I Went to the Reagan Library to Ask Ken Starr a Key Question About Trump & Here’s What Happened

On Thursday evening of this week, I went to the magnificent Ronald Reagan Presidential Library here in Southern California to hear a presentation from former Special Prosecutor Ken Starr. He was there to speak about his new book Contempt, which details his investigation into Bill Clinton that eventually led to the president’s impeachment, and the loss of his law license. Having already interviewed Starr extensively, in person, back in 2006 on my old Los Angeles radio show, I wasn’t there to learn anything new about the Clinton saga. Instead, I had a very specific question I wanted to ask him about a position he has taken regarding President Donald Trump’s possible impeachment. My request for a formal interview had been declined, for some unknown reason, by his publicist, so I knew my only opportunity would be to wait until the public question and answer period at the end Continue reading "I Went to the Reagan Library to Ask Ken Starr a Key Question About Trump & Here’s What Happened"

Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe: People ‘Entitled to Be Frustrated,’ But It’s ‘Appropriate and Independent’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who may very well be on the outs after the midterms, gave a rare interview to The Wall Street Journal today vociferously defending special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia probe. Rosenstein told the Journal, “People are entitled to be frustrated, I can accept that. But at the end of the day, the public will have confidence that the cases we brought were warranted by the evidence and that it was an appropriate use of resources.” He said the investigation has been “appropriate and independent.” There are, of course, lingering questions about that recent report saying Rosenstein had at one point talked about secretly recording Trump, though subsequent reporting said people had interpreted it as a joke. Rosenstein told the Journal that “the president knows that I am prepared to do this job as long as he wants me to do Continue reading "Rosenstein Defends Mueller Probe: People ‘Entitled to Be Frustrated,’ But It’s ‘Appropriate and Independent’"

Report: Robert Mueller to Reveal Key Investigation Findings After Midterm Elections

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russian investigation, leaves following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on June 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Remember Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 General Election that led to President Donald Trump? Well, he is back in the news, and according to a report from Bloomberg, things will get interesting in the days and weeks that follow the coming midterm elections. The article features three bylines crediting reporters Chris Strohm, Greg Farrell, and Shannon Pettypiece, was published this morning and claims Mueller is “expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he Continue reading "Report: Robert Mueller to Reveal Key Investigation Findings After Midterm Elections"

BREAKING: Trump Legal Team Reportedly Preparing Answers to Written Questions From Mueller

President Donald Trump‘s legal team is reportedly preparing answers to written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller. According to CNN, this move could signal that the Russia probe is winding down — at least as it relates to the president. “This is a big moment,” said CNN reporter Evan Perez — who helped break the story along with colleagues Dana Bash and Gloria Borger. He added, “This is a moment obviously that’s been in the making for about ten months, almost ten months of negotiations between the special counsel’s office and the Trump legal team.” The questions reportedly deal with the issue of whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to CNN. The network reports that Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel’s office are still negotiating as to whether the president or his representatives will answer questions related to obstruction of justice. Perez Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Legal Team Reportedly Preparing Answers to Written Questions From Mueller"

McCabe: If Rosenstein is Out, I’m ‘Deeply Concerned’ That Mueller Investigation Is ‘At Risk’

Andrew McCabe, former FBI Acting Director, on Monday released a statement denying he was involved in providing information to the media regarding the “events following [FBI Director James] Comey’s firing.” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to be out on Monday, whether through firing or resignation, after it was reported last week that he suggested the 25th Amendment to remove Trump after the firing of James Comey, and even floated wearing a wire to record his conversations with the president. Rosenstein denied the reporting, and sources provided by the DOJ said his remarks were sarcastic. According to the New York Times, McCabe wrote memos stating Rosenstein made the suggestions. Now, in light of news Rosenstein is soon to be out of a job, McCabe released a statement denying he is the source of the reporting. He also warned that if true, the news puts Special Counsel Robert Continue reading "McCabe: If Rosenstein is Out, I’m ‘Deeply Concerned’ That Mueller Investigation Is ‘At Risk’"

Lindsey Graham on Rosenstein Story: ‘There’s a Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke with host Chris Wallace about the New York Times‘ story that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein seriously considered secretly recording President Donald Trump and invoking the 25th amendment to have him removed from office. Wallace got right to the point following their long exchange over the Kavanaugh hearings, and asked “should the President fire Rosenstein, and to what degree does this revelation taint, compromise the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, whom Rosenstein appointed?” “He shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying, he said he didn’t do the things alleged,” said Graham. “But there’s a bureaucratic against President Trump being un… discovered here.” “Before the election the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it Clinton’s favor, after the election they’re trying to undermine the President,” he added. “I don’t know what Rosenstein did Continue reading "Lindsey Graham on Rosenstein Story: ‘There’s a Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump"

Lanny Davis Tweets Out Statement on Michael Cohen Cooperating After Cohen Tweeted (Then Deleted) It First

Following reports today that Michael Cohen is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis tweeted out a statement touting his “honesty” and loyalty to his family and country. But not at first, though. Initially, as ABC News’ Meridith McGraw noticed, Cohen sent out the tweet about himself first: People were wondering who exactly that came from. Well, now we know: his attorney Lanny Davis, who not only tweeted out the statement himself but explained the momentary confusion.