Tag: Robert Mueller

Strzok-Page Texts Were Wiped Before Inspector General Could Review Them

The text messages between FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were wiped before the Inspector General could review them, according to a new report issued yesterday from the Office of the Inspector General.

The Federalist reports:

The 11-page report reveals that almost a month after Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team, his government-issued iPhone was wiped clean and restored to factory settings by another individual working in Mueller’s office. The special counsel’s Record’s Officer told investigators that “she determined it did not contain records that needed to be retained.”

“She noted in her records log about Strzok’s phone: ‘No substantive texts, notes or reminders,’” the report states.

When the OIG obtained his old cell phone in January, it had been issued to another individual within the agency and investigators were unable to recover any text messages sent or received by Strozk on that device.

Two weeks after Page departed Mueller’s team on July 15, 2017, her government-issued iPhone was also wiped and restored to factory settings and had not been reissued to another person within the agency. No one within the special counsel’s office or the Justice Management Divisions of the agency had any records as to who cleared all the data from the iPhone.

On January 12, 2017, the Inspector General announced it would review “whether the Department and the FBI followed policies or procedures in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016, and whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations.”

The Inspector General initiated the investigation into Page and Strzok’s phones after being notified of a “gap in text message data collection” between December 16, 2015 and May 17, 2017.

Strzok and Page (who were both part of the initial group of employees assigned to the Special Counsel’s Office) rose to infamy after text messages between the two revealed they despised Donald Trump and were rooting for Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. They also discussed a “media leak strategy” and a suspicious “insurance policy” in case Trump got elected.

Some of their most memorable texts (there are too many to list them all) include:

  • Page: “Trump’s not going to become president, right?” Strzok: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
  • Page: “God Trump is loathsome human.”  Strzok: “Yet he many win.”
  • Strzok: “God Hillary should win. 100,000,000-0.” Page: “I know”
  • Strzok: “I am riled up. Trump is a f***ing idiot, is unable to provide a coherent answer.”

Page resigned from the FBI in May of 2018 and Strzok was fired in August.

The Framing of Michael Flynn

Author’s Note: This essay is largely based off of our new book “Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald Trump.”

On December 29th, 2016, Michael Flynn received a phone call while on vacation in the Dominican Republic from Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that would change his life forever.

Earlier in the day, in retaliation for Russian interference in the election (not collusion), then-President Barack Obama forced the closure of Russian-owned compounds in New York and Maryland, and slapped new sanctions against Russia. Is there any doubt that such a move would prompt Ambassador Kislyak to call Flynn, Trump’s National Security Adviser at the time, to discuss what had just happened?

In taking Kislyak’s call, Flynn must’ve been aware that the call would be intercepted and monitored, given that he was speaking on an unsecured line in the Dominican Republic. Had Flynn been on U.S. soil he would’ve been able to prevent such surveillance, but due to the timing of Obama’s firings and Flynn’s location in the Dominican Republic, his conversation with Kislyak was intercepted and recorded.

The two discussed the sanctions against Russia Obama had just passed, and Kislyak promised that Russia would not react with sanctions of their own.

Since the call was recorded, the FBI had an entire transcript of the conversation. If there were any wrongdoing, it would be evident in the transcript. Clearly, it was not, as at the direction of Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Flynn was questioned about the contents of his conversation with Kislyak on January 24th, 2017 by special agents Peter Strzok and Joe Pientka in a meeting set up by then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Rather than try to pry information from Flynn about the call, Flynn was merely quizzed about the contents of his own conversation, with Strzok and Pientka presumably looking for any deviation from the script to claim Flynn was technically “lying to the FBI,” even if unintentionally.

Sally Yates immediate concern from the Kislyak phone call was that Flynn violated the “Logan Act,” a rarely enforced law from 1799 that prevents Americans from corresponding with foreign governments (which is ridiculous, given’s Flynn’s political position). If the Logan Act actually were enforced, it would’ve been used to prevent Dennis Rodman from visiting North Korea, or Jimmy Carter’s various peace efforts. If Flynn had truly done something wrong, why would Yates be so desperately grasping at straws in citing the Logan Act?

Setting the Trap: Flynn Advised Against Legal Counsel

In a stunning new development, we’ve learned from a 302 report that proper protocol wasn’t followed to protect Flynn against entrapment. A 302 report contains accounts from the agents of what they said and did while interviewing Flynn, and the FBI waited over half a year to detail the Flynn interview. According to Fox News:

The August date on the FBI 302 cited by the Flynn team is nearly seven months after the Flynn interview took place, and about a week after reports surfaced that Strzok had been summarily removed from Mueller’s Russia probe because his persistent anti-Trump communications had surfaced.

Flynn “clearly saw the FBI agents as allies,” according to the 302 prepared by Strzok and another agent.

Flynn’s attorneys alleged that Andrew McCabe pushed Flynn not to have an attorney present during the questioning that ultimately led to his guilty plea on a single charge of lying to federal authorities. According to Flynn’s legal team [and the 302 itself], FBI agents in his case deliberately did not instruct Flynn that any false statements he made could constitute a crime, and decided not to “confront” him directly about anything he said that contradicted their knowledge of his wiretapped communications with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Bear in mind, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign was a secret at the time. Flynn had no reason to have his guard up.

Comey and McCabe’s Defense Seems Unbelievable

Even stranger, despite the charges Flynn now faces following the Kafkaesque line of questioning, when James Comey briefed a number of Capitol Hill lawmakers about the Bureau’s counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign, two sources familiar with the meetings said Comey told lawmakers the FBI agents who interviewed Flynn didn’t believe he lied or intentionally provided any misleading answers. The report also said FBI Director McCabe testified that the FBI agents didn’t suspect wrongdoing either. Yet McCabe also pushed Flynn to speak without a lawyer. For those reasons, and the role that Peter Strzok played in trying to thwart a Trump presidency, I find these claims doubtworthy.

It also doesn’t help the FBI’s credibility when two of those involved in Flynn’s entrapment (Strzok and McCabe) have since been fired for misconduct. Clearly, their claims that they “actually thought Flynn was innocent” cannot possibly be true, as if they were, Flynn wouldn’t have had to plead guilty to manufactured charges to avoid a personal bankruptcy. And let’s suppose for a second that they are true – that McCabe, Strzok, and Pientka all thought Flynn did nothing wrong. Then who was pulling the strings to decide otherwise?

What do you think is more likely? That Michael Flynn couldn’t perfectly recall the contents of a phone call made while on vacation, or that Flynn decided that he’d lie to the FBI’s face without any legal counsel over the contents of a phone call where nothing illegal is discussed? To ask such a question is to answer it, so it’s no wonder that entrapment was the goal all along.

HUGE: Judge Orders Mueller to Turn Over Key Documents in Flynn Case

The federal judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s case has ordered Robert Mueller to hand over key documents after it was revealed the FBI suggested Flynn to not have an attorney present for the interview that eventually led to his pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered Mueller’s team to hand over any “302s or memoranda” related to Flynn’s questioning by 3:00 p.m. ET Friday.

The 302 reports are summaries of FBI interviews. Usually written soon after the questioning, Flynn’s report was dated August 22, 2017–nearly seven months after his meeting with FBI agents took place.

Fox News reports:

The judge’s brief order states that Mueller can choose to file the materials under seal if necessary. Sullivan also ordered the Flynn team to turn over the documents backing up its assertions. The judge could determine why the FBI apparently took a significantly more aggressive tack in handling the Flynn interview than it did during other similar matters, including the agency’s sit-downs with Hillary Clinton and ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos. Flynn is set to be sentenced next Tuesday — but Sullivan’s move might delay that date, or lead to other dramatic and unexpected changes in the case. Sullivan even has the authority to toss Flynn’s guilty plea and the charge against him if he concludes that the FBI interfered with Flynn’s constitutional right to counsel, although he has given no indications that he intends to do so.

On Tuesday, Flynn’s attorneys filed a sentencing memo in which they cited the 302 report from his interview with the FBI which show then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe urging Flynn to not have an attorney present for the questioning.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses disturbing revelations in Flynn sentencing memo**

“I explained that I thought the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only,” McCabe wrote. “I further stated that if LTG Flynn wished to include anyone else in the meeting, like the White House counsel for instance, that I would need to involve the Department of Justice. [Flynn] stated that this would not be necessary and agreed to meet with the agents without any additional participants.”

Flynn’s report also stated, “The agents did not provide Gen. Flynn with a warning of the penalties for making a false statement under 18 U.S.C. 1001 before, during, or after the interview.”

Before the interview, McCabe and other FBI officials “decided the agents would not warn Flynn that it was a crime to lie during an FBI interview because they wanted Flynn to be relaxed, and they were concerned that giving the warnings might adversely affect the rapport.”

The Flynn memo points out that the 302 report reveals that FBI agents strategized on how to handle Flynn if he did not remember exactly what he had said in his phone conversation with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak because the agents had already read transcripts of the phone call.

The memo states that FBI officials decided if “Flynn said he did not remember something they knew he said, they would use the exact words Flynn used … to try to refresh his recollection. If Flynn still would not confirm what he said … they would not confront him or talk him through it.”

 

Trump Unloads on Mueller and his “Best Friend” James Comey, Slams “Conflicts”

President Trump blasted special Counsel Robert Mueller and his “best friend” “leakin’, lyin'” James Comey today in early morning tweets.

“Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye[sic] the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of ‘legal’ at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt,” he wrote.

The woman prosecuting Corsi that the president referenced is likely Jeannie Rhee, a member of Robert Mueller’s team who also represented the Clinton Foundation in a 2015 lawsuit and Clinton herself in a lawsuit seeking access to her private email. Rhee also donated thousands of dollars to Clinton’s political action committee in 2015 and 2016.

The president also excoriated Mueller’s “pit bull” attorney Andrew Weissmann, saying he “wrongly destroyed peoples lives.”

“Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s [sic] horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report,” he continued. “He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now.”

The president was referring to the case against Enron’s accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, which Weissmann prosecuted.

According to the Washington Times, defense attorneys in the case said Weissmann bent or broke rules, pointing to appeals court decisions, exhibits and witness statements as proof.

“They say he intimidated witnesses by threatening indictments, created crimes that did not exist and, in one case, withheld evidence that could have aided the accused. At one hearing, an incredulous district court judge looked down at an Enron defendant and told him he was pleading guilty to a wire fraud crime that did not exist,” writes the Times.

Eventually, as the president points out, the Supreme Court overturned the convictions in the Andersen case 9-0.

The president also blasted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr (who was a key player in the dossier scandal) and his wife Nellie (not Molly) who worked for the Fusion GPS, the research firm which created the salacious and unverified anti-Trump dossier.

“Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted?”

“Will all of the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!” he wrote.

Jerome Corsi Files Criminal Complaint Against Mueller, Says he was Pressured to Lie

Former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi filed a complaint against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Monday, accusing the prosecutors of threatening and coercing him to lie in his testimony.

The complaint states, “Dr. Corsi has been criminally threatened and coerced to tell a lie and call it the truth.”

Fox News reports that the 78-page document was sent to top law enforcement officials including Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Corsi claims that the special counsel team wanted him to lie and say he acted as a liason between political consultant Roger Stone, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and the Trump campaign regarding the release of hacked emails from the DNC.

Fox News reports:

The complaint states that Mueller’s office is now “knowingly and deceitfully threatening to charge Dr. Corsi with an alleged false statement,” unless he gives them “false testimony” against Trump and others.

The purported threat of a false statement charge, according to the complaint, pertains to a July 2016 email from Stone asking him to “get to” Assange and get the pending emails.

Corsi’s complaint says he was unable to initially give “accurate” testimony on that point, until he could reload emails on his laptop. The complaint says he later amended his answers. In an interview last week with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Corsi said Mueller’s team “was happy” with his answers until he couldn’t “give them what they wanted.”

Corsi recently revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.

“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream.  But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”

 

Giuliani Blasts Mueller and Cohen in Scathing Statement

Former New York City mayor and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani didn’t mince words today, issuing a scathing statement after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate deal in Moscow.

“Michael Cohen is a liar. It’s no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress,” Giuliani said.

“He’s a proven liar who is doing everything he can to get out of a long-term prison sentence for serious crimes of bank and tax fraud that had nothing to do with the Trump Organization. It is important to understand that documents that the Special Counsel’s Office is using to show that Cohen lied to Congress were voluntarily disclosed by the Trump Organization because there was nothing to hide. It is hardly coincidental that the Special Counsel once again files a charge just as the President is leaving for a meeting with world leaders at the G20 Summit in Argentina. The Special Counsel did the very same thing as the President was leaving for a world summit in Helsinki. With regard to the hotel proposal in Moscow, the President has been completely open and transparent.”

Giuliani’s statement comes after President Trump slammed Cohen earlier today as a “weak person” facing a “big prison sentence.”

“Michael Cohen is lying and he’s trying to get a reduced sentence for things that have nothing to do with me,” he said.

This morning, Trump took to Twitter to blast the Special Counsel investigation as a “McCarthy-style witch hunt”, writing that Mueller wasn’t even looking at the crimes committed by Hillary and the Democrats.

 

Desperation Time: Why Mueller Put the Squeeze on Michael Cohen

The Russia investigation is winding down, and Robert Mueller still hasn’t found one iota of evidence to support the phony Russia collusion narrative.

After failed attempts to get Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi to roll over and peddle falsehoods about the Trump campaign and Russia, it seems Robert Mueller has made former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen his “star witness.”

Cohen entered a surprise guilty plea today in a New York federal court, saying he lied to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

So, what is the real significance of Cohen’s guilty plea today? Hint: It’s has nothing to do with what you’ll hear the deranged talking heads on television will be discussing.

In today’s podcast, Dan points out how utterly desperate Mueller is to nail President Trump on phony Russian collusion charges. “They bring a guy back in now who has already said the collusion thing is a hoax and the dossier is garbage,” said Dan, referring to a September 2017 statement by Cohen.

In his 2017 statement, Cohen said he “had nothing to do with any Russian involvement in our electoral process,” and said he “never saw anything – not a hint of anything – that demonstrated [President Trump’s] involvement in Russian interference in our election or any form of Russian collusion.” Cohen also blasted the anti-Trump dossier, saying it was “riddled with total falsehoods and intentionally salacious allegations.”

**Listen: Dan’s full analysis of today’s Michael Cohen guilty plea**

“Now does it make sense why they had to get Cohen into the court today to get Cohen to plead guilty to making false statements?” asked Dan.

The podcast also breaks down the significance of today’s guilty plea by Cohen, as opposed to his plea back in August:

“Mueller’s edict from the beginning was to investigate charges related to Russian collusion,” says Dan. Anything not related to the collusion scheme had to be farmed out of the special counsel’s office right back into the standard federal justice system. The prior charges they had on Cohen which he plead to before, were plead to in the southern district. Not under the jurisdiction of the Special Counsel. Meaning that Cohen’s charges…may have been criminal as they’re alleging but had nothing at all to do with Trump or collusion. Why do we know that? Because the Special Counsel referred it out…if it’s not collusion they send it back into the federal system. The fact that he took a plea today to charges levied by the special counsel’s office is significant because it says again that Mueller is bringing them back in to the collusion side despite the fact that Cohen is on the record saying ‘I have nothing to do with the collusion side.’

Dan’s advice to everyone today? “Take a chill pill. Cohen is not credible at all.”

 

 

Another Mueller Leak? Two of Trump’s Alleged Answers to Special Counsel Revealed

It seems the Mueller team leaks just keep coming.

Yesterday, we saw the strategic leak in The Guardian about former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort allegedly meeting with Julian Assange–which has quickly unraveled.

Today, two of President Trump’s alleged answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller have leaked to none other than the Clinton News Network.

According to CNN, President Trump told Mueller that Roger Stone never discussed Wikileaks with him and that he was not told about the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Natalia Veselnitskaya (who–by the way–just happens to have connections to Fusion GPS, the firm that was hired by the DNC to create the infamous, unverified, salacious anti-Trump dossier).

Roger Stone told CNN, “I never discussed any of this with Donald Trump.  It’s one of the questions that Mr. Mueller wants the President to answer — one of the written questions. I’m highly confident that his answer will be that he knew nothing about it. We just never discussed it.”

Trump submitted his answers to Mueller’s questions last week, which all relate to “activities and episodes from before Trump’s election.” His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, cautioned that some of the Special Counsels inquiries could have been “traps.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Trump Goes off on Mueller in Early Morning Tweets

President Trump took to Twitter this morning to blast Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “conflicted prosecutor who has gone rogue,” claiming the investigators are “ruining” people’s lives because they “refuse to lie.”

The President blasted Mueller for his one-sided approach to justice, writing, “The Phony Witch Hunt continues, but Mueller and his gang of Angry Dems are only looking at one side, not the other.”

Trump also took aim at the mainstream media, writing “The Fake News media builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint, when in actuality he is the exact opposite.”

The tweets come on the heels of the news that the Special Counsel has accused former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort of lying to the FBI and the news that former Infowars editor and Roger Stone associate, Jerome Corsi will reject a plea deal offered to him by Mueller’s office.

The Mueller probe is expected to be winding down, and President Trump submitted his written answers to the special counsel’s questions last week.

 

Mueller: Manafort Lied to FBI and Special Counsel; Breached Plea Agreement

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, breaching his plea agreement, according to a new court filing yesterday.

The filing says, “After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement.”

Manafort’s team disputes the allegations, telling a judge that their client “believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has breached the agreement.”

In September, Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

LISTEN: The Scandal You’re Not Hearing About

Manafort agreed to forfeit five properties including his Trump Tower apartment, three bank accounts, and a life insurance policy.

Also on Monday, former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi said he will reject a plea deal that has been offered to him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi said in a phone call with CNN.

According to The Atlantic staff writer, Natasha Bertrand, Corsi told her he would not accept Mueller’s plea deal on one count of perjury because it would require him to sign a statement saying he willfully lied, which he denies.

 

Breaking: Jerome Corsi to Reject Mueller Plea Deal

Former Infowars editor and author Jerome Corsi has told CNN he will reject a plea deal that has been offered to him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“They can put me in prison the rest of my life. I am not going to sign a lie,” Corsi said in a phone call with CNN.

When asked what would happen now that he is refusing the plea deal, Corsi responded: “I don’t know.”

According to The Atlantic staff writer, Natasha Bertrand, Corsi told her he would not accept Mueller’s plea deal on one count of perjury because it would require him to sign a statement saying he willfully lied, which he denies.

Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of their investigation into political advisor Roger Stone’s Wikileaks connections. The Special Counsel is trying to determine whether or not Stone had prior knowledge of the Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign documents in 2016–an allegation Stone denies.

Corsi announced November 13 that he was expecting to be indicted by Mueller. In a live stream, he said, “I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment. But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claimed he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He said that he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

 

Trump Blasts Mueller for “Conflicts of Interest”

President Trump blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller today for “conflicts of interest.”

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote, “When Mueller does his final report, will he be covering all of his conflicts of interest in a preamble, will he be recommending action on all of the crimes of many kinds from those “on the other side”(whatever happened to Podesta?), and will he be putting in statements from……..hundreds of people closely involved with my campaign who never met, saw or spoke to a Russian during this period? So many campaign workers, people inside from the beginning, ask me why they have not been called (they want to be). There was NO Collusion & Mueller knows it!”

The president’s comments come on the heels of remarks made by former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who told ABC yesterday that Mueller’s final report could be politically “devastating” for President Trump.

“I think the report is going to be devastating to the President,” Dershowitz said. “And I know that the President’s team is already working on a response to the report. The critical questions are largely political — when I say devastating, I mean it’s going to paint a picture that’s going to be politically very devastating.”

Conservatives, like talk show host Mark Levin, dismissed Dershowitz’s comments, writing on Twitter that the professor was a Clinton and Obama supporter who was “opining on something he does not personally know.”

President Trump submitted his written answers to Mueller last week, and Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani stated there might be possible “traps” in Mueller’s questions.

“There are some (questions) that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Giuliani gave insight into some of Mueller’s questions last week, telling Axios that two of the topics the Special Counsel inquired about were Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Recent reports indicate that Mueller’s probe could be winding down.

Jerome Corsi in Plea Negotiations with Robert Mueller

Jerome Corsi, former Infowars editor, author, and associate of political consultant Roger Stone told AP today that he is negotiating a potential plea deal with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel team, but would not comment any further.

Mueller’s team questioned Corsi as part of their investigation into Stone’s Wikileaks connections. The Special Counsel is trying to determine whether or not Stone had prior knowledge of the Wikileaks release of Clinton campaign documents in 2016–an allegation Stone denies.

Last week, Corsi revealed that he was expecting to be indicted by Robert Mueller.

“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury — or however they want to do the indictment,” he said during a live stream.  But I’m going to be criminally charged.”

Corsi claims he received a subpoena from two FBI agents in August and has since handed over two computers and access to his email and Twitter accounts.

He says he was interrogated by investigators and “quizzed” about various specific topics for months.

“Criminals are running the Department of Justice. My crime was that I dared to support Donald Trump,” Corsi said. “And that supporting President Trump, and since 2004 having written 20 books — I guess those were my crimes. I guess I’m going to prison for the rest of my life because I dared to oppose the deep state.”

Giuliani Gives Insight Into Mueller Questions, Says No Evidence of Collusion

In a revealing interview with Axios, President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani gave insight into some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions and remained confident that they would find no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The President submitted his written answers to Mueller’s questions yesterday, and while reluctant to give specifics on the questions, Giuliani did concede that the Special Counsel asked about the following two topics: Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with Russians at Trump Tower and the Russian hacks during the campaign that followed Trump’s July 27, 2016 press conference in which he said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Hillary Clinton] emails that are missing.”

Giuliani said he doubts that Donald Trump Jr. would be indicted.  “I don’t see what for,” he said. “The meeting turned out to be a big bust. … It’s a very unattractive crime [for a prosecutor] when somebody meets with you and then you don’t do anything.”

One topic Mueller did not ask about was obstruction of justice.  “I can’t tell you he’s given up on obstruction,” said Giuliani.

“I don’t think he has any way to compel testimony on obstruction because the argument of executive privilege would be very, very strong. It all relates to a period of time after he was president. [A]ny question he has on obstruction, … [t]he president has given [the answers] in interviews, tweets. Other witnesses have given it to him. And the law definitely requires that if you’re going to subpoena a president, you have to show that you can’t get the information any place else,” he said.

According to Giuliani, the Mueller questionnaire “looked like a law school exam … one big long group of questions, that were multi-part questions.”

When if comes to collusion, Giuliani told Axios, “I don’t think they have any evidence of collusion of any kind. I think their obstruction case, as a legal matter, doesn’t exist.”

When asked if Mueller would subpoena the president, the attorney responded, “I think that he would not win a legal battle if he did that, and I think it would consume months.”

 

BREAKING: President Trump Submitted Answers to Mueller’s Questions

President Trump has submitted his answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions.

ABC News reported that the President’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow released the following statement:

“The President today answered written questions submitted by The Special Counsel’s Office. The questions presented dealt with issues regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry. The President responded in writing,”

According to Fox News, Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani added,  “It has been our position from the outset that much of what has been asked raised serious constitutional issues and was beyond the scope of a legitimate inquiry. This remains our position today. The President has nonetheless provided unprecedented cooperation. The Special Counsel has been provided with more than 30 witnesses, 1.4 million pages of material, and now the President’s written responses to questions. It is time to bring this inquiry to a conclusion.”

Before leaving Washington D.C. for Mar-a-Lago in Florida for Thanksgiving, President Trump told reporters, “They’re all finished…. The lawyers have them. The written answers to the witch hunt that’s been going on forever. No collusion, no nothing. They’ve been finished. Finished them yesterday. The lawyers have them. I assume they’ll turn them in today or soon.”

Last week, Giuliani told the Washington Post that some of Mueller’s questions for the president appeared to be “possible traps” and “irrelevant.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

Robert Mueller Responds to Appointment of Acting AG Whitaker

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has responded to the appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

Politico reports that Mueller’s top attorney, Michael Dreeben stated in a 17-page legal brief that Whitaker’s new role as Acting Attorney General “neither alters the special counsel’s authority to represent the United States nor raises any jurisdictional issue.”

Dreeben continued, “The Special Counsel continues to exercise the same authority, and the jurisdiction of the district court and this Court is intact.”

Dreeben’s comments came in response to an order from a federal appellate court seeking last minute briefs in a case for former Roger Stone aide, Andrew Miller against Robert Mueller.

Whitaker has been under fire from Democrats ever since he was appointed, with many arguing he should recuse himself from his oversight role of the Russia investigation due to his previous public comments criticizing Mueller’s probe.

Leading Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Whitaker as acting attorney general would create a “constitutional crisis,” telling CNN, “The appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American. If he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller.”

Last week, it was reported that Whitaker would speak with ethics officials at the Department of Justice about matters that “may warrant recusal.”

In a statement acquired by The Hill, DOJ Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said, “Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is fully committed to following all appropriate processes and procedures at the Department of Justice, including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal.”

 

Spygate: Nunes Calls for Declassification of Emails that Prove Information Withheld from FISA Court

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday that he wishes to see a “fourth bucket” of emails declassified, saying it would reveal evidence that the Department of Justice and FBI withheld information from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

Nunes said the first of three “buckets” were Russia-related documents which President Trump–after calling for their release–had to backtrack on after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein intervened and suggested the Inspector General review them first.

***LISTEN: Dan discusses the importance of declassifying the “fourth bucket” of emails***

“The new fourth bucket that we’re asking to be declassified now is — for months we have been reviewing emails between FBI, and DOJ, and others that clearly show that they knew about information that should have been presented to the FISA court,” he said. “So it is real evidence that people within the FBI withheld evidence from the FISA court.”

Nunes said that even House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) requested that the DOJ to release the emails.

“Even though we know whats in those emails a lot of them are redacted so they’re still refusing to give Congress–even in a classified setting–this information,” he said.

Ep. 852 The Democrats Are Reading This All Wrong

In this episode I address the media, and the Democrats, continued attacks on Trump using “chaos,” and why these tactics are backfiring. I also address the Mueller probe and its failure to produce cooperating witnesses with evidence of “collusion.” Finally, I discuss the reasons that the Republican Party is losing in purple states like Arizona.

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“Possible Traps” in Robert Mueller’s Written Questions for Trump?

According to President Trump’s attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions for the president appear to be “possible traps” and “irrelevant.”

The Washington Post reported that the president’s attorneys have been thoroughly reviewing over two dozen of Mueller’s questions for Trump, which all relate to “activities and episodes from before Trump’s election.”

“There are some that create more issues for us legally than others,” Giuliani said, calling some of the questions “unnecessary,” and “possible traps.” “We might consider some as irrelevant,” he said.

The president spent more than 4 hours with his attorneys on Monday, and another hour and a half with them on Wednesday evening, according to Post sources.

LISTEN: Dan discusses his “eureka moment” in the Mueller Probe and the case against Papadopoulos

The President’s answers to Mueller’s questions could come as soon as today.

Yesterday, Trump blasted the Special Counsel in a series of tweets, calling the inner workings of the investigation “a total mess.”

He called Mueller’s team of investigators a “disgrace to our Nation,” and said they were “shouting at people” and “horribly threatening them to come up with the answers they want.”

The President went on to accuse Mueller of protecting Hillary Clinton, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, and FBI agent Peter Strzok. He also questioned why the FBI did not take the server from the DNC after it was hacked by Russia.

Job Security? Lindsey Graham says Acting AG Won’t Fire Mueller

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker won’t fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The Hill reports:

Graham met with Whitaker Thursday afternoon in his Russell Building office and says the man President Trump tapped to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he doesn’t see anything wrong with Mueller’s probe.

LISTEN: Dan discusses the legality of Whitaker’s appointment as Acting Attorney General

“As to the Mueller investigation, I’m confident that it is not in jeopardy,” Graham said after meeting with Whitaker.

Graham said that Whitaker assured him that he doesn’t think that Mueller’s probe has breached any Justice Department guidelines.

“There’s no reason to fire him. I asked him, ‘Do you have any reason to [fire] Mr. Mueller? He said he has zero reason to believe anything is being done wrong with the Mueller investigation,” Graham said, recounting the conversation.

This news comes as Democrats continue to call for Whitaker’s recusal from his oversight role in the Russia investigation over past comments he has made about the Special Counsel and Robert Mueller.

In a letter to an ethics official at the Department of Justice, Democrat leaders wrote, “There are serious ethical considerations that require Mr. Whitaker’s immediate recusal from any involvement with the Special Counsel investigation of the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.”

Whitaker told radio host Andrew Wilkow that he does not believe there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” he said. “There was interference by the Russians into the election, but that was not collusion with the campaign. That’s where the left seems to be combining those two issues.”

In the same interview, Whitaker stressed that there has been no evidence to suggest any wrongdoing with the Trump campaign and Russia. “The last thing they want right now is for the truth to come out, and for the fact that there’s not a single piece of evidence that demonstrates that the Trump campaign had any illegal or any improper relationships with the Russians,” he said.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice said in a statement that Whitaker would be meeting with ethics officials to discuss the possibility of recusing himself from certain matters.

“Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is fully committed to following all appropriate processes and procedures at the Department of Justice, including consulting with senior ethics officials on his oversight responsibilities and matters that may warrant recusal,” said DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.