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Rod Rosenstein Will Leave Justice Department In March

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, agency officials told news outlets on Monday. According to CNN, a Justice Department official said that Rosenstein’s departure is not related to a controversy surrounding his alleged offer wear a wire during conversations with President Trump. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed in an interview that ...

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Rod Rosenstein Was ‘Absolutely Serious’ About Wearing A Wire In Trump Meeting

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed in an interview that aired Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” about wearing a wire during White House meetings with President Donald Trump. “The deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the White House,” McCabe said in an interview with “60 Minutes.” “Now, he was not joking. ...

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Cory Booker Called Smollett ‘Attack’ A ‘Lynching,’ Now He’s Refusing Comment Amid New Evidence In The Case |

A Democratic lawmaker who called the alleged hate crime attack against Jussie Smollett a “modern-day lynching” now says that he is withholding judgement in the case amid reports that authorities believe the “Empire” actor orchestrated a hoax. “Well, the information is still coming out, and I’m going to withhold until all the information comes out,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, ...

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Lindsey Graham Pledges Investigation Of McCabe, Rosenstein Over ‘Bureaucratic Coup’

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham pledged Sunday to hold a hearing to determine whether top Justice Department and FBI official discussed a “bureaucratic coup” to remove President Trump from office. In an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Graham said that he is willing to subpoena Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to ...

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Media Hypes Roger Stone ‘Revelation’ That Has Been Public For A Year

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A court filing in the special counsel’s case against Roger Stone was widely interpreted in the mainstream press as explosive new evidence of the Trump confidant’s contacts with WikiLeaks and Russian operatives Prosecutors said Friday that search warrants used in the special counsel’s investigation revealed communications that Stone had with WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. Various news outlets seized on the ...

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Mueller Says Manafort Faces Up To 24.5 Years In Prison

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The special counsel’s office said Friday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces between 19 and 24.5 years in prison for the tax and bank fraud charges for which he was convicted in August. Citing federal sentencing guidelines, prosecutors also said that Manafort faces a fine of up to $24 million for his fraud. The longtime GOP operative was ...

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House GOP Leader Presses Adam Schiff Over Secret Meeting With Fusion GPS Founder

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for answers about his interactions with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Democrat-funded Steele dossier. In a statement released on Friday, McCarthy questioned whether Schiff, a California Democrat, should recuse himself from the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation because of a meeting he had ...

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Sarah Sanders Has Been Interviewed In Special Counsel’s Probe

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Prosecutors working on the special counsel’s probe have interviewed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary told CNN on Friday. “The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel. I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them,” Sanders said in a statement to CNN. According to a reporter with ...

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Judge Imposes Limited Gag Order In Roger Stone Case

A federal judge issued a limited gag order in the government’s case against Roger Stone, the longtime Trump confidant indicted in the special counsel’s probe last month. The order, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, prohibits Stone from making statements to the media at the Washington, D.C. courthouse where his case will be handled, though the longtime ...

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Ivanka Trump: ‘Zero Concern’ About Mueller Probe

Ivanka Trump says she has “zero concern” special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe will impact her family. “Are you concerned about anyone in your life that you love being involved?” ABC’s Abby Huntsman asked Trump in an interview that aired Friday. “No,” said Trump, a White House adviser to her father. “There’s nothing there, yet it’s created weeks and weeks ...

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Jerome Corsi Files $25 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Roger Stone

Jerome Corsi has sued Roger Stone for $25 million, accusing the Trump confidant of defamation Stone has accused Corsi of lying to Robert Mueller’s grand jury and in interviews about interactions the pair had during the 2016 campaign Corsi claims that Stone is attempting to inflict him with “heart attacks and strokes” in order to prevent him from testifying against ...

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Manafort Meeting With Alleged Russian Operative Is At ‘The Heart’ Of Mueller Probe, Prosecutors Say

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A secret meeting that Paul Manafort had in August 2016 with a former business partner with ties to Russian intelligence “goes … to the heart” of the special counsel’s investigation, prosecutors told a federal judge in a closed-door hearing earlier this week. “This goes, I think, very much to the heart of what the special counsel’s office is investigating,” Andrew Weissmann, ...

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Judge Says Investigation Of Michael Cohen’s Campaign Finance Crimes Remains Ongoing

A federal judge in New York revealed on Thursday that prosecutors are still investigating Michael Cohen’s campaign finance crimes, even though the former Trump lawyer has already been sentenced to prison. Judge William Pauley made the disclosure in a ruling to release some of the materials discovered during an FBI search of Cohen’s home, office and hotel room on April ...

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Senate Intel Chairman: ‘We Don’t Have Anything That Would Suggest There Was Collusion’

After more than two years of investigation, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has not found evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government, the committee’s Republican chairman said in interview. “If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign ...

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Nellie Ohr: Ukrainian Lawmaker Was Fusion GPS Source

Nellie Ohr told lawmakers in October that one of Fusion GPS’s sources was a Ukrainian parliamentarian whose government has accused him of illegally meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Ohr, a former Fusion GPS contractor, testified that Serhiy Leshchenko was a source for the Democrat-funded opposition research firm. Leshchenko was the leading force behind the release of the so-called “black ...

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