Trump has spent 83 million taxpayer dollars on golf, while the special counsel Mueller investigation has only cost $25 million.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, explained exactly how Donald Trump could be indicted while still in office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn knew better than to lie to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he was not warned that lying to federal agents was a crime, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.
"He does not need to be warned it is a crime to lie to federal agents to know the importance of telling them the truth," Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, told a U.S. judge ahead of Flynn's sentencing on Tuesday.
Prosecutors would need to prove that Trump knew it was a crime. ... And here is Trump in 2012 showing that he knows about this very law as it applied to John Edwards, thus proving he “knew what the law forbade.” In fact, he adds for good measure: “a lot of very good lawyers” talked to him about the case.
The Russia investigation was lost for Trump almost from the very beginning because one of the first things that Mueller did was get his tax returns.
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A woman accused of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a powerful gun lobby group and influence U.S. policy toward Moscow pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy in federal court on Thursday in a deal with prosecutors that could give them insight into Russian meddling in American politics.
By Mark Hosenball
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative, said on Wednesday that he will not appear to answer questions before two U.S. Senate committees about his ties to and support of Donald Trump when he was running for president in 2016.
After prosecutors reached a deal not to prosecute the National Enquirer regarding their catch and kill payment to Karen McDougal in order to ensure she didn’t publicize damaging information about her alleged affair while he was married to Melania Trump about “the candidate” before the 2016 election, Norm Eisen pointed out that it’s an agreement to provide cooperation in the future against the Trump Org, the campaign or Trump himself.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The publisher of The National Inquirer has reached a deal with federal law enforcement to avoid prosecution for its role in paying hush money to a woman during the 2016 U.S. election, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn requested on Tuesday a sentence of a year's probation for lying to FBI agents in a case stemming from a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Rachel Maddow took apart Vice President Mike Pence’s lies about Mike Flynn and showed why the VP is facing his own Russia problems.
The person whose role in all of this is perhaps most implausible and therefore most troubling is actually the vice president, Mr. Roboto, Mike Pence. While over half the officials in the administration were overtly talking about Flynn’s discussions about sanctions, Mike Pence, the head of the transition said he knew nothing about that, never heard any of that, no idea. When another controversy about Flynn arose and Flynn had to retroactively register as a foreign agent who had been secretly working for Turkey during the presidential campaign, Flynn’s lawyers said they notified the transition multiple times, including in writing about Flynn’s ties to that foreign government as well. Again, Mike Pence was the head of the transition, which was the entity which was notified about Flynn’s foreign ties. But Mike Pence said had no idea about that. Never heard about it. You are running the transition and it turns out the national security adviser, the incoming national security adviser had secret undisclosed foreign ties that he is under federal investigation for? That doesn’t rise to your level? What else were you busy with?
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that House Democrats will investigate Trump's business and financial records to see if he's been compromised by the Russians.
Russia essentially used the National Rifle Association to funnel money to the Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016.
The counterterrorism expert declared Donald Trump a Russian-controlled national security threat who must be removed from office.
Sen. Paul has become one of Trump's biggest defenders on Russia, turning a blind eye to what increasingly looks like criminal conduct.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said that Democrats must first do oversight on Trump, protect Mueller, then consider impeachment if the evidence keeps coming out to justify it.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) made the critical point that Trump has gone from saying that he did nothing wrong to claiming that there is no evidence that he did anything wrong.
The campaign finance felonies that Trump directed indicate that prosecutors and Mueller may also have evidence of money laundering and bank fraud.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that there is a very real possibility that Donald Trump could face jail time as soon as he leaves office.