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2020 U.S Elections

It’s #MuellerDay for House Democrats

Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Artulina1/iStock Today is Wednesday, and in America that marks the testimony of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to several committees in Washington. But controversial or not, Mueller 's testimony certainly will have an equal number of disappointments as it does probable shocking revelations considering this is a testimony in the court of law. Mueller 's cinematic 448-page report on Russia's alleged collusion has roughly been out for about 4 months (publicly available for about 3). That report although politically comical, did end up revealing that Mueller and his team found several instances in which Trump appeared to obstruct justice. The overall conclusion? Because of a Justice Department policy, a sitting president cannot l...
Robert Mueller: Charging Trump “not something we could consider”
2016 Elections, Trump's America

Robert Mueller: Charging Trump “not something we could consider”

Mostly it appears that Department of Justice protocol prevents a sitting President from being charged with a crime. On Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III took to a press conference. Notably Mueller confirmed three big ticket things from the investigation. Mueller is closing the office and retiring to private life.The presser confirmed in his own words that due to protocol -- Trump could not be charged, although, he did not rule out Congressional intervention to remove Trump from office.The Special Counsel also notably said that "words speak for themselves". Particularly this quote is standing out to most and a clear indicator, that Mueller is handing any remaining reigns to the actual lawmakers. "Beyond what I've said here today and what is containe...
Trump's America

Mueller report may “terrifyingly devastating” for Trump: Trump defender

One of President Trump 's main and most vocal defenders, uh, appears to be singing a very different tune ahead of the release of Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling. In interviews over the weekend, Dershowitz, revealed that he himself believes that the impact and revelations in the report --  will likely be politically devastating to Trump. “I think the report is going to be devastating to the president and I know that the president's team is already working on a response to the report,” Dershowitz said on "This Week" Sunday. https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1066695641873580033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066695641873580033&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fmueller-report-devastating-president-frequent-trump-defender%2Fstory...
Trump's America

Trump’s attorney Mr. Dowd, has resigned

Looks like Trump has yet another issue to deal with.   This week,  per the New York Times,  Trumps' lead attorney in the Robert Mueller investigation has resigned.   Per the same report, Dowd,   had apparently long been touting the idea of a resignation, due, to frustration with Trump 's  inability to take his own legal advice. Dowd, had previously, tried to stop a Mueller interview. Although, Trump himself, is prepared to do the interview regardless.  "I love the President regardless and no matter what" reads an e-mail delivered to multiple outlets including this one.  
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Weekly Corrections: March 12th – March 18th

In accordance with a court ruling  on our newspapers, we, are now abiding by an  order that lawfully requires us to make corrections and then disclose them.   As follows, for the previous working week, here are the following corrections that were made across our newspaper(s).  Gina Haspel 's alleged involvement in a CIA torture ring Hours after  Propublica published a damning report claiming Haspel participated in the waterboarding of a rumored Al-Qaeda operative, we, followed suit.   A correction was then issued because turns out, ProPublica, was wrong due to translation errors among other things.  We have since issued an apology to the CIA, and, Haspel for the misreporting on our behalf. 2.  Robert Mueller ' s investigation Our reporters initially failed to mention that Rob...
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New developments in Robert Mueller ‘s investigation

And they're pretty interesting. On Sunday, Donald Trump himself, took to Twitter taking direct aim at Robert Mueller.  It appears, at least according to some,  that  Trump may be inching closer to actually firing Robert Mueller all together. But,    Republicans and Democrats far-and-wide across the spectrum, have warned, that if he does such that will be the end of his Presidency. This is where it gets interesting.  "Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?" he tweetedSunday. On Saturday, he complained, "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime." This is kind of the first time he's taken direct aim at Mueller,  although, nobody's quite sure what  to ex...
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Trump grilling witnesses to find out what Mueller asked in interviews: NYT

WASHINGTON --   Interesting developments in the Trump v Mueller case.   According to a lengthy  article out in the New York Times today,  Mueller is "fully aware that Trump  is indeed going to each and every witness asking what was discussed and about whom during their interviews with the Special Counsel". This is where it gets interesting.  The  Times notes that one particular interview is catching heat, and actually, controversy.  The interview regarding Don McGahn is specifically in the news, because,   a previously published New York Times article claimed that Trump had ordered McGahn to attempt to have Mueller fired "or else". The initial interview, perhaps,  didn't go the way Trump had apparently planned.  The Times also notes that McGahn "refused to deny  that Trump had asked ...
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Robert Mueller adds new indictment to growing list

There's another new development in the Robert Mueller saga.  According to reports, Mueller,   has announced yet another indictment just two days after he indicted 13 Russian nationals.  The Hill reports that lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan has been indicted on conspiracy charges and lying to federal authorities. The Hill also reports that he is also facing charges of alleged money laundering.   Meanwhile,  former Trump aide  Rick Gates is still prepping his testimony against former aide Paul Manafort all of which are facing pretty serious federal charges.  
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Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals for hacking the 2016 elections

In a surprise update this morning, 13 Russian nationals have been indicted on a slew of federal charges related to  interfering with the 2016 elections.   According to the indictment,   13 were charged with everything from bank fraud; wire fraud, conspiracy,    and aggravated identity theft.    This is the latest round of major indictments in Mueller's quest to determine if Trump truly had anything to do with Russia's interference. Via The Washington Post 
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Report: Trump tried to discredit potential FBI witnesses

It's Saturday morning, and,  because it's another day, that means there's another damning report out on Donald Trump.  According to Foreign Policy, the controversy now surrounds an apparent  mission by Trump to discredit three top-and-key witnesses that are about to be used in Robert Mueller's final Russian conclusion. The magazine notes that Trump apparently  enlisted the help of top aides and benefactors last year when he first learned that Mueller was investigating him for obstruction of justice, an offense, that could and is lawfully capable of removing him from office. The same report claims that Trump 's fears "grew"  at that time,  and,  are partially what led to the firing of John Dowd -- a high powered criminal defense attorney who had been tasked with representing the Presi...
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New report suggests Trump tried to fire Mueller

According to four different people who are singing like songbirds to multiple news outlets.  The New York Times reports that last June, Trump, tried to apparently fire Mueller over "alleged conflicts of interests"   stemming from Mueller's prior knowledge of Jared Kushner's legal affairs. Even worse, The Washington Post,  reports that Trump was persuaded out of his decision  to fire Mueller after aides  desperately spent "hours trying to convince him that if he does, he, would almost certainly be removed from the White House". The White House has repeatedly denied the report since publication, of course, citing that it is fake news.
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Trumps make deal to dump NYC hotel

After more than 10 years,  the New York Soho Hotel branded under Trump 's name is preparing to be reportedly sold. According to the New York Times,  the Trump Soho Hotel which has been roughly plagued by numerous issues over the years -- will be sold  entirely by the end of the year. In that sale,   the Trump family will be allowed to distance themselves from the hotel entirely. Interestingly, the Times discovered that Robert Mueller has since launched an investigation into the hotel about possible and highly potential interference between the hotel and Russian officials.  The hotel will apparently be sold to California based group CIM. The hotel first took a turn for the financial worse when celebrities of all kinds including Khane himself have refused to stay or host major parties ...
2016 Elections

Sources: Robert Mueller to charge Michael Flynn

Multiple sources out this weekend have a grim picture of what's to come of the White House.   According to multiple reports (most of which spoke to sources on the condition of anonymity) Robert Mueller has gathered enough evidence to charge the former Trump administration official with a variant of crimes. NBC News reports that most of the crimes and potential warrants for his arrest  surround his lobbying work.   While others have already admitted to FBI and government officials that many of their initial statements about such work were misleading, the feds, haven't quite been able to pinpoint the exact heart of Flynn's lobbying work. NBC also noted that Flynn's son Michael may also be charged. Officials reportedly not only have enough evidence for Flynn himself but also his son in ...
2016 Elections

WH scrambling to distance itself from Mueller indictments 

The indictments against Paul Manafort  and his associate Mr Gates have the WH in a scramble.  According to reports,   the WH says that these indictments have nothing to do with Trump personally.  No really.  During a press briefing, Sarah Sanders claimed that the WH itself had very little to do with the indictments and had no knowledge of what was going on with them.  Furthermore,  it now appears that they do indeed have something to do with the other -- given that if Manafort turns on Trump in any way this could get ugly.  Keep up with us on social media for the latest news on Mueller's investigation. 
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The first charges against the Trump Administration have been brought

Looks like the Trump Administration 's days may be numbered. According to reports, special counsel  Robert Mueller has filed the first criminal charges against a member of the Trump Administration (multiple reports place that at Paul Manafort). The charges were reportedly filed on Friday,  hidden beneath secret court filings and sealed warrants.    No details as of this writing have formally been released, although, many are speculating what Monday may bring next. The original report appeared in CNN, who, appears to have gotten their hands on  secret court filings.   Calls to Mueller's office were not returned.  CNN cites multiple sources and documents as stating that people could be brought in and charged as soon as Monday.
Robert Mueller in possession of letter that could sink Donald Trump: Report
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Robert Mueller in possession of letter that could sink Donald Trump: Report

[contextly_auto_sidebar] According to the The New York Times Robert Mueller, is now in possession of the original letter Donald Trump wanted to send James Comey just before he was formally fired. In the letter, per the Post, it doesn't directly identify the Russian investigation -- although --- does directly take aim at Hillary Clinton.  Also in the letter,  The Times  notes that Trump specifically mentions Comey's failure and refusal to publicly say that Trump is not under investigation himself. The news comes as Mueller reportedly brought aboard the IRS's criminal investigation division this week to apparently look into financial crimes at the hands of Manafort and the entire Trump Administration.  Er, perhaps, it must be noted that there has never been such an investigation of its...
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