Friday, 18 January, 2019

Comments by Trump & Rosenstein Further Confuse Decision to Fire Comey

Kenny Thornton | 19 May, 2017, 11:15

But he drew headlines earlier in the week when he told Washington-based reporters that the spate of negative stories regarding Trump and intelligence had put the White House in a "downward spiral".

Trump began the day by tweeting that he is the victim of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", a claim ignoring impeachment efforts and blistering verbal attacks on previous presidents and other political leaders.

"I would say up to and including the statements that President Trump allegedly made to Jim Comey, they would come within (Mueller's) purview".

The White House initially cited Rosenstein's recommendation to explain Comey's ouster during an ongoing investigation into potential collusion between Trump's associates and Russian Federation.

"There's, frankly, no need for a special prosecutor".

"From what we've heard about this case", Zeidenberg said.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, underscored that with Mueller's appointment, the investigation will now move into a new, potentially less partisan phase that could be much more damaging to Trump.

"It's been made very clear that there's been, with respect to the President himself, both Senator [Chuck] Schumer, Senator [Dianne] Feinstein, Senator [Joe] Manchin and everyone else who have been briefed on this, have been very clear that there was no collusion with respect to the President himself and no investigation there", he added. Democratic senators had been prepared to press him to appoint a special prosecutor, and his decision defused their complaints, leading to praise instead.

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Referencing a "poor, poor performance" that he said Comey had had before a House committee the week before his firing, Trump said at a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos: "That is why the deputy attorney general went out and wrote his very strong letter". "Russia is fine." On whether the questions surrounding Russian Federation and his campaign were divisive, Trump added: "I think it divides the country".

"Believe me, there's no collusion", Trump said. "But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think - it creates a worrisome environment". "So the question becomes at some point, if there's nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate?"

Before Bush traveled, his White House chief of staff would carve out extensive time for senior directors on the National Security Council and other experts to tutor the president. "And numerous questions he declined to answer came down to his concern of whether he might interfere with the investigation by Robert Mueller".

Comey had written a memo after the meeting, The Times reported, in which Comey had quoted the president saying, "I hope you can let this go".

"We still have questions and we'll be outlining those in the days ahead", Casey said. "So I can tell you that we want to bring this great country of ours together". "There are two committees that are now doing that".

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also a member of the Intelligence Committee said that the federal investigation won't interfere the Senate's investigation.

Alexander likewise said the bipartisan U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence "should also continue its investigation and that should include a public hearing with former FBI Director James Comey sooner rather than later".

Trump fired Comey, who was leading the Justice Department's Russian Federation inquiry, last week. There has never been anything like it. "And we're going to have a special prosecutor".


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