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https://twitter.com/ZoeTillman

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/us/p ... &smtyp=cur


Was Nikki Haley getting out while the getting was good?



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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:47 am

Maybe I'm misreading, but it seems like trump is oh-so-happy with Rosenstein these days, even insinuating that Rosenstein has cleared him and is really investigating Clinton for her Russian shenanigans*. I haven't noticed any recent anti-Mueller temper tantrums lately. I try to avoid his tweets but I do see responses to them so I usually know when he's on a tirade.

I'd like to think Rosenstein cleverly worded things in such a way trump believes the pressure is off him. Shirley RR wouldn't actually tell him what Mueller has, or doesn't have...right?

*which sounds more like a Qanon CT than anything else.


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Re: Mueller's investigation

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Post by pipistrelle » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:00 am

If Mueller regularly briefs him on the status of the investigation, I suspect Rosenstein knows more about Trump than Trump does.



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NEW TODAY: Trump's lawyers have received written questions from special counsel Mueller and are preparing their answers. The topics are about possible collusion and campaign ties to the Russians -- not obstruction.


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NEW TODAY: Trump's lawyers have received written questions from special counsel Mueller and are preparing their answers. The topics are about possible collusion and campaign ties to the Russians -- not obstruction.
I wonder if Mueller already knows the correct answers to the questions he's asking... :think:



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Post by Chilidog » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm

I guarantee that he knows the answers to the questions that he will be asking.



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Post by much ado » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Chilidog wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 pm
I guarantee that he knows the answers to the questions that he will be asking.
Will Trump's lawyers take that into consideration when drafting the reponses?



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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:47 am

Thread


I think it is significant that Mueller is agreeing to narrow the questions to Trump to focus on Russia conspiracy, rather than obstruction. It suggests Mueller thinks that's more significant and worthwhile at this stage. (I agree with @emptywheel.) 1/
Some interesting arguments in the thread why written answers might be better.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:51 am

The obstruction has played out publicly so no need to ask about that.


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Post by pipistrelle » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:08 am

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:51 am
The obstruction has played out publicly so no need to ask about that.
It would just add more obstruction to Mueller’s work.



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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:33 am

Do we know if Trump and lawyers have the questions now?



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Post by Kendra » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 pm

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It's Felon Friday. Where's the cray-cray?



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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/ ... ler-877373
Donald Trump’s lawyers have maintained an unusual level of contact with attorneys representing clients caught up in the expanding Russia probe, communication that could taint evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller is collecting in his investigation of the president.

They’re not being shy about it either.

The president's attorneys talk openly about these “joint defense agreements” that they say were established to keep them connected with lawyers tied to the president’s aides, allies and associates. They took the lead in organizing weekly conference calls earlier this year to strategize with other counsel during an intense period of Mueller’s investigation. In total, Trump’s lawyers have publicly noted they have more than 30 so-called JDAs with Mueller probe targets. Under these agreements, Trump’s attorneys can seek details on everything from what questions and documents Mueller’s team is asking about to who’s on the verge of criminal indictment.



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Post by Addie » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:32 am

WIRED: Robert Mueller Has Already Told You Everything You Need To Know



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Post by Addie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 am

Bloomberg
Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.

Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Mueller’s findings would be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.

The question of timing is critical. Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when Democrats hope to take control of the House and end Trump’s one-party hold on Washington.

But this timeline also raises questions about the future of the probe itself. Trump has signaled he may replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the election, a move that could bring in a new boss for Mueller. Rosenstein also might resign or be fired by Trump after the election.

Rosenstein has made it clear that he wants Mueller to wrap up the investigation as expeditiously as possible, another U.S. official said. The officials gave no indications about the details of Mueller’s conclusions. Mueller’s office declined to comment for this story.



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Post by Dan1100 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:51 pm

It's on Twitter, it must be true.

https://twitter.com/eorden/status/1052690994054004736
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Manafort and his lawyers have visited Mueller's office at least nine times in the last four weeks, a strong indication that the special counsel is moving at a steady clip, @kpolantz & @evanperez report.

Each session typically lasts about six hours.
Linked CNN Story - Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet


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Post by NotaPerson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:08 pm

Very interesting article. And rather encouraging.
When it's finished, Mueller's report is expected to explain the decisions of the Justice Department to bring or to decline to bring criminal cases during the course of the investigation. Mueller's findings and decisions will be confidential, unless higher-up officials in the Justice Department decide to make the report public.

As of now, the Trump legal team operates under the belief that Mueller won't finish his work without bringing indictments that hit closer to the Trump campaign.
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The Hill: Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that Emmet Flood has temporarily taken on the role of counsel to U.S. President Donald Trump, beginning on Thursday and continuing until Pat Cipollone takes on the post.

Flood has been Trump’s legal adviser during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections.



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Post by Addie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:18 pm

Cross-posting

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Democrat Charges Nunes Concealed Russia Evidence From Mueller

A top member of the House Intelligence Committee has revealed shocking details about how Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) abused his position as committee chairman to obstruct the Mueller investigation and shield Trump from accountability.

In a blistering op-ed for Nunes’ hometown Fresno Bee, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), said that Nunes blocked committee Democrats from following up on leads about “worrisome contacts between the Russians and candidate Trump, his family, his businesses, and his campaign.”

What’s more, Swalwell said, Nunes blocked special counsel Robert Mueller from seeing evidence that “many witnesses committed perjury or offered information relevant to the special counsel’s work” when they testified before the committee.

After months of refusing to release this evidence — specifically, transcripts of the witness interviews from the House Russia investigation — Nunes finally relented a few weeks ago.

But Swalwell revealed that in doing so, Nunes blocked Democrats from sharing the transcripts with Mueller, and with the public.



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NEW this afternoon: Jerome Corsi, Roger Stone and associates of the late Peter W. Smith have all drawn Mueller’s scrutiny over their purported contacts with WikiLeaks. Mueller has Stone’s telephone records and evidence Smith had foreknowledge of hacks.
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Mueller Probes WikiLeaks’ Contacts With Conservative Activists

Ties between the website and Roger Stone, Peter W. Smith get a closer look

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is scrutinizing how a collection of activists and pundits intersected with WikiLeaks, the website that U.S. officials say was the primary conduit for publishing materials stolen by Russia, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Mueller’s team has recently questioned witnesses about the activities of longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone, including his contacts with WikiLeaks, and has obtained telephone records, according to the people familiar with the matter.

Investigators also have evidence that the late GOP activist Peter W. Smith may have had advance knowledge of details about the release of emails from a top Hillary Clinton campaign official by WikiLeaks, one person familiar with the matter said. They have questioned Mr. Smith’s associates, the person said.

Right-wing pundit Jerome Corsi was also questioned by investigators about his interactions with Mr. Stone and WikiLeaks before a grand jury in September, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Corsi declined to comment. A lawyer for Mr. Stone said he hasn’t been contacted by the special counsel. Mr. Smith died last year.


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Post by Reality Check » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 pm

Jerome "Rash Face" Corsi? :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


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