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.
Protesters greeted President Trump’s motorcade in New York City with chants of “lock him up” on Saturday—echoing the slogan Trump used on the campaign trail about his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the restaurant where Trump is to hold a fundraiser Saturday…
After President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, admitted to lying to the FBI on Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has been under the spotlight. Senator Richard Blumenthal warned on Friday during on a segment of MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, that Congress must protect special counsel Mueller from being fired by Trump.
Early Saturday afternoon, Trump took to Twitter and promptly blurted out that he knew former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, had lied to investigators while he was working in the White House.
The odds of Donald Trump becoming just the third president in U.S. history to be impeached have soared following news Friday that Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Jared Kushner is a security risk embedded in the West Wing since he still hasn’t passed a comprehensive background investigation required of anyone seeking a permanent security clearance—and no one will question the president’s decision to put his son-in-law in a crucial government role, experts and officials told Newsweek.
Investigators will likely question McGahn to determine whether there was “corrupt intent” such as firing Comey specifically to put a halt to the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election, experts say.
When he started investigating General Michael T. Flynn, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concentrated on his income and undisclosed contacts with Russian officials. Now, however, Mueller’s investigation has broadened to include Flynn’s business with Turkey.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder had a clear warning for Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions on Friday: “resignations, investigations, public outcries” could all soon occur if the wall separating the White House and the Justice Department continues to be lowered.