Nonetheless, his complete lack of response and sense of urgency with regard to the first part of Barr’s summary detailing the plot and practices of Russian election interference still must worry us, whether or not his lack of response surprises us.
In a court filing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller showed that even while locked up in jail, Paul Manafort is continuing to commit crimes by sending and receiving emails.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller does not give interviews or press conferences, and there are no leaks of information coming out of his office. When he communicates, it is by legal filings made in a court of law. And on Tuesday he claimed in such a filing that election meddling operations like those conducted by Russia during the 2016 presidential election are still occurring.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Donald Trump attorney/fixer Michael Cohen received access to $774,000 of funding during the height of the president’s 2016 campaign. Cohen had previously said that he used $130,000 of his own money to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about her sexual relationship with Trump.
Each time another ex-Trump confidant flips on their former boss and starts cooperating with Mueller, the special counsel gets another building block in its growing case against Trump.
The question likely isn't whether Trump will lie under oath during his interview with Robert Mueller. Instead, it's how many lies will the president tell.
No matter how many unhinged tweets the president posts or how many hurricane photo-ops he takes, Robert Mueller's investigation continues to circle around Donald Trump.
"If the special counsel is now investigating administration officials for making misleading statements about ties to Russia ... they're all going to need good lawyers."
"Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned that investigators would cross a red line if they delve into Trump family finances..."
Trump's tweets about "witch hunts" aren't only reflections of presidential paranoia. They are part of a deeper strategy to discredit the man investigating him for obstruction of justice.
Republicans may have spent the first few months of Trump's presidency cowardly refusing to hold him accountable, but even they are starting to recognize his days in the White House may be numbered.
The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.
The DOJ’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Trump/Russia investigation was met with approval by Democrats, some Republicans.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not about the special counsel until after the deputy attorney general has signed the letter making the appointment.