Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation — CNN's Chris Cuomo

Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation — CNN's Chris Cuomo Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation — CNN's Chris Cuomo
Kenny Thornton | 19 May, 2017, 16:25

Later in the day, his reaction became more measured.

"I respect the move but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", Trump said of the Wednesday appointment of former FBI head Robert S. Mueller as special counsel for the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

"I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country", he said.

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said an independent commission to investigate the Russian Federation matter was still needed to guard against White House interference. "But if there is something there that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor". "We've discussed this before", Spicer said. "I also expect the Senate Intelligence Committee to continue its investigation". The FBI is conducting their own review. "Because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such bad things about Director Comey".

This president has no one to blame by himself for the mess that he's in. Initially, the White House claimed that Trump was simply following the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. "I am on a fact-finding mission", he said on CNN.

"This shuts the whole thing down", said one Republican source, speaking on Congressional efforts to investigate Comey's discussions with Trump. "What do you need to further investigate if there is nothing that has come out?" "We want to bring this great country of ours together".

"We're going to have a director that's going to be outstanding. We're doing that", she said.

Speeding Car Crashes Into Pedestrians In New York's Times Square, Multiple Injuries
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump was "made aware of the situation". New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stressed that there was no indication the incident was an act of terror.

"The problem with this whole process is the public doesn't find out what the heck is going on and whether our election was hacked", Zeidenberg said. "Let's let this play out the way it should".

"That's all this is", Trump said, insisting that the Electoral College process is "slanted so much" in Democrats' favor. "There are two committees that are now doing that".

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats met in private Wednesday to brainstorm how they were going to grill Rosenstein - including pressing him to name a special prosecutor.

"Until we have seen the documents, until we have seen some more testimony, I think it is inappropriate to talk about any more conclusions", McCaskill said.

President Trump disputes Comey's account.

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said an independent commission to investigate the Russian Federation matter was still needed to guard against White House interference. I have reason to believe that there are emails between Clinton campaign officials, democratic operatives to the Department of Justice regarding the Clinton email investigation that happened on Obama's watch. The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mr Mueller was signed, according to a senior White House official.

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