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Dowd Now Calling for Firing of Robert Mueller

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Kenny Thornton | 21 March, 2018, 04:44

The statement from White House lawyer Ty Cobb came after top congressional Republicans warned of repercussions if Mr Trump removed special counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into contacts between the president's 2016 campaign and Russian meddling in the election.

Comey was a target Sunday when Trump claimed that Comey lied under oath at a Senate hearing in 2017, shortly before his firing, when he said he had never been an anonymous source.

U.S. President Donald Trump resumed his attack Monday on the criminal investigation of his 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation, branding it "a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!" "They want him to be able to finish the investigation", Sen. "But the tweets confirm that he has corrupted the entire process that led to Mr. McCabe's termination and has rendered it illegitimate".

McCabe was sacked Friday night, by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, less than 48 hours before his planned retirement from the bureau.

At around the same time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he saw no efforts underway at the White House to undermine the Mueller investigation.

Trump attorney John Dowd said in a statement on Saturday that he hopes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel, will end the investigation.

"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". It was not clear whether Trump planned to hire other lawyers.

McCabe has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's anger and criticism.

Sessions said he acted on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials who said McCabe had not been candid with a watchdog office investigation. Also, his outside lawyer, John Dowd, suggested that the Mueller investigation be ended.

"I think the president's attorney, frankly, does him a disservice when he says that and when he frames the investigation that way", Gowdy said.

Trump said in February that he fired Flynn because he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contact with Kislyak.

Jaguars releasing WR Allen Hurns, TE Marcedes Lewis
In 207 the emergence of rookie receivers Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole put Hurns' future in Jacksonville in question. The Jaguars signed Hurns as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and he caught 115 passes in his first two seasons.

"They clearly concluded that McCabe misled them - and that he misled them on one of the core issues they were investigating". "Let special counsel Mueller figure that out. take all the time, and have all the independence he needs to do his job". Committee Democrats vehemently disagreed.

"We're concerned on the attacks that are ramping up on Robert Mueller, this has gone and I can only think of one precedent, this sort of thing that I can remember in my adult life and that was after Watergate with Richard Nixon", said Leahy, D-Vermont. Cobb sought to tamp down the speculation.

In a statement Sunday, Sen.

The contents of Mr McCabe's memos are unknown, but they could help substantiate his assertion that he was unfairly maligned by a White House he says declared "war" on the FBI and Mr Mueller's investigation.

Schumer says "Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership" need to make it clear that "firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that can not be crossed".

On Saturday, Trump said the investigation "should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime".

Republicans have warned there would be severe consequences if Trump moved to fire Mueller following his latest tweets. James Lankford, R-Okla., told ABC on "This Week".

Trump's actions have broader implications for our democracy.

Mueller is generally viewed in Washington as an apolitical prosecutor, whose investigation of the Trump campaign is supported by Democrats and key Republicans, some of whom voiced their support on Sunday news shows for his handling of the probe. Trump wrote. "Another Dem recently added. does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!"

Some of Mueller's investigators indeed have contributed to Democratic political candidates including Hillary Clinton, but Justice Department policy and federal service law bar discrimination in the hiring of career positions on the basis of political affiliation. From 1992 to 1995, he served as a court-appointed independent counsel, leading an investigation into how officials in former president George H.W. Bush's administration searched then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton's passport files in response to unsubstantiated rumors that Clinton at one time tried to renounce his U.S. citizenship.

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