Attorney General William Barr has taken an interest in mysterious European Prof. Joseph Mifsud, whose conversation with an adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign helped launch the FBI investigation into possible coordination with Russia. Mifsud is the focal point of an unproved conservative theory that the entire inquiry was a setup.
Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about candidate Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired him.
The special counsel’s House committee testimony Wednesday sent Democrats an unmistakable message, The New York Times’ and Washington Post’s lead analyses conclude: defeating President Trump relies on the 2020 vote, and no longer on the Russia investigation.
Reluctant congressional witness Robert Mueller obliged Democrats with a damning restatement of his toughest findings on President Trump, but otherwise stuck to succinct answers hewing closely to his special counsel report in the first of two House hearings on Wednesday
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said President Donald Trump’s adviser Roger Stone had violated a gag order by posting material related to his case. He was charged with various offenses by then-special counsel Robert Mueller.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller will appear before the judiciary and intelligence panels to discuss his two-year probe. Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff, citing Mueller’s resistance, said it was not a “friendly subpoena.”
The House Judiciary Committee reached an agreement to gain access to evidence special counsel Robert Mueller collected on whether the president acted improperly and backed off a plan to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for blocking the release.
The House will vote June 11 on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report on Russian election interference.