What The Steve Bannon Subpeona By Robert Mueller Might Mean

by Richard Cameron   Former chief White House political strategist, Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee  investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and declined to answer all questions posed to him by members of the panel, including those of Republican Mike Conaway (R-TX).  Fellow GOP panel member Devin Nunes, (R-CA) was left with no option but to issue a subpeona to Bannon’s attorney. “Of course I authorized the subpoena,” he told reporters. “That’s how the rules work.”  Bannon was in meeting in closed door hearings for…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Invokes The “I Do Not Recall” Strategy In Senate Hearings

by Richard Cameron Attorney General Jeff Sessions resorted to two main tactics in hedging particular lines of questioning in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today.  One was selective amnesia with regard to particulars concerning interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The other was his invoking of a “longstanding policy” of cabinet level heads of the Department of Justice not to comment on private discussions, “confidential communications”, as he termed them, with the executive branch (i.e., the President). It’s interesting, the pattern emerging. Trump’s media surrogates and…

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WSJ Reporters Reveal Trump’s Business Dealings Investigated By Treasury Department’s FinCEN Division

by Richard Cameron In a strong sign that the Murdoch media complex (News Corp) is cutting Donald Trump adrift, Wall Street Journal investigative reporters Shane Harris and Carol Lee have released a series of reports indicating that the Treasury Department’s FinCEN division is gathering and reviewing data relating to Trump’s international business dealings and forwarding them to Senate Intelligence Committee investigators. FinCEN is the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network within the Treasury Department. A particular specialty of that office is investigation and enforcement against money-laundering. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday…

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Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Will Tell Senate Panel That Trump Was Warned About Flynn

by Richard Cameron Former acting head of the Justice Department, Sally Yates warned Donald Trump that National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was lying about his communications with Russian officials.  CNN has received information indicating that Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates will testify before a Senate committee next week and disclose to them that she had issued an urgent warning advising  White House Counsel Don McGahn in late January (January 26) that General Flynn was misleading the President privately and in public statements about conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.…

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