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    GOP Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., on Thursday demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's art deals, as he noted that the amateur artist and president's son was selling his work for the same amount as renowned artists Edgar Degas and Claude Monet. Buck, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, held up a poster...
    Special Counsel John Durham is "still in action" investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday.  During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, Garland was asked about the status of Durham's now years-long probe.  SENATORS GRASSLEY, JOHNSON DEMAND AG GARLAND PROVIDE UPDATE ON DECLASSIFICATION OF REMAINING RUSSIA PROBE DOCS Garland said the special counsel...
    The FBI on Tuesday swarmed the Washington, D.C., home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, according to a report  from NBC News. A spokesperson from the Bureau confirmed to The Hill that agents are conducting “court-authorized law enforcement activity”. The reason for the FBI's action is not immediately clear.  Deripaska, who is connected to Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinEquilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Altria — Hot mic...
    Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent behind the controversial "Steele Dossier" that gathered intel on possible links between former President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE and Russia, has...
                        U.S. Representative Jody Hice (R-GA-10) this week called on Georgia legislators to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged election fraud during last year’s presidential election in Fulton County. Hice wants to defeat and replace Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Former U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed Hice...
    On Wednesday, Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley called for a special counsel to investigate President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for reportedly sharing a bank account. The younger Biden is already under federal investigation over his taxes. Turley said on “Fox & Friends” that money was reimbursed into the shared account from an individual associated with a company with...
    Should Robert Mueller have been in charge of the Russia investigation if he was experiencing cognitive decline? Rep. Adam Schiff, a vocal promoter of Russia collusion claims, refuses to say. In his new book and interviews this week, Schiff opened up about how surprised he was with Mueller's shaky testimony before Congress in the spring of 2019 regarding his special...
                        The Wisconsin Office of Special Council (WOSC), one of the state’s 2020 election auditors, is inviting county clerks to meet with them and share election information and concerns. “I would like to formally invite you to meet with me personally – in person or by phone or video...
    The Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel released a video on Monday outlining the “parameters of [its] investigation” into the 2020 election. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gablemen, who was appointed as special counsel by Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos (R-63) over the summer, announced the details in a video released on Rumble. “Investigations must not pre-judge people...
    (CNN)By mid-December 2020, Donald Trump's amen chorus was dwindling, with even many longtime allies suggesting that it might be time to admit defeat in the 2020 election and move on. Desperate to find some path back to victory, Trump huddled with a trio of conspiracy theorists -- former national security adviser Michael Flynn, attorney Sidney Powell and Overstock.com CEO Patrick...
                        The Wisconsin Officer of Special Counsel’s Justice Michael Gableman explained the parameters of the Wisconsin election investigation in a video released Monday. Gableman stated that he works directly for “the people of Wisconsin,” saying that “the rich and the powerful have all the representation they need. I am...
    Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann pleaded not guilty on Friday to a single charge of lying to the FBI’s top attorney. Sussmann was indicted on Thursday as part of Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia....
    HILLARY Clinton's campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann has been indicted for allegedly lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a Trump-Russia investigation. Special Counsel John Durham, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, and his prosecuting team. charged Michael Sussmann on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI five years ago. 4Michael Sussman has been accused of making...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel probing Trump-Russia investigation charges cybersecurity lawyer with making false statement to FBI. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Special counsel John Durham is nearing the conclusion of his more than two-year-long probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and faces a looming deadline on whether to seek charges over the handling of evidence used in the probe, according to people briefed on the matter. A major focus of Durham's probe is the provenance of a thumb drive...
    Trump's special counsel, who was appointed to investigate the administration's relationship with Russia, has revealed he plans to ask a grand jury to indict a Democratic cybersecurity lawyer for making a false statement to the FBI. Former federal prosecutor Michael Sussmann, 57, who now works as a partner at the Perkins Coie law firm, represented the Democratic National Committee when...
    Wisconsin Special Counsel Mike Gableman asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Thursday to preserve “any and all records and evidence … including … information retained on any and all voting machines.” On July 31, Gableman, who served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 2008 to 2018, was named Special Counsel in the investigation of the 2020 election authorized by Speaker...
                       
                      by Casey Harper  After two years of waiting for a federal report on allegations of Democratic spying on the Trump campaign, Republicans are demanding answers. More than 40 Republican U.S. senators sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Thursday requesting the release of the Durham report, the long-awaited results...
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 41 Senate Republicans sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that Garland update them on the status of the investigation into the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump administration. Blackburn, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and 41 Republicans demanded to know more about special counsel John Durham’s inquiry. “Attorney General Merrick Garland...
    More than 40 GOP senators signed on to a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation be allowed to continue and the report be made public. The letter comes amid questions about whether Durham will have funding to continue his investigation past the end of the government's fiscal year on Sept. 30. "The Special Counsel’s...
    Witnesses are getting antsy with special counsel John Durham 's criminal inquiry into the opening and conduct of the Russia investigation. Last week, nearly seven months into the Biden administration, reports said the federal prosecutor had presented evidence before a grand jury , a sign he is considering more criminal charges beyond the one brought against former FBI lawyer Kevin...
    A "special counsel" has been appointed the power to expand a GOP-backed investigation into the 2020 election in Wisconsin. That's the label Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos gave to former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, who was granted the authority to hire full-time investigators for a "top-to-bottom investigation." Roughly two months ago, Vos hired retired police officers for the...
    SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state. The Employment Development Department and the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Fraud Task Force have named McGregor W. Scott as “fraud special counsel.” The agencies said Scott will work with law enforcement...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on Tuesday tapped a former federal prosecutor to help investigate billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits paid by the state. The Employment Development Department and the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Fraud Task Force have named McGregor W. Scott as “fraud special counsel.” The agencies said Scott will work with...
    Former President Donald Trump did not direct his attorney general, William Barr, to indict anybody specifically during discussions about special counsel John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation, according to a new book. Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker wrote in I Alone Can Fix It, which hit bookshelves on Tuesday, that Trump "frequently" brought up Durham's...
    SACRAMENTO — Faced with widespread fraud in California’s unemployment benefit system, state officials said Tuesday they have hired former federal prosecutor McGregor Scott to serve as special counsel to assist in the investigations of bogus claims filed by international criminal organizations, prison inmates and others. Scott was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California until he stepped down...
    Any report compiled by special counsel John Durham "may not be as broad as we want it to be," warned a leading Republican congressman, who nevertheless expects more prosecutions. Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, made the observation during an interview as he assessed what remains to be seen of the inquiry into the origins...
    Over 300,000 people have signed a Judicial Watch petition asking a special counsel to be appointed to investigate alleged Biden family corruption following years of allegations of pay-for-play schemes and questions looming around Hunter Biden’s business dealings with China and his role on the board of the Ukrainian oligarch-owned energy company Burisma, particularly as his father served as vice president at...
    Michael Wolff, the author of the 2018 bestseller “Fire and Fury” about former President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE’s early months in office, has another book coming out on July 27. The book, called “Landslide: The Final Days...
    Donald Trump sought to take a victory lap related to “illegal Witch Hunts” against him following testimony by former White House counsel Don McGahn related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and after the release of an inspector general report on last summer’s protests at Lafayette Park. “This week I have been totally exonerated by the Inspector General in...
    Former White House Counsel Don McGahn said that telling the Justice Department to fire special counsel Robert Mueller at former President Trump's urging would have been a "point of no return" that left him feeling "trapped" in his position. But in his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee following a two-year court battle, McGahn said he did not witness any lawbreaking...
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    Former White House counsel Don McGahn confirmed to congressional investigators a key account in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s report...
    Saul Loeb / Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee finally heard testimony from Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn, and the transcript of that full testimony was released on Wednesday. His recent testimony was the culmination of a two-year legal battle after the report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released in 2019. The second volume of his report, dealing...
    Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn "confirmed" Robert Mueller was interviewed for the job of FBI director just before he was appointed special counsel in May 2017, according to a Republican congressman who was in the room of McGahn's closed-door testimony. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, who is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice in a criminal...
    Former Department of Justice (DOJ) special counsel Robert Mueller will help teach six sessions of “The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel” as a class at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law this fall. The course will also be taught by three senior members of Mueller’s team: Aaron Zebley, a former Clinton aide, James Quarles,...
    (CNN)Former Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn is testifying Friday before the House Judiciary Committee about former President Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct the Russia investigation, in a closed-door interview that's the culmination of a two-year court fight Democrats waged against the Trump administration.The interview is poised to have McGahn put on record with Congress about some of the most...
                        Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller will help teach a class on that investigation and the role of a special investigator at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law, UVA announced Wednesday. Deputy Special Counsel Aaron Zebley and two other senior members of the team will teach...
    Washington — Former special counsel Robert Mueller will participate in a course on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election taught at the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall, the university announced Wednesday. The six-session class, "The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel," will be taught by three members of Mueller's...
    Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller will teach a class at the University of Virginia Law School on his probe Donald Trump that dogged the president for two years of his administration. Mueller, a former top prosecutor who was lauded by lawmakers from both parties when his appointment was first announced in March of 2019, studied law at UVA decades ago....
    (CNN)Former special counsel Robert Mueller will help teach a University of Virginia Law School class on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the school announced Wednesday. The course, titled "The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel," will be taught by three former senior members of Mueller's team and held over six sessions in...
    Former Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller will "share lessons" from his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged ties to the Trump campaign during an upcoming course at the University of Virginia, the school announced Wednesday. Three former senior members of Mueller’s team, including former deputy special counsel Aaron Zebley, will teach the course. Mueller will...
    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019.Jim Bourg | Reuters The notoriously tight-lipped former special counsel Robert Mueller will be opening up about his Russia probe to law school students in Virginia this fall. The University of...
    The Justice Department released a report on the financial activity of John Durham's special counsel inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation. A five-page document, quietly released on the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, shows a breakdown of the expenditures made by the Special Counsel’s Office for the period from Oct. 19, 2020, when Durham was appointed...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released part of an internal memorandum recommending against prosecuting then-President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice as a result of findings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in 2019. As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a scathing rebuke to...
    The Justice Department filed an appeal of a federal judge’s order to release the full Office of Legal Counsel memo supporting former Attorney General William Barr’s decision following the receipt of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report related to whether former President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. A brief filing by the Biden administration, arguing it would suffer “irreparable...
    (CNN)The US Office of Special Counsel has concluded that Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge violated the Hatch Act, the law that limits the political activities of all federal civilian executive branch employees, when she commented on Ohio politics from the White House podium earlier this year.Fudge, who joined White House press secretary Jen Psaki at a briefing...
    The Daily Beast Ex-Trump Official Was Finally Punished Under the Hatch Act. Who’s Next? Drew AngererFor years, flagrant violations of the Hatch Act were rivaled only by “Infrastructure Week” as the grimmest running joke of the Trump administration. But nearly three months after President Donald Trump left office, a former administration official has been formally disciplined for exploiting their position...