After watching real news and Not the fake news (CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS and the like) for the past month I have learned so much more about what is going on in the world. I have found out more about our president too. He is not a dumb clown the fake news wants you to believe. He is trying to do his job the best as he can. So him not wanting to fire anyone especially the special council makes a lot of sense.
Edited: KNtoran on 11th Aug, 2017 - 12:49am
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Lawyers working with a team led by special counsel Robert Mueller approached the Senate intelligence committee this summer with a request: They wanted the transcript of an interview Senate staff had conducted with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
But they were blocked. Manafort's lawyers said they had not authorized Mueller's legal team to access the interview transcript under the agreement with the committee, even though Mueller's attorneys said they had been given permission. The matter is still under discussion, sources say.
The previously undisclosed fight, described to CNN by multiple sources, underscores the new challenges as congressional committees and Mueller's operation head into a more intense phase of their parallel -- and sometimes, conflicting -- investigations into Russian election meddling and any collusion with Trump associates. Ref. CNN.
There are far too many investigations going on. This is a distraction our country can ill afford right now with all that is going on in the world. If I were king for a day I would suspend all of these investigations until we figure out what to do with North Korea, we fix the healthcare debacle the last administration and this Congress have left us with, develop a sane immigration policy that also takes care of the people that came here as children through no fault of their own, and present a fair tax plan that doesn't punish the wealthy for their success yet provides enough to pay our bills.
Once all of that is taken of they can investigate all they want and let the heads fall where they may… and that means anyone's head. No one should be above the law in the US.
Edited: Abnninja on 5th Sep, 2017 - 5:15pm
A federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.
The charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. Plans were prepared Friday for anyone charged to be taken into custody as soon as Monday, the sources said. It is unclear what the charges are.
A spokesman for the special counsel's office declined to comment.
Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Ref. CNN.
Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has cost taxpayers at least $3.2 million so far. The investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with President Trump's associates has cost taxpayers at least $3.2 million so far, according to Justice Department records released Tuesday. The expenditures are the first public accounting of the costs associated with Mueller's far-reaching investigation, which has so far resulted in charges against four former aides to Trump's campaign. Last week, Mueller announced charges against Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the only aide charged who also served in his presidential administration. Ref. USAToday.
Peter Strzok, FBI agent removed from Robert Mueller's Russia probe, called Trump an 'idiot'. The senior FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe earlier this year referred to Donald Trump prior to his election as an "Idiot," according to a tranche of emails turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee late Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a counter-intelligence agent, also suggested that the Republican Party "Needs to pull their head out of their ass." Strzok was removed from Mueller's staff earlier this year after Justice Department investigators began reviewing whether he exchanged messages critical of President Trump. Ref. USAToday.
Analysis: The quiet probe into Clinton email investigation could be a landmine for Robert Mueller. Some disclosures already have provided a hammer to Trump loyalists who are escalating their criticisms of the legitimacy of the special counsel’s inquiry. Source 9o.
Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
The President's legal team has been preparing for the expected request for months. Trump's lawyers have said they are hoping for the investigation to wrap up quickly. Ref. CNN.