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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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Report: Cohen’s Lawyer Courted Pardon Before Ex-Trump Fixer Started To Sing

A lawyer for Michael Cohen brought up the idea of a potential pardon for the former Trump fixer but was rebuffed by President Donald Trump’s attorneys, according to a report. According to The Wall Street Journal, Stephen Ryan, who served as Cohen’s first attorney, broached a pardon soon after the FBI raided Cohen’s home, office and hotel as part of ...

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

Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS founder

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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Michael Cohen Puts Dagger In The Heart Of Steele Dossier During Congressional Testimony

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen denied during congressional testimony Wednesday that he visited Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, as the infamous Steele dossier alleges. “Have you ever been to Prague?” South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman, a Republican, asked Cohen during a House Oversight and Reform Committee. “I’ve never been to Prague,” said Cohen, adding: “I’ve never been to the ...

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Michael Cohen Pours Cold Water On Collusion In Congressional Testimony, But Makes Bombshell WikiLeaks Claim

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will tell Congress on Wednesday that he saw no ‘direct evidence’ of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but that he did overhear a conversation in which Roger Stone told Donald Trump he spoke to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Cohen will testify that Stone told Trump that WikiLeaks planned to release emails stolen from ...

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Madeleine Albright Apologizes To Mitt Romney For Mocking Russia Warnings During 2012 Campaign

Madeleine Albright, the secretary of state under Bill Clinton, formally apologized Tuesday to Utah Sen. Mitt Romney for mocking his comments during a 2012 presidential debate about the threat posed by Russia. “I personally owe an apology to now Senator Romney, because I think that we underestimated what was going on in Russia,” Albright said during a House Permanent Select ...

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What The Steele Dossier Got Wrong About Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

A previously redacted section of the Steele dossier that was recently unsealed in a legal case makes several false claims about Michael Cohen’s wife and father-in-law. The inaccuracies raise further questions about the veracity of the dossier, which the FBI used to obtain surveillance warrants against a Trump campaign adviser. In the memo, Steele misidentified Cohen’s father-in-law and falsely claimed ...

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Rosenstein: AG William Barr Will ‘Make The Right Decision’ On Mueller Report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expressed confidence Monday that Attorney General William Barr will “make the right decision” regarding a report that the special counsel’s office is expected to provide the Justice Department on the Russia probe. “I think Attorney General Barr is going to make the right decision. We can trust him to do that. He has a lot ...

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Adam Schiff ‘Absolutely’ Willing To Go To Court To Obtain Mueller Report

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that House Democrats will issue subpoenas and go to court, if necessary, to obtain special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. “We will obviously subpoena the report. We will bring Bob Mueller in to testify before Congress. We will take it to court if necessary,” Schiff said in an interview ...

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Mueller Reveals Few New Details In 800-Page Manafort Court Filing

The special counsel’s office released a scathing memo Saturday in the case against Paul Manafort in what is likely the last court filing in the case against the former Trump campaign chairman. But the filing, which clocks in at more than 800 pages, including exhibits, appeared to contain no new or bombshell information regarding the core focus of the special ...

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Mueller Report Not Coming Next Week, As CNN Reported

Robert Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not be delivered to the Justice Department next week, as CNN reported on Wednesday. “Any reporting that Special Counsel Mueller’s report will be delivered to the Department of Justice next week are incorrect,” a senior Justice Department official told Fox News on Friday. CNN reported Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr was preparing to receive the ...

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Disgraced FBI Officials Claimed ‘Insurance Policy’ Text Was About Whether To ‘Burn Longstanding Sources’

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page told Congress that a text they exchanged referring to an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency was a reference to a discussion about potentially “burning” a longtime FBI source in the event of an aggressive investigation of the Trump campaign Page described the unnamed source as “sensitive and reliable.” Strzok said the source was “very ...

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