Categories for Russia Investigation

31,591. 12/11/2019

DEMS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @BuckSexton: Quite an odd thing for Democrats and media to pat themselves on the back for perpetrating a Russia-collusion hoax for 3 yea…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2019 9:36 am

29,964. 10/28/2019

IMPEACHMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @scottadamsshow: THE LIST: 8 Ways the Mueller Witchhunt and Lying Schiff’s Sham Impeachment Are Identical, Corrupt and Unconstitutional…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 28, 2019 3:47 pm

29,929. 10/26/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘Not a single American citizen has been charged with anything related to Russian Collusion, not one person.’ @TuckerCarlson It was all an illegal Witch Hunt!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 6:23 am

29,924. 10/26/2019

MICHAEL FLYNN/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘General Michael Flynn’s attorney is demanding that charges be immediately dropped after they found that FBI Agents manipulated records against him. They say that James Clapper told a reporter to ‘take a kill shot at Flynn. This has been a complete setup of Michael Flynn….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 6:02 am

29,921. 10/26/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “….They exonerated him completely of being an agent of Russia (Recently Crooked Hillary charged Tulsi Gabbard & Jill Stein with the same thing-SICK), and yet Mr. Comey still runs to the White House on February 14 and conjures up the Obstruction of Justice narrative against…..” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2019 6:02 am

29,873. 10/25/2019

COURTS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. judge on Friday [10-25-19] validated the legality of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump and ordered his administration to hand over an unredacted copy of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, handing a major victory to the Democratic-led House of Representatives, undercut an argument that Trump’s fellow Republicans have made in attacking the impeachment inquiry. The judge said the House need not approve a resolution formally initiating the effort. The U.S. Constitution gives the House wide latitude in handling impeachment. Democrats began the inquiry without putting such a resolution to a vote. The judge gave the Justice Department until next Wednesday [10-30-19] to provide the blacked out material from the Mueller report that was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee.”

Jan Wolfe, Sarah N. Lynch, “Judge validates Trump impeachment inquiry, orders Mueller document release,” Reuters, October 25, 2019 12:39 pm

29,861. 10/24/2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William P. Barr to a criminal inquiry, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move gives the prosecutor running it, John H. Durham, the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to convene a grand jury and to file criminal charges. The opening of a criminal investigation is likely to raise alarms that Mr. Trump is using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies.”

Katie Benner and Adam Goldman, “Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation,’ The New York Times online, October 24, 2019

28,831. 9/28/2019

DEMS/DEVIN NUNES/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RNCResearch: Rep. Nunes on Dems’ impeachment push: ‘This is the sequel’ to the Russia hoax https://t.co/5JO4Ugwm34 https://t.co/daNPBhQ…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 28, 2019 9:18 pm

28,782. 9/27/2019

IMPEACHMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Donald Trump, impeachment once seemed like a vacation compared to the never-ending, leak-filled Mueller investigation. The president for months genuinely believed he’d gain politically from an impeachment inquiry because he thought Democrats were out to get him on any issue they could, and such an inquiry would make that clear, according to two former senior administration officials. Privately, he talked to aides about the way Democrats even picked up seats in the 1998 midterms as President Bill Clinton faced impeachment hearings. Trump also latched onto the fact that removing a president required the approval of two-thirds of the Senate — so he felt assured that as long as he maintained the support of Senate Republicans, he would be fine. The president’s optimistic, even nonchalant attitude melted away this week in a series of sudden developments as he crisscrossed meetings at the United Nations in New York.”

Nancy Cook and Daniel Lippman, “Trump’s road from wishing for impeachment to dreading it,” Politico, September 27, 2019 5:08 am

28,483. 9/18/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Witch Hunt is the greatest political scam in U.S. history! #MAGA https://t.co/dKExRVOFJt

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 18, 2019 6:28 am

28,429. 9/16/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Judiciary has given up on the Mueller Report, sadly for them after two years and $40,000,000 spent – ZERO COLLUSION, ZERO OBSTRUCTION. So they say, OK, lets look at everything else, and all of the deals that “Trump” has done over his lifetime. But it doesn’t….” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 6:03 am

28,102. 9/3/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Based on the IG Report, the whole Witch Hunt against me and my administration was a giant and illegal SCAM. The House of Representatives should now get back to work on drug prices, healthcare, infrastructure and all else. The Mueller Report showed No Collusion, No Obstruction!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 3, 2019 9:28 am

27,836. 8/26/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Judiciary Committee on Monday [8-26-19] subpoenaed the former top White House aide Rob Porter to testify about President Trump’s efforts to impede the Russia investigation and asked a court to expedite a ruling on whether Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel, must testify, pushing forward in its expansive inquiry into whether to impeach Mr. Trump. The moves are the latest intensification of a multipronged effort by the Democrat-led House to explore Mr. Trump’s conduct in office with an eye toward determining if he obstructed justice and committed impeachable offenses. They unfolded as a growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers have come out over the past several weeks in favor of impeachment, and as the party’s progressive base clamors for more aggressive action in the face of insistence by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the move is premature.” 

Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Maggie Haberman, “Ex-White House Aide Rob Porter Is Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry,” The New York Times online, August 26, 2019

27,560. 8/17/2019

GOP/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @ChristieC733: I’m hearing some Republicans, pundits say we should ‘move on’ from the #MullerReport in order to heal the nation… I di…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 17, 2019 4:59 pm

27,493. 8/15/2019

HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas on Thursday [8-15-19] compelling President Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and a former White House aide to testify publicly about actions taken by the president that could constitute obstruction of justice. The summons set up another potentially high-stakes, made-for-TV hearing around the findings of the former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, when Congress returns next month from its summer recess. Democratic investigators have portrayed this fall as a make-or-break stretch that will determine whether their work ultimately leads to impeachment. Mr. Lewandowski, who has remained a close informal adviser to the president, is viewed by lawmakers as a particularly valuable witness because of his role in an unsuccessful attempt by Mr. Trump in the summer of 2017 to dramatically curtail the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election interference and his campaign. Rick A. Dearborn, the White House aide who also received a subpoena on Thursday, was drafted into that effort by Mr. Lewandowski.”

Nicholas Fandos, “House Panel Subpoenas Corey Lewandowski and Trump Aide in Obstruction Case,” The New York Times online, August 15, 2019

27,216. 8/6/2019

E-MAILS/FBI/HILLARY CLINTON/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent in the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations who made inflammatory comments about President Trump in text messages, sued the Justice Department and the F.B.I. on Tuesday [8-6-19] for firing him. The F.B.I. said last summer that it had terminated Mr. Strzok for violating bureau policies, but he said in his lawsuit that he was fired because of political pressure from Mr. Trump, who has made a frequent target of Mr. Strzok in his public statements…The Justice Department declined to comment, and the F.B.I. said it does not comment on pending litigation. Mr. Strzok, who is seeking reinstatement to his job and a monetary award, was removed from the Russia investigation after it emerged that he had sent disparaging text messages about Mr. Trump to Lisa Page, an F.B.I. lawyer at the time who also worked on both investigations.”

-Katie Benner, “Peter Strzok Sues F.B.I., Saying His Firing Was Politically Motivated,” the New York Times online, August 6, 2019

27,063. 7/31/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Such a great victory in court yesterday on the Russian Hoax, the greatest political scam in the history of our Country. TREASON! Hopefully, the Attorney Generel of the United States, and all of those working with him, will find out, in great detail, what happened. NEVER AGAIN!!!!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 31, 2019 9:08 am

26,962. 7/27/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Democrats were trying mightily to revive the badly & irrevocably tarnished Witch Hunt Hoax until Robert Mueller put on the greatest display of ineptitude & incompetence that the Halls of Congress have ever seen. Truth is, he had no facts on his side. Nothing he could do!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 27, 2019 3:15 pm

26,895. 7/24/2019

2016 ELECTION/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Robert S. Mueller III warned lawmakers on Wednesday [7-24-19] that Russia was again trying to sabotage American democracy before next year’s presidential election, defended his investigation’s conclusions about Moscow’s sweeping interference campaign in 2016 and publicly rejected President Trump’s criticism that he had conducted a ‘witch hunt.’ The partisan war over Mr. Mueller’s inquiry reached a heated climax during nearly seven hours of his long-awaited testimony before two congressional committees. Lawmakers hunted for viral sound bites and tried to score political points, but Mr. Mueller consistently refused to accommodate them, returning over and over in a sometimes halting delivery to his damning and voluminous report. Mr. Mueller remained a spectral presence in Washington over the past two years as the president and his allies subjected the special counsel and his team of lawyers to withering attacks.”

Mark Mazzetti, “Mueller Warns of Russian Sabotage and Rejects Trump’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims,” The New York Times online, July 24, 2019

26,891. 7/24/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “‘THE WITCH HUNT IS OVER!’ @SeanHannity https://t.co/OUoIm4onJt

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 24, 2019 9:09 pm

26,863. 7/24/2019

RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TomFitton: @realDonaldTrump @KatiePavlich @FoxNews No collusion. No obstruction, No impeachment. Shut the coup cabal down!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 24, 2019 10:36 am

26,848. 7/24/2019

CONGRESS/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Robert S. Mueller III offered no new revelations on Wednesday [7-24-19] into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections or President Trump’s attempts to derail his probe. But he offered a stark warning on Russian election tampering — ‘They’re doing it as we sit here’ — and a sober assessment of where politics are after the Trump campaign welcomed foreign interference in 2016…In seven hours of highly anticipated back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, Mr. Mueller, the special counsel who led the probe into Russia’s interference and whether Trump associates participated in it, hewed tightly to his script — the 448-page report he and his team produced in April. He declined repeatedly to offer his opinion on key questions or even to read directly from the voluminous document.”  

Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Mark Mazzetti, “Highlights of Robert Mueller’s Testimony to Congress,” The New York Times online, July 24, 2019

26,847. 7/24/2019

CONGRESS/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Robert Mueller failed to deliver what critics of President Donald Trump wanted Wednesday [7-24-19], but they must be getting used to that by now. For nearly two years, many Democrats have regarded Mueller as a Messiah figure who will deliver them from the plague of the Trump presidency through something akin to divine intervention. From the time the special counsel began rolling out indictments in 2017, liberals became convinced with each arrival and departure of prosecutors from the D.C. federal courthouse that a massive, unifying indictment was looming that would charge Trump campaign operatives with conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Perhaps it was already under seal? Some expected a case sweeping in individuals who were charged, like campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump confidant Roger Stone, with others close to the president who’d not been charged, like Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner. There was even talk Mueller might buck Justice Department policy and charge the president himself. When that round of speculation fizzled amid signs that Mueller was preparing to wind down his probe, attention shifted to the special counsel’s report.”

Josh Gerstein, “Mueller disappoints Trump critics, again,” Politico, July 24, 2019 12:36 am

26,807. 7/22/2019

HILLARY CLINTON/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….But the questions should be asked, why were all of Clinton’s people given immunity, and why were the text messages of Peter S and his lover, Lisa Page, deleted and destroyed right after they left Mueller, and after we requested them(this is Illegal)?”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 22, 2019 7:53 am

26,742. 7/19/2019

CONGRESS/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [7-19-19] that he doesn’t plan to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, a long-awaited affair for House Democrats who have pushed Mueller to publicly answer questions about his Russia investigation…Mueller is set to testify next Wednesday [7-24-19] for three hours in front of the Judiciary Committee and for two hours in front of the Intelligence Committee, focusing on his 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The hearing will take place one day before the House is due to leave for a monthlong recess. Trump said Friday that Democrats were wasting their time trying to impeach him, as evidenced by the House vote to table an impeachment resolution from Rep. Al Green (D-Texas). The resolution was forced to the floor Wednesday, but it split Democrats: Ninety-five voted to keep the resolution alive, and 137 voted to kill it.”

Rishika Dugyala, “Trump says he doesn’t plan to watch Mueller testify,” Politico, July 19, 2019 4:36 pm