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Free Audio Book – The Mueller Report. Amazon: The Mueller Report. Mueller auditions. Celebs Stage Play based on Mueller Report: 'The Investigation– A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts' Trump Collusion and Obstruction in the Mueller Report. Watch As We Read The Whole Mueller Report: Live. Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation. The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. “I had no way of differentiating the call I just received from a prank call,” Mr.
Tamene wrote in an internal memo, obtained by The New York Times, that detailed his contact with the F.B.I. It was the cryptic first sign of a cyberespionage and information-warfare campaign devised to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, the first such attempt by a foreign power in American history. What started as an information-gathering operation, intelligence officials believe, ultimately morphed into an effort to harm one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and tip the election to her opponent, Donald J. Trump. Like another famous American election scandal, it started with a break-in at the D.N.C. The D.N.C.’s fumbling encounter with the F.B.I. meant the best chance to halt the Russian intrusion was lost. Even Mr. Photo The fallout included the resignations of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the D.N.C., and most of her top party aides. Many of Mrs.
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¿ Collusion ? Obstruction of Justice. TO INDICT OR NOT TO INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT. 4/7: Suspicions high as Barr redacts Mueller report. 3/29: Barr to give Congress redacted version of Mueller report by mid-April. Congress will be given a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report by mid-April and there are no plans for Donald Trump to add his own edits, the US attorney general, William Barr, said on Friday.
But Barr said he intended to censor some of the report to protect the privacy and reputations of some people mentioned, setting up a likely clash with Democrats who have demanded the full document. Bar said in a letter to the chairmen of the Senate and House judiciary committees that the full report by the special counsel runs to almost 400 pages, excluding tables and appendices. The attorney general said he would black out sections that could reveal grand jury material, sensitive intelligence, affect other investigations or “unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests” of some people. 3/24: 15 legal experts react to Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report. Special counsel Robert Mueller has finally completed his Trump-Russia report.
Attorney General Bill Barr made the announcement in a letter to congressional committee leaders on Friday. We’ve yet to see the full report, but on Sunday Barr released a summary of the report’s principal conclusions to Congress. At first glance, it appears to be mostly good news for President Donald Trump. Barr’s summary explicitly states that “the Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.” On the question of obstruction of justice, the initial report is more ambiguous. 3/23: Attorney general not expected to finish Mueller report 'principal conclusions' Saturday. Mueller Report Has a Hidden Message for William Barr. 3/21/19+: Mueller concludes investigation. 4/3: Trump's new comments on releasing unredacted Mueller Report. 5/29/19: Mueller Says It’s Up to Congress to Indict a President.
After two years of studiously avoiding the spotlight, the special counsel, Robert Mueller, was finally ready to speak to the public. Standing at a lectern with a sign behind him that said “Department of Justice Washington,” he looked every inch the part: dark chalk-stripe suit, white button-down shirt, navy-blue tie, hair parted at the side, posture erect. His voice was firm, and his words were carefully chosen to put the onus firmly on Congress to decide whether to impeach Donald Trump on charges of obstruction of justice. Volume II of the Mueller report, which the special counsel delivered to the Attorney General, William Barr, at the end of March, contained a section purporting to explain why Mueller decided not to reach a prosecutorial decision on whether Trump obstructed justice, but it was prolix and a bit difficult to decipher.
This time around, Mueller made an effort to be shorter and clearer. He succeeded. What “process” would that be? 1/25/19: Roger Stone arrested after indictment in Mueller probe. 1/5/19: Mueller's Investigation Grand Jury Granted 6-Mo Extension. The grand jury in Robert Mueller’s probe into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and any Russian government links to the Donald Trump campaign, has been extended by six months.
The jury was impaneled on June 6, 2017, with its term set to expire this weekend. Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the request with the grand jury’s term set to expire Sunday. “The chief judge confirms that grand jury 17-1 has been extended,” an aide to Howell told Politico Friday. 12/20/18: House Intelligence panel expected to vote Thursday on sending Stone transcript to Mueller. Rep.
Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican on the panel, said the committee approved it unanimously by voice vote. Conaway told reporters ahead of the vote that Mueller had made a request for a transcript from the committee, though he didn't specify which interview. The move dramatically raises the legal stakes for Stone, who has faced growing scrutiny in the special counsel investigation, and would suggest a heightened interest by federal prosecutors in one of President Donald Trump's closest allies. 12/7/18: Mueller Is Telling Us: He’s Got Trump on Collusion. For nearly two years, since the U.S. intelligence community released its report on the Russian campaign to assist Donald Trump in the 2016 election, the American people have been seeking an answer as to whether the Trump campaign colluded with its Russian counterpart. In the endless speculation about the direction of the investigation, a common view was that maybe the investigation would never implicate President Trump or find any collusion.
But a flurry of recent activity this past week all points in the same direction: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will likely implicate the president, his campaign, and his close associates in aiding and abetting a Russian conspiracy against the United States to undermine the 2016 election. 12/9: Trump calls "collusion illusion" but Russia cloud darkens.
On Saturday, Trump announced the exit of chief of staff John Kelly, dismissed new revelations from the Russia probe, slapped familiar foes and promoted violent demonstrations challenging his erstwhile friend, French President Emmanuel Macron.
But while he can spin new stories for the media to chase, the President seems powerless to stop Mueller's relentless focus on his own conduct in the 2016 campaign and ever since. A week of legal filings related to the Russia investigation has only increased the President's vulnerability and raised new questions about whether his campaign cooperated with a Russian election meddling effort.
12/8/18: Takeaways from the new Cohen & Manafort filings. The court filings released Friday by Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors detail the alleged lies Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort told both publicly and to the special counsel's investigators.
And for the first time, prosecutors publicly endorsed Cohen's earlier statements in court that he acted at the direction of Trump when he committed two crimes in 2016: making payments to the two women alleging affairs with Trump in order to keep them silent. The court documents provide new insights into the Mueller probe itself, including why the proposed Trump Tower Moscow project was relevant to Russian election meddling and potential new contacts between Cohen and Russian officials seeking to arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They reveal that a Russian national who claimed connections to the Russian government spoke with Cohen in 2015 and offered "political synergy" with the Trump campaign. Lying liars. 12/8/18: DJT: Please step away. Nothing to see here. "We're very happy with what we're reading because there was no collusion whatsoever," Trump told reporters Saturday at the White House before boarding Marine One for the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
Trump told reporters he has not read the court filings, which detail alleged lies Cohen and Manafort told publicly and to investigators. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes after being charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors. Those included tax fraud, making false statements to a bank and campaign-finance violations tied to his work for Trump, including payments Cohen made or helped orchestrate that were designed to silence women who claimed affairs with the then-presidential candidate. 12/4/18: Mueller about to have his say. This week, Mueller is due to make three crucial court filings -- sentencing memos for Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.
Each document will tell us something important about what the future holds for these defendants and, more importantly, about what Mueller knows and where he might be headed. By the end of this week, we will know much more about the strength of Mueller's hand and the threat his investigation poses to President Donald Trump and his administration. Ever since his December 2017 guilty plea, Flynn has been something of a mystery man.
Trump's former national security adviser, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn falsely told the FBI he had not asked Kislyak to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the outgoing Obama administration had imposed on Russia. Robert Mueller Is No Match for Fox News. 11/30: Flake says Mueller protection bill has votes to pass Senate. 11/29: Michael Cohen-Trump Tower Moscow Deal: Everything We Know After President’s Ex-Lawyer Admits Lying to Congress. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress about Trump’s efforts to open a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen admitted that he had lied about the timeline of negotiations for opening a Trump Tower in Russia, and revealed that negotiations to launch the real estate project were still ongoing as late as June 2016. Trump had been floating the idea of building a Trump Tower Moscow since his first visit to Russia, then a republic in the Soviet Union, in the 1980s, but the project consistently fell through.
It is now clear that Trump continued his efforts to build the tower while he was running for president. Here’s what we know about the timeline for the latest attempt to open a Trump Tower in Moscow: Trump was running for president in late 2015. 11/27/18: Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say. Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told.
Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump’s push for the White House. In a statement, Manafort denied meeting Assange. He said: “I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him. I have never been contacted by anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly. 11/14: Flake threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks Mueller protection bill. Flake made the new judicial threat after he and Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, unsuccessfully attempted to force a Senate vote on the special counsel legislation Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the request for a vote from Flake. But the Arizona Republican's threats on judicial nominees could complicate matters in the Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have an 11-10 majority.
There are currently 21 judicial nominees pending in the committee and 32 who are awaiting a floor vote, Flake said. "We have been told that the bill that Sen. Flake and a handful of other Republican senators, such as Susan Collins of Maine, have said they think the legislation to protect the special counsel is necessary after President Donald Trump fired his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and replaced him with acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who has been openly critical of the Mueller probe. 11/7: No One Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response. BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIMEDonald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller's boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation.
Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. 10/19: Justice Dept. Discontent Over Sessions’s Approach. The president has also frequently targeted Rod J. Rosenstein, who as deputy attorney general oversees the day-to-day operations at the department as well as the special counsel investigation. In a turnabout this month, Mr. Trump declared his relationship with Mr. 9/17/18: Trump declassifies Russia investigation docs, security be damned. 9/14/18: Manafort pleads guilty, cuts "cooperation agreement" w/Mueller. 8/21/18: Trump decries Manafort verdict, says Mueller investigation a 'disgrace' "Fake news and the Russian witch hunt," Trump said during his rally in West Virginia. 7/14/18: Mueller probe: 12 Russians indicted for DNC hack.
All 12 defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian federation intelligence agency within the main intelligence directorate of the Russian military, who were acting in "their official capacities. " 6/28/18: Shelby on Russian Election Hack: Hey, Everyone Does It. 6/26/18: Judge rejects Manafort's challenge to Mueller's legitimacy. A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's challenge to the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III dashes the hopes of many allies of President Donald Trump's that Ellis would deliver a crippling blow to Mueller's office and undermine the legal legitimacy of his appointment. Story Continued Below During oral arguments last month relating to bank and tax fraud charges against Manafort, Ellis skewered the special prosecutor's team, suggesting they were on a crusade aimed at impeaching Trump.
“I‘ve been saying that for a long time. 2/23/18: Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying to investigators. 4/3/18: Alex van der Zwaan sentenced to 30 days & $20,000 in fines for lying to FBI investigators. 3/27/18: Manafort team files motion to dismiss Mueller's Virginia indictment. 3/26/18 Mueller team reveals Manafort business associate’s connection to Russian intel service. 3/17/18: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach. The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.
A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica – a company owned by the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, and headed at the time by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon – used personal information taken without authorisation in early 2014 to build a system that could profile individual US voters, in order to target them with personalised political advertisements.
3/15/18: Paul Manafort asks judge to dismiss Mueller indictment in D.C. 3/2/18: Hope Hicks, White House Aide Snared by White Lies. 3/1/18: What Hope Hicks meant about white lies. 2/23/18: Fed grand jury issues superceding indictment against Manafort. 2/22/18: 32 new financial charges against Manafort and Gates. 2/20/18: Dutch lawyer pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Mueller probe. 2/16/18: Pinedo pleads guilty to identity fraud selling bank acct #'s to Russians involved in election interference. 2/16/18: Mueller indicts 13 Russians for election meddling. 12/1/17: How charge against Flynn fits into Russia investigation. 12/1/17: Natl Security Advisor Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI. 11/28/17 Call to Kremlin after disabling recording equipment. 11/16/17: Hicks may hold the keys to Mueller's Russia puzzle. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is preparing to interview the woman who’s seen it all: Hope Hicks. She’s been part of Donald Trump’s inner circle for years, first at Trump Tower and then as an omnipresent gatekeeper and fixer who could get emails or other communications directly to the boss during the 2016 campaign.
Story Continued Below As a senior White House adviser and now as communications director, she’s been in the room for moments critical to Mueller’s probe, which has grown to include the president’s response to the Russia investigation itself. Hicks’ history with Trump makes her one of the more useful witnesses for Mueller as he looks for insights into the president’s habits and moods. She also is one of the few people well positioned to recount the president’s reactions at various moments as the Russia scandal has sidetracked his presidency — including the Mueller appointment itself. 10/30/17: Manafort charged with conspiracy against the U.S. 10/30/17: Former Trump adviser Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI.
6/14/17: Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. 5/17/17: Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation. 4/2017: How Ex-Spy Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Dossier. There’s a row of Victorian terraced houses on a side street in London’s Belgravia district, each projecting a dowdy respectability with its stone front steps leading to a pair of alabaster pillars and then a glossy black door. And at 9–11 Grosvenor Gardens there is a small, rectangular brass plate adjacent to the formidable door. Its dark letters discreetly announce: ORBIS BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, LTD. 3/30/17: Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'. 3/21/17: Comey confirms FBI Is Investigating Trump’s Ties to Russia. FBI Director James Comey also said the FBI has “no information” that supports Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that President Obama tapped Trump’s phones in Trump Tower during the election.
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1/11/17: Trump Refuses to Take CNN Question in Bizarre Press Conference. 1/9/17: Conway dismisses need for independent hack probe. 1/6/17: Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections. The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution — Background. 12/13/16: Conway says Obama trying to “box in” Trump w/Russia sanctions. 12/13/16: Donald Trump's Big Confirmation Test Will Focus on Russia. 12/12/16: Conway downplays Tillerson’s ties to Russia: “It’s not like he’s pounding down vodka with Vladimir Putin” 12/12/16: McConnell announces Senate probe of suspected Russian election interference: ‘The Russians are not our friends’
12/12/16: Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote. 12/12/16: CIA has high confidence Russians tried to influence election in Trump's favor. 12/9/16: Obama Orders Intelligence Report on Russian Election Hacking. 12/9/16: President Obama Orders Full Review of Hacking During 2016 Election. 8/15/16: Donald Trump’s Many, Many, Many, Many Ties to Russia.
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