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Saved Stories – Trump Investigations

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations
Reince Priebus meets with Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia investigation months after leaving the White House – Business Insider
Tucker Carlson Source: Podesta Brothers and Manafort, Not Trump, “Central Figures” In Mueller Probe – RealClearPolitics
As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes – STLtoday.com
Republicans Launch New Investigations Into Clinton Email Probe, Uranium Deal – NPR
Republican committees investigate Clinton and Obama – BBC News
Republicans look past Trump scandals, zero in on Hillary Clinton – MSNBC
Robert Mueller Tightens Paul Manafort’s Noose – Vanity Fair
The man who helped cool Trump’s Russia rage – Politico
Media admit that the Hill’s Russia probes seem to be going nowhere … – Fox News
Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probes – POLITICO – Politico
Democrats denounce new Hillary Clinton email probe as ‘massive diversion’ from Trump-Russia investigation – The Independent
Clinton team and Democrats ‘bankrolled’ Trump dirty dossier – BBC News
Who Are The Major Players in Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation? – Newsweek
cambridge analytica – Google News: Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian Assange – Daily Beast
cambridge analytica – Google News: Trump campaign data firm sought Assange’s help on Clinton emails: report – The Hill (blog)
cambridge analytica – Google News: The Trump Campaign’s Data Firm Reportedly Asked Julian Assange To Find Hillary Clinton’s Emails For Them – UPROXX
GOP, industry skeptical of new rules for online political ads – The Hill
Tech companies and US lawmakers are clashing over the need for new regulations targeting political ads – Recode
Lowry: US democracy not for sale to Russia – Boston Herald
felix sater – Google News: Trump associate Cohen sold four NY buildings for cash to mysterious buyers – Sacramento Bee
trump criminal investigation – Google News: New York Times reporters blast Dems over Trump dossier funding claims – The Hill
trump criminal investigation – Google News: Former Trump campaign chairman under investigation for possible money laundering – The Independent
Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Today’s Headlines and Commentary
Palmer Report: Here are the next Republican Senators to publicly come out against Donald Trump

 

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations
Reince Priebus meets with Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia investigation months after leaving the White House – Business Insider
 


Business Insider
Reince Priebus meets with Robert Mueller on the Trump-Russia investigation months after leaving the White House
Business Insider
Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff sat down with special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday as part of the ongoing investigation of Russia’s meddling in the US election, according to Preibus’ attorney, William Burck, who was cited by 
Reince Priebus interviewed in Mueller’s Russia investigation, lawyer saysThe Globe and Mail
Reince Priebus interviewed by Robert Mueller’s teamCBS News
Priebus, former Trump chief of staff, interviewed by Mueller team in Russia probeChicago Tribune
TIME –Newsy –Politico –CNN
all 103 news articles »
Will Trump Be Impeached? Here’s What We Know About Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe so Far – Newsweek
 


Newsweek
Will Trump Be Impeached? Here’s What We Know About Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe so Far
Newsweek
September 28: Ivanka Trump and Kushner’s private email domains face investigation, as well as batches of emails from White House senior aides. The investigation, conducted by the White House, hopes to find anything relevant to Mueller’s Russia probe.
Sean Spicer questioned by Mueller’s Russia investigation teamThe Boston Globe
Sean Spicer met with Robert Mueller’s investigators handling the Russia investigationBusiness Insider
Mueller team meets with Sean Spicer as part of Russia investigationWashington Examiner
The Independent –The Conversation US –AOL –Politico
all 108 news articles »
Tucker Carlson Source: Podesta Brothers and Manafort, Not Trump, “Central Figures” In Mueller Probe – RealClearPolitics
 


RealClearPolitics
Tucker Carlson Source: Podesta Brothers and Manafort, Not Trump, “Central Figures” In Mueller Probe
RealClearPolitics
… and Paul Manafort are the “central figures” Robert Mueller’s investigation, not President Trump. The source, Carlson said, told him about events that implicate Manafort, the Podesta brothers, Hillary Clinton and her State Department, and Russian 
Tucker: Source Says Podesta Brothers & Manafort, Not Trump, ‘Central Figures’ in Russia ProbeFox News Insiderall 7 news articles »

As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes – STLtoday.com
 


STLtoday.com
As panel questions Trump associates, GOP launches new probes
STLtoday.com
The announcements of the investigations by three GOP committees were criticized by Democrats as a “massive diversion” from congressional probes into potential coordination between the Kremlin and associates of the Trump campaign and from two …
Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probesPoliticoall 17 news articles »

Republicans Launch New Investigations Into Clinton Email Probe, Uranium Deal – NPR
 


NPR
Republicans Launch New Investigations Into Clinton Email Probe, Uranium Deal
NPR
For Trump, however, the case was made: “Remember that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of American uranium and, you know, she was paid a fortune,” Trump said at a campaign rally last October. “You know, they got a tremendous amount of money.”.
Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probes – POLITICOPolitico
Republicans on House’s Trump-Russia Probe Not That Interested in …Daily Beast
Trump’s lawyer meets with House investigatorsThe Hill
Courthouse News Service –Wall Street Journal
all 81 news articles »
Republican committees investigate Clinton and Obama – BBC News
 


BBC News
Republican committees investigate Clinton and Obama
BBC News
“This new investigation is a massive diversion to distract from the lack of Republican oversight of the Trump administration and the national security threat that Russia poses,” said Elijah Cummings and John Conyers in a statement. Mrs Clinton said in
Republicans open investigations into Clinton uranium deal and Obama DOJABC News
President Trump trades insults with the GOP leader of Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeLos Angeles Times
House GOP launches probes into Clinton, Obama controversiesPolitico
Washington Post –Press Herald –The Hill –The Hill
all 198 news articles »
Republicans look past Trump scandals, zero in on Hillary Clinton – MSNBC
 


MSNBC
Republicans look past Trump scandals, zero in on Hillary Clinton
MSNBC
House Republicans on Tuesday announced investigations into two of President Trump’s most frequent grievances, unveiling new inquiries into actions of the Obama administration connected to Hillary Clinton. In the first of two back-to-back announcements, …
Republican committees investigate Clinton and ObamaBBC News
Republicans open investigations into Clinton uranium deal and Obama DOJABC News
President Trump trades insults with the GOP leader of Senate Foreign Relations CommitteeLos Angeles Times
Politico –Washington Post –The Hill –The Hill
all 211 news articles »
Robert Mueller Tightens Paul Manafort’s Noose – Vanity Fair
 


Reuters
Robert Mueller Tightens Paul Manafort’s Noose
Vanity Fair
… noteworthy, as any charges born out of the investigations would be exempt from presidential pardonswhich only apply to federal crimesraising the possibility that they could be used as leverage against Manafort and, by extension, the Trumpcampaign.
Manhattan US attorney adds to probes of ex-Trump aide Manafort: reportsReuters
Paul Manafort faces new money laundering probe by US attorney’s office in NY: sourceABC Newsall 26 news articles »

The man who helped cool Trump’s Russia rage – Politico
 


Politico
The man who helped cool Trump’s Russia rage
Politico
Since the end of July, President Donald Trump has noticeably tempered his public complaints about the Russia investigation, avoiding any Twitter allusions to a witch hunt or threats to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. That’s partly due to the 
Donald Trump to help White House staff pay legal bills related to Russia investigationGlobalnews.ca
Donald Trump to ‘spend personal fortune paying legal fees for aides’ caught up in Russia probeThe Independent
Scoop: Trump pledges to personally pay some legal bills of WH staff and associatesAxios
NPR –The Atlantic –Roll Call
all 298 news articles »
Media admit that the Hill’s Russia probes seem to be going nowhere … – Fox News
 


Fox News
Media admit that the Hill’s Russia probes seem to be going nowhere …
Fox News
The congressional investigations into possible collusion between the Trump team and Russia seem to be going nowhere fast.and more »

Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probes – POLITICO – Politico
 


Politico
Dossier fight could be first legal test for Hill Russia probes – POLITICO
Politico
A brewing battle over the bank records of the private investigation firm that commissioned the so-called “Trump dossier” could become the first legal test for the …
Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton and ‘fake news’ amid probe into Russian-bought Facebook adsThe Independentall 127 news articles »

Democrats denounce new Hillary Clinton email probe as ‘massive diversion’ from Trump-Russia investigation – The Independent
 


The Independent
Democrats denounce new Hillary Clinton email probe as ‘massive diversion’ from Trump-Russia investigation
The Independent
Democrats have denounced as a massive diversion from the Trump administration’s alleged links to Russia, a decision by Republicans to launch investigations into the FBI’s handling of a probe into Hillary Clinton. The Republican chairmen of two House …
Republican committees investigate Clinton and ObamaBBC News
Donald Trump’s grievances about Hillary Clinton to be investigated by House RepublicansABC Online
Republicans open investigations into Clinton uranium deal and Obama DOJABC News
New York Times –Los Angeles Times –Politico –The Hill
all 220 news articles »
Clinton team and Democrats ‘bankrolled’ Trump dirty dossier – BBC News
 


BBC News
Clinton team and Democrats ‘bankrolled’ Trump dirty dossier
BBC News
A spokeswoman told the Washington Post, which broke the story: “But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigationinto the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.” Some of Mr Steele’s 
Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossierWashington Post
Report: Clinton campaign and DNC helped fund TrumpRussia Steele dossierThe Guardian
Launch probes! Congressional GOPers try desperately to take focus off TrumpCNN
Telegraph.co.uk –Vox –Voice of America
all 305 news articles »
Who Are The Major Players in Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation? – Newsweek
 


Newsweek
Who Are The Major Players in Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation?
Newsweek
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged links between Russia and the campaign of Donald Trump inched closer to the president’s old stomping grounds Tuesday amid calls from Fox News host Sean Hannity for Mueller to resign …
Robert Mueller Tightens Paul Manafort’s NooseVanity Fair
Manhattan US attorney adds to probes of ex-Trump aide Manafort: reportsReuters
The Manhattan US attorney’s office is reportedly investigating Paul Manafort for possible money launderingBusiness Insider
CBS News –New York Daily News
all 28 news articles »
cambridge analytica – Google News: Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian Assange – Daily Beast
 


Daily Beast
Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian Assange
Daily Beast
Nix, who heads Cambridge Analytica, told a third party that he reached out to Assange about his firm somehow helping the Wikileaks founder release Clinton’s missing emails, according to two sources familiar with a Congressional investigation into … 

 cambridge analytica – Google News

cambridge analytica – Google News: Trump campaign data firm sought Assange’s help on Clinton emails: report – The Hill (blog)
 


The Hill (blog)
Trump campaign data firm sought Assange’s help on Clinton emails: report
The Hill (blog)
Alexander Nix, who leads Cambridge Analytica, reportedly told a third party that he reached out to Assange to see if Nix’s firm could help Assange release Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails. Assange reportedly told Nix he preferred to do the work on his own.
REVEALED: Trump-backing data analytics boss asked Julian Assange to help find Hillary’s missing emailsRaw Storyall 10 news articles »

 cambridge analytica – Google News

cambridge analytica – Google News: The Trump Campaign’s Data Firm Reportedly Asked Julian Assange To Find Hillary Clinton’s Emails For Them – UPROXX
 


UPROXX
The Trump Campaign’s Data Firm Reportedly Asked Julian Assange To Find Hillary Clinton’s Emails For Them
UPROXX
According to a blockbuster report by The Daily Beast, Alexander Nix, the head of Cambridge Analytica data firm employed by Donald Trump’s election campaign, allegedly asked Julian Assange to find Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails. In an email …
Trump Data Guru: I Tried to Team Up With Julian AssangeDaily Beastall 275 news articles »

 cambridge analytica – Google News

GOP, industry skeptical of new rules for online political ads – The Hill
 


The Hill
GOP, industry skeptical of new rules for online political ads
The Hill
Republicans and the advertising industry at a hearing Tuesday criticized proposals to expand disclosure rules on online political ads amid revelations Russian actors used social media platforms to influence the 2016 election. Randall Rothenberg  

Tech companies and US lawmakers are clashing over the need for new regulations targeting political ads – Recode
 


Bloomberg
Tech companies and US lawmakers are clashing over the need for new regulations targeting political ads
Recode
Will Hurd, it’s an urgent problem that Russian agents purchased political advertising on major American social mediaplatforms ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. To his Democratic colleague, Rep. Robin Kelly, federal laws must be updated 
Twitter Shows Who Pays for Ads Amid Election Meddling ProbeBloomberg
Twitter promises ‘transparency’ in ads after 2016 election miscuesWashington Examiner
Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they are spendingCNBC
Reuters –The Spokesman-Review
all 36 news articles »
Lowry: US democracy not for sale to Russia – Boston Herald
 


Washington Post
Lowry: US democracy not for sale to Russia
Boston Herald
The Russians, as far as we know, bought more than $100,000 in Facebook ads between June 2015 and May 2017. A little more than half was spent after last November, when, obviously, Donald Trump had already won. The scale here is singularly unimpressive 
Is tone of Trump-Russia probe changing?East Oregonian
Parscale to testify Tuesday before House intelligence panelSan Antonio Express-Newsall 45 news articles »

felix sater – Google News: Trump associate Cohen sold four NY buildings for cash to mysterious buyers – Sacramento Bee
 

Trump associate Cohen sold four NY buildings for cash to mysterious buyers
Sacramento Bee
And the former personal injury lawyer has longtime ties to Felix Sater, the Russian-born operative with whom Cohen explored the Moscow Trump tower deal last year; Sater is a twice-convicted former government informant whose associates were accused of … 

 felix sater – Google News

trump criminal investigation – Google News: New York Times reporters blast Dems over Trump dossier funding claims – The Hill
 


The Hill
New York Times reporters blast Dems over Trump dossier funding claims
The Hill
“But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.” President Trump took to Twitter last week after Fusion GPS partners Peter Fritsch and and more »

 trump criminal investigation – Google News

trump criminal investigation – Google News: Former Trump campaign chairman under investigation for possible money laundering – The Independent
 


The Independent
Former Trump campaign chairman under investigation for possible money laundering
The Independent
… sources told The Wall Street Journal. Mr Mueller is carrying out a criminal investigation into money that was allegedly laundered by Mr Manafort as part of a broader inquiry into possible Kremlin-backed attempts to interfere in the 2016 and more »

 trump criminal investigation – Google News

Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Russia blocked the renewal of the U.N. investigation into uses of chemical weapons in Syria, the Washington Post reported. At the Security Council, Moscow vetoed a resolution extending the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism for another year. This is the ninth time that Russia has vetoed Security Council efforts on Syria.Kurdish leaders offered to freeze the results of the recent independence referendum in a bid to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government, the Wall Street Journal reported. The offerlargely a symbolic gesturewas meant to win favor with Baghdad as Kurdish leaders seek a deal to avoid losing more territory to Iraqi forces. On Tuesday, Kurdish forces repelled Iraqi troops from taking a key border crossing to Turkey, the New York Times reported. Baghdad is massing forces to retake all disputed areas, including the border crossings that provide important revenue for the cash-strapped Kurdish government.

The State Department ended U.S. assistance to military units in Myanmar involved in the displacement of Rohingya Muslims, Foreign Policy reported. The measures will likely have little effect, as the U.S. has few military ties to Myanmar. U.S. diplomats are planning to recommend that the State Department label atrocities carried out against the Rohingya as ethnic cleansing, according to the AP. U.S. officials have lagged behind their international counterparts in condemning the violence in Myanmar. At a congressional hearing, Sen. Tim Kaine demanded that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explicitly state that Myanmars forces are carrying out ethnic cleansing.

Hillary Clintons campaign and the Democratic National Commission (DNC) paid for part of the Steele dossier, a research document that said the Trump campaign was coordinating with Russia, the Post reported. A lawyer representing Clinton and the DNC retained Fusion GPS, a political research firm, to conduct the research in spring 2016. A court filing in a suit against Fusion GPS revealed the connection, which Republican lawmakers have sought to make public for months. Fusion GPS is resisting a subpoena about its financial records from Rep. Devin Nunes, an action that may provoke a legal battle in the Russia probe, writes Politicos Josh Gerstein.

The federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chair, for money laundering, the Journal reported. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is coordinating with special counsel Robert Muellers probe. The U.S. attorney continued the investigation this summer after its public corruption chief became a part of Muellers team. The investigations have also coordinated with the New York attorney generals own money laundering investigation into Manafort

The Senate intelligence committee passed a version of a bill to renew the intelligence communitys surveillance authorities under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, the Post reported. The bill includes some new restrictions on surveillance activities but not the requirement for the FBI to obtain a warrant to search the emails of Americans collected under the program, as civil liberties groups have demanded. The House judiciary and intelligence committees have proposed competing versions of the bill with more restrictive requirements for the FBI.

The Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuits decision in Hawaii v. Trump, one of the challenges to President Trumps second travel ban order, after the administrations temporary refugee ban expired,Reuters reported. The justices remanded the case to the Ninth Circuit with instructions to dismiss it as moot, because the 120-day refugee ban expired on Tuesday. Civil liberties groups have challenged the latest travel ban in lower courts and the issue may reappear before the Supreme Court on appeal.

The Posts David Ignatius wrote about a Russian proposal to create an international convention to rewrite the rules for cyberspace.

 

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Stewart Baker shared the Cyberlaw Podcast, featuring an interview with Mieke Eoyang and Jamil Jaffer on Section 702 reform.

Khaled Elgindy reviewed Grant Rumley and Amir Tibons The Last Palestinian.

Dana Stuster updated the Middle Easter Ticker, covering Iraqi-Kurdish oil pipeline dispute, the latest in the Gulf crisis and an Islamic State ambush in Egypt.

Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes shared their column from Lawfare@FP, noting Jeff Sessions extraordinary failure to address how the Justice Department is preparing for future Russian interference in our elections.

Sarah Grant summarized the recent executive order that allows the Pentagon to recall retired service members.

Matthew Kahn posted the Supreme Courts order vacating the Ninth Circuits ruling in Hawaii v. Trump.

Vanessa Sauter shared the Lawfare Podcast, featuring a panel from a Brookings Institution screening of the documentary Icarus.

Benjamin Wittes praised Sen. Jeff Flakes speech on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Palmer Report: Here are the next Republican Senators to publicly come out against Donald Trump

This week three Republican Senators publicly began trying to march Donald Trump toward the door, for a grand total of just three Republican voices. Two guys who aren’t running for reelection, and one guy who says he’s probably terminally ill, are bravely taking on Trump while the other forty-nine Republican Senators aren’t saying much of anything. But that could soon change, because certain GOP Senators are in a much better position to speak out than others.Let’s start with the unspoken but obvious: these aren’t the only Republican Senators who aren’t seeking reelection. They’re just the three we know about. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are up for reelection a year from now, so they have a duty to inform their party now that they’re not running, so the party will have time to find potential replacements. Various other Republican Senators aren’t up for reelection until 2020 or 2022, and even if they’re leaning toward not running again, there’s no need for them to say so.

The 2022 crew in particular are in a position to take shots at Trump now, and then gamble that he’ll be long gone by the time they’re finally running again, meaning he won’t be able to screw with them during the primaries. So which Republican Senators are up for reelection in 2022? Let’s start with the full list: Lisa Murkowski, John Boozman, Marco Rubio, Johnny Isakson, Mike Crapo, Todd Young, John McCain, Chuck Grassley, Jerry Moran, Rand Paul, John Kennedy, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, John Hoeven, Rob Portman, James Lankford, Pat Toomey, Tim Scott, John Thune, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson. Now let’s narrow it down.

We already know where John McCain Stands. Lisa Murkowski has already taken multiple stands against Trump. Chuck Grassley is unlikely to seek reelection based on his age, and could go in any direction when it comes to Trump. Ron Johnson has already announced he’s not running again and has nothing to lose. Rand Paul despises Trump. Marco Rubio will likely be urged to run for President again in 2020, and his best shot at setting that up would be to attack Trump now.

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