White House Responds to Bombshell NYT Trump-Russia Report: 'This Is Absurd'

Lester Mason
January 12, 2019

They're not God, after all. We have reserved executive privilege and we have a right to assert it.

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report.

The president's lawyer said it was time for the special counsel to issue his report: "Put up or shut up".

Giuliani said the ball was now in the special counsel's court. Prosecutors claim that, in a money-laundering case involving NY real estate, Veselnitskaya lied about her links to Russian intelligence.


CNN also reported that investigators are examining whether conflicting public statements by Trump and his team would be considered an attempt to obstruct justice.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Thursday that Cohen will testify before that panel february 7, a little more than a month after the Democrats took the House majority. But the evidence so far shows a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communication. "I have no concerns about Cohen at all because I can prove with very little effort that he is a total, complete and absolute liar", he told The Hill. You can give it to anyone.

"Mueller's team met with pollster Tony Fabrizio in February 2018, an interview that has not been previously reported and takes on new significance after Manafort's attorneys revealed Tuesday that Mueller's team is still interested in how Manafort shared polling data with his Russian intelligence-linked colleague". But Trump's behavior in the days around Comey's May 2017 firing, specifically two instances in which he seemed to tie Comey's ousting to the Russian Federation investigation, helped trigger the counterintelligence part of the investigation, according to the Times' sources. Now the conversation is about what Manafort did WHILE he was serving as the top official of Trump's campaign.

"The question is, was this in return for a promise of something from the Russians, and did the candidate, now the president, know about it?" he asked, before adding that it "would be "a conspiracy" even if the Trump campaign never received anything of value from the Russians. "Collusion is a nonlegal term", he said, adding that giving polling data to the Russians "would probably fit into that kind of a category".

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