Tag Archives: Robert Mueller


Trump’s Budget Covers Mueller’s Ongoing Investigation

$10 million

“President Trump’s new budget projects that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office will still be in business in fiscal year 2019 — even though White House officials have repeatedly said they expect the probe to wrap up soon,” Politico reports. “The budget projects that Mueller’s team will keep spending at its current rate of about $10 million per year in the next fiscal year, which starts in October.”


Most Think Trump Is Obstructing Russia Probe

53% to 41%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters think President Trump has attempted to “derail or obstruct” the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by a 53% to 41%.

Poetic Justice

Oaf Under Oath

We think a Trump interview with Mueller would be a fine thing.
Donald said he’d do it because there’s nothing he’s hiding.
But his lawyers hollered, “No!”
‘Cause there’s one thing that they know:
Trump can’t possibly talk for an hour without lying.


Republicans Try to Characterize Mueller Investigation as a ‘Witch Hunt’

“Mueller has demonstrated he is incapable of leading a focused, unbiased review of his initial assignment. His witch hunt must end.”

— Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), writing in USA Today.


Nearly Half Believe Trump Colluded with Russians


A new CNN poll finds that nearly half of Americans, 47%, say they approve of special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the probe into Russia’s involvement in the presidential race and the possibility of collusion with the Trump campaign. One third of Americans, 34%, say they disapprove.


Mueller’s Investigation Has Cost $5 Million So Far

$5 million

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election has cost more than $5 million, ABC News reports. “Those expenses include money for a staff of more than 16 attorneys, dozens of FBI agents, support staff, travel and office supplies.”


Majority Approves of Mueller’s Investigation


A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a 58% majority say they approve of special counsel Robert Mueller’s handling of the Russia investigation while 28% say they disapprove. People’s views depend in large part on their political leanings, but overall, Americans are generally inclined to trust Mueller and the case he has made so far. Meanwhile, fewer than 4 in 10 Americans say they believe Trump is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, while about half believe he is not.

News & Comment

NY Daily News: ‘Smashing Trumpkins’



Large Majority Say Trump’s Finances Fair Game for Mueller Investigation


A new CNN poll finds that 70% of Americans believe the federal investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election in the US should be able to look into President Trump’s finances.