Speculation and rumors have swirled for months that President Donald Trump will use his pardon power to extricate himself from any imminent legal trouble that might arise during his time in office. But the lead lawyer for Michael Cohen is insisting that Trump's former "fixer" doesn't want a pardon and will not accept one. Cohen pleaded guilty this week to tax evasion and campaign-finance violations, implicating Trump in the latter. "I know that Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from a man he considers to be both corrupt and a dangerous person in the Oval Office," Lanny Davis told NPR on Tuesday. "And he has flatly authorized me to say under no circumstances would he accept a pardon from Mr. Trump." Cohen's unexpected guilty plea in New York on Tuesday came on the same day that a jury in Virginia found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of tax fraud, bank fraud and failure to report foreign bank accounts. Trump called the convictions "a disgrace." The charges … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen won’t accept pardon, has information about Donald Trump and collusion: Cohen’s lawyer
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"This is the first time I've seen Congress as frustrated with Congress as we are!"Page and Peter Strzok, who testified publicly in a fiery marathon hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, are at the center of Republican concern about political bias at the FBI and Justice Department regarding the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe into the 2016 presidential campaign. "What does Trump support smell like Mister Strzok?" California Rep. Darrell Issa made Strzok read out his own texts, including some with profane language and one that calls Trump a "disaster". Multiple GOP lawmakers, including Goodlatte and Gowdy, pointed out that Page has known for more than six months that the committees wanted to interview her; they also argued that she had all the information she needed for an unclassified interview far earlier in the day Tuesday than her lawyer claimed. "If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would", said Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)."Most … [Read more...] about Had Damaging Information On Donald Trump, Says FBI Agent Peter Strzok
U.S. Donald Trump James Comey Russia investigatioin Former FBI director James Comey defended the law enforcement agency’s use of informants Wednesday, stating that attacks on the FBI could do “lasting damage to our country.” Comey’s comment followed a barrage of tweets from President Donald Trump about a “spy” infiltrating his campaign in 2016. Comey, who Trump fired just over a year ago, explained how important informants were to the FBI as the agency deals with accusations of illegally spying or surveilling from Trump and his Republican supporters. “Facts matter," Comey tweeted Wednesday. "The FBI’s use of Confidential Human Sources (the actual term) is tightly regulated and essential to protecting the country. Attacks on the FBI and lying about its work will do lasting damage to our country. How will Republicans explain this to their grandchildren?” Recommended Slideshows 53 In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince … [Read more...] about James Comey Attacks ‘Lying’ About FBI Informants as Donald Trump Blasts ‘Spygate’
U.S. Comey memoir Donald Trump FBI Clinton emails Rudy Giuliani James Comey Among the many controversies of the 2016 election is what exactly provoked FBI Director James Comey to announce he was reopening the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the election while keeping secret the fact that the FBI was looking at Russian active measures in support of the Trump campaign. Now that he is a private citizen and is making himself available to journalists because he has a book to promote, Comey can address the still murky connections between the New York FBI office, elements of the New York Police Department and Donald Trump. Comey does not address it in his book, but Trump’s connections to the FBI and the New York police are deep and go back a long way. He sent his favorite longtime personal bodyguard, former NYPD officer Keith Schiller, to deliver the walking papers to Comey when he fired him. Schiller had worked for Trump for years, until … [Read more...] about What Does James Comey Know About Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the FBI?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader PostEverything Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events I don't mean to alarm you, but the civil war within the executive branch could destroy us all. I don't mean to alarm you, but the civil war within the executive branch could destroy us all. by Daniel W. Drezner by Daniel W. Drezner April 9 at 8:15 AM Follow @dandrezner Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor to PostEverything. … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about Donald Trump vs. the Deep State