Mueller’s team subpoenas Trump Org

How close is the corruption investigation to the president himself? Today, the NYT reported that instead of requesting for documents from the Trump Organization, which has a history of compliance, the team made a loud and public statement in issuing a subpoena. What not known is the scope of the court order, but relationship between […]

Facebook central to Russian propaganda

Part of Russia’s strategic aim to sow discord among the American electorate, its operators set up an organization called the Internet Research Agency. It would grow into “hundreds of employed individuals,” organized into separate departments: graphics, data analysis, search engine optimization, digital infrastructure maintenance, and budget finance, according to the Friday federal grand jury indictment. […]

Russia spent $1.25m a month on U.S. elections meddling

Within the 37-page indictment against the Russian agents, the Mueller team revealed how and how much Moscow financed its operation in granular details. They charged Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “President Vladimir Putin’s chef,” as the primary backer for using his companies, Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, to fund the operation. To conceal […]

U.S. indicts 13 Russian agents, 4 entities

As early as 2014, Russian intelligence operatives traveled to the United States and began laying the groundwork for an ambitious, multi-prong mission. Over the next two years, one group would travel around the southern, red states like Texas and Louisiana to “gather” insights into the American political landscapes. First, they learned that the best way […]

Mueller’s team question Jeff Sessions for hours

Though it didn’t announce it, the White House confirmed the event. No other new details available. Here’s a refresher why Robert Mueller’s team wanted to talk to the attorney general: Mr. Mueller’s interest in Mr. Sessions shows how the president’s own actions helped prompt a broader inquiry. What began as a Justice Department counterintelligence investigation into […]

Most pertinent question of Trump’s years

The government shutdown is here. On the legal front, employees of the Justice Department will stay home for the most part, but the people of Bob Mueller’s team will continue to show up to do their designated investigation because they have a “permanent indefinite appropriation” funding set aside. Congressional Republicans blamed Democrats for the shutdown. […]

Will Trump plea the fifth?

Whether Trump colluded with the Russian government, we have to imagine the moment Robert Mueller’s team the president’s lawyers sit at the same table hashing out details of a formal meeting. What will the Mueller team ask? How would the White House response? Will the president be involved? Is it required of him? Months ago […]