31 October, 2017
President Trump proclaimed Sunday that the Republicans are unified in their anger over Hillary Clinton and the Democrats' ties to Russian Federation not being properly investigated, as charges in the special counsel's Russian Federation probe are about to drop.
The president's latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller surfaced on Twitter as his administration braced for the possibility that the first batch of charges in the case could be publicly announced as soon as Monday.
In September, Elias was with former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in a closed-door interview with Senate Intelligence Committee staffers when Podesta claimed he knew nothing about payments to Fusion GPS, as reported by CNN.
"Those who committed crimes against Trump associates to include members of Congress, such as cyberstalking, libel and slander, should also be included in these far-reaching probes", he said.
'There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out.
The dossier helped fuel the congressional and Justice Department investigations into Trump and Russian Federation.
Last week Trump labeled the deal, which gave Russia 20 per cent of the U.S.'s uranium to Russia, 'Watergate modern age'.
All the new investigations address longstanding Trump grievances.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication backed by billionaire Republican mega-donor Paul Singer, said on Friday it was the original funder of the Fusion GPS project to compile opposition research on multiple Republican presidential candidates, including Trump.More news: Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj receive maiden T20I call-ups against New Zealand
Multiple congressional committees have undertaken their own investigations into Russian meddling in the elections, following up on the conclusion of US intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to sway the contest in favor of Trump - an idea that he has frequently dismissed as a hoax.
It also said that Russians targeted "educated youth" in the hope of swinging them away from Clinton to Trump, and that the leaked DNC emails were meant to persuade supporters of Bernie Sanders to back Trump instead.
According to the statement, Free Beacon representatives told the House Intelligence Committee Friday they would answer questions about the "ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier".
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, came to Mueller's defense and said that he doesn't agree with Republicans who are calling for Mueller to resign or stop his investigation.
Langer said Saturday that "the Beacon has agreed to cooperate with the House Intelligence Committee to help the Committee verify" that the outlet had no connection to Steele's dossier.
She said further that Marc Elias, a lawyer representing Hillary for America and the DNC, should be questioned "more than anyone".
In June, Nunes stepped aside from involvement in the Russian Federation probe, after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified information.
The research effort expanded in March 2016 under financing from Democrats.
Nevertheless, alleged collusion between Trump and the Russians became the focus of the research after it was then taken over by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) later last spring, and handed over to former British spy Christopher Steele to drive forward.
Information for this article was contributed by Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post; by Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times; by Alan Levin, Ben Brody Mark Niquette and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News; and by staff members of The Associated Press.