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Sep 4, 2017 3:00pm PDT
president trump. we're talking about special counsel bob mueller. >> bob mueller has not spoken in public in the three months he's headed the russia probe. no speeches, no interviews, no written statements. we know his team is digging in, using a grand jury to gather evidence, documents, and planned grand jury enter views. but the big questions remain unanswered whochlt exactly is mueller targeting? what kind of evidence has he found? and is he focused on charging russians for accountability in the 2016 hacks or also focused on americans who may have helped them? tonight on "the beat," we have for you a very special report on bob mueller who may well be the most consequential man to run if fbi since hoover. we're going to look at the work he's done in the past and the clues it holds with the case before him today. the russia investigation could clearly define the trump presidency, and the man running it has experience in domestic crime and foreign battles. mueller having served as a marine in vietnam where he was awarded a bronze star and purple heart. as a federal prosecutor, he r
Oct 27, 2017 10:00pm PDT
these indictments have. but in mueller's case, i think really all he's doing is looking at evidence, making determinations, bringing charges and then the collateral consequences of those charges will be determined down the line. >> everybody just hold on. we are just at the top of the hour. for our viewers who are just joining us, there is breaking news tonight. it is big. the first indictment in special counsel robert mueller's wide-ranging russia investigation. now whatever you may think of the underlying allegations, this is the landmark. cnn's pamela brown joining us with the exclusive. what have you learned? >> reporter: our team, myself, evan perez, simone, have learned a grand jury -- a federal grand jury in washington d.c. today approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. this is according to sources briefed on the matter. the charges are still sealed under order from a federal judge at this hour. and plans are being prepared for anyone charged to be taken into custody, perhaps as soon as this monday, the sources told us. it's uncle
Oct 27, 2017 6:00pm PDT
-- >>> breaking news is big tonight. special indictment in robert mueller's wide ranging russia investigation. no matter what you may think of the underlying allegations, pam, what have you learned. >> anderson, our team, myself, evan perez, a federal grand jury in washington, d.c., today, approved the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. this is according to sources briefed on the matter. the charges are still sealed under order from a federal judge at this hour. and plans are being prepared for anyone charged to be taken into custody, perhaps as soon as this monday. the sources told us. it's unclear what the charges are, anderson. as i said, the indictments are still under seal. the spokesman declined to answer for our story. mueller is leading the investigation into the russian meddling in the 2016 u.s. elections. on friday, top lawyers, who are helping to lead the mueller probe, including veteran prosecutor andrew wiseman were seen entering the courtroom where the grand jury meets. they were there to hear testimony in the russia investiga
Dec 24, 2017 5:59pm EST
andwashington d.c. mr. stone let me begin with the issue of robert mueller. that he isect preparing charges against the president? inquiry ise that his politically motivated. i think that we've seen in thedinary evidence last couple of weeks that tweets records the contributions to democrats that is a partisanhis head squad. i think this is a political proceeding rather than a legal proceeding. i have said that i believe that lawyers aret's mr. mueller's intentions. i think they misunderstand the politicaly that the establishment both party have for the president. on their resolve to remove any pretext. to me a strategy of turning over of thousands of documents waving executive relying on the is foolishler strategy. i think that we have to see what of general flynn's plea deal. general flynn said that a senior of the president's transition team directed him to contact the russian ambassador to set up a meeting. onerfectly legal, action general flynn's part. ishaps, mr. mueller preparing an indictment of others. to me that ifng mr. mueller should proceed, any of the president or his
Jul 20, 2017 11:00pm PDT
robert mueller's russia investigation. this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. the "washington post" is reporting the president is asking whether he can pardon aides, family, even himself. that comes as he doubles down on his warning to mueller that looking into his family's finances would be a fireable offense. white house spokesman sarah huckabee sanders saying trump's warning made clear mueller, quote, should not move outside the scope of the investigation. now members of the president's own party are warning him not to fire mueller. meanwhile, attorney general jeff sessions vowing to stay on the job. in his words, "as long as that is appropriate." we have a lot to get to this evening. i want to get right to cnn's senior white house correspondent jeff zeleny. cnn politics executive editor at large, i should say, chris cillizza, and political analyst april ryan. my goodness. every night there's something. jeff, i want to get to this big news from the "washington post" tonight. here's what the "post" is reporting. this is a quote, "some of president trump's lawyers are exploring wa
May 17, 2017 3:00pm PDT
fbi director bob mueller to now look at possible connections between trump campaign associates and russia. this announcement coming on the heels of the news that president trump asked director comey back in february if he would stop the flynn probe according to our sources. in this statement just released from the department of justice, rob rosenstein says considering the unique circumstances of this matter i've determined a sperm council necessary in order for the american people to have full confidence in the outcome. our nation is grounded on the rule of law and the public must be assured that officials administer the law fairly. secretary fueler will have the resources to be able to conduct an investigation. he adds that mueller resigned from his position at his law firm so now this is his full-time job overseeing the russian job. we have previously reported, wolf, that rod rosenstein didn't feel the need to appoint a special council shortly after firing james comey last tuesday. after that there were revelations that president trump asked james comey over dinner at the white h
russia investigation moving forward. now that former fbi director robert mueller has been appointed as special counsel or. this is 45 minutes. host: at the table is garrett graff, talking to us about the special counsel robert mueller. thank you for joining us. why don't you start with who is robert mueller and why was he picked for special counsel. guest: he is a lifelong career prosecutor mostly here in washington and the justice department. careert most of his working his way up through various u.s. attorneys offices, head of the criminal division for the u.s. department of justice under george h.w. bush. and it was deputy attorney general under george w. bush before becoming fbi director. he has been well told over the last couple of days he was the longest serving fbi director since j edgar hoover to complete the 10 year term of the fbi director. he was so popular and so respected he was extended for an additional two years by president obama in a bipartisan act of congress. host: what made him so popular? guest: he is a ramrod straight forward marine straight shooter. hea city th
Oct 28, 2017 12:00am PDT
approving the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. the charges still under orders from a federal judge, sealed under orders from a federal judge. we're learning any one charge, we don't know who yet that might be, could be taken into custody as soon as monday. let's git right to pamela brown. cnn was the first to report this. walk us through tonight's breaking news. >> it's a significant development that a federal grand jury in washington, d.c., today approved the first charges in this investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. this is according to sources briefed on the matter. the charges, don, are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. we're told plans are being prepared for anyone charged to be taken into custody, possibly as soon as monday, these sources said. now, because it's still, you know, under seal, it's unclear exactly what the charges are. the spokesman declined to comment. as you know, mueller was appointed back in may into the russian meddling in the 2016 u.s. elections. but given broad authority by rod rosenste
May 17, 2017 4:00pm PDT
. the justice department tonight naming the forger fbi director robert mueller special counsel to take over the investigation into russia's medaling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. it is a major development, raising the stakes for president trump. it comes just a day after a memo written by former fbi director comey where the president is said to have asked for the dismissile of charges against michael flynn. we issued a statement with his reasoning. my decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or any prosecution is warranted. i have made no such determination. what i have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public enter requires many to place this investigation under a person. >> he headed the fbi starting one week before the september 11 attacks all the way through 2013. had his term extended by two years by president obama. pamela, the white house barely getting any notice on this. what are you learning? >> reporter: yes, we found out minutes ago that rod rosenstein didn't notify the whi
Jul 21, 2017 12:00am PDT
counsel robert mueller. today new reporting suggests robert mueller is going there anyway. the white house says there are no plans to fire him, quote, at this time. first the new york time has posted audio of what was the most shocking exchange in their latest interview with the 45th president. >> mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances unrelate today russia is that a red line? >> would that be a breech of what his actual charge is. >> i would say yes. by the way, i don't -- i mean, it's possible a condo or something. i sell a lot of condo units somebody from russia buys a condo, who knows. i don't make money from russia. i put out a letter saying i don't. i don't have buildings in russia, they said i own buildings in russia, i don't. they said i made money from russia, it's not my thing. i don't do that. over the years i looked at maybe doing a deal in russia, but i don't do that. other than the miss universe pageant. >> if he was outside that lane would that mean he'd have to go. >> no. i think that's a violation. look this is about russia. >> but a full investigati
Aug 3, 2017 4:00pm PDT
special counsel robert mueller using a grand jury. subpoenas now issued for people involved in the donald trump jr. meeting with a russian lawyer. and more breaking news this hour, our exclusive reporting. mueller's investigation now seizing on trump's possible financial ties to russia and trump's national security advisor letting suzanne rice keep her security clearance. is he denying trump? a lot of breaking news this hour. >>> i'm erin burnett. breaking news, grand jury, special counsel robert mueller using a grand jury to investigate russian meddling in the u.s. election. it's a sign mueller's probe into the trump campaign and russia is ramping up. a grand jury is a major step because you cannot issue indictments without one, even though a grand jury in and of itself does not mean that indictments will necessarily come. here is president trump's reaction to the grand jury breaking news just moments ago. >> mr. president, are you considering firing robert mueller? will you hold a news conference again? >> you see silence, ignoring all questions about the grand jury and robert mueller a
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Dec 5, 2017 6:00pm PST
information and measure smoking gun evidence about robert mueller's biassed team of liberal crusaders that have one admission that is to destroy your elected president president trump you know seat the commander in seat they are creating a crisis that will threaten the rule of law law. tonight here we have new and more smoking gun evidence that mueller's hand picked mennions are trump hate iing hilary lovi partisan hack carrying out a witch hunt. mueller's top attack dog told sally yate's he was so proud of heave after yates defied a direct and ared refused to go with his travel man. peter strzok the count counterintelligence official that was fired from the russia investigation for sendings anti trump, proclinton texts. tonight fox learned the department of justice is in the process of turning over strzok's texts to the house intelligence committee. it is expected to happen in coming days. strzok is a key player and tieed several of the high profile cases we have been covering including the rush yap probe. clinton's e mails. anti trump dallas yea the surveillance of a trump
May 17, 2017 5:00pm PDT
name is robert mueller, he will have sweeping powers and a broad man date. effort he wants to interview jim comey, he can do that. if he wants to interview the president himself, he can, he can ask for the president's tax returns. details on all of it on the program starting with chief national security correspondent jim sciuto. what exactly does this mean? he's in charge now? this is the fbi investigation we're talking about? >> in one fell swoop, the deputy attorney generation has removed politics from the russia investigation, at least from the attorney general's office, the enormous concern had been, first of all on the hill, politics getting in the way, partisanship, but from the justice department, led by jeff sessions, an appointee of the president, is still involved, even though he's been recused, could they without bias pursue this investigation, so you bring somebody from outside who has enormous respect from both sides and broad powers, that takes away concern that republicans in private were starting to express. >> so does that mean that the fbi investigation now r
Dec 19, 2017 1:00pm PST
very differently this week when his lawyers meet with rob mueller's "the washing, white house lawyers are expected to meet with special counsel robert s. mueller's office. but people familiar with the probe say that such assurances are unlikely and that the meeting could trigger a new, more contentious phase between the special counsel and a frustrated president. people with knowledge of the investigation said it could last another year, pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former trump campaign advisor george popadopoulos and former national security advisor mike flynn, in fact investigators said they expect to work through 2018 at least, according to the post reporting. also today, a stunning account of donald trump's very thin skin from "the washington post." reporting that donald trump was so angry at his own supreme court nominee neil gorsuch for a perceived slight that he thought about pulling back the pick. earlier this year, trump talked about rescinding gorsuch's nomination, venting angrily to advisors and legislators. all of this as republicans fina
. robert mueller appointed special counsel. he has the power to investigate, to question, to issue subpoenas and prosecute federal crimes if any discovered. mueller appointed by deputy rod rosenstein. >> rosenstein said the move was not a finding crimes had been committed, but quote based on the circumstances the public interest requires me to place this investigation under authority of the person who exercising the degree of independence from the normal chain of command. >> the appointment following a series of damaging headlines from the firing of the fbi director james comey to the president divulging sensitive information to comey's memo saying the president asked him to end the investigation of michael flynn. >> on capitol hill, the news of the special counsel is being greeted with relief. that includes democrats demanding answers and republicans who just want the barrage of questions to ease. we begin with justice correspondent pamela brown in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dave and christine. a significant move with the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein handing
Dec 18, 2017 3:00pm PST
of e-mails written by trump aides could be helping bob mueller's russia probe. >>> plus growing efforts to undermine or sideline robert mueller and fbi warned donald trump about russian plots just weeks after he won the gop nomination. begin with the e-mails. for many, campaign boiled down to -- but her e-mails. once reviewed yielded very view major scandals. but tonight refrain turning to -- but their e-mails. tens of thousands of them. trump lawyer alleges all up lawfully obtained. and that letter to congress has a lot of people talking today, including president trump. before i report what he said and what people are talking about, present you with the facts. this statement from trump's lawyer is unusual, not directed to judge at all. if a lawyer catches prosecutor breaking the law, take it to judge, can fix the problem, reprimand the prosecutor and if trump's lawyers won that victory would be a big messaging win as well. but transition lawyer didn't do that. he took the beef to congress. number two, prosecutors do have a lot of power to get e-mails in evidence. can get it by
Dec 21, 2017 7:51am EST
russian interference in the 2016 elections. he said special counsel robert mueller must be allowed to continue his investigation without interference from the white house. this is ten minutes. >> mr. president, i rise today concerned about the threats to special counsels critical investigation of russian interference in the 2016 election. over the last several weeks a growing chorus of irresponsible and reckless voices have call for president trump to shut down special counsel mueller's investigation. at first these calls came from the fringes of a political discourse. those who would refuse to put our country and our security before-based political instincts. earlier this year many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle were right to push back on these misdirected calls, and urge the special counsel be allowed to do his job without interference. however, in recent weeks, those voices seem to be growing in stridency. just this weekend a young major news organizations suggested special counselor bob mueller to be involved in a coup against the president. one senior advisor at t
Aug 3, 2017 1:00pm PDT
that mueller's inquiry is growing in intensity and entering a new phase. quoting from the report, grand juries are powerful investigative tools that allow prosecutors to subpoena documents, put witnesses under oath and seek indictments if there is evidence of a crime. special counsel to the president ty cobb told the journal he was not aware that mueller had started to use a new grand jury. the news comes on the very same day that senators from both parties unveiled two bills aimed at protecting the special counsel from being removed from his job by president donald trump. nbc's intelligence and national security reporter ken dilanian is joining us from washington and kristen welker. there's a grand jury that has been looking at anything that they needed to look at as it pertained to mike flynn and paul manafort. so why a new grand jury in d.c. today? >> well, one could be a matter of convenience. the grand jury that we have reported on having been active in this case was in alexandria, virginia, and mr. mueller is operating out of washington, d.c. what seems significant to this
Jul 21, 2017 2:57am PDT
the russia probe? how is he looking to discredit robert mueller? "new day" starts right now. >>> it's inappropriate for the president to try to dictate the boundaries of the investigation. >> the wall street journal saying trump's legal team is working to discredit the investigation. >> bob mueller should look at anything within the scope of the special counsel's mandate. >> if the president fired bob mueller, i think he'll pay a heavy price. >> you can feel tension and anxiety. >>> i've done my time. i have basically spent a conflict-free life. >> his statements were self-justified. showing no remorse. >> the you take a look at what they're supposed to consider, it's a slam dunk. >> thank you. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it's friday. july 21st. 6:00 in washington, d.c. chris is off. and john berman joins me from new york. great to see you. >> nice to see you. >>> the new york times and washington post is reporting that the president's legal team is trying to
Dec 22, 2017 8:46pm EST
us is chief investigative reporter and tom beyond. let me begin with the issue of robert mueller. you suspect he is preparing charges against the president? i believe his inquiry is politically motivated. i think we have seen extraordinary evidence in the last couple of weeks, the tweets, email records, contributions to democrats that partisan hitis a squad. i think this is a clinical proceeding rather than a legal proceeding. and i have said that i believe the president's lawyers are naive about mr. mueller's intentions. i think they misunderstand the deep enmity that the political establishment in both parties has for the president and they're -- their absolute resolved to remove him on any pretext whatsoever. to me, strategy of turning over hundreds of houses of documents, waiving executive privilege, and relying on the fairness of robert mueller is a foolish strategy. i think we have to wait to see what comes out of general flynn's plea deal. he says a senior executive directed him to set up the meeting, a perfectly legal action on general flynn's part. so, perhaps mr. mueller is
Dec 15, 2017 9:00pm PST
prerequisite to shutting down bob mueller. thereafter we runner hadded the president's legal team is going to be meeting in person next week with robert mueller and his prosecutors. we're not exactly sure why. we then got conformation from the wall street journal that those subpoenas that had been reportedly sent to duch bank which the president's lawyers tried to throw cold water on, we got conformation they have in fact received multiple subpoenas from the mueller investigations. we got further reporting that wells fargo has also received at least one subpoena from the mueller investigation perhaps as recently as last week. that may be important. it may also be the cause of anxiety in the white house because this president has described his business deal shz and financial deals as essentially a red line for the mueller investigation. one he would not expect the mueller investigation to cross. so all that happened today on the day we had planned to do a special thing. i think this means that one of my ancestors several generations back did something good one day because it's paying
Dec 24, 2017 10:00am EST
of robert mueller, do you suspect that he is preparing charges against the president? stone: i believe his inquiry is politically motivated. we've seen extraordinary evidence in the last couple weeks, tweets, e-mail records, the contributions that indicate his is a partisan hit squad. i think this is a political proceeding rather than a legal proceeding. i believe the president's lawyers are naive about mr. mueller's intentions. i think they misunderstand the committee the political establishment in both parties has for the president and their resolve to remove him on any pretext whatsoever. to me, a strategy of just turning over hundreds of -- relying on the innate fairness of robert mueller is a foolish strategy. i think we have to see what comes out of general flynn's plea deal. general flynn has said a senior member of the president's transition team directed him to contact the russian ambassador to set up a meeting. a perfectly legal action on general flynn's part. muellermr. comey -- mr. is preparing an indictment of others. it's interesting to me that if mr. mueller shou
Oct 27, 2017 7:00pm PDT
this story. major breaking news. first charges filed in the mueller investigation. it's time >> >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> here's the breaking news on a friday night. the first charges have been filed in the mueller investigation. tonight. >>> aproving the first charngsz in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. a federal grand jury approving the first charges in the investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. the charges are still sealed under orders from a federal judge. we're learning that anyone charged, and we don't know yet who that might be, could be taken into custody as soon as monday. a lot to get to, but i want to start right with cnn justice correspondents. they broke the story this evening. pamela, what have we learned? >> reporter: well, this is a significant development in the mueller investigation that a federal grand jury in washington, d.c. today approved the first charges in this investigation led by special counsel robert mueller. according to several sources briefed on the matter. now, as you pointed out, the ch
Aug 26, 2016 10:00pm EDT
mueller. >> from this, to this. >> it's very >> a young american woman, devoted to helping others, kidnapped into a living hell by isis. her desperate parents, everyday people, forced to take on terrorists from their living room. because they say the u.s. government and various humanitarian groups failed them. daughter there. >> tonight, we're taking you inside the extraordinary story you've never seen before. a family never giving up. and now revealing a secret the world never knew. >> this is a plea for kayla's life. >> we're doing everything we can to get you home. >> the girl left behind. >> good evening. i'm elizabeth vargas. a right here tonight, the stunning result of a two-year abc news investigation. parents who are revealing how they had to take on not only isis but the u.s. government to try to save their daughter. >> it's a story of inspiration, but also of two parents, outrage, and heartbreak. tonight, they're telling their >> reporter: a summer morning three years ago this month in prescott, arizona. >> monday morning at about 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. >> reporter: her frien
listen in. >> mr. secretary, is the president getting rid of mueller? >> excuse us, we've got to get through. >> any reaction to north korea, dennis rodman there. is that the u.s. solution now? >> no comment on that right now. >> reporter: no comment? are you feeling good about the release? what's the u.s. reaction? do you have any reaction? >> stay tuned. >> come on, senator. senators, we're going to walk into the chairman. >> all right, you heard him there, secretary tillerson saying stay tuned. obviously, i'm sure he learned about this news before we did. but again, the headline there, wonderful news for otto and his family, one of four americans detained in north korea, has been released. there are still three, though, that are detained that we know of. all right, we have a lot of news to get to. let's get right to it. >>> all right, good morning, again, everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm poppy harlow. an attorney general under oath, a special counsel under fire, and startling statements made by close allies to the president are under scrutiny this morning. we are watching a r
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Dec 5, 2017 10:00pm PST
evidence about special counsel robert mueller'' corrupt and extremely biased team of liberal political crusaders that have one singular mission, and that is to destroy your elected president, donald trump, and unseat the commander in chief. they are trying to create a constitutional crisis that will threaten the rule of law in this country. so tonight, right here, we have new and more smoking g gun evidence that mueller's handpicked minions are in much of trump hating, hillary loving, partisan hacks that are carrying out what i call a witch hunts. and in the email,'s top attack dog, andrew weissman, told sally yates he was so proud of her, this after she defied a direct order from the president of president of the united states, donald trump, and refused to defend his travel ban back in january. this comes as we are learning more information about peter strzok, the former fbi counterintelligence official we were telling you about last night that was fired from the russian investigation for sending those anti-trump, pro-clinton text messages. tonight, fox news has learned that
Jun 2, 2017 9:00pm PDT
russia appropriate is widening. special counsel robert mueller including a separate criminal probe into paul man fort. it could include his justice department if necessary. more on that in a moment. as for manfort his blil work has been widely reported. nbc confirming the prosecutors have reviewed his advocacy for forces in ukraine. the a.p. now reporting that mueller will include that review of manfort into this wider russia probe. that's not great news for the trump white house. but it does not automatically undercut their argument that trump has eliminated his ties to manfort and that this review might have little to do with the core of the 2016 campaign for. . the other report does check current trump officials, however, including the man who just picked mueller for this job. take a look at this tonight. the a.p. reporting that mueller may expand his inquiry to include the top two d.o. j. officials, jeff sessions and rod rosens and they sent that now discredited letter recommended that comey be fired for one reason, which president trump later said was not the real or only reas
Dec 21, 2017 11:00pm PST
opportunity to try to tear at the fbi. tear at the investigation, tear at bob mueller. if they can just discredit the fbi then maybe they can get the country to ignore what bob mueller finds or worse, they can get the country to go along with the firing of bob mueller. >> the house oversight top democrat elijah cummings of maryland said this on his way into today's committee interviews with andrew mccabe. >> to the press, i beg you to get it right, you are recording this history. you got to get it right. this is a fight for the soul of our democracy. nothing less. and so i'm going to work hard to make sure we save that democracy, and i will fight until i die. cia criticized, fbi criticized, over and over and over again. now the rumors and i hope that's all they are of mueller possibly being fired. i hope that's not true, but those are the kinds of things that tear down the democracy. they are the very things that our democracy is based upon. and i say to all americans, and i beg you to guard this democracy. guard it. >> kind of emotional words from a veteran member of the house that got
Jun 13, 2017 5:59pm EDT
the mueller-comey witch hunt." it says special counsel robert mueller's investigation is turning into a witch hunt and needs to be shut dun immediately. ex-f.b.i. director james comey who admitted sparking the probe by leaking information to the "new york times" is nothing more than a calculating, cunning, partisan political hack at the -- at home in the d.c. swamp. during last week's hearing, comey admitted he intentionally gave a memo to his friend hoping it would lead to the appointment of special counsel. quote, i asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter, unquote, comey told lawmakers. quote, didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons but i asked him to because i thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. and so i asked a close friend of mine to do it, unquote. what comey's admitting to under oath can in the be overlooked here or understated. his end goal was the appointment of the special counsel with -- which just so happens to turn out to be his longtime friend, robert mueller. by leaking information, comey could be put
Jun 13, 2017 12:00am PDT
. >> the growing group of republicans trying to get robert mueller fired, comey was not allowed, what we learned when he broke his silence. >> when i've been reading the stories about how he's been contacting jim comey over time, like deja vu. >> mitch mcconnell and republicans are planning to spring on american sight unseen, all in starts right now. >> and what now may be an investigation to criminal obstruction of justice, attorney general, jeff sessions, the nations top law enforcement officer will testify less than 24 hours from now before an open session, senate intelligence committee. sessions appearance tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. comes just five days after fired fbi director james comey sat before the same committee and accuse the president of the united states of lying and of attempting to possibly the interfere in the russia investigation. according to the president and his legal team, comey was lying under oath. initially, it appeared sessions was trying to maneuver his way out of testifying in public. over the weekend, he cancelled planned appearances before the house and senate ap
Dec 15, 2017 2:00pm PST
and do they have the votes? >>> meeting with mueller. cnn learns president trump's lawyers will be sitting down with special counsel robert mueller as soon as next week. where is mueller's investigation headed now? >>> blaming the bureau. president trump renews his attacks on the fbi while on his way to speak to a graduating class of law enforcement trainees. the president tells reporters it's a shame what happened under previous leaders and insists people are very, very angry about what happened. why is he attacking the bureau at the same time his own people are under investigation? >>> and kim's missing man. a top north korean general believed to be second only to the leader kim jong-un hasn't been seen for months. did he offend his notoriously fickle leader? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we're following multiple breaking stories. this hour, congressional republicans are set to release the final version of their tax cut plan. among the last-minute compromises, an increase to the child tax credit, fulfilling a demand by senato
Dec 28, 2017 12:00am PST
a witch hunt. >> the mueller investigation gains scheme. >> tonight yahoo's michael ithaca on the new leads, new witnesses and new evidence in the mueller probe. plus, the flynn family appeal for a pardon as the trump team readies an attack on michael flynn. >>> then the new koch brothers plan to sell america on president trump's tax law. >> that tax bill is something. >> 13 days in july. white house shakeup to health care to the manafort race. >> tough stuff. >> a look at two of the most consequential weeks of trump's first year. >> you called him a moron. >> when "all in" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. contrary to the assurance that the president has gotten lawyers in the russia investigation is showing no signs of wrapping up as the year draws to a close. judging from new developments today robert mueller may just be getting started. it's been widely reported the president's attorneys ty cobb and john dowd said it would wind down. sarah huckabee sanders on the charges the same day charges were unsealed against three former trump campaign aide
Oct 28, 2017 4:00am PDT
morning. a new report says the first criminal charges have been filed in the robert mueller special counsel probe. we're asking questions about what this means with respect to the russia probe and what lies ahead for the investigations under way. >>> also, new reporting on who fu funded the lurid dossier on then-candidate donald trump and why it matters. >>> plus, a new strategy being used between senator mitch mcconnell and steve bannon. >>> we begin with breaking news in the russia investigation. special counsel robert mueller has reportedly filed his first set of charges, although at this point it's unclear what they are. the charges are part of sealed documents, which could be revealed as early as monday morning. at that point the defendant or defendants could be taken into custody. nbc has not yet independently confirmed this report. meanwhile, conservative online news site washington freebie con telling the house intelligence committee that it paid for the research that led to the so-called trump dossier. the news site says it hired fusion gps during the primary to research a
Nov 1, 2017 2:41am EDT
and robert mueller's special investigation. this is 50 minutes. >> view irs are familiar with george washington university law professor, jonathan turley. appreciate you being here after a busy day in the mueller investigation. yesterday, after the white house press briefing, sarah sanders said the white house believes it will conclude soon. is that realistic?oo where do you think we are in this investigation after what you saw yesterday? be a case of hope springing eternal. it does not look like it will end any time soon. you take the trajectory of thes9 charges just on the trial level this could easily go into 2019 before we go up on appeal. >> 2019. >> absolutely.or these are cases that often involve super seateding indictments. these countsan against manafort and gates may not be the charges they face. they may face double this number. the prosecutors can go back to the grandnd jury, find new findings from thean grand jury d bring out superseding indictments with additional counts.. that is not uncommon. they have to anticipate that. just their case alone could far.d that this is
Dec 13, 2017 2:00pm PST
president trump seems unsure if all republican senators are on board. >>> defending mueller. amid a coordinator attack on the special counsel's russia investigation, the deputy attorney general goes before a congressional panel and defends robert mueller against gop blames of political bias. mueller's boss says he sees no reason to fire him. >>> trump falters. the president is a big loser after banning the wrong candidate in the alabama senate race. republicans will have only a razor-thin edge in the senate after democrat doug jones upset scandal-plagued roy moore. so what's the impact on the president's agenda? >>> and north korea confusion. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. is, is willing to talk to north korea without conditions, but the white house offers a different view. so what's the policy toward kim jong-un? >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> breaking news. after the earth-shaking gop loss in alabama's senate race, president trump badly needs a win. he's closer to one this hour, announcing house and senate r
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Aug 3, 2017 1:00pm PDT
find out a little by more about the special counsel, robert mueller, in this whole russia thing empaneling a grand jury in washington to look into the probe here. we're told by a number of lawyers, this is something that is more procedure than anything else. doesn't mean there's smoking guns or he's close to doing something or a monday widespread basis here. it did surprise a lot of folks here. this could send a couple signals and where the investigation could be going ahead of the president on a big campaign trip to west virginia tonight. the reaction at the white house right now with john roberts. did they expect is this? >> it's being expected as a routine thing, that would happen with a special prosecutor. if there's charges there, you want to empanel a grand jury and run it through a group of peers. while the white house is not certainly happy about this latest development, they're not happy about the fact that the special prosecutor was appointed in the first place. they do seem to be playing down the significance of it. ty cobb specifically dealing with the russia investi
counsel robert mueller. we will learn about it this man is. thanks for joining us. who is robert mueller and why was he picked for special counsel? is a lifelong career prosecutor, mostly here in washington in the justice department. he spent most of his career working his way up the various u.s. attorney's office, head of the criminal division for the u.s. department of justice under george h.w. bush, and then was deputy attorney general under george w. bush for becoming fbi toldtor and has now been he was the longest-serving fbi substandard over himself. to first since hoover complete the 10 year term of an fbi director and then he actually was so popular and so respected that he was extended for an additional two years by president obama and a bipartisan act of congress. host: what made him so popular and respected? guest: he is a ramrod straight former marine straight shooter. in a city that seems like he gets more partisan and more politicized with every passing year, he is completely apolitical, completely nonpartisan and very well respected on both sides of the aisle. host: what w
Dec 4, 2017 3:00pm PST
. >> wish you luck on all the games. about to do this filing from bob mueller. news never stops. >> take it away. >>> breaking news, bob mueller filing papers we just got in newsroom, approach signed by bob mueller is a request to cancel paul manafort's bail deal. reason, prosecutors allege as recently as thursday of last week, before the flynn came out. say paul manafort was working directly with a russian in russia with ties to russian intelligence service. just got that. manafort was trying to secretly ghost write op-ed to defend his past work in ukraine. reading this filing from mueller, says that paul manafort was working with long time russian colleague currently based in russia and assessed to have ties to a russian intelligence service. this is a breaking story. going to speak to senator sheldon whitehouse about this and other items. but former ethics chief richard painter. i just got this as i know you did. your view of what bob mueller is saying in this document, which is signed by him. not all documents are. and whether you see this as grounds to adjust paul manafort'
Dec 13, 2017 8:54am EST
constitution society for look at the laws governing the special prosecutor robert mueller's investigation into russia's influence in the 2016 election. >> good afternoon. welcome, and thank you for joining our obstruction of justice briefing. this event is sponsored by a project uncoordinated for the american constitution society, and citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington called the presidential investigation education project. we are grateful to senator whitehouse and his staff for graciously hosting us in this lovely meeting room. and we're glad that the senator is planning to join the event a little later on to share his perspective. i want to start with a few brief thoughts about the joint project and the program today, then i will turn things over to our moderator to kick off the discussion. the presidential investigation education project is a joint nonpartisan initiative of the american constitution society and citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington to promote informed public evaluation of the investigation by special counsel robert mueller into russian
Dec 2, 2017 12:00am PST
is flynn telling robert mueller's team and how damaging could all of this be for the president and those closest to him, including his son-in-law jared kushner? sources tell cnn that kushner directed flynn to reach out to the russian ambassador last september in one of several conversations that flynn lied about. court document also show that prosecutors are making a case that flynn and other trump advisers coordinated contacts with russian officials, contacts aimed at influencing international policy before the president took office. tonight a senior white house official tells cnn a presidential pardon for flynn is absolutely not under consideration. a source close to the administration is warning that the president and his aides are in denial about the severity of the russia probe and that the flynn deal should be a red alert for them. >>> we're joined with our panel of reporters here who have been covering this story very closely from the beginning. pam, you've been covering this story from the beginning as well. really a momentous day in this investigation and for this administ
Aug 3, 2017 3:00pm PDT
tonight, robert mueller has convened a grand jury in washington, d.c. to pursue his criminal investigation to the trump campaign's possible ties to russia andossible obstruction of justice. this is bad news for the white hous house. grand juries are secret proceedings used by prosecutors to build case. they do not always lead to indictments but they are good for prosecutors and dangerous for any subject of an investigation. there news tonight what chuck was just mentioning that mueller is using a grand jury in washington suggest he's moving forward on a process that empowers his growing team of prosecutors to put a laser focus on anyone in town potential linked to the return sussia ini. president trump's lawyer saying they're not aware of grand jury in washington and don't believe the president is under investigation. a statement contradicted by june's tweet about being urntds investigati investigation. this news is breaking at the same time that the senate is going on a full recess which does leave a door cracked open for the president to do something that his aides have discussed here ex
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