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Trump Russia Probe

Submitted by ub on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 08:27

As the #TrumpRussia investigation reportedly enters a final phase, Robert Mueller does not seem to be slowing his pace.

Five individuals including Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen have now pleaded guilty to federal charges.

We The People should begin to realize this is not how presidents behave. We must repair our national fabric, and not allow President Trump become in any way, shape or form the SOP norm https://www.salon.com/2018/11/29/surrounded-by-foes-emperor-trump-moves…

Trump has dramatically moved the goalposts about his contacts with Russia. Here are the receipts. He went from “no dealings with Russia.” Now he claims “everybody knew” about them https://www.vox.com/2018/11/30/18119421/trump-russia-contacts-cohen-dea…

Former Trump attorney-fixer Michael Cohen has once again pleaded guilty in federal court and admitted that he negotiated with Russian officials for Trump well into the 2016 presidential campaign and then lied about it to protect the president. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/nyregion/michael-cohen-trump-russia-…

Trump says Cohen is weak for cooperating with Robert Mueller https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michael-cohen-trumps-former-law…

Giuliani tries to distance Trump from Cohen https://www.thedailybeast.com/rudy-giuliani-tries-to-distance-trump-fro…

Meanwhile, The White House downplays the scandal https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-new-russia-deal-d…

But Trump emerges as its central figure, aka Individual 1 in the plea agreement https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/individual-1-trump-emer…

The following is a timeline of contacts and meetings https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/29/events-that-lead-tru…

Offices of all Deutsche Bank board members have been searched. This is Trump’s largest lender, which has been raided by police over money laundering allegations https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/11/donald-trumps-biggest-lend…

So how do Manafort’s deception help, Robert Mueller? https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-paul-manafort-mueller-trum…

How was Trump compromised? https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/11/former-trump-aide-…

Who's undermining Trump’s collusion defense? https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/29/michael-cohen-plea-deal-muell…

The Russia deal said to involve a Trump Tower penthouse https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/anthonycormier/the-trump-organizat…

Here it is for legal eagles - The plea agreement from US DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK https://www.lawfareblog.com/document-michael-cohen-plea-documents-muell…

Does POTUS appear to be increasingly rattled, as he unleashes an arsenal of attacks against his longtime attorney Michael Cohen? https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/trump-unleashes-arsenal-of-a…

Reporter: If Cohen is such a bum, why did you hire him, have him on your payroll for 12 years, and have him do so much of your dirty work?

President Trump: “Because a long time ago he did me a favor. A long time ago he did me a favor.” https://nbcnews.to/2RnuCev

Michael Cohen's admission that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's knowledge of the ongoing effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign has ensnared the President's children in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation cnn.it/2RpxdV0

‪Michael Cohen pleads guilty to a charge in Mueller investigation https://www.wsj.com/articles/cohen-says-trump-stayed-involved-in-moscow…

At multiple events in 2016 and 2017, Donald Trump said, “I have nothing to do with Russia” and “I have no deals in Russia.”

Following Michael Cohen’s plea about the Trump Tower Moscow project, the president told reporters, “Everybody knew about it.” https://nbcnews.to/2E4DzWZ

The past 24 hours in Trump-Russia news, explained https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/11/27/18114355/manafort-as…

Federal agents raid office of Chicago lawyer who previously did Trump's tax work http://hill.cm/Xn7J5Jb

Trump Tower trifecta of bad news: Michael Cohen, Deutsche Bank, and Trump’s former tax lawyer https://www.salon.com/2018/11/29/trump-tower-trifecta-of-bad-news-micha…

‪The Associated Press Reports on Trump Investigations https://apnews.com/TrumpInvestigations

‪Cohen says Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting with Russians: https://reut.rs/2LsSpdV