Trump under investigation over Comey firing
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 8:38
Standing side by side on Wednesday night, a bipartisan pair of congressmen smacked down Donald Trump's efforts to shut down the Russian Federation investigation by firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is now reportedly criminally investigating the president for obstructing justice.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Trump won't get a fair shake from special counsel Robert Mueller because he has massive conflicts of interest.
In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia.
Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. "On CBS This Morning former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had initially said he was a fan of Mueller, accused him of picking politically biased investigators", she reported, as though his statement somehow belonged to Trump. For the record, Comey testified under oath last week there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion despite 10 months of FBI investigations. The now former FBI Director failed to reveal that information publicly while he was still in his position.
According to today's Washington Post report, Special Consul Robert Mueller's probe of whether Donald Trump obstructed justice began days after James Comey was sacked as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Trump interviewed Mueller for the director's position days before Rosenstein picked Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe, Sanders confirmed Tuesday.
The remarks from Ruddy, the CEO of the conservative Newsmax outlet, added intrigue to Sessions's testimony Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he refused to discuss his conversations with Trump.
Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS, "I think he's weighing that option".
Investigations are now under way into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that's an offense". Coats largely declined to answer those questions in a public hearing last week, but he said he would say more in a closed session if he received clearance from the White House.
Mr Trump had sacked Mr Comey in early May. Among other things, Comey alleges Trump asked him for his loyalty, which Trump said was not true. "That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out". "Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said.