“Mueller Probe Outgrows Its ‘Witch Hunt’ Phase”


HUFFINGTON POST

But now, as Trump prepares to end his first year in office, the witch hunt narrative may have outlived its usefulness. Mueller’s investigation has expanded and gained serious traction: The president’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s chief deputy, Rick Gates, have been indicted. ” MORE

“Pence pleads ignorance as Russia probe deepens”


POLITICO

“As the White House contends with questions about who knew about former national security adviser Michael Flynn lying to the FBI, people close to Vice President Mike Pence are trying to make clear that President Donald Trump’s No. 2 knew nothing at all.

He was at a homeless shelter in Indiana, clad in an apron and doling out hot meals, the day last December when Egypt submitted a U.N. resolution that drew Flynn and Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner into international back-channel dealing.” MORE

“Evidence Of Obstruction Piling Up As Trump Privately Urged GOP Leaders To End Russia Probe”


POLITICUS USA

“Evidence of Donald Trump’s clear obstruction of justice regarding the Russia inquiry continued to pile up on Thursday as a new report from The New York Times revealed that the president “repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.”

The Times called Trump’s efforts to end the investigation over the summer “highly unusual intervention from a president into a legislative inquiry involving his family and close aides.” MORE

“Roy Moore Accuser Writes Powerful Open Letter: ‘Where Does Your Immorality End?’


HUFFINGTON POST

“I explained my motivation on the Today show. I said that this is not political for me, this is personal,” she wrote in her open letter. “As a 14-year old, I did not deserve to have you, a 32-year old, prey on me. I sat quietly for too long, out of concern for my family. No more.”

“I am not getting paid for speaking up. I am not getting rewarded from your political opponents,” Corfman added. “What I am getting is stronger by refusing to blame myself and speaking the truth out loud.” MORE

“More Russia Bombshells To Drop As Mueller Is Pursuing Meeting And Contacts Unknown To The Public”


POLITICUS USA

“Mueller’s investigators are also still actively mapping out all the attempts by Russian nationals and people with ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s government to connect with and possibly infiltrate the Trump campaign. So far, at least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during the campaign or the transition to the White House, according to Mueller’s charging documents and interviews and records obtained by The Washington Post.” MORE

“Report: Mueller Issued Subpoena To Trump Campaign For Russia Documents”


HUFFINGTON POST

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators reportedly issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s campaign last month, requesting Russia-related documents from over a dozen top officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The subpoena, issued in mid-October, reportedly requested documents and emails with keywords related to Russia but didn’t compel any officials to testify before Mueller’s grand jury, an unnamed source told the Journal. MORE

“How the Right Politicized Roy Moore’s Sexual Misconduct: The Daily Show”


THE DAILY SHOW

“Judge again dismisses Clinton email suits”


POLITICO

“A federal judge has dismissed — for a second time — a pair of lawsuits seeking to force the State Department to do more to recover former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The new ruling from U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg could irritate President Donald Trump, who is said to have been fuming in recent weeks over reports that the State Department is still processing a backlog of tens of thousands of Clinton emails the FBI came across during its investigation into whether Clinton or her aides broke the law by exchanging information deemed classified. Trump has also complained publicly that the Justice Department has failed to dig into Clinton’s email use.” MORE

“Sen. Al Franken Nails Jeff Sessions For His Endless Series Of Russia Lies”


POLITICUS USA

In a new letter, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions lies about Russia, and demand answers from Sessions about his false statements.

In a letter to Sessions, Franken wrote:

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“Jeff Sessions may be in big trouble after George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea”


SALON

“The credibility of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been called into serious question after the Justice Department unsealed a plea deal taken by a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign.

The documents revealed that former adviser George Papadopoulos attended a “national security meeting in Washington D.C.,” on March 31, 2016, along with Trump, Sessions and others. In that meeting, Papadopoulos “introduced himself,” and explicitly stated “in sum and substance, that he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and [Russian] President Putin.” MORE