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Reporter Asks Trump If He’s ‘Too Scared’ To Fire Mueller, His Reply Silences Room

Reporter Asks Trump If He’s ‘Too Scared’ To Fire Mueller, His Reply Silences Room

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President Donald Trump spent several days hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week. During a joint press conference with the two world leaders on Thursday, a reporter brazenly asked the U.S. president if he is “too scared” to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s reply immediately silenced the crowded room and showed the insolent reporter who’s boss. By all accounts, President Donald Trump’s time with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week was a resounding success. The pair has kindled a tight relationship ever since the 45th president took office, and that relationship will be instrumental as North and South Korea meet for historic peace talks: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began two days of meetings with President Trump at the
Republicans warn Trump against axing Mueller

Republicans warn Trump against axing Mueller

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But it still looks unlikely that Congress will pass a law to prevent the president from firing the special counsel. Republicans are mounting an urgent defense of special counsel Robert Mueller in the face of President Donald Trump’s latest attacks, with one key senator leading a renewed push to protect him and other GOP lawmakers arguing the special counsel's report should become public when Mueller finishes his work. The GOP alarm was palpable on Tuesday in the wake of Trump leaving the door open to canning Mueller. Republicans lawmakers are desperately trying to keep Mueller’s probe into Trump on track after the FBI raided the offices of Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, warning Trump he will end his presidency with such a move. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is pressing for the Sen
Former Trump aide makes stunning admissions in strange interview over Mueller subpoena

Former Trump aide makes stunning admissions in strange interview over Mueller subpoena

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Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Monday that he would be refusing to comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, and then made accusations against other former members of the campaign in a strange interview on CNN. Here’s the bizarre interview with Jake Tapper: https://youtu.be/xMsT1Igpl6E Here are some excepts from the Nunberg interview Nunberg made several claims, some based on his own speculation, about former members of the Trump campaign and administration. “I despise Cory [Lewandowski], why would I correspond with him?” he said, objecting to the Mueller subpoena. Nunberg revealed that Mueller was asking for any correspondence between himself and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, and Hope Hicks, who anno
Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty in Mueller investigation

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Washington (CNN)Former Donald Trump campaign official Rick Gates will plead guilty to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's wide-ranging investigation of Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential campaign and related activities. His arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. Gates is now the third Trump associate known to be working with Mueller's investigation, and his plea deal will put the spotlight on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Prosecutors are trying to pressure Manafort to speak with prosecutors about what he knows, particularly about the campaign. Gates was Manafort's right-hand man for a decade, was privy to most, if not all, of Manafort's activities during the campaign and stayed in the Trump orbit after Manafort's exit. Manafort has
Mueller files new charges against Manafort and Gates

Mueller files new charges against Manafort and Gates

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(CNN)Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges against former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. In the 37-page indictment, prosecutors describe a "scheme" in which the two longtime business partners allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay taxes for almost 10 years and used real estate they owned to fraudulently secure more than $20 million in loans. The indictments show increasing pressure from Mueller on the former top Trump campaign officials and highlight his aggressive effort to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any related matters uncovered during the investigation. Last Friday, the special counsel produced grand jury indictments for 13 Russian nationals, accusing them of operating a misinf
Mueller issues Steve Bannon subpoena in special counsel Russia probe

Mueller issues Steve Bannon subpoena in special counsel Russia probe

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Fired White House chief strategist and ex-Trump campaign manager Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, Fox News has confirmed. First reported by The New York Times, the Bannon subpoena was issued by Mueller’s team last week. Sources told Fox News that Bannon’s subpoena, requiring him to appear before a grand jury investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, was issued after the FBI was initially unable to contact him. Sources familiar with the matter told Fox News that despite the subpoena to testify before a grand jury, there is a possibility that Bannon will, instead, be interviewed by Mueller’s office. “Even if you thought that was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s**t, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you shoul