Tag Archives: Robert Mueller

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Mar-a-Lago Member Donated to Defense Fund for Mueller Indictees

$150,000

Anthony Lomangino, a recycling mogul, Trump campaign donor and Mar-a-Lago member, gave $150,000 to a legal defense fund set up for current and former Trump aides mired in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, according to a new filing with the IRS, Politico reports.

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Trump Pledges, Won’t Pledge, Doesn’t Pledge to Not End Mueller Investigation

“Well, I — I don’t pledge anything. But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that. I think it’s a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion of any kind. There is no collusion. I don’t want to pledge. Why should I pledge to you? If I pledge, I’ll pledge. I don’t have to pledge to you. But I have — I have no intention of doing that.”

— President Trump, in an interview on 60 Minutes, on whether he would pledge not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Mueller’s Approval Rating on the Rise

59%

A new Fox News poll finds approval of special counsel Robert Mueller stands at 59%, up 11 points since July, and 40% expect the investigation will find Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses, up 5 points.

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Americans Split on Russia Investigation

49% to 45%

A new Washington Post-Schar School poll finds Americans are nearly split, 49% approving and 45% disapproving of the way special counsel Robert Mueller is handling the investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. What’s more, 48% say the question of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election is a “serious issue,” while an identical 48% say it’s “more of a distraction.”

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Over Half of Americans Don’t Know Mueller Has Uncovered Crimes

59%

A new Navigator Research survey finds that 59% of Americans believe that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has not yet uncovered evidence of crimes, even though Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 criminal indictments.

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Majority Think Mueller Will Find Impeachable Offenses

56%

A new Fox News poll finds that 56% think it’s likely that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe will find President Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses. And even though 64% feel confident Mueller is treating the White House fairly, 71% think it’s likely Trump will fire Mueller before the investigation is complete.

Poetic Justice

Signs of Consciousness

It’s a real house of cards that Donald Trump has built,
And he’s playing the innocent falsely accused to the hilt.
But by playing hide the salami
With FBI Director Comey,
The lawyers say Trump demonstrated “consciousness of guilt.”

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Republicans Worry Trump Will Sack Mueller

“It would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller.”

— Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), quoted by Politico.

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Public Maintains Confidence in Mueller

61%

A new Pew Research survey finds 61% of Americans say they are very or somewhat confident special counsel Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. “While opinions about Mueller’s probe – and other issues related to Russia’s alleged election meddling – are divided along partisan lines, nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (46%) are very or somewhat confident Mueller will conduct a fair investigation. Democrats and Democratic leaners are overwhelmingly confident Mueller’s investigation will be fair (75% very or somewhat confident).”

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Rosenstein Backs Mueller

“The special counsel is not an unguided missile. I don’t believe there is any justification at this point for terminating the special counsel.”

— Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, quoted by USA Today.