Trump says Mueller and Comey are 'Best Friends'

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 7, 2018

The special counsel investigation has in recent weeks appeared to be gathering steam, with evidence mounting that Trump strategist Roger Stone had indirect ties to the Russian hack of Democratic emails, Cohen testifying that Trump pursued a real estate deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign, and the revelation that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been of "substantial assistance" to Mueller.

He noted that the last time Comey publicly testified before Congress, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director responded almost 100 times with some variation of, "I can not answer that question in this setting".

President Donald Trump says his legal team has already drafted a rebuttal to any report issued by the special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation. But he says it won't be complete until Mueller issues his report.

Cohen is hoping he will get similar credit, emphasizing in a court filing last week that his decision to cooperate came in the face of fierce criticism by Trump of Mueller's probe.

Mueller's office is expected to submit a document Friday detailing how Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, violated his plea agreement.

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Manafort, who maintains he has been truthful with Mueller, managed Trump's campaign for three months in 2016.

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2017.

Many of Trump's tweets attempted to preemptively undermine the report.

By painting the deputy AG as too conflicted to continue overseeing the probe, Trump could be angling to have oversight of the investigation moved to his handpicked acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker.

Also on Friday, Mueller's office and the Southern District of NY are to file sentencing memos on Michael Cohen, Trump's former private lawyer.

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