I was never crazy about the idea of appointing a special prosecutor to delve into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It's not that I don't believe such interference on behalf of Donald Trump is inconceivable. Rather, I worried such an investigation would produce the same results as similar past probes: A lot of time and money would be spent to net a few minnows, without ever landing the big fish. And sure enough, the Robert Mueller investigation seems to be wandering endlessly in search of a crime that would justify its existence. But I want it to continue to a certain conclusion, lest it end early and leave a cloud of illegitimacy over Trump's presidency. And I do want to know
A business associate of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with investigators after pleading guilty to tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman, who is known as the “Taxi King” of New York admitted the charge to prosecutors, who alleged he had failed to pay millions in taxes. The terms of his guilty plea including an agreement to assist prosecutors, The New York Times reported.
Can the President Be Indicted? Yes, But Not By Who You Think
Rudy Giuliani's claim that special counsel Robert Mueller is hoping to end his investigation into whether his client President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the Russia probe by September 1 is "entirely made up," a new report says. A U.S. official familiar with the case said Giuliani's assertion in a New York Times article on Sunday about that supposed target date of Mueller's was "another apparent effort to pressure the special counsel to hasten the end of his work," Reuters reported. "He'll wrap it up when he thinks he's turned every rock," the unidentified source said, referring to Mueller's inquiry into possible obstruction by Trump into the question of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican lawmakers, and no Democrats, are expected to attend a meeting scheduled for Thursday to review classified information relating to U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion the FBI might have used an informant to gather information on his 2016 election campaign, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump's closest conservative allies in Congress have been clamoring for access to the classified documents. The lawmakers have accused the FBI and Department of Justice of political bias against Trump in favor of Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during his successful presidential campaign.