Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Friday afternoon, but no details of the report have been released so far.
Before dawn, television crews and photographers began lining the sidewalk outside Mueller’s Washington office.
Robert Mueller is preparing to submit a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on his findings, including Russia’s role in the election and whether Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.
It’s been over six months since John McCain died of brain cancer, but the legendary Republican senator continues to be the target of jibes from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Woven through thousands of court papers, the special counsel has made his public report.
The announcement came one day after Trump criticized “ridiculous partisan investigations” in his State of the Union speech.
The illicit activity outlined by prosecutors illustrates the concerns by U.S. intelligence officials about continuing efforts by Russia to interfere in U.S. politics.
The Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign is bigger than we thought, and in fact is still “active and ongoing”
SAN MATEO (CBS SF / CNN) — A Bay Area Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee suggested Friday that Democrats could subpoena Donald Trump Jr. and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner next year as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Asked by CNN’s Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “Right Now” about whether the House Intelligence Committee will bring in Kushner and Trump Jr. to be interviewed again once the Democrats take control of the House, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, said, “We will certainly subpoena their records.”
“I think they will be subpoenaed if they don’t come voluntarily,” she added. “We will try to make as many hearings as possible public.”
Trump Jr. and Kushner have denied any wrongdoing in their contact with Russians during the 2016 election.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the likely incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in October that he wants to bring in witnesses and pursue records regarding Russian money laundering and Trump’s businesses.
The House Intelligence Committee first interviewed Trump Jr. privately on December 6, 2017, when he testified about his June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian operatives after being promised dirt — which never materialized — on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Kushner met with members of the House and Senate intelligence committees in July 2017.
Although the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee ended their inquiry into potential collusion between Trump’s team and Russia in March, Speier made it clear the Democrats intend to continue investigating potential connections.
“We want to hear from I think a number of people that we have already interviewed,” Speier said. “All of the phone bills and phone calls made and all of the direct messages and the emails that were never subpoenaed need to be subpoenaed for the primary persons that were part of the Trump orbit and campaign.”
Democratic lawmakers and aides say planning is already underway for how they will use their committee powers — from hearings to subpoenas — to get the answers to their burning questions about matters ranging from Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Potential probes into Russia and obstruction are just two of the numerous ways that Democrats are readying oversight of the Trump administration’s actions as well as Trump’s personal finances once they control the House.
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U.S. President Donald Trump blamed “U.S. foolishness and stupidity” for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, hours before he was to sit down to a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.