Home Tags Russia Newsletter

Tag: Russia Newsletter

Paul Manafort.

Mueller said Manafort’s crimes warrant up to 24.5 years in prison in a new court filing after Manafort’s plea deal was voided

Legal experts were flummoxed over why Manafort would lie to prosecutors when cooperating would have gotten him a more lenient sentence.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Mueller has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders as part of the Russia probe

It's likely the questions Sarah Sanders was asked centered around conduct that took place after Trump became president.
Paul Manafort.

‘Like a guy shooting craps down to his last chip’: Paul Manafort just made his riskiest gamble yet

"Maybe Manafort was lying because telling the truth would reveal something more sinister," said one lawyer.
Robert Mueller.

Willam Barr confirmed as attorney general

William Barr is reportedly already weighing how much of the special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation he will make public.

A judge nullified Paul Manafort’s plea deal with Mueller after ruling that he lied to prosecutors

The judge found that Manafort made materially false statements to prosecutors in three out of five instances outlined by Mueller's office.
Robert Mueller.

Former Trump lawyer John Dowd predicts Mueller’s report will never see the light of day

"I will be shocked if anything regarding the president is made public, other than 'We're done,'" former Trump lawyer John Dowd said.
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker reacts as he arrives to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2019.

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker was spotted at Trump’s hotel hours after testifying to Congress about his oversight of the DOJ

Whitaker has faced intense scrutiny for his coziness with the White House, as well as his public criticisms of the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, which he now oversees.

In a massive rebuke to Trump, Matthew Whitaker says the Mueller probe is proceeding according to its scope

Lawmakers want to know more about Whitaker's appointment; oversight of the Justice Department; and his refusal to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Roger Stone, longtime political ally of US President Donald Trump, flashes a trademark Nixon victory gesture as he departs following a status conference in the criminal case against him brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at US District Court in Washington, US, February 1, 2019.

Trump said ‘you have to get rid of’ the Russia probe and parroted a Kremlin talking point in a wide-ranging interview

Trump said "you have to get rid of the Russia investigation," parroted a Kremlin talking point, downplayed the crimes members of his inner circle pleaded guilty to, and suggested he may object to the release of a final report in the Russia probe.

‘He’s doing the enemy’s job for them’: Current and former officials compare Trump to a toddler and say his attacks on the inte...

"It's like when my son threw temper tantrums when I told him he couldn't do something or if I said something he didn't like," said one FBI agent.