Donald Trump and his hardcore defenders have spent the past few months picking a public fight with special counsel Robert Mueller, in a coordinated effort to try to manipulate public perception and discredit any potential wrongdoing by Trump that he might find — and possibly, warm people to the idea of firing him.
Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, sought the records in “recent weeks” while investigating the Kushner Companies use of a visa program called EB-5, The New York Times reported Friday afternoon.
Desperate to take the heat off of their own unpopularity and Donald Trump’s legal problems, a group of House Republicans led by Rep. Devin Nunes are aggressively trying to investigate the FBI and DOJ. They are convinced there was a conspiracy at these agencies to help Hillary Clinton, even though they likely cost her the election.
In a move that went largely unnoticed last week, Donald Trump quietly handed Russian President Vladimir Putin the best Christmas gift he could possibly ask for — an invitation to continue undermining American democracy, with no strings attached.
Without mentioning him by name, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates skewered President Donald Trump and his administration for threatening the integrity of the Founding Fathers’ principles. “We are not living in ordinary times, and it is not enough for us to admire our nation’s core values from afar,” wrote Yates in an op-ed published by USA Today on Tuesday.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin is manipulating President Donald Trump like a skilled intelligence operative, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday. Clapper was discussing calls between Trump and Putin in recent days, when the two discussed North Korea and a foiled terrorist plot in St. Petersburg.
So while the Trump administration and its chorus in right-wing media defame special counsel Robert Mueller as a partisan plotter, the Washington press corps endlessly reminds us that Democrats once objected to abuses by Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who spent seven years and $50 million in pursuit of President Bill Clinton.
As speculation increases that Donald Trump will take the daring and desperate step of firing special counsel Robert Mueller to shut down the Russia investigation, perhaps the better question is, will Trump sack Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who effectively controls the future of Mueller’s probe?
Republicans are refusing to name new witnesses in the Congressional investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election and may be prematurely winding down the probe, according to the ranking Democrat in the House Intelligence Committee.
Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel.
Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Spier said Friday the “rumor on the Hill” is that President Donald Trump intends to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller next week when Congress is gone for the holidays.
Fox News’ smear campaign against special counsel Robert Mueller just hit a major stumbling block thanks to information unearthed by the Wall Street Journal. Ironically, the conservative Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox.
That was the undeniable take-away from the House Judiciary Committee’s Wednesday hearing. During his testimony, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was pressured relentlessly by Republicans who used to be pro-law and order but now use the FBI and the DOJ as a political punching bag.
Dropping the façade that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation poses no real threat to Donald Trump, and that the probe into Russia collusion is likely to end quickly and without concern for the White House, Trump’s attorneys have suddenly switched gears.
Congressional Republicans continue to circle the wagons around Donald Trump as the Russia investigation heats up and the list of indictments and convictions grows. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is the latest to make ridiculous and incendiary remarks while trying to throw completely specious suspicion on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
President Trump is now ready, willing and able to fire special prosecutor Robert Muller. It’s a matter of when, not if. The warning signs have been accumulating since Trump decided not to fire Mueller last summer, and now alarm bells are ringing.
“It’s time for the American public to ponder the gravity and consequences of the scandal engulfing the White House,” writes CNN commentator Errol Louis. “We know Trump has been trying in every way possible to deny, delay or discredit efforts by the Justice Department to ferret out the connections between the administration and a hostile foreign power.”
Donald Trump knows the story of Winston Churchill, whose judgment was: “Chamberlain had the choice between war and shame. Now he has chosen shame — he’ll get war later.” A year later, he was proved right. But the lesson Trump learned from World War II is that aggression can pay off.
On Saturday, the New York Times offered a lengthy look at Donald Trump’s presidency from the inside with an article informed by “60 [presidential] advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress.”
Donald Trump Jr. refused to answer questions from lawmakers Wednesday about conversations he had with his father, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, about his controversial Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives in June 2016.
Michael Flynn sent a text to a business partner as President Donald Trump was delivering his inaugural address last January that a joint plan between Russia and Flynn’s business allies to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East was “good to go.”
Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein, best known for his journalism during President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that President Donald Trump’s “authoritarian” behavior is more blatant than Nixon’s abuse of power.
On Saturday, Trump made what appeared to be an extraordinary admission that he knew Flynn was guilty of lying to the FBI when he fired Flynn, which would mean he also knew that when he pressed then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.
A member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) with Russian ties reportedly invited Donald Trump to the Kremlin by request of President Vladimir Putin last year in a bid to set up a meeting between the candidate and Russian leader before the election.
Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea on Friday has resulted in a new torrent of reporting on Donald Trump and his team’s involvement in Flynn’s actions, including a new piece from The New York Times that reveals a disturbing set of emails among the Trump transition team — one that could have far-reaching implications.