Conservative Writer Says Republicans 'Sacrificed Their Honor' By Attacking FBI
30 January, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Dustin Murphy
The newspaper reported Mr Trump demanded Mr Mueller's firing just weeks after the special counsel was first appointed to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.
Some lawmakers said the memo's review instead should be done by impartial third parties "outside of the Republican-led Congress".
"I'm sure that there will be an investigation around whether or not President Trump did try to fire Mr. Mueller". We know that is true because the areas of inquiry that Mueller is interested in have been leaked.
Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday Trump's attempt to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired last summer did not amount to an obstruction of justice.
Furthermore, Special Counsel Mueller is not a Democrat, if party lines so truly matter in this investigation. Let's see if he moves on Rosenstein.
Graham added that there should be counsels looking into how the DOJ and the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation, as well as the early stages of the Russian probe.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the committee, in a statement called the report "a profoundly misleading set of talking points drafted by Republican staff attacking the FBI and its handling of the investigation".
"It probably wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills", Collins said, adding, "There are some constitutional issues with those bills, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories, but again, I have faith in the deputy attorney general".
He was was key in both the Hillary email investigation and signed off on the counterintelligence probe into whether the Trump campaign and the Russian colluded during the 2016 election last July.
Trump argued Mueller had conflicts of interest: over Mueller's onetime membership at one of Trump's golf courses; over his connection to a law firm that represented Trump's son-in-law; and over the interview he had done with Trump to possibly take over the Federal Bureau of Investigation after Trump had just fired then-Director James Comey. Therefore, Mueller reports to deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself.
Russian Federation has denied any meddling and Mr Trump has denied any collusion. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden believes the law as it currently exists now prohibits Trump from firing Mueller without cause. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on ABC's "This Week", adding that "Mr. Mueller is the ideal guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will".
The New York Times reported Thursday night, January 25, that Trump had ordered a White House lawyer to fire Mueller, but backed down after the attorney, Don McGahn, threatened to resign. How is that NY talk?
Trump could be questioned about the incident by Mueller's team, which sources say has been negotiating with the president's personal lawyers about a possible interview in the coming weeks. "Typical New York Times fake stories", Trump said to reporters before giving a well-received speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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