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Jeff Sessions: I will recuse myself from felony investigation of Mike Flynn

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that he will recuse himself from investigations of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.

Politico reported Friday morning that Sessions told the “Today” show, “My recusal deals with the campaign issues. But I would expect not to be involved in this one.”

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“Today” co-host Matt Lauer asked, “You would recuse yourself from any decision dealing with general Flynn?”

“Yeah,” Sessions replied.

Sessions was a member of Trump’s transition team along with Flynn and both men have been revealed to have been dishonest about their meetings with Russian government officials and dealings with foreign governments during the 2016 campaign and subsequent transition.

In March — after getting caught lying about meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak — Sessions recused himself from the federal probe of Trump’s ties to Russia.

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That recusal now appears to extend to matters pertaining to Flynn — who was forced to step down when his lies about Russian connections came to light and is now potentially being charged with a felony for accepting payments from foreign governments without approval from the Pentagon.

On “Today,” Sessions said he’s unaware of any specific investigation of Flynn.

“I really don’t know whether there’s an investigation or should be,” Sessions told Lauer. “And we don’t confirm investigations of – you know, in the Department of Justice.”

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Ex-Pompeo adviser agrees to testify to impeachment investigators after resigning: report

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On Monday, Politico's Andrew Desiderio reported that Michael McKinley, a former ambassador to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has agreed to testify behind closed doors to House Democrats leading the impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump:

NEWS: Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley, who resigned last week, will testify in closed session on Wednesday before House impeachment investigators, according to an official working on the inquiry.

— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) October 14, 2019

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Here’s why Rudy Giuliani can not legitimately claim to be Donald Trump’s lawyer

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bills himself as President Donald Trump's attorney. But one former prosecutor explained why that is not an accurate description during a Monday appearance on MSNBC.

"Meet the Press Daily" anchor Katy Tur interviewed former Southern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah, who is a distinguished fellow in criminal justice at Pace Law School.

"So this news that the SDNY is looking into what Rudy Giuliani was doing overseas in Ukraine, explain what they’re doing. Also, very weird since Giuliani used to run the office," Tur noted.

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Rudy Giuliani’s bank records part of investigation by federal prosecutors: report

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On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is having his banking records scrutinized as part of the federal criminal investigation into his dealings in the Ukraine.

The report says that prosecutors are also looking into his work for a city mayor in the country.

Giuliani has been a central figure in Trump's apparent scheme to extort the Ukrainian president into helping him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, holding military aid appropriated by Congress hostage until the country investigates "corruption."

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