'ILLEGAL AND CONFLICTED': President Trump Says There 'Should be no Mueller Report'

Elias Hubbard
March 15, 2019

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blocked the House vote to make the Mueller Report public.

President Donald Trump, blasting the special counsel's investigation as "illegal" and "conflicted", said there should be no final report by Robert Mueller.

One-time Trump campaign aide Rick Gates is not ready to be sentenced because he's still helping federal prosecutors with "several ongoing investigations", according to a new court filing in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

"The parties previously filed a Joint Status Report on January 15, 2019 and proposed to send an ensuing report within sixty days and no later than March 15, 2019".

Unlike Manafort, who stood trial and was found guilty in one case in Virginia before pleading guilty in another case in Washington, Gates agreed early on to cooperate with Mueller's team and took the stand to testify against his former business partner. What makes Gates even more important is that he might have information for Mueller about Manafort's lies in breach of a plea deal.

In a series of tweets, the president said newly disclosed congressional testimony of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok "is devastating" for its revelations of anti-Trump sentiment among FBI employees who handled the Hillary Clinton email server probe, and for exposing bias in launching the Russian Federation investigation that was assigned to Mr. Mueller. After all, Gates was the Inaugural Committee's deputy chair.

The filing suggests that Gates might still helpful beyond Manafort, and that there are investigators who still want Gates' cooperation.

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