Ex-Trump aide who cursed Senate Intel probe meets with Mueller team

Ex-Trump aide who cursed Senate Intel probe meets with Mueller team
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Michael Caputo, a former communications adviser to the Trump campaign, met with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team on Wednesday, a day after he decried the Senate Intelligence Committee probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Caputo confirmed the meeting with Mueller's team, which is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, to New York magazine.

Caputo told the magazine that he expected the meeting to be similar to his interviews with lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence panels and to touch on time on the Trump campaign, his work in Russia and his relationships with GOP operative Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCollusion judgment looms for key Senate panel The Hill's Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands The Mueller investigation: Where it stands at the midterms MORE and former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortFusion GPS co-founder pleads the Fifth in Congress, attorney cries McCarthyism Virginia judge calls Manafort’s plea deal ‘highly unusual,’ but is it? Three reasons Mueller may not charge Trump with obstruction MORE.


Manafort has been indicted in Mueller's investigation on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE, is also said to be of interest in Mueller's probe.

Caputo's meeting with Mueller's team came a day after he reportedly delivered a sharp rebuke of the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election. 

In a prepared statement read to the committee, Caputo said that he had spent upwards of $100,000 on legal fees over the course of the investigation, and that he has been forced to consider moving away from his home in upstate New York to a place where he could make more money.

"Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money — more than $125,000 — and making a visceral impact on my children," Caputo told the committee, according to CNN. 

"What America needs is an investigation of the investigators," Caputo reportedly added. "I want to know who is paying for the spies' work and coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump? I want to know who Dan Jones is talking to across the investigations — from the FBI, to the Southern District of New York, to the [office of the special counsel], to the Department of Justice, to Congress."

"I want to know, because God damn you to hell."