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ABC News’ Terry Moran: Media, Democrats Face ‘Reckoning’ If Mueller Finds No Collusion

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Democrats and the media will face a “reckoning” if Special Counsel Robert Mueller finds no evidence of collusion involving the Trump campaign, ABC News’ Terry Moran argued in a panel discussion on Sunday. “How big a deal is it if they don’t find collusion for the president?” ABC “This Week” host Martha Raddatz asked Moran. “Huge,” said Moran. “He’s cleared.” ...

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In Surprise Move, House Republican Releases Bruce Ohr Transcript

Saying that his patience with the Justice Department “has grown thin,” Georgia Rep. Doug Collins on Friday unilaterally released a 268-page transcript of a deposition that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr gave to Congress last August. Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, took the unusual step by reading a statement on the House floor and providing a ...

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Lindsey Graham Goes After FBI for FISA Abuse

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is resuming an investigation of potential surveillance abuse by the FBI with an expansive request for records related to the bureau’s vetting of the Steele dossier. In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General William Barr, Graham asked for all FBI and Justice Department documents related to investigators’ attempts to verify allegations made in ...

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Paul Manafort Sentenced To 47 Months In Prison In Fraud Case

Paul Manafort

A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Paul Manafort to 47 months in prison Thursday on tax and bank fraud charges, a term much lighter than the sentence the former Trump campaign chairman faced under federal sentencing guidelines. U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III said guidelines calling for 19 to 24.5 years in prison for Manafort were “excessive.” Manafort, 69, ...

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Michael Cohen Suing Trump Organization Over Unpaid Legal Bills

Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Trump Organization, alleging that the real estate firm breached a contract to pay legal expenses that the former Trump fixer accrued during congressional and federal investigations. Cohen alleged that the Trump Organization reneged on a deal to cover his legal bills, which amounted to $1.9 million dollars. “The Trump Organization agreed to ...

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Lanny Davis Says Cohen Directed Lawyer To Seek Trump Pardon, Contradicting Testimony

A lawyer for Michael Cohen says that the former Trump fixer directed his former attorney to inquire about a presidential pardon, a claim which, if true, would contradict Cohen’s congressional testimony on Feb. 27. Lanny Davis told The Wall Street Journal Wednesday night that Cohen instructed Stephen Ryan, his previous lawyer, to raise the prospect of a pardon shortly after ...

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CNN Adds Major Update To Michael Cohen Story

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CNN has bungled another story that was based on leaks the network received while a House Intelligence Committee witness was testifying behind closed doors. On Wednesday, CNN reported that Michael Cohen provided documents during a House Intelligence deposition showing that President Trump’s Russia lawyers made edits to false testimony that the former Trump fixer gave to Congress in 2017. In a ...

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CNN Leak During Michael Cohen Testimony Recalls Memories Of Network’s Bungled Don Jr. Story

CNN reported during Michael Cohen’s House Intelligence testimony that the former Trump fixer provided documents showing that Trump’s lawyers edited congressional testimony in which Cohen had admitted lying CNN’s report harkens back to another leak that sprung during Donald Trump Jr.’s House Intelligence testimony in late 2017. In that incident, CNN had to retract its report.  A source familiar with ...

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Schiff Hires MSNBC Analyst Who Has Already Decided Trump Is A Criminal

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has vamped up his investigation of President Trump with the hire of a former federal prosecutor and MSNBC analyst who has already determined that Trump committed numerous felonies. Daniel Goldman, who served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, will oversee the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Trump, according to NBC ...

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Fusion GPS Founder Had Contact With State Department Official During 2016 Campaign

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Emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson was in contact with a State Department official on the day before the publication of a news article based on information from Christopher Steele The September 2016 email shows Simpson was desperate to make contact with Jonathan Winer, a longtime associate of then-Sec. of ...

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Christopher Steele Gets ‘Cold Feet,’ Backs Out Of Rare Public Appearance

Former British spy Christopher Steele is backing out of a public appearance before a pro-democracy group, a move which comes in the wake of congressional testimony that undercuts some of the core allegations that the former British spy makes in his infamous anti-Trump dossier. According to Politico, Steele was scheduled to speak by video at an event hosted next week ...

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Judge Orders Release Of Christopher Steele Deposition

A federal judge in Florida on Thursday ordered the release of depositions given by former British spy Christopher Steele and a longtime associate of John McCain’s in a lawsuit filed against BuzzFeed regarding Steele’s anti-Trump dossier. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro overruled requests by Steele and David Kramer, the former McCain associate, to keep depositions that they gave in the ...

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Trump Lawyer Calls Michael Cohen’s Claims About Editing Testimony ‘Completely False’

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Trump, disputed Wednesday that he edited Michael Cohen’s 2017 congressional testimony regarding efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. “Today’s testimony by Michael Cohen that attorneys for the President edited or changed his statement to Congress to alter the duration of the Trump Tower Moscow negotiations is completely false,” Sekulow said in a ...

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