BuzzFeed v. Mueller

Last week, Robert Mueller’s office quashed a report by BuzzFeed claiming the president directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, however, stands by the report.

The initial report claimed that Trump directed his then lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress regarding the status of the negotiations for the Trump Tower in Moscow.

Within hours of its release, Mueller’s office publicly denounced the validity of the report, but BuzzFeed is standing by its reporting.

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Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Postponed

A Washington, D.C. federal judge has postponed sentencing for former national security advisor Michael Flynn, but not without first expressing his disgust.

Flynn has admitted to lying about his meetings with Russia’s ambassador throughout the 2016 election campaign as well as admitting to working as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of the Turkish government.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan agreed to postpone Flynn’s sentencing on the condition that Flynn continue to aid federal prosecutors with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as well as others.

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Senate Blocks Bill to Shield Mueller

Senate Republicans blocked a bill today that would have shielded Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the president.

Outgoing Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) requested consent to bring the legislation to the Senate floor, but was blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Unsurprisingly, McConnell did not offer an explanation for his refusal to bring the bill to the floor for discussion, but the decision came only hours after he spoke with reporters and told them that he did not feel that Mueller was at risk of being fired.

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