By Doina Chiacu and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to see all of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's evidence from his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, with an eye to using the probe's findings against President Donald Trump. U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for Attorney General William Barr to hand over the full report by Mueller by May 1, saying he cannot accept a redacted version released on Thursday that "leaves most of Congress in the dark." "My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case," Nadler said in a statement. The report provided extensive details on Trump's efforts to thwart … [Read more...] about Democrats make legal push for all Russia probe evidence, Trump calls Mueller report ‘crazy’
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By Siobhan Hughes WSJ Tues., April 16, 2019 WASHINGTON—Two House panels have issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions, as Democrats continued to pursue an inquiry into President Trump’s financial interests. The subpoenas from the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee and House Financial Services Committee came just days before the expected release of a report from special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any connection to the Trump campaign. In a statement, Deutsche Bank said it is “engaged in a productive dialogue with the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committee.” The German company said it “remain[s] committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations in a manner consistent with our legal obligations.” A representative for the White House couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Mr. Trump has denied any … [Read more...] about House Panels Subpoena Deutsche Bank, Others in Trump Finance Inquiry
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... DEVELOPING... Story will be updated as new information can be verified. Updated 5 times AlertMe WASHINGTON — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill, emboldened by the end of the special counsel’s Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller’s full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in “weeks, not months.” Trump strode into a high-spirited gathering of Senate Republicans on Tuesday, flanked by party leaders, saying the attorney general’s weekend summary of Mueller’s report “could not have been better.” GOP senators applauded his arrival, and he celebrated what he called his “clean bill of health.” But challenges are ahead … [Read more...] about Trump says Mueller report summary couldn’t have been better
“Well,” the newswoman said to Donald Trump, “you’re under a tremendous amount of pressure lately.” “Why do you say that?” he asked.Story Continued Below It was April 6, 1990, and Paula Zahn on CBS actually had plenty of reasons to think Trump might be feeling anxious. It hadn’t been two months since the hyper-public, tabloid-tawdry revelation that his philandering had shattered his marriage to the mother of his first three children. He and his executives were grappling with the flawed, frantic opening of the newest, gaudiest, most expensive and most debt-bloated of his three casinos in Atlantic City. And reporters who covered money instead of celebrity had started to suss out the unsteadiness of Trump’s overall financial state. “Both in your professional life and your personal life,” Zahn offered. She asked how he was doing. “I feel great,” Trump replied. “I’m doing well.” Nearly three … [Read more...] about Can Trump Survive Mueller?
White House President Donald Trump offered a rare show of gratitude for Robert Mueller on Saturday, praising the special counsel after his office disputed aspects of a BuzzFeed News report as furor over the story continued to play out across the media into a third day. “It was a total phony story, and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before a visit to Dover Air Force Base.Story Continued Below “I think it was very appropriate that they did so. I very much appreciate that,” said the president, who frequently assails the work of the special counsel's Russia investigation and his team of federal prosecutors. According to the BuzzFeed News story published late Thursday evening, Trump instructed his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, citing two federal law enforcement officials involved … [Read more...] about Trump thanks Mueller for statement on BuzzFeed report as furor continues