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Mueller kept grilling witnesses about Michael Cohen — even after the FBI raided his office: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team reportedly kept grilling witnesses about what estranged Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen did during the 2016 campaign, even after the FBI raided his office this past April.

Sources tell CNBC that prosecutors in the Russia probe continued asking questions about Cohen’s role in Trump’s campaign — as well as questions “about whether Cohen conducted personal business while working as an employee of the Trump Organization and for insight on why he didn’t get a job in the Trump White House” — until at least this past May.

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Legal experts who spoke with CNBC said that “Mueller’s continued interest in Cohen suggests that he could still be a pivotal source of information to the larger probe into whether Russian operatives colluded with Trump campaign officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.”

The questions about Cohen came despite the fact that Mueller’s team had already passed on incriminating information it had found on the former Trump attorney to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which proceeded to seek authorization for a raid on Cohen’s office.

Cohen last week pleaded guilty to eight separate charges, including for tax fraud and for making an illegal campaign contribution to Trump’s campaign in the form of “hush money” payments made to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for their silence about past affairs.


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Mar-a-Lago to host event for conspiracy nuts who believed Obama was a secret Muslim

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President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is hosting an event for a far-right organization that once spread bogus conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama being a secret Muslim.

The Washington Post reports that Trump's prized Florida resort on Saturday night will play host to the Center for Security Policy, a group that believes "mainstream Muslim organizations in the United States are secretly agents of anti-American jihad."

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Lev Parnas wants to testify — and attorney says ‘he has hard—HARD—first-hand evidence’

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One of Rudy Giuliani's indicted henchman wants to testify -- and his attorney says he's got "first-hand evidence."

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman, and the Parnas has indicated that he wants to speak to congressional investigators.

"Lev grew up in Brooklyn, has no criminal record or Russian Mob ties, and is a proud American citizen," said his attorney Joseph Bondy. "He’s not afraid of #POTUS or polonium, hopes to testify under oath — unlike #RudyGiuliani — and to be subjected to cross-examination under penalties of perjury. #LetLevSpeak"

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‘Bootlicker’ Jim Jordan scorched by veteran Ohio journalist: ‘His life’s work is to besmirch everything America stands for’

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A veteran Cleveland newsman scalded Rep. Jim Jordan and the Ohio lawmakers who inflicted him on Congress with a partisan gerrymandering scheme.

Brent Larkin, editorial director of The Plain Dealer from 1991 until he retired in 2009, called his congressman the "second most contemptible human being in the entire U.S. government," and said Ohio Democrats were as much to blame for him as GOP legislators.

"When Ohio’s political and legislative leaders were drawing new congressional boundaries prior to the 2012 election, Democrats wanted a district that would protect U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge," Larkin wrote. "Republicans wanted districts that would elect the maximum number of GOP congressmen. And some people from both parties wanted a district that would likely lead to the defeat of longtime Cleveland Rep. Dennis Kucinich."

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