Tag: Robert Mueller

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.