10 Mueller Report Myths Debunked

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Myth: Mueller found “no collusion.” Response: Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” He found that “a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” He also found that “a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations” against the Clinton campaign … Read More

Trump: No Collusion, No Collusion, But Would I Collude? You Bet!

Ken AshfordElection 2020, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

In an Oval Office interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said he would consider accepting information on his political opponents from a foreign government, despite the concerns raised by the intelligence community and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump also said he wouldn’t necessarily alert the FBI if a foreign country … Read More

Don Jr Testifies Behind Closed Doors

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He’s sticking to his story, which contradicts previous testimony of Gates and Cohen: Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that he did not tell his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting and that he didn’t pay close attention to the Trump Tower Moscow project that was one of many potential deals that had been in … Read More

Barr Caves; Mueller Evidence To Go To House Judiciary Committee

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Breaking: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday said he has struck a deal with the Justice Department to begin providing Congress with some documents from the Mueller Report related to obstruction of justice. Nadler announced the agreement ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday, when the House is expected to approve a resolution to go to court to enforce … Read More

Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump (Fictional)

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ARTICLE I The Russian government engaged in a sophisticated campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. On May 17, 2017, a special counsel was appointed to investigate Russian interference, including any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign. The special counsel was also given “the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed … Read More

White House Orders Hicks Not To Comply With House Subpoena

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Hope Hicks has been instructed by the White House not to comply with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena, but the former aide to President Trump has begun turning over some of the requested documents, according to Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY). The documents she is producing are related to the Trump campaign, according to Nadler, and therefore not necessarily in defiance … Read More

Breaking: House Judiciary Committee To Hold Hearings On Mueller Report

Ken AshfordCongress, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

WaPo: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next week on the Mueller report — but the report’s author will not attend. The panel announced Monday that it will convene on June 10 for a hearing titled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” Former U.S. attorneys and legal experts are expected to attend, as is John W. … Read More

Public Slowly Warms To Impeachment… But Is There A Tipping Point?

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, PollsLeave a Comment

CNN poll Democrats are increasingly in support of impeaching President Donald Trumpand removing him from office but the majority of Americans remain opposed to the prospect, a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS shows. Trump’s approval rating, meanwhile, holds exactly even with where it was in late April — 43% approve and 52% disapprove of the President, according to the poll. That’s the case even … Read More

Mueller Talks

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Congress, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Surprise press conference from Robert Mueller in which he took no questions: Trying not to break DOJ protocol, Mueller did his best to explain but not veer from the words of his report, and was successful. But in being faithful to his report, Mueller tacitly highlighted just how disingenuous AG Barr was when he first summarized the report. Mueller opened … Read More

One Day In Trumpworld

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & Administration, White House SecrecyLeave a Comment

These things happened yesterday: (1) Trump gave William Barr total authority to declassify and release anything he wants regarding the Russia investigation, particularly anything from the intelligence community (who was told by executive order to cooperate). I don’t think there is a smoking gun showing that the “Deep State” was out to get Trump by starting what eventually became the Mueller investigation. … Read More