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Two months before Beryl Howell upheld her contempt ruling against Andrew Miller because other investigations into Roger Stone remain ongoing, she learned that the investigation pertaining to the Mystery Appellant remains ongoing as well.
The news of a second grand jury focusing on Roger Stone asked for texts between him and Andrew Miller recalls that Mueller was once quite interested in what Stone did with his dark money groups that engaged in voter suppression in 2016.
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We now know that Flynn at least claimed that Sergey Kislyak wanted to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin on January 21, 2017. That raises the stakes of a Trump claim that Flynn didn't tell him Putin called on January 21 significantly.
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In any other era, Republicans would be grateful that the FBI was tracking a guy who admitted sharing immaterial non-public with Rosneft while claiming to work for Trump. In this one, Republicans have decided that Carter Page is a latter day MLK Jr.
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George Nader -- Mueller's key witness on the Seychelles meeting and other Gulf State involvement in the Russian investigation, was just arrested for the child porn the FBI found on his phone while searching it for the Mueller investigation.
A timeline of the publicly confirmed steps of Mueller's investigation supports Attorney General Bill Barr's observation that the investigation into Trump's associates was "anemic" at the beginning of the investigation.
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Some events set in motion by a request WaPo made in April to unseal the sentencing files of Mike Flynn that have resulted in some fizzle, some pop, and a lot of premature speculation.
In their response to the request, the government said…
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Given what a filing submitted yesterday in Roger Stone's case, it looks like prosecutors may have returned to a consideration of CFAA-related charges for Stone after the raids on his properties in January.
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In an otherwise supine interview with the Attorney General, CBS' Jan Crawford asked Bill Barr nine different times for evidence that there's some reason to investigate the Russian investigation. On nine different occasions, he was unable to answer her question.
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There's one really cynical reason why Democrats should embrace an impeachment inquiry. If Stone's trial goes forward in November, it would present as damning a case against Trump's cheating as any impeachment trial could do. But to ensure that happens, Democrats need to make it clear that pardoning his way out of this will incur even greater costs for the President.
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