House Investigating Whether Trump Lied in U.S. Russia Probe: CNN

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The U.S. House of Representatives is probing whether President Donald Trump lied in his written testimony submitted to then-U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the now-completed federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN said on Monday.

The House’s general counsel told a federal court in Washington on Monday that lawmakers were examining whether Trump’s written answers to federal investigators were untruthful, CNN reported.

A spokeswoman for the House Judiciary Committee could not be immediately reached for comment.

Mueller submitted a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr in March after completing a 22-month investigation that detailed Russia’s campaign of hacking and propaganda to boost Trump’s candidacy in the 2016 election as well as extensive contacts between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Last week, Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, testified that Trump’s 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Trump’s political rival, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

That appeared to conflict with sworn written statements that Trump gave Mueller.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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Phyllis Softa
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Seriously, 9 IJR readers are not familiar with the testimony of Robert Mueller—or are the down votes simply your way of telling me that you do not wish to be reminded?

General Confusion
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“Meanwhile, the country and the economy are purring along just fine, despite nothing but obstruction and diversions from democrats.” Friend with the cheesy dog picture Actually, with a few exceptions, time is not being kind to King Donald The Loser’s economy. The tariffs are hurting it. Consumer spending is not great mainly because of a massive amount of credit card debt, and commercial spending is not great because of a massive amount of their debt. A sure sign of this is cutting interest rates so many times. The Fed is jittery. Uh oh… “Can you name anything the democrats have… Read more »

General Confusion
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Because IJR is broken…

“The Dems can’t beat Trump in 2020” Betsy Lawson

This is very, very unlikely, now. So, come on Betsy, what is YOUR Plan B when he loses?

William Conley
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Are they serious bringing this shit back up again really? I mean the report was released shown to be absolutely bogus, and they want to dig that poor horse up so they can beat it some more?

Sherri
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Facepalm! They must have listened to Barr speak at the Federalist Society. Things are heating up people!

Cherl
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You’re batting a zero! When the Taj Mahal closed President Trump had not owned it for seven years. And….it was not the only casino closing. Others also NOT owned by him were closing.
Bet you didn’t expect to called out on your faux facts. Typical Democrat. Don’t check no stinkin’ facts! Lying to disparage someone who doesn’t know that you exist.

General Confusion
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“His “bankruptcies “ were over casinos and they were Chapter 11. That is reorganizational so the business will NOT close and people get paid.” Cherl Point taken, but your summary is not entirely correctly, either. While his bankruptcies were corporate failures, some of them were based on pretty staggeringly poor judgement. The Trump Plaza owed over half a billion before over 1,000 employees lost their jobs, too. His poor judgement over Taj Mahal put both feet in the hole even before they could open their doors. He was told that he was being too extravagant, but he wouldn’t listen. So,… Read more »

Paul Delfornia
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Next the DimWitDems will investigate if Trump uses Charmin instead of Scotts TP ,,, “Oh the Horror of it” !!!!

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