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Rosenstein issued unusual statement about leaks & seems to hint that USG knows Five Eyes leaking

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein just issued an unusual statement basically telling people not to believe leaks.

https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/875527599140651009

Rosenstein also seems to hint that the USG knows of some Five Eyes officials leaking, which would not be super surprising.
https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/875528072929443842

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.... and a perjury conviction.

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.... and a perjury conviction
https://twitter.com/DerekCressman/status/870647066468298761
Here's a picture of Kislyak and Sessions from the⚡️ “Night At The Mayflower: Crucial #TrumpRussia Campaign Meeting”
https://twitter.com/grantstern/status/870399541975031809

Finally, ***Trump*** named as involved w/ one of the undisclosed meetings w/ Kislyak.


Did Trump, Kushner, Sessions Have An Undisclosed Meeting With Russian?

by Ken Dilanian

The FBI and Congress are examining a campaign event last spring during which Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and Jared Kushner were in a small gathering with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak and other diplomats at Washington's Mayflower Hotel, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.

Five current and former U.S. officials said they are aware of classified intelligence suggesting there was some sort of private encounter between Trump and his aides and the Russian envoy, despite a heated denial from Sessions, who has already come under fire for failing to disclose two separate contacts with Kislyak. Kushner also denied through a spokesman that he met privately with Kislyak that day.

he officials acknowledged to NBC News that the evidence does not amount to proof, and they have declined to provide details about it.

"The Department of Justice appointed special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter," Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. "We will allow him to do his job. It is unfortunate that anonymous sources whose credibility will never face public scrutiny are continuously trying to hinder that process by peddling false stories to the mainstream media. The facts haven't changed; the then-Senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel."

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/did-trump-kushner-sessions-have-undisclosed-meeting-russian-n767096

WTF: Intel Cmte aide says subpoenas on "unmasking" would have come from Nunes "acting separately"

Intel Cmte aide says subpoenas on "unmasking" would have come from Nunes "acting separately" from Russia probe w/o consent of minority

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/870038575747915776

***Breaking: Subpoenas for everyone! (Flynn and Cohen)

House Intel approves subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen
https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/870024173514629120

https://twitter.com/PostimusMaximus/status/870024359599108097
If you aren't following PostimusMaximus on twitter, you should. He's everything Trump-Russia. He composed the Reddit document that news organizations have used to make their own timeline.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TrumpInvestigation/wiki/doc

Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

By Eric Lichtblau, CNN Investigates

Updated 1:00 PM ET, Wed May 31, 2017

(CNN)Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Comey will likely sit down with Mueller, a longtime colleague at the Justice Department, for a formal interview only after his public testimony.

When he testifies, Comey is unlikely to be willing to discuss in any detail the FBI's investigation into the charges of possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign -- the centerpiece of the probe, this source said. But he appears eager to discuss his tense interactions with Trump before his firing, which have now spurred allegations that the president may have tried to obstruct the investigation. If it happens, Comey's public testimony promises to be a dramatic chapter in the months-long controversy, and it will likely bring even more intense scrutiny to an investigation that Trump has repeatedly denounced as a "witch hunt."

More: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/politics/fbi-comey-testimony/index.html


Video
https://twitter.com/CNN/status/869966087995183104

Scoop: Andrew Weissman, head of Fraud Section of Criminal Div of DOJ, leaving post to assist Mueller

Scoop: Andrew Weissman, head of Fraud Section of Criminal Div. of DOJ, leaving post to assist his old FBI boss Bob Mueller.

https://twitter.com/YesMomsCan/status/869676279406223360

Retweeted by Maddow Blog

Breaking: Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to turn over business records after initially refusing to cooperate

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee
Former national security adviser had initially refused to comply with subpoena

By Byron Tau
Updated May 30, 2017 6:06 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Former national security adviser Mike Flynn will turn over documents from his businesses to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a person familiar with the matter, easing the possibility of a protracted legal standoff over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation.

According to this person, Mr. Flynn will start to turn over records demanded by Senate investigators from two companies that he controlled, as well as some personal documents as soon as next week. Those records had been subpoenaed by the Senate as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including questions about whether anyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit colluded with foreign agents.

Mr. Flynn initially refused to cooperate with a Senate subpoena, claiming his constitutional right against self incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. The committee then subpoenaed Mr. Flynn’s records from two of Mr. Flynn’s businesses, which cannot be shielded by the Fifth Amendment.

Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-to-turn-over-business-records-to-senate-intelligence-committee-1496181428?mod=e2tw

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee

Source: Wall Street Journal

Mike Flynn to Turn Over Business Records to Senate Intelligence Committee
Former national security adviser had initially refused to comply with subpoena

By Byron Tau
Updated May 30, 2017 6:06 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Former national security adviser Mike Flynn will turn over documents from his businesses to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a person familiar with the matter, easing the possibility of a protracted legal standoff over his cooperation with the panel’s investigation.

According to this person, Mr. Flynn will start to turn over records demanded by Senate investigators from two companies that he controlled, as well as some personal documents as soon as next week. Those records had been subpoenaed by the Senate as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including questions about whether anyone in President Donald Trump’s orbit colluded with foreign agents.

Mr. Flynn initially refused to cooperate with a Senate subpoena, claiming his constitutional right against self incrimination under the Fifth Amendment. The committee then subpoenaed Mr. Flynn’s records from two of Mr. Flynn’s businesses, which cannot be shielded by the Fifth Amendment.


Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-flynn-to-turn-over-business-records-to-senate-intelligence-committee-1496181428?mod=e2tw

Next up: Boris Epshteyn (Trump White House Adviser now a target in the Trump-Russia)

Trump lawyer, former Trump surrogate on list of people House committee wants to hear from

Former Trump surrogate Boris Epshteyn is on a list of people that the House Intelligence Committee wants to hear from as part of its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Russian government and Trump associates.

"Like many others, Mr. Epshteyn has received a broad, preliminary request for information from the House Intelligence Committee," Epshteyn's counsel told CBS News. "This is a voluntary request. Mr. Epshteyn has not been subpoenaed nor do we anticipate that he will be.

We have reached out to the Committee wth several follow up questions and we are awaiting their response in order to better understand what information they are seeking and whether Mr. Epshteyn is able to reasonably provide it."

The list of more than 20 names also includes President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to a U.S. official. The list represents only the first round of interviews the Committee wants to conduct, and more names will likely be added to it in the future.

More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-lawyer-former-trump-surrogate-on-list-of-people-house-committee-wants-to-hear-from/
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