President Donald Trump continued to dismiss the ongoing Russia investigation, despite revelations of conversations between his associates and Russians during the campaign. “The stuff you’re talking about is peanut stuff,” Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday.Trump’s enemies have focused on reports highlighting Russian citizens communicating with at least 14 people connected with Trump on business or political matters, including his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen told investigators he had contacts with a Russian who promised “political synergy” with the Trump campaign although he did not follow up with the offer. Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a memo on Friday faulting Cohen for lying to Congress about potential business deals with Russia in 2015. Trump dismissed the ongoing Russia investigation in the interview. “Look, they’ve been looking for two years about collusion,” he said. “There’s no … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Russia Contacts with Associates ‘Peanut Stuff’
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MD Anderson's 10th annual "Conversation with a Living Legend" raised record-breaking $1.1 million in downtown Houston By Amber Elliott Updated 12:00 pm CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Stephen Culberson, from left, Rex Tillerson and Gail Culberson at MD Anderson's Conversation with a Living Legend, former Sec. of State Rex Tillerson. Stephen Culberson, from left, Rex Tillerson and Gail Culberson at MD Anderson's Conversation with a Living Legend, former Sec. of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Contributor Photo: Contributor Image 1 of / 34 Caption Close Image 1 of 34 Stephen Culberson, from left, Rex Tillerson and Gail Culberson at MD Anderson's Conversation with a Living Legend, former Sec. of State Rex Tillerson. Stephen Culberson, from left, Rex Tillerson and Gail Culberson at MD … [Read more...] about Rex Tillerson talked Trump, Russia and Twitter at MD Anderson fundraiser, but not cancer
WASHINGTON – Robert Mueller has for the first time publicly connected Donald Trump's presidential campaign and business to the Russian government, adding a significant new chapter to the special counsel's ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. In a guilty plea Thursday, Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen admitted that he spoke with Trump and Russian officials as late as June 2016 — a month before Trump officially accepted the Republican presidential nomination — about a potential business deal in Moscow that Cohen told Congress had ended months earlier. Here are the key takeaways from Cohen's plea for lying to Congress: Ties Trump to Russia during the campaign Mueller's "criminal information" filing lays out multiple exchanges between Cohen, real estate developer Felix Sater and Russian government officials about a proposed Trump tower development in Moscow. While the deal never went through, conversations about it … [Read more...] about What Cohen’s plea deal means for Trump, his business and Mueller
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Denies Business Dealings With Russia. His Former Lawyer Contradicts Him. Supported by Fact Check of the Day For years, the president has denied that he had any business interests in Russia during the 2016 election. ByLinda Qiu Nov. 29, 2018 On Thursday, after Michael D. Cohen revealed new information about the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia, President Trump called his former personal lawyer a liar. “He is a weak person,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. He added: “Very simply, Michael Cohen is lying.” He was referring to Mr. Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a real estate deal to build a tower in Moscow. But Mr. Trump, who is identified as “Individual 1” in court documents that accompanied Mr. Cohen’s … [Read more...] about Trump Denies Business Dealings With Russia. His Former Lawyer Contradicts Him.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane answer readers’ questions on Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Mueller investigation and their reporting process. ByThe New York Times Sept. 26, 2018 The Times published a five-chapter special section last week elucidating the Trump-Russia story. The mammoth undertaking, by our investigative reporters Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane, comprehensively lays out the key plot points and details of Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election — and what we’ve learned over the past two years. We asked readers to send us their questions about Russian meddling; the continuing investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III; and the reporting process for the special section. We received nearly 600 responses. Mark and … [Read more...] about Our Investigative Reporters Explain the Trump-Russia Story