstruction of justice * Mueller report latest – live updates * Support the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contribution The special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was made public on Thursday, examining potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow and whether Donald Trump obstructed just...
Tags: New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, Office, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Clinton, James Comey, Trump


Michael Cohen says Trump used 'code' language to coach him to lie to Congress

Public letter recaps testimony to Trump-Russia investigations detailing president’s alleged attempts to conceal links with RussiaMichael Cohen testifies before the House oversight committee on 27 February 2019. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesDonald Trump used “code” language to coach his former top aide, Michael Cohen, on how to lie to Congress about Trump projects in Moscow, Cohen told lawmakers in a public letter on Friday.The letter recapped testimony Cohen had made to the special c...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Hillary Clinton, House, Moscow, Kremlin, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Barr


Apple Doesn’t Fall Far: Don Jr Won’t Rule Out A Future In Politics

Donald Trump Jr. may share more than his namesake with his father. Fresh off the high of not getting indicted by federal prosecutors for his role in coordinating a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, Trump Jr. told Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On” that he’s not ruling out a future in politics. But he’s not in any hurry. “If I can be helpful and I can be powerful voice for that that’s my primary focus,” Trump Jr. said, saying his main focus at the moment is promoting his father...
Tags: Politics, News, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Bloomberg Radio, Don Jr, Nicole Lafond


Russia investigation timeline: Robert Mueller and the probe into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion

Since Donald Trump's election a shadow has hung over his administration - a federal investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and Russian agents. Robert Mueller, the stern former FBI director now leading the investigation, has charged dozens of individuals with crimes ranging from election interference to fraud along the way. Mr Trump has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt" - a view held by a number of leading Republicans. However the alleged crimes detaile...
Tags: UK, New York, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Australia, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Dnc, Turkey


Donald Trump Jr and John Bolton berate UK leaders over Brexit

President’s son and US national security adviser in apparent coordinated interventionDonald Trump Jr and the US national security adviser, John Bolton, spoke out over Brexit on Tuesday in what appeared to be a coordinated intervention by the White House into British domestic politics.Both the US president’s son and Bolton attacked British political leadership after Theresa May said she would ask the EU for a delay to the UK’s exit from the European Union; in line with parliament’s wish. Continue...
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This Week: Cohen Testimony Implies Trump Committed A Crime While In Office

In electrifying testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen accused President Trump of personally signing checks reimbursing Cohen for their hush money scheme after he’d taken office. Cohen testified that Trump was intimately involved with the Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 campaign, and that Trump’s lawyers changed the text of Cohen’s congressional testimony about the development. To top it off, Cohen claimed under oath that Trump routinely engaged in tax and in...
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Cohen’s Testimony Put Trump Org CFO Weisselberg Back In The Hot Seat

Who helped orchestrate an elaborate cover-up scheme to conceal hush money payments made to Trump’s lovers during the 2016 campaign? Lawmakers posed this question to Michael Cohen at his Wednesday congressional hearing. “Allen Weisselberg,” he replied. Who signed the checks reimbursing Cohen for his role in the scheme? “Allen Weisselberg.” Who knew whether President Trump engaged in tax and insurance fraud at the Trump Organization dating back to the 1990s? “Allen Weisselberg.” Cohen’s testimo...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Nbc News, New York Times, Trump, Trump University, Allegra Kirkland, Melania Trump, Daniel, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, LLC, Trump Organization, Trump Foundation


Ivanka Trump Isn’t Happy That An Art Exhibit Shows A Lookalike Vacuuming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled “Ivanka Vacuuming,” opened Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 17 at the Flashpoint Gallery. The public is encouraged to “throw crumbs onto the carpet, watching as Ivanka elegantly vacuums up the mess, her smile never wavering.” A large text description of the work hanging on the gal...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Fox News, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Trump Jr, Rubell, Jennifer Rubell, Summer Concepcion, Ivanka Vacuuming, Kristi Maiselman


Don Jr.'s blocked phone calls before Russia meeting weren't to Trump. Who'd he call?

Don Jr.'s blocked phone calls right before that “Russian adoptions” meeting with Manafort and the sketchy Russians were not calls to his father Donald Trump, multiple reports today reveal. These phone calls were deemed suspicious by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who considered them concerning enough to investigate. , following up on reporting by the Washington Post, ABC News, and CNN: The Senate Intelligence Committee has obtained phone records showing that President Trump was not one of the block...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Russia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Moscow, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Abc News, Nascar, Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump, Trump Tower, Brian France, Adam Schiff


Chair Of Indoor-Lettuce Farm Don Jr. Invested In Sought Trump Admin Funds

The president’s eldest son last year became the most prominent shareholder in an indoor-lettuce farm while the company’s co-chairman, a friend of Donald Trump Jr.’s and presidential fundraiser, sought federal support for his other business interests. Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, took a stake last year in a startup whose co-chairman is a major Trump campaign fundraiser who has sought financial support from the federal government for his other business interests, according to ...
Tags: Energy, Asia, England, Texas, News, Washington, Mexico, White House, New York City, Africa, US, Exxon Mobil, Walmart, Ap, South Africa, Croatia


Trump Aides Prep For Mueller Report That Could Materialize This Week

Special counsel Robert Mueller could drop his report on the Russia investigation as early as Wednesday, Vanity Fair reported. According to sources close to President Trump, aides are bracing for a blow that will likely hit longtime political adviser Roger Stone and the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., the hardest. Although it’s possible Mueller’s team could deliver his findings to the Justice Department this week — it’s been long predicted he would release his report around midterms — it’s ...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Vanity Fair, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Trump Tower, Mueller, Donald Trump Jr, Robert Mueller, Trump Jr, Nicole Lafond, Wednesday Vanity Fair, Trump Aides Prep For Mueller




Trump Jr.: Group Trump Trusts ‘Much Smaller’ After Op-Ed, Woodward Book

Donald Trump Jr. bemoaned the “much smaller” group of aides his father can trust after the publishing of the anonymous New York Time op-ed and Bob Woodward’s White House memoir during an interview aired Tuesday on ABC. “I think there are people in there that he can trust, it’s just — it’s a much smaller group than I would like it to be,” Trump Jr. said. “It would be easier to get things done if you’re able to fully trust everyone around you. I think that’s a shame.” “Listen, I think you’re su...
Tags: News, Abc, White House, Ed Woodward, Trump, Bob Woodward, Donald Trump Jr, New York Time, Trump Jr, Kate Riga


Giuliani Says Trump Tower Meeting Was For ‘Getting Information About Clinton’

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared on television again Sunday with another round of spin, this time echoing what former Trump lawyer John Dowd said Saturday — that White House counsel Don McGahn was “a strong witness for the the President,”  despite Giuliani acknowledging he only had a “good sense” of what McGahn told investigators over at least 30 hours of interviews. “I can figure it out,” Giuliani said of the substance McGahn’s interviews. Giuliani also asserted that, if Mueller’s obstru...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Fbi, Moscow, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Hillary, Rudy Giuliani, Aras, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Todd, Flynn, Emin


Former US Security Leaders Blast Trump For Yanking Brennan’s Clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief’s security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he’d had to do “something” about the “rigged” federal probe of Russian election interference. Trump’s admission that he acted out of frustration about the Russia probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an in...
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Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump Jr. is worried, he sure doesn’t show it. His father, the president, is reported to be fretting about his eldest son’s entanglement in the Russia investigation. And Don Jr.’s role in the special counsel’s probe continues to throw off headlines. But the 40-year-old son is hardly ducking his head. […]
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