FBI probed whether Trump was Russian agent

Clay Curtis
January 12, 2019

Cohen will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo in a promised Democratic effort to greater scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russian Federation.

"As far as we're concerned, everything is over", Giuliani told Reuters.

"We gave very, very complete answers to a lot of questions that I shouldn't have even been asked, and I think that should solve the problem", President Trump added.

The grand jury empaneled by the special counsel has been extended for another six months, however, signaling that the probe may continue beyond the winter. "But they know we could fight that like hell". An FBI spokeswoman and a spokesman for the special counsel's office both declined to comment.

Giuliani went farther than any of Trump's legal advisers in demanding the right to review the report into claims of collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, The Hill reported.

The reporter also clarified, as per the Times' report, that the investigation was later taken on by Mueller when he was appointed in the days following Comey's firing.

Trump has disputed the allegations from the dossier, which was funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.

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Giuliani also attempted to downplay the Democratic investigations in the House as lawmakers prepare to dig into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian operatives.

In his latest interview, the president's lawyer said it was time for the special counsel to issue his report. "We challenge you to do it". Manafort allegedly lied to the Mueller investigation about all these actions.

Mueller's final report can be finished within months and Giuliani is hoping he can use executive privilege to get his hands on it before the public.

One of those biggest charges is onto Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and arranging hush money payments to two women who claimed to have affairs with Trump before the 2016 election. When he pleaded guilty, Cohen said he was directed by Trump.

"Of course we have to see (the report) before it goes to Congress", Giuliani said. "Therefore it's not a violation of the campaign finance law".

The newspaper said it's not clear whether Mueller is still looking into that matter. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Mueller case, reportedly hopes to stick around until that report is filed.

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