Donald Trump being personally investigated for obstruction of justice

Donald Trump being personally investigated for obstruction of justice

Donald Trump being personally investigated for obstruction of justice

"I think the way the investigation is shaping up, he's out to get the president".

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks to reporters after leaving a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy. Trump hasn't commented on the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"Let Robert Mueller do his job", Ryan said.

Even as leading Republican legislators Tuesday waved off the idea of firing Mueller, expressions of discontent with Mueller have bubbled up nonetheless.

Now we know why Trump wanted to fire the special counsel. Mueller's team includes big Democrat donors.

Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal.

Mueller, who directed the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was named to the post last month by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The revelation came after Ruddy was at the White House on Monday for a meeting with Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion. This comes after a friend of the President says he thinks Mr. Trump is considering removing Mueller. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.

While legal analysts say Trump cannot do this as the law mandates that the special counsel can only be appointed and fired by the Office of the Attorney General and NOT by the president, this news just all the more highlights the nagging question as to why Trump has been demonizing the investigation. The interview was first reported by PBS.

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Still, Scott said he supported reporters' right to conduct interviews and access the Capitol. "Not OK", CNN's Manu Raju tweeted . Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to express her dismay at the mysterious rule change on camera in the basement of the Capitol.

The report stated that Trump was angered when he learned of the relationship and made plans to dump Mueller before being convinced it would be a disastrous move.

President Donald Trump has no intention to fire Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is leading the bureau's investigation into Russia's meddling in last year's USA election, the White House said Tuesday.

But Stephen Gillers, a New York University professor who specializes in legal and judicial ethics, said the Mueller interview with Trump presented "no conflict whatsoever".

Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation.

The investigation has now gone way beyond Russian election interference. Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto".

"I am not at liberty to talk about that now, and the reason for that is that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation ... we don't want people talking publicly about open investigations", he said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also declined to offer his support for Mueller during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A former Republican senator, Sessions was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, but sources say there has been tension between the two men in recent weeks because Trump was annoyed that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe.

Gingrich and Ruddy said it would be a "mistake" for Trump to remove Mueller, and both said they see the probe as unnecessary. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

"I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller.

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