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Trump's New Lawyer in Russia Probe Is a Familiar Face - Page 2

Rudy Giuliani is joining, plus more of the latest developments related to Russia, Trump
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2018 5:13 PM CDT

  • Trump not a target? Multiple sources tell Bloomberg that last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target of the Mueller probe or the probe into Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. After that meeting, Trump reportedly told close advisers that it's not the right time to remove either Rosenstein or Mueller from their positions, since he's not a target and he doesn't want to draw out the investigations. But a US official tells Bloomberg though Trump isn't a current target of Mueller's investigation, the special counsel hasn't ruled out making him one in the future.
  • James Comey's latest interview: The former FBI director sat down with Jake Tapper on CNN Thursday. Among other things, he said he believes it's "unlikely but possible" that Russia has "derogatory information" on the president. Tapper pushed back, asking if Comey had any evidence Trump had been compromised by the Russians; Comey said no. Mediaite notes Comey has "changed his tune" a bit since telling George Stephanopoulos he thought it was possible Russia had compromising info; during that interview, he specifically referenced the Steele dossier.
  • Possible charges for Andrew McCabe: The former FBI deputy director, who was infamously fired days before retiring for allegedly lying under oath about the FBI's investigation of the Clinton Foundation, could soon be facing criminal charges. Sources tell the Washington Post the Justice Department inspector general referred its finding that McCabe misled investigators to the US attorney's office in Washington. Comey told Tapper he could potentially be a witness for the prosecution if charges are filed.
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