Tag: Robert Mueller

Swalwell: ‘We’re Going to Do All We Can’ to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) vowed that Democrats will do everything they can to get Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself due to the fact that Whitaker has “pre-judged” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Swalwell stated that Democrats should “project confidence, tell the American people, you elected […]

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Blumenthal: We’re Thinking About Tying Mueller Protection to ‘Must-Pass Bills’

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said there is planning to attach legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “must-pass bills relating to appropriations or the continuing resolution.” Blumenthal said, “[W]e are thinking about ways that we can attach the special prosecutor protection legislation to other bills that may be moving […]

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Trump Is Rage Tweeting Again, Which Means That Robert Mueller Is Getting Closer

Photo: Rick Loomis (Getty Images) I think it was the next governor of Florida (please, Black Jesus) who said that a “hit dog will holler.” And if President Trump’s twitter account is anything, it’s an ongoing log that proves he and his administration should be on late night NSPCA commercials. […]

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Graham on Whitaker: ‘I Don’t Think He Has to Recuse Himself’

During a Sunday interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Margaret Brennan asked Graham, “[A]re you going to ask [Whitaker] to recuse himself and is Matthew Whitaker’s appointment constitutional?” “I think he was appropriately appointed legally,” Graham responded. “I don’t […]

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‘We could subpoena Mueller’ if the administration restricts Russia investigation: Incoming House Judiciary chairman

(WASHINGTON) — The incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said that if the Trump administration restricts special counsel Robert Mueller or refuses to release a final report from the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election, then the committee could wield its subpoena power. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told ABC News Chief Anchor […]

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Nadler: ‘As of January 3, We Will Subpoena’ Whitaker

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the apparent future chairman of the Judicial House Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said his first act will be to subpoena newly appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to clarify his past comments about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Nadler said, “Very first thing, obviously, is to protect […]

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Schumer: Whitaker Appointment ‘Will Create a Constitutional Crisis’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in light of newly appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s past comments about the Russia investigation, the Democrats will force legislation into a spending bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller to avoid a “constitutional crisis.” Schumer said, “The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern […]

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Ice Cube Targets Trump in Song ‘Arrest the President’: ‘That ‘N***a Is Russian Intelligence’

Rapper Ice Cube takes aim at President Donald Trump in his latest politically charged song “Arrest the President,” which fantasizes about arresting the president on grounds of Russian collusion. The song, which is one of the tracks featured on Ice Cube’s upcoming studio album, Everythang’s Corrupt, calls on FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to arrest Trump […]

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Swalwell: GOP Won’t Get Democratic Votes to Fund Government if They Won’t Protect Mueller Probe

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated that Republicans won’t get Democratic votes to fund the government “if they’re not going to be willing to make sure that we protect the Mueller probe.” Swalwell added that protecting the Mueller probe is possible without a fight over the budget. Swalwell said, “Whitaker was […]

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How Much Damage Will Matt Whitaker Do to the Rule of Law in America?

President Donald Trump makes no secret of his litmus test for an attorney general: They should be loyal to the president first, and the rule of law second. He’s invoked Robert Kennedy and Eric Holder as models for their loyalty and their purported efforts to quash politically damaging investigations. A […]

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#ProtectMueller protests demand justice, “Trump is not above the law.” (Video, Photos)

Take it to the streets, America. The investigation into Trump’s corruption and likely criminality must not be stopped. Thousands of Americans from Florida to California gathered to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the system of justice he represents. Below, photos and video from the events, shared live. The #ProtectMueller crowd keeps growing! pic.twitter.com/7KvYY0fL5t — […]

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George Conway: Trump’s Appointment of Acting AG Whitaker Is ‘Illegal’

Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, declared in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday that President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting Attorney General is “unconstitutional” and “illegal.” The premise by which Conway and co-author Neal Katyal’s argue against Whitaker’s appointment is based on the Constitution’s  Appointments Clause — the provision to which principal officers […]

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CNN Analyst Calls for Briefing Boycott After Jim Acosta’s WH Pass Revoked

CNN national security and legal analyst Susan Hennessey is calling on White House press corp members to boycott future briefings after Jim Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, had his press credentials revoked Wednesday evening. The suspension comes after a heated confrontation earlier between President Donald Trump and Acosta during a news conference. Reacting to reports of Acosta’s […]

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Jerry Nadler: Democrats Will ‘Impeach Kavanaugh,’ Investigate Trump

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee who is favored to be the next House Judiciary Committee chairman, revealed in a phone conversation that Democrats plan to “impeach Kavanaugh” and investigate President Donald Trump for alleged Russian collusion. The Federalist reported that Nadler was riding an Amtrak Acela train to […]

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Democrats Rush to Defend Mueller’s Investigation After Jeff Sessions’ Exit

Democrats rushed to defend Robert Mueller’s far-reaching investigation of President Donald Trump’s past business affairs following the surprise appointment of Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Former AG Eric Holder declared “Anyone who attempts to interfere with or obstruct the Mueller inquiry must be held accountable. This is a red line. […]

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John Brennan Warns After Sessions’ Firing: ‘Constitutional Crisis Very Soon’

Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan told MSNBC that the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday shows the United States may be facing a constitutional crisis “very soon.” (Watch: 45:00 – 48:50 ) [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows:  NICOLLE WALLACE: You, as former director of the CIA, had to have had a […]

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Wrote in 2017: Mueller Investigation ‘Going Too Far’

President Trump dropped a bombshell in Washington on Wednesday when he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and appointed his former chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, to serve as acting attorney general. The move throws into question the fate of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, which […]

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Mark Meadows: Ex-FBI General Counsel Gave ‘Explosive’ Testimony on Russia Probe ‘Bias’

House Republican investigators state ex-Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) General Counsel James Baker offered an “extremely troubling” testimony on Wednesday regarding the bureau’s handling of the Russia investigation, according to a report. According to Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), details of the probe shared by Baker were “explosive in nature,” and “confirmed that things were done […]

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Donald Trump Orders Declassification of Russia Investigation Records

President Donald Trump ordered the declassification records surrounding the Russia investigation on Monday, according to the White House. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited “reasons of transparency” for the president’s decision, as well as requests from Congressional investigative committees in a statement confirming the action. Trump ordered the Director of National Intelligence, the Department […]

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Lisa Page: It’s Possible ‘There Would Be Literally Nothing’ to Russia Collusion Story Before Mueller Appointment

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page admitted under oath that a text exchange with FBI agent Peter Strzok meant that “it still existed in the scope of possibility that there would be literally nothing” to the Russia collusion story on the eve of Robert Mueller’s appointment to investigate that issue as special counsel, according to a […]

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Nolte: Manafort Deal Looks Like Good News for Trump, Terrible News for Democrats

According to NPR, Paul Manafort’s deal with Special Counsel Robert Muller’s office “does not include matters involving the Trump campaign.” Paul Manafort’s cooperation agreement with the special counsel does not include matters involving the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the case, @johnson_carrie reports — NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) September 14, 2018 Something rarely […]

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Hollywood Celebrates Paul Manafort Guilty Plea: ‘Check Mate,’ ‘F*ck U Trump’

Several celebrities took to social media on Friday and posted messages celebrating former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s decision to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller. The longtime adversary of President Donald Trump Rosie O’Donnell tweeted a photo of a red-faced Trump with […]

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