Investigation of the Russian Case, Lawyers Accused of Lying

A special investigator investigating Russian intervention against the US presidential election in 2016 accused a London-based lawyer lying to the investigating team about his contacts with Rick Gates, former aide to President Trump's campaign team.

The Office of the Special Investigator Robert Mueller exposed the allegations against Alex Van der Zwaan's lawyer on Tuesday (20/2). The hope, Van der Zwaan will plead guilty in court in Washington DC. Van der Zwaan is the son-in-law of Russian billionaire German Khan and has worked at New York – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom – but the company says it fired him last year.

Mueller's office accused the lawyer, for Skadden, mistakenly claimed that his last contact with Gates was in mid-August 2016. The attorney's body had been hired by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice in 2012 to prepare a report on the trials of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, who had been found guilty of embezzlement and abuse of power and imprisoned, but was later released from the charges.

Prosecutors judge Van der Zwaan to lie when he says he does not know why an email between himself and an unnamed person – in September 2016 – is not submitted to Mueller's office, when in fact he has deleted the email ut. The criminal information filed against Van der Zwaan also alleged that he had lied about his last communications with Gates and the unnamed.

Last October Gates and Trump's former campaign leader Paul Manafort were charged with money-related money laundering the consultations they undertaken in Ukraine for a Russian-backed government and were then led by President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted by a popular uprising in 2014 and then retreated to Russia.

Last week Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian entities because illegally campaigning "information wars" to disrupt the course of the 2016 presidential election, to help Trump's victory.

Earlier, Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn and foreign affairs adviser George Papadopoulos have pleaded guilty to lying to the team investigator about contact- their contact with Russia. [em/jm]

The Claims War In Russian Memoirs Investigation Controversy

American President Donald Trump judged a controversial memo stating that the FBI had abused power in investigating Russian intervention against 2016 presidential elections, "fully" justifying his views, but the judgment was opposed by one of the authors of the memo itself , Sunday (4/2).

Trump via Twitter, Saturday (3/2), said that "the search for mistakes is still ongoing. No collusion and attempts to disrupt the course of the investigation (the word now used because after a year of continuous investigation and finding nothing, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace! "

But Congressman from the state of South Carolina who was also one of the lead authors of Republican faction memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Sunday (4/2), said in the" Face the Nation "program at the station CBS television that the document did not undermine months of investigation by special investigator Robert Mueller against Russian intervention campaigns or whether Trump had disrupted the course of the investigation.

"Memo Nunes" – took the name of Chairman of the House Intelligence Panel as well as Congressman from the state of California Devin Nunes – along the four pages concluded that the FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation relies heavily on research by opposition groups funded by the Democratic Party and compiled by a the former British spy – Christopher Steele – to obtain permission from a special court in October 2016 to monitor Carter Page, Trump's campaign adviser, and his relationship with Russia.

But the memo noted that an FBI investigation that eventually led to Mueller's investigation had started a few months earlier, in July 2016, when FBI agents began investigating contacts between another Trump advisor – George Papadopoulos – and Russian agents. (Papadopoulos, who has been investigated by Mueller, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI investigating team about his contacts with Russia, and while awaiting his sentence he collaborated with the investigative team of Mueller

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Russian Investigation Memo Show He Was Not Guilty

President Donald Trump on Saturday said a controversial memo from Republican lawmakers who accused FBI investigators of violating powers in the investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, proving he was not involved. But the Democratic Party Legislator argued otherwise.

"This memo entirely shows Trump innocent," Trump wrote in Twitter on Saturday (3/2) morning. "But the investigation to find fault continues. No Collusion, no Obstruction. It's a shame to America. "

The House Intelligence Commission on Friday released a memo outlining the accusations of Republican legislators that FBI investigators stepped over the powers in investigating Russian interference in 2016 presidential elections.

A significant portion of the document focuses on a warrant for the Foreign Intelligence Investigation Act (FISA) which allows the investigation of former Trump foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, a businessman with an interest in Russia.

The memo suggests that the document being compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele is an important part of FISA's application to Page. According to the memo, the FBI also did not mention that Steele's document was drawn up by the Democratic National Committee's fund and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that Steele had issued anti-Trump statements. [ds/ps]

Republican Leaders Support the Investigation of Russian Mixtures

Republican figures on Sunday expressed strong support for special investigator Robert Mueller in dealing with an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but are divided over whether Congress needs to agree on rules to block President Donald Trump's efforts fired Mueller.

Senators from the state of South Carolina Lindsey Graham and Senators from the state of Maine Susan Collins – both Republican – have a different view with some of their partners in Congress, and separately in two Sunday news programs they support a rule agreed by most Democratic congressmen, requiring legal review if Trump attempts to fire Mueller.

Two Republicans in the House of Representatives – Kevin McCarthy from the state of California and Trey Gowdy from the state of South Carolina – approved Mueller's performance in the investigation se dang progresses. But McCarthy said he considered it unnecessary to issue rules to protect Mueller, who had served as Director of the FBI.

New York Times Report Trump Wants to Knell Mueller Last June

Mueller's fate became a debate after several media reported that Trump last June ordered White House legal counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, but retreated after McGahn threatened to resign.

Trump – on several recent occasions – denied that he ever wanted to fire Mueller and called his first report was published by the New York Times as "fake news", his favorite criticism for reports he did not like.

Lindsey Graham said he would gladly pass the rules to protect Trump from firing Mueller, who is now is in negotiations with lawmakers of Trump about possible conditions nan Trump testified on the basis of Russian interference in American elections, and whether Trump interrupted the investigation by dismissing FBI Director James Comey, who was then leading the law enforcement agency to investigate the Russian question, before it was taken over by Mueller. [19659002] But Graham said there was a rule of thumb, "I do not see evidence that President Trump wants to fire Mueller now. It's pretty clear to me that everyone in the White House knows it will be the end of Trump's presidency if he fires Mueller. "

Trey Gowdy says he supports Mueller's way of handling the investigation" 100 percent, especially if he is given time, resources and independence to do his job. "

Trump: No Collusion with Russia to Win the 2016 Presidential Election

Trump last week underlined his longstanding stance that" there is no collusion "between him and Russian interests to help him beating his Democrat challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump also said "do not disturb" the course of the investigation. He attributes his actions to restricting the investigation as "fighting."

Trump says he hopes to testify before Mueller and will do so under oath. But his lawyer then said he was still discussing with Mueller's team about the terms of asking for information from Trump and what topics would be discussed.

In Front of Congress, Comey Confessed to Stop the Investigation of Flynn

James Comey – in a note he made of several meetings with Trump – said the president called on him to end the investigation against former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who was fired Trump less than a month after taking office for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Ambassador Russia For America then – Sergey Kilsyak, in the weeks leading up to Trump's inauguration. Trump has denied Comey's statement about the talks they are doing.

Trump who failed to ask for Comey's willingness, fired him in May. A day later Trump told Russian officials at a White House meeting that he had let go of "heavy pressure" and described Comey as "a real nut job." A few days later Trump told NBC News reporter Lester Holt that he fired Comey for " "

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short told Fox News that he knew Trump was" frustrated "with the investigation, saying that the investigation was a" hoax "expelled by the Democrats to explain their defeat in the last presidential election. , and that "millions of dollars have been spent and there is no evidence of collusion." [em/al]

US House of Representatives to Release Fusion Transcription of GPS About Trump-Russia Investigation

The House Intelligence Committee has voted and decided to release a committee interview with Glenn Simpson founder of a research firm that composed the dossiers of President Donald Trump – Russia. The transcript is expected to be released on Thursday (18/1).

Washington-based Fusion GPS, was recruited by a law firm representing Hillary Clinton's campaign team and the Democratic National Committee. Fusion GPS subsequently asked former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump's business with Russia.

The move to release comes following a unilateral deployment by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's Simpson testimony. At first, the chairman of this committee, Senator Chuck Grassley, did not agree to release this transcript.

Trump denounced Feinstein for releasing the transcript, calling him "Dianne the cunning." Trump also called the spread a "dishonest way" and "Possibly illegal," a claim lawyers and lawyers claimed to be incorrect.

In the transcript, Simpson said Christopher Steele found alarming evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign team. Steele gave this file to the FBI because he was deeply concerned about America's national security issues. [ps/jm]