Former Trump advisor George Nader ordered jailed until his child porn trial

Witness in Mueller Trump-Russia probe arrested for child pornography

Robert Mueller speaks: 'There were multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our election'

"We chose those words carefully and the report speaks for itself."

Trump approval rating drops 5 points after redacted Mueller Report released

A significant drop, but no worse than he's been before, reports Politico's Steven Shepherd.

“President Trump’s approval rating has dipped to its lowest point of his term in the immediate aftermath of the redacted Mueller report release,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “This week, 57 percent of voters disapprove, and 39 percent approve of the president’s performance — a net approval rating of –18 percentage points, compared with 55 percent who disapproved and 42 percent who approved — a net approval rating of –13 percentage points — one month ago in the aftermath of Attorney General [William] Barr’s summary of the Mueller report to Congress.”

I'm amazed it dropped under 40%, to be honest. Accepting that four in ten American voters are unequivocally, non-negotiably, unarguably with Trump is the basic political challenge for everyone else. Read the rest

The Mueller report, thumbnailed for redaction appreciation

From FlowingData, this is the redacted Mueller report in a "thumbnailed view for a sense of the redactions."

There's still plenty to read between the (black) lines.

(Thanks, Ted Weinstein!) Read the rest

House Judiciary votes to authorize subpoena for full Mueller report

"It should be up to a judge — not the President or his political appointee — to decide whether or not it is appropriate for the committee to review the complete record." — House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler

After Mueller report, Trump campaign attacks media. Read the note they're sending to TV producers.

What are they hiding?

Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia trial, sentencing in Washington DC case next week

Trump's former campaign chief faced up to 25 years in prison, was sentenced to less than four.

Mueller's report will not be delivered next week, says senior DoJ official.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump will not be delivered next week as CNN and other news organizations previously reported, said a senior Justice Department official on Friday. Read the rest

Judge says Paul Manafort broke plea deal by lying to Mueller

Manafort now faces the rest of his life in prison. Will he finally be motivated to tell the whole truth about Trump?

Could the National Enquirer—Bezos scandal end AMI's federal plea deal?

Prosecutors "are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of their Jeff Bezos reporting to determine if the company may have violated a cooperation deal reached with prosecutors last year," per Evan Perez and Kara Scannell of CNN, citing two sources familiar with the matter. Read the rest

Mueller seized terabytes of data from Roger Stone

In a federal court filing making the rounds on Thursday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the evidence seized from Roger Stone's residences is "voluminous and complex," and includes computer storage devices that contain “terabytes” of data representing decades of communication records from Stone's numerous mobile devices and online accounts. Read the rest

Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about The Moscow Tower Project

Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. “Make it happen,” Trump said of the Putin meeting.

Manafort worked with Kilimnik, reported Russian operative, even after criminal charges: Reports

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller's recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. Read the rest

Robert Mueller devotional candles

Say a prayer for Our Patron Saint of Taking Down the Current Administration by lighting one of artist Clare Winter's Robert Mueller devotional candles. You can get these rhinestone-embellished candles through Winter's online shop Devotional Democracy ($12) or in person at Cargo Inc in Portland, Oregon. (Rumor has it she is making Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) longevity candles next.) Read the rest

Trump’s lawyers were briefed on what Manafort told investigators, inflaming tensions with Mueller: NYT report

“A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trump’s lawyers on his client’s discussions with federal investigators after Mr. Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel.”

There it is. Read the rest

Hundreds of '#ProtectMueller' Trump protests planned for Thursday November 8

Hundreds of #ProtectMueller protests and other events are planned for Thursday, November, 8, at 5pm local time. Read the rest

Trump on Mueller probe: 'I view it as an illegal investigation'

“I view it as an illegal investigation,” President Donald Trump said today, referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Read the rest

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