Sessions Launches Team Trump’s Russia Counteroffensive

June 14, 2017

I kind of go my own way in the Senate, he told me last year as we stood waiting for our bags at a Reagan Airport carousel after returning home from a Donald Trump campaign event. I dont think there are many senators who want to associate with me. Even in the modern Republican Party, Sessions often was too much, a cranky uncle in the Deep South basement of race-based politics. Sessions, who was rewarded with the job of attorney general for his early support, was the logical person to launch …


It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …


White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… it was Kushner who first raised the possibility of a secret communications channel, an idea that the Russians ultimately rejected. Kushners meetings have attracted the attention of the FBI in its ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and potential contact between Trump campaign staff and Russian officials. Earlier this month, Trump reportedly retained a team of experienced Washington attorneys to help him navigate the ballooning investigations by …


Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

May 27, 2017

Lawmakers have so far turned down the demands of aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska, lest an immunity deal compromise criminal investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election,according to the Times. Manafort is said to be a key figure in the FBIs investigation. Manafort was forced out as campaign chairmanshortly after the Republican National Convention last year, when AP revealed he had helped a Ukrainian political party linked to Russia secretly …


Jared Kushner Reportedly Draws Interest Of FBI In Russia Investigation

May 26, 2017

… through hacking with the goal of getting Trump elected. Several officials involved with the Trump campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign manager Paul Manafort, have also come under scrutiny for connections to Russia. Earlier in May, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as his bureau investigated the Russian links. Following Comeys firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the …


Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

… invitationlast week,essentiallyas a response to reports that Comey had been pressured by Trump to pledge loyalty to the president and to change the course of investigations into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. While Comey decline the private invitation, he did except a a public invitation from the committee. Now, the fired FBI Director is setto testify after Memorial Day. Getty Images Comeys testimony is expected to shed some light on the type of relationship he had with …


Parents Of Slain DNC Staffer Call Conspiracy Theories ‘Unspeakably Cruel’

May 24, 2017

Writing in The Washington Post,Mary and Joel Rich describe the nightmare that has become their lives. Each day, instead of receiving news from police about a break in their sons unsolved slaying, they are bombarded with phone calls from reporters asking about the lies or conspiracies being spread about him, they wrote. Mary and Joel Rich say their son’s murder has been “turned into a political football.” We have seen no evidence, by any person at any time, that Seths …


Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

May 19, 2017

Two people briefed on the call told the newspaper it took place just weeks after Trumps inauguration.Comey declined to answer the question. In February, senior White House officials confirmed that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to publicly dispute reports of communications between Trump campaign officials and Russia. Benjamin Wittes, a friend of Comey and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was quoted by the Times in Thursdays article saying …


Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former President Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian …


Washington Post Withheld Secret ISIS Plot Details Trump Reportedly Gave To Russians

May 16, 2017

… Post reporter Greg Miller said on CNN that the White House is playing word games … to try to blunt the impact of this story. Miller said he absolutely stood by the reporting. Lavrov and Kislyak the morning after firing FBI James Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. The White Housefrom covering any part of the meeting, though permitted a photographer working for Lavrov and Russian state media …


Trump’s latest tweetstorm goes after Comey, the media, and more

May 13, 2017

The Leader Of The Free World unleashed a tweetstorm on Friday, mainly focused on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties with the Russian government, with some hallmark media bashing thrown in. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, they’re blaming the media In half-dozen tweets, Trump repeated his previous attacks on Democrats and the media, suggested he would halt press briefings, and threatened former FBI Director James …