There are FOUR lies here: (1) Only two of the prosecutors worked for Mueller. (2) Nothing was "exposed," their recommendation was literally a public filing. (3) Multiple courts ruled the Mueller investigation was legal. (4) The DOJ IG said the Russia probe was properly started. https://t.co/qfeWm81hMo
These quotes are from Trump, moments ago, but they mirror talking points from Erdogan, Putin and Assad. "The PKK... is probably worse at terror and more of a terrorist threat in many ways than ISIS." "Russia hates ISIS as much as the United States does." "Syria hates ISIS."
17 October 2019
So far, the Mueller investigation has sent FOUR people behind bars. (1) Paul Manafort has been in jail since June. (2) Papadopoulos got 14 days in prison. (3) Alex van der Zwaan got 30 days in prison. (4) ID fraudster Ricky Pinedo was sentenced today to serve 6 months in prison.
11 October 2018
Trump says the Mueller investigation is "illegal" and "not allowed under the law." Here's the reality: Four federal judges have upheld Mueller's authorities and rejected claims that the investigation is unconstitutional. (2 judges appointed by Ds, 2 by GOP, including 1 by Trump.) https://t.co/eJGPyMvcY0
16 September 2018
Hope Hicks, Nov. 2016: "There was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity during the campaign" Trump, Feb. 2017: "I have nothing to do with Russia. To the best of my knowledge no person that I deal with does." Giuliani, July 2018: "Collusion is not a crime"
31 July 2018
Mnuchin says Treasury might lift sanctions on Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum company, even though the Russian oligarch was sanctioned just thrree months ago by the US to punish the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 election. (my latest with @donnaborak) https://t.co/TANg7axa8A
29 July 2018
CNN can now confirm Rod Rosenstein did in fact give Trump the option to delay announcing the Russian hacking indictment until *after* the Helsinki summit. The White House told Rosenstein it was OK to announce before the summit, so he did. (from @Kevinliptakcnn and @LauraAJarrett)
18 July 2018
According to CNN's latest count... at least 14 Trump associates had contact with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition. Manafort, Gates, Kushner, Trump Jr., Papadopoulos, Page, Sessions, Stone, Gordon, Flynn, Prince, Cohen, Caputo, Berkowitz.
18 June 2018
Manafort was not sentenced. The judge revoked Manafort's bail, sending him to jail before trial, because he allegedly committed more crimes while on house arrest. BUT while we're talking about sentencing, if Manafort is convicted on all counts in DC/VA, he faces 300+ years. https://t.co/LhVmGeMG3N
16 June 2018