CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Jay Sekulow — attorney for President Donald Trump — on Wednesday night, in a 27-minute marathon segment during which they tried to verbally outmuscle each other on everything from Jeff Sessions to the Russia investigations. The conversation started with Sekulow fending questions about how the Senate Judiciary Committee will move forward in light of the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. The embattled Supreme Court nominee became an afterthought, however, once Cuomo brought up Trump’s recurring feud with Sessions — which was restarted last night when the president said “I have no attorney general.” Since Trump’s frustration with Sessions boils down to the latter’s recusal on Russia, Cuomo grilled Sekulow about how the president could really have been surprised with the AG’s decision. The conversation continued to escalate as they grappled over Rod Rosenstein and the timing of … [Read more...] about WATCH: Jay Sekulow Claims NBC Deceptively Edited Trump’s Comey Interview in Tense Showdown with Chris Cuomo
CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Rudy Giuliani tonight to again try and make sense of the latest flip-flop from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer. Giuliani denied to Tapper that he ever said Trump told James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Minutes later Tapper showed him the video of him directly saying that. After talking about Omarosa, Cuomo told Giuliani tonight, “I cannot find you ever saying the president did not have that conversation with Comey until this weekend.” Giuliani insisted he did so from the beginning, and Cuomo asked, “Why do you keep arguing in the alternative if you have high ground that it never happened?” “Because I can get him out of it legally,” Giuliani responded. “I can get him out of it factually. He’s got both defenses.” For this to be true, Cuomo pointed out, Comey would have to be a “crazy liar.” Giuliani said he is one. He went on to argue that if Comey felt “he was being … [Read more...] about Chris Cuomo Confronts Giuliani for Changing Comments on Trump-Comey Meeting: So Comey’s a ‘Crazy Liar’?
New York Times published a January 2018 letter drafted by the Trump legal team and sent to Robert Mueller in an attempt to preempt any subpoena that Mueller might have been planning to send Trump’s way. Kudos to John Dowd and Jay Sekulow (Trump’s lawyers at the time) for their efforts, but it might’ve impressed the special counsel a bit more if they’d actually done their research. For starters, they argued about the wrong obstruction statute. No, I’m not kidding. Here’s what the letter said: “… § 1505 of Title 18, United States Code…forbids anyone from corruptly, or by threats of force or by any threatening communication, influencing, obstructing, or impeding any pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States, or Congress…No court has ever held than an FBI investigation constitutes a § 1505 proceeding… As a matter of law, then, the FBI’s investigation of Lt. Gen. Flynn … [Read more...] about Trump Lawyers Cite Wrong Obstruction Law in Letter to Mueller
Eric Tucker Associated Press Published 11:13 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Washington – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday to discuss a secret document that has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller. His team is investigating whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and whether the president sought to obstruct that inquiry through actions including the firing of Comey last May. The memo concerns a conversation that McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein’s preparations for Comey’s firing. Rosenstein played an important role in that episode, having written a memo faulting Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House held up as … [Read more...] about AP: Ex-FBI deputy McCabe wrote memo on Comey firing
Eric Tucker, Associated Press Updated 9:57 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Photo: Alex Brandon, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe drafted a memo on the firing of his onetime boss, ex-director James Comey. That’s according to a person familiar with the memo, who insisted on anonymity to discuss a secret document that has been provided to special counsel Robert Mueller. The person said the memo concerned a conversation McCabe had with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Rosenstein’s preparations for Comey’s firing. less FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the … [Read more...] about AP source: Ex-FBI No. 2 official wrote memo on Comey firing