What Rosenstein’s ouster would mean for Mueller

By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH GERSTEIN 09/24/2018 06:23 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More than Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s job will be on the line when he meets with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday. Also in the balance will be the fate of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The ouster of Rosenstein — who serves as Mueller’s direct supervisor — would subject the special counsel’s probe to new uncertainty and, critics fear, new restrictions on Mueller’s investigation into ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump…

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Trump on Manafort: ‘I believe that he will tell the truth’

By RAMSEN SHAMON 09/19/2018 10:52 AM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning insisted he had no concerns about former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s recent agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “If he’s honest, and he is, I think he’s going to tell — as long as he tells the truth, it’s 100 percent,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White House. As part of a guilty plea struck last Friday, Manafort agreed to cooperate fully with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference and whether…

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Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh in light of sex assault claim

President Donald Trump said Friday that he had ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental investigation” into his second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The announcement is a dramatic concession from Trump, who had strongly endorsed Kavanaugh in the wake of the judge’s incendiary testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee a day earlier. Testifying under oath before committee, a visibly furious and emotional Kavanaugh had denied Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s when they were teenagers. Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB Published 24 Mins Ago  Updated…

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Wikipedia entry for ‘Devil’s Triangle’ changed to match Kavanaugh’s answer

Wikipedia entry for ‘Devil’s Triangle’ changed to match Kavanaugh’s answer Analysis by Z. Byron Wolf, CNN Updated 8:10 PM ET, Thu September 27, 2018 (CNN)Brett Kavanaugh’s senior yearbook page, like his 1982 calendar, had been like a puzzle waiting to be solved. Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia, was edited after his testimony to make his explanation of one of the mysteries make sense. One of the puzzles had been what was meant by the term “Devil’s Triangle.” The attorney Michael Avenatti suggested there was some sexual innuendo, and entries online had…

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