Trump Attacks Mueller Personally on Twitter

Trump Attacks Mueller Personally on Twitter

Cheryl Sanders
March 21, 2018

On Sunday morning, Trump also said the former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, may have been lying when he claimed to have notes about their interactions.

"The president is floating trial balloons about derailing the Mueller investigation", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. But in the last several months, Republicans have tried to separate the bills from their inspiration, arguing that Trump would never take the step of orchestrating Mueller's firing.

Likely contributing to Mr Trump's sense of frustration, The New York Times reported last week that Mr Mueller had subpoenaed the Trump Organisation for Russia-related documents.

"Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that can not be crossed", Schumer's statement read.

On Saturday, the President said the Mueller investigation "should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime", and Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, said the investigation should end. Mr Trump sought to cast doubt on their accuracy.

Trump on Monday tweeted: "A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!"

"We can't in Congress accept that", Flake said on CNN's "State of the Union," adding, "I would expect to see considerable pushback in the next couple of days". Thom Tillis, R-N.C., to write one of the special counsel bills, tweeted out Sunday.

Trump was told to cut it out on Sunday by such notable Republicans as Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Later, as if directly addressing the president, Gowdy said, “If youve done nothing wrong, you should want the investigation to be as fulsome and thorough as possible.”.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said through a spokeswoman that "Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job".

Sen Dick Durbin called for the passage of bipartisan bills created to protect Mr Mueller that have stalled in Congress. The Associated Press is reporting that McCabe's memos have been provided to special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. "That is unacceptable in a democracy". Any dismissal, for cause, would have to be carried out by Rosenstein, who appointed the counsel and has continued to express support.

McCabe's memos include details of his interactions with the president, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn't authorized to discuss the notes publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. No paperwork was released, so despite a lot of press reports on what exactly happened, we haven't seen any part of an internal investigation that's being done on the way top FBI brass handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the Trump-Russia probe.

Mr Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty, topped Amazon's best-seller list on Sunday. "Given that Mr. McCabe was sacked after continual attacks from the president of the United States, we already know that this important principle has been violated in this case".

Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, confirmed Trump's plans to hire diGenova to CNN, though DiGenova himself declined to comment on the reports. But some former campaign advisers have urged Trump to be combative, warning that the investigation poses an existential threat to his presidency.

Donald Trump has signalled a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with the Russian Federation probe he believes is biased against him.

In the meantime, the president's tweets are wearing thin the patience of Democrats, who believe the president must be restrained.

He asserted without elaboration that Mr McCabe, whose firing he had publicly urged, knew "all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation!" On Saturday, Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, called on the Justice Department to end the special counsel investigation. On Sunday, Trump accused both McCabe, and former FBI Director James Comey of fabricating evidence against him. I dont believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Can we call them Fake Memos?”.

It would not be unusual for a senior official to make notes soon after meeting with the president.

Sessions said he acted on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials who said McCabe had not been candid with a watchdog office investigation.

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