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Trump tries to recruit ‘star’ GOP lawyer for Mueller probe — and gets humiliatingly rejected: report

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Washington Post report on Tuesday claimed that the Trump White House has been trying to recruit Theodore B. Olson, described as a “star” Republican lawyer, to help defend President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. However, just hours after the report was...

Trump goes after Mueller as GOP plans next steps

13 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

The White House insists President Trump is not planning on firing special counsel Robert Mueller. Still, some Republicans are alarmed that about the possibility and warning that Mueller's investigation should be allowed to play out unimpeded. (March 19)        

‘Can you say Saturday Night Massacre?’: GOP congressman warns Trump firing Mueller would ‘paralyze’ Congress

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

One GOP member of Congress warned Monday night that if President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, it would “paralyze” the legislative branch. Fox News White House correspondent Chad Pergram tweeted that Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said the potential firing “would be...

Trump Just Hired a Lawyer Who Says the FBI and DOJ Conspired to Frame Trump

In the latest indication that the White House is taking a more combative stance toward Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump has decided to add Washington lawyer Joseph diGenova to his legal team. DiGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing, have a long history of engaging in legal work and commentary that advance right-wing causes, and […]

‘Trump is Nixon on steroids’: John Dean tells CNN’s Cooper ‘we’re witnessing a very public obstruction of justice’

17 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

John Dean, the former White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon, on Monday said Donald Trump’s recent attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller constitute “a very public obstruction of justice,” telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “Trump is Nixon on steroids.” Dean was discussing Trump’s weekend...

How Trump's White House Counsel Helped Weaken The FEC

A report today by TPM’s Allegra Kirkland poured some cold water on the news that the Federal Election Commission is looking into whether Russians illegally funneled money to the NRA to help Trump’s campaign. In fact, it looks like the agency has done little more than acknowledge it received a complaint on the issue from a Democratic group. Read More ?

White House Memo: Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.

‘He’s hearing footsteps’: Morning Joe panel agrees Mueller probe is accelerating — and Trump feels the pressure

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” agreed that the special counsel probe into Trump-Russia ties seems to have accelerated in recent days — and that has sent the White House into a panic. President Donald Trump fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe just hours before his...

White House Lawyer Insists Trump Isn't Considering Firing Mueller

Republican lawmakers have insisted that Trump let the special counsel to do his job.

Mueller Investigation Update

Mueller Is Now Looking Into Middle Eastern Influence as Part of the Trump Investigation Special counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to look into the Trump White House’s ties to a Lebanese-American businessman who works closely with the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, the New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Trump Threatened To Fire White House Lawyer After He Refused To Deny Mueller-Probe Leak

We wondered why the pace of leaks from Special Counsel Bob Mueller's office started to slow late last summer - and then, suddenly, Mueller dropped the Manafort-Gates indictments, unsealed George Papadopoulos's plea agreement and announced...Show More Summary

Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog says

The Office of Special Counsel has reported that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act twice last year, in TV interviews on "Fox & Friends" Nov. 20 and CNN Dec. 6, openly promoting the candidacy of Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate.

What is the Hatch Act? A guide to ‘Pernicious Political Activities’

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway twice violated the Hatch Act by “advocating for and against candidates” in last year’s Alabama Senate … Click to Continue »

Trump Considered Firing WH Counsel Don McGahn If He Didn’t Deny NYT Report He Had Threatened To Resign

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The Hill reports: President Trump reportedly considered firing White House counsel Don McGahn if he didn’t deny a report that he threatened to resign after Trump ordered him to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, according to The New York Times. Show More Summary

Is a Vengeful John Kelly Selling Donald Trump Down the River?

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Look, I don't know exactly what is going on here, but here is what I do know: The NYTimes reports tonight that Donald Trump spoke with both White House Counsel Don McGahn and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus about...

‘Did they not have Google?’: Nicolle Wallace pounds new Trump excuse Manafort’s crimes took place ‘before campaign’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Monday called BS on the White House’s latest line of defense against increasing indictments against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. After special counsel Robert Mueller hit Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates with 32 superseding indictments on...

Fire and Fury author: Trump and Jared will throw each other ‘under the bus’ to avoid Mueller indictments

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Author Michael Wolff, whose book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House surged to the top of best seller lists, is expecting special counsel Robert Mueller to indict Jared Kushner, HuffPost UK reported Saturday. At a Friday evening event in London, Wolff described Invanka Trump and Kushner as...

Morning Docket: 02.23.18

According to White House counsel Don McGahn in comments made at CPAC, President Trump has picked judicial nominees "he can relate to." Hmm, so maybe that's why he chose people like leading legal luminaries Brett Talley, Jeff Mateer, and Judge John Bush. Show More Summary

Michael Flynn says he won't let Trump pay off his legal fees for the Russia investigation

Former White House national-security adviser Michael Flynn won't be accepting money from President Donald Trump's legal-defense fund for individuals under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn has been a cooperatingShow More Summary

Mueller’s new indictment of Manafort and Gates debunks White House talking points

The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued its latest series of indictments on Thursday afternoon, this time accusing Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and Rick Gates, Manafort’s longtime associate,...Show More Summary

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