Are you tired of the Robert Mueller-led Russia “witch hunt” against President Trump?
Well, too bad!
It looks like the investigation may wind up going through September – despite new Attorney General Bill Barr saying it would soon come to an end.
Deal with it, you proud American, you!
Here are the details…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team he assembled to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump and his associates have been funded through the end of September 2019, three U.S. officials said on Monday, an indication that the probe has funding to keep it going for months if need be.
The operations and funding of Mueller’s office were not addressed in the budget requests for the next government fiscal year issued by the White House and Justice Department on Monday because Mueller’s office is financed by the U.S. Treasury under special regulations issued by the Justice Department, the officials said.
“The Special Counsel is funded by the Independent Counsel appropriation, a permanent indefinite appropriation established in the Department’s 1988 Appropriations Act,” a Justice Department spokesman said.
There has been increased speculation in recent weeks that Mueller’s team is close to winding up its work and is likely to deliver a report summarizing its findings to Attorney General William Barr any day or week now. Mueller’s office has not commented on the news reports suggesting an imminent release.
Lynne Patton, who works under Ben Carson at HUD, revealed the real reason President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, turned on his boss.
Apparently, Mueller threatened to toss Cohen’s wife in prison – for 30 years.
Patton wrote in a Facebook post:
What many of you may not be aware of is the fact that I can personally confirm that the ONLY reason Michael Cohen “turned on” the President of the United States is because Mueller threatened to throw his wife in jail for up to 30 years. Period. She is the co-guarantor of a $20M personal loan that Mueller discovered Michael secured back in 2015 by falsely inflating the value of his taxi medallions – effectively making her part & parcel to the federal charge of “Making False Statements to a Financial Institution,” to which Cohen ultimately plead guilty. This is also the reason why Cohen’s longtime taxi medallion partner, Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, was granted immunity.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) was forced to make clear that he has “nieces and nephews who are people of color.”
This happened because Democrat Rep Rashida Tlaib of Michigan called Meadows “racist” for bringing a black woman, Lynne Patton, to speak in favor of President Trump at Cohen’s testimony before Congress.
Meadows was not pleased. Not one bit.
The black woman to whom Tlaib is referring is Lynne Patton
More on the Cohen hearing, per Fox News:
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen exploded Wednesday when House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, accused him of having “non-existent” remorse over charges of bank fraud, to which he had pleaded guilty.
“Shame on you Mr. Jordan, that’s not what I said,” he said to Jordan.
The exchange came after Cohen, who was testifying on Capitol Hill, was grilled by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., about the charges of bank fraud that were part of the financial crimes to which he pled guilty in August.
In December, Trump went after Cohen pretty hard – calling for prison time:
“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get…..