Tag Archives: Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Saturday Open Thread | Judge denies Trump’s request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents

(CNN)After President Donald Trump’s lawyers sought to keep their protest over privilege in Michael Cohen‘s seized documents confidential, federal Judge Kimba Wood told them they must publicly file their objections to the special master’s attorney-client privilege designations. The only thing … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Mueller moves to revoke Manafort’s pretrial release over witness tampering

Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing on Monday that President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses while on pretrial release. Mueller’s team has asked the court to revoke or revise Manafort’s … Continue reading

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FBI has obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Donald Trump Jr at NRA Convention

The FBI has obtained secret wiretaps collected by Spanish police of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of Russia’s Central Bank who has forged close ties with U.S. lawmakers and the National Rifle Association, that led to a meeting … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | On the road to a constitutional crisis

From The People’s View by Liberal Librarian As anyone who reads me knows, I’m not one for hyperbole. I’m rather sanguine about most things. Circumstances which seem horrible somehow work themselves out. But this tweet from Donald Trump should give … Continue reading

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Michael Cohen to plead the 5th in the Stormy Daniels case

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s long-time personal attorney, is asserting his Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination, according to a filing in federal court on Wednesday. The filing is in a case against Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who allegedly … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Robert Mueller’s sealed indictments

Finally. We were wondering when the mainstream conversation would finally get there. The topic, of course, is Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his sealed indictments. Politico addressed the topic yesterday, pointing out that Mueller can obtain sealed indictments against a … Continue reading

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FBI raided the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

The FBI’s raid today of Michael Cohen’s office and residence was a big enough deal on its face that it’s sent shockwaves across the landscape. Cohen is arguably closer to Donald Trump than anyone outside of Trump’s own family, meaning … Continue reading

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