He asked whether Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of NY and a Trump ally, could be put in charge of the widening investigation, according to several American officials with direct knowledge of the call.
The New York Times, a former newspaper, has released a scathing 532-thousand word investigative report of crack investigations by crack investigators investigating crackly.
McCabe elaborated on his meeting with the Gang of Eight in which he informed them of the span of the Russian Federation probe, including the ongoing investigations of four Trump associates as well as the opening of an investigation of Trump. While some of the information has been made public before, its narrative account gives new life to both familiar and previously unknown facts that may one day provide the basis for an obstruction of justice charge against the president.
That investigation resulted in Cohen pleading guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations.
The piece touches on everything from the firing of James Comey to pressuring former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to lie about Trump asking for Michael Flynn's resignation.
The report appears to have no credibility, since the Cohen probe has continued unabated.
In one meeting regarding the tension, Trump said he did not believe the Asian nation possessed missiles capable of striking the United States because Putin had told him it did not. "I find it hard to believe that his staff didn't reach him that this kind of a report was coming". The judge called the Times report "dynamite, lengthy and well-documented".
McCabe, speaking to reporters to promote his book "The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terrorism and Trump", said he could not recall which two Cabinet members Rosenstein mentioned without access to memos of the 2017 conversation. Lurking in the shadows, however, has been the SDNY (Southern District of New York) and their efforts in the investigation of hush payments made to silence women involved with President Trump.
The Whitaker anecdote was part of a larger story detailing Trump's efforts to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation to try to derail probes into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign and other subjects. It also showed clearly that, on average, these attacks have been increasing over time.
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