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Mueller probe update 9/12/17…’Don’t lie to protect Trump’….

That’s the advice Trump’s staff and supporters are being given as they prepare to sit down with FBI agents and Mueller lawyers….

Just relate what actually happened….Don’t lie to the investigators who will check your story with others….

Observers feel the staff people are NOT the target here…

But Mueller’s people want to get a base idea of what went on with the President himself , his son and son-in-law and several close aides on a possible cover up of certain actions and the firing of James Comey to stop the Russian investigation…

“What I always tell clients is you can’t protect anybody. You can only hurt yourself,” said a lawyer representing a client involved in the Russia probe. The attorney added that any overt attempts to protect Trump will raise wider suspicions of a cover-up, making matters “worse for everybody.”

“Efforts to concoct a story to protect somebody are almost inevitably doomed to failure,” the attorney explained. “All you do is create liability to yourself that didn’t exist before.”

Mueller’s investigation and multiple probes on Capitol Hill have expanded to include the Trump family’s interactions with Russians as well as business deals involving the Trump Organization. The federal prosecutors and congressional investigators are doing their homework as they build substantive factual records through document requests, subpoenas and interviews.

That’s something the lawyers representing Trump officials say they can’t impress enough on their clients, especially when one of the most potent weapons Mueller and his team have to gain leverage centers around anyone who makes misleading statements or other trip-ups.

“The lesson to be always learned is loyalty is one thing, but are you prepared to go to jail for it?” said former Whitewater special counsel Robert Ray. “The answer to that question should be no.”….

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Trump calls Senator probing his son to talk about ‘ethanol’?

Who here believes this story on face value?

Who here believe Donald Trump making the call was NOT ‘leaning ‘ on  Republican Chuck Grassley Senator, who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation his son’s actions along with Robert Mueller’s team,  for a favor?

Raise your hand….

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President Trump called the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about one of his most important parochial issues — ethanol — shortly before the committee is slated to interview his son in its ongoing Russia probe.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley’s panel will be hosting Trump’s son next month for an interview behind closed doors in its ongoing Russia probe — something the committee has been trying to do since it was revealed that Donald Trump, Jr. accepted a meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer claiming Kremlin connections during the campaign.

Headlines about that committee meeting, which Grassley (R-Iowa) has been trying to set up for weeks, gripped headlines and cable news chyrons on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, Grassley announced via Twitter that the president had called him to discuss not Russia, but ethanol, proudly announcing that “he assured me he’s pro ethanol” and that Grassley was free to tell the people of Iowa “he’s standing by his campaign PROMISE.”….

The timing of the call, however, raised questions about why the president had chosen to engage with Grassley at this juncture.

Though Grassley has long championed ethanol, matters such as subsidies and renewable fuel standards are not an integral feature of any major bill currently before the Senate.

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Russian lobbyist in Trump Jr. meeting spoke to Mueller’s grand jury

“Lobbyist in Trump Tower meeting spoke to grand jury,” by AP’s Chad Day and Eric Tucker: “A grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist [Rinat Akhmetshin] who attended a June 2016 meeting with … Trump’s eldest son,” plus Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort….

 

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U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Kushner Company over visa selling concerns…

Hmmmmm?

Is Attorney General Sessions gonna get a call from President Trump asking WTF is he looking at his son-in-laws business practice of offer visa for money?

Or is Sessions trying to take the case from Mueller to have some control over it?

New York federal prosecutors subpoenaed Kushner Companies, the real estate development company owned by the family of President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, over its use of a visa program that offers green cards to wealthy foreign investors.

The subpoena was received by Kushner Companies in May, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, and regards the company’s use of the EB-5 visa program to finance a development in Jersey City, N.J. called One Journal Square.

It isn’t clear what potential violations the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office is looking into.

The EB-5 visa program offers green cards to foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in U.S. businesses that would create at least 10 permanent, full-time jobs for American workers.

The company launched a marketing campaign in Beijing and Shanghai in May seeking Chinese investors. That campaign promised green cards for as many as 300 people who invested the requisite $500,000 in One Journal Square…..

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