Tag: Mueller, Robert S III

Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But […]

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Trump’s Abuse of Executive Privilege Is More Than a Present Danger

President Trump has been on an executive privilege extravaganza. In the past month, he’s asserted it to block Congress from obtaining documents about the census citizenship question, invoked it to try to bar the full Mueller report from being given to Congress, and used it to bar his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, from […]

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Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help

WASHINGTON — President Trump appeared to backtrack on Friday on accepting campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments, saying that he would certainly inform law enforcement authorities if he were approached. Under fire for saying earlier in the week that “I’d take it” if hostile powers offered incriminating information about an election opponent — […]

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Trump to America: Who’s Going to Stop Me?

In a new interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, parts of which were released on Wednesday evening, Donald Trump announced his willingness to betray and subvert American democracy, again. Asked what he would do if he were offered foreign dirt on an opponent in 2020, he said he’d take it, and pooh-poohed the idea of […]

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Hope Hicks Agrees to Interview With House Panel

WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest former campaign and White House aides, has agreed to participate next week in a transcribed interview with the House Judiciary Committee on topics stemming from the special counsel’s investigation, the panel’s chairman said on Wednesday. The hearing will be the first time that an aide to […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Intelligence Panel He Stands by Previous Statements

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators on Wednesday that he did not inform his father at the time about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and that he was not kept abreast of negotiations over a proposed real estate project in Moscow, a person familiar with […]

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Trump Lawyer’s Message Was a Clue for Mueller, Who Set It Aside

WASHINGTON — As the special counsel’s investigators pursued the question of whether President Trump tried to impede their work, they uncovered compelling evidence — a voice mail recording and statements from a trusted witness — that might have led to him. A lawyer for Mr. Trump, John M. Dowd, reached out to a lawyer for […]

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People Are Trying to Figure Out William Barr. He’s Busy Wielding Power.

WASHINGTON — Not long before Attorney General William P. Barr released the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he strategized with Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about one of his next moves: investigating the investigators. Over a dinner of steak, potatoes and carrots in a […]

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America’s Elections Are Still at Risk. Congress Can Help.

Members of Congress have several major decisions to make after the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Whether to pursue an impeachment inquiry is the one that’s gotten the most attention — and reasonable people can disagree about that. But Mr. Mueller’s findings leave no room for debate about the […]

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4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report

After two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently made his first public remarks — to complain, it seemed, that no one had read his report. “We chose those words carefully,” Mr. Mueller said, “and the work speaks for itself.” But at a dense 440-plus pages, if the report speaks for itself, it takes […]

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Listen to Trump’s Lawyer Make Appeal After Flynn Agreed to Cooperate With Mueller

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors released audio on Thursday of a voice mail message that President Trump’s personal lawyer left for a lawyer for Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, shortly after Mr. Flynn agreed in 2017 to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation. The message and its tone offer new insight into how Mr. […]

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Election Rules Are an Obstacle to Cybersecurity of Presidential Campaigns

One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign. Federal laws prohibit corporations from offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to federal candidates. The same law also blocks political parties from […]

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Trump Honors War Dead — but First a Word About Mueller and Pelosi

ImagePresident Trump on Thursday renewed his attack on Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who oversaw the Russian-election influence investigation.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — With marble crosses and Stars of David marking the graves of those who died fighting the Nazis on D-Day visible in the background, President Trump used the […]

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Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why aren’t the Democrats ready to impeach President Trump? The columnists ask Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in this live episode recorded at WBUR CitySpace in Boston on May 29. They discuss the possibility of […]

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White House Tells 2 More Witnesses, Including Hope Hicks, Not to Cooperate With Congress

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday instructed two more former aides to President Trump not to cooperate with subpoenas from House lawmakers investigating possible obstruction of justice, maintaining its position that Congress has no right to information turned over previously to the special counsel. Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the Judiciary Committee chairman […]

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Paul Manafort to Be Sent to Rikers, Where He Faces Solitary Confinement

Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, is expected to be transferred as early as this week to the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, where he will most likely be held in solitary confinement while facing state fraud charges, people with knowledge of the […]

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Democratic Voters Want Impeachment. The House Dawdles.

Until quite recently, Democratic House leaders justified their refusal to begin an inquiry into impeaching Donald Trump by saying that it wasn’t something their rank-and-file voters cared about. “I can tell you I never hear somebody bring up the Mueller report,” Representative Cheri Bustos, chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in Chicago last […]

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House Schedules First Hearing on Mueller’s Findings — Without Mueller

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, grasping for ways bring the special counsel’s report to life, said on Monday that they would convene a series of hearings focused on Robert S. Mueller III’s findings, even if, at least for now, Mr. Mueller will not be on the witness stand. The first star witness, in fact, will come […]

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Democrats Are Determined to Spotlight Trump’s Misdeeds, but Remain Divided on How

WASHINGTON — Congress returns on Monday from a weeklong recess with Democrats in broad agreement that they must do a better job of presenting to the public the details of Robert S. Mueller III’s findings but starkly at odds over how to do that. House Democratic leaders continue to focus on securing Mr. Mueller’s public […]

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