Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe


Summary: A legal team of 13 has been gathered so far to investigate any ties Russian Federation had to the presidential election. On Thursday, the Post reported that Vice President Mike Pence has retained outside counsel to help him weather whatever storm might come his way.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, said in response.

Mercedes Schlapp questioned whether some of the lawyers hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the Trump-Russia investigation are truly neutral. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry".

In the report by the Washington Post, the investigation is being expanded to consider whether President Trump obstructed justice by asking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to end the probe into former #national security Adviser, Michael Flynn, over his ties with Russian Federation, and the firing of the former FBI boss.

Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel. "Kushner met with the head of Putin's most trusted bank and spoke with the Russian ambassador three times between April and November, then proposed setting up a communications channel owned and operated by the Russians in a meeting with Michael Flynn and Kislyak, who both discussed American sanctions on Russia later that month".

The Post said one subject of scrutiny is Kushner's meeting with Russian development banker Sergey Gorkov in December, when Kushner's family real estate business was seeking financing for a Manhattan office building. The inquiry has expanded to include an examination of whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Post reported Wednesday.

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Before he met with the president, Comey gathered his leadership team at the Federal Bureau of Investigation to discuss with them whether he should be prepared to assure then-President-elect Trump that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not investigating him personally.

The idea that this is a witch hunt, as Trump childishly tweeted this morning, is getting more and more laughable as each passing day brings about another questionable tie or secret dealing with Russian Federation taken by this president or those in his orbit.

The White House has said the latter session was a diplomatic encounter that occurred before Trump's inauguration in January. Comey testified that the member of his leadership team said that although it was true at the moment that Trump was not under investigation, it was possible that could change.

Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that "the president has not been and is not under investigation".

He is already at the center of the investigation into whether Trump officials colluded with Russian Federation to sway the outcome of the presidential election.

According to the news accounts, neither Coats nor Rogers complied with Trump's requests.