opinion Norman Eisen and Andrew M. Wright Opinion contributors Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 2, 2018 "Finish it the hell up," Rep. Trey Gowdy said last week of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In truth, Mueller is moving rapidly and could go even faster if President Donald Trump would agree to talk to him. He requested an interview with Trump more than six months ago and now reportedly has threatened a subpoena. All signs indicate a legal showdown ahead — and Mueller would very probably win it. The president and his advisers have taken no apparent steps toward cooperation, instead purveying a smorgasbord of aggressive legal arguments with a heavy emphasis on a claim that “executive privilege” justifies a blanket refusal to testify. But despite the public bluster, calling Mueller on his subpoena bluff is a … [Read more...] about How Donald Trump could speed up Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation: Talk to him.
U.S. Russia investigation The latest witness called by special counsel Robert Mueller has quite a fascinating political past. Andrew Miller was a long-time associate of political “trickster” Roger Stone and previously served as the campaign manager to a woman who claimed to be a madam used by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to obtain prostitutes. Now, Miller has found himself a part of the special counsel’s probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Miller worked for Stone during President Donald Trump’s campaign and was subpoenaed by the special counsel to appear before a grand jury, according to Thursday’s New York Times. An attorney representing Miller said he planned to argue against the subpoena on the grounds that Mueller’s appointment was “unconstitutional.” Paul Kamenar was confirmed as Miller's attorney on the website for the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative nonprofit that told … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller’s Latest Witness Andrew Miller is Roger Stone Associate and Former Spitzer Madam’s Campaign Manager
Actor Alec Baldwins calls for support in Robert Mueller probe in a video for Trump Crimes Watch. (Reuters) WASHIGNTON – Alec Baldwin is calling for citizens to support and for Congress to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the 2016 election. The actor, known for portraying President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," appears as himself in a video billed as an op-ed piece launched by Trump Crimes Watch. In the video, Baldwin points out guilty pleas stemming from the yearlong probe. The campaign is coordinated by groups including We Stand United, Public Citizen, The Loyal Opposition and Stand Up America. Trump and his legal team have repeatedly attacked Mueller's investigation as overly broad. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said the president might pardon those ensnared in the Russia investigation once Mueller is finished, if he believes they were treated "unfairly." … [Read more...] about Alec Baldwin backs Robert Mueller probe in recent video
Special counsel Robert Mueller is preparing to accelerate his probe into possible collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russians who sought to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a person familiar with the probe. Mueller and his team of prosecutors and investigators have an eye toward producing conclusions -- and possible indictments -- related to collusion by fall, said the person, who asked not to be identified. He'll be able to turn his full attention to the issue as he resolves other questions, including deciding soon whether to find that Trump sought to obstruct justice. Mueller's office declined to comment on his plans. Suspicious contacts between at least 13 people associated with Trump's presidential campaign and Russians have fueled the debate over collusion. Some of those encounters have been known for months: the Russian ambassador whose conversations forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller zeroing in on Trump-Russia collusion allegations (report)
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign was involved. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge In the pursuit of fairness to all registered voters, it is earnestly hoped that Robert Mueller would release his finalized investigation of President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice and collusion report well in advance of the upcoming 2018 elections. This timely consideration by Robert Mueller would respectfully allow voters to sufficiently investigate and evaluate his committee’s findings and also preclude speculative conclusions of unsubstantiated statements and information that could potentially cloud a fair assessment of those findings by voters. It could affect the way they vote. The voter should have adequate and sufficient time to scrutinize the facts well before the election to determine how they want to vote. DAVID L. FLINTWest Toledo … [Read more...] about To the editor: Robert Mueller’s findings will affect voting