Friday, 14 December, 2018

Trump Opens Fire On Mueller, Comey As New Revelations Expected Today

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Deanna Wagner | 07 December, 2018, 17:42

Trump started with Mueller's relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, who is set to appear Friday in a closed-door interview with House Republicans.

He noted that the last time Comey publicly testified before Congress, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director responded almost 100 times with some variation of, "I can not answer that question in this setting".

"Presidential Harassment" has become a common phrase in pro-Trump and conservative media outlets lately, which skeptics may see as a very odd euphemism for "checks and balances" or even appropriate investigation into corruption and malfeasance. But he says it won't be complete until Mueller issues his report.

And special counsel Robert Mueller is also due to file a document spelling out what his team previously referred to as the "crimes and lies" that led them to cancel a cooperation agreement with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Cohen is hoping he will get similar credit, emphasizing in a court filing last week that his decision to cooperate came in the face of fierce criticism by Trump of Mueller's probe.

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Updated 8:55 a.m. | President Donald Trump launched what amounted to a preemptive strike in his fight to shape public opinion about Robert S. Mueller III's Russian Federation probe just hours before the special counsel is expected to release telling documents about his findings.

Mueller's investigation has produced dozens of criminal charges and four guilty pleas from Trump associates. Rosenstein oversaw the probe until last month.

Mueller will provide new details on Friday on how two of Trump's closest former aides have helped or hindered his investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 election campaign.

A federal judge in NY has ordered that prosecutors for the Southern District of NY and the Special Counsel's Office have until 5 p.m. Friday to deliver sentencing memos created to detail former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's cooperation in their ongoing investigations.