Comey also claimed he was anxious that Trump was trying to pressure him to drop the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. Trump tweets. Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: "Witch Hunt".
"If the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he's in for a rude awakening", she said in a statement. Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters.
"It could potentially have some collusion components to it", Burr said Thursday of interviewing Coats and Rogers, who appeared before the panel Monday night in a classified setting. Instead, he temporarily put aside his usual early morning tweetstorm and settled for a broad brush dismissal of Mr. Comey's precisely implied argument that Mr. Trump was bringing a case of obstruction of justice upon himself. Indeed, the leaks to the Times and The Washington Post about the Mueller investigation's interest in Mr. Trump's motives appear to be created to make it all but impossible for Mr. Trump to do so. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the President's oath of office".
"No one outside the White House is contesting the fact that that is what happened, that director Comey is telling the truth", Seidman said.
Senior congressional Republicans, alarmed that Trump might touch off a new political firestorm, have warned him against firing Mueller. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey. "Every day, you are on the frontlines of America's justice system, making our country safer and better by protecting our fellow citizens, promoting equal justice, and upholding the Constitution and the rule of law", he said. They asked judges to order the Federal Bureau of Investigation to produce the records. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.
US President Donald Trump has mocked FBI investigators of not being able to find any evidence related to the probe of a possible collusion between his team and Russian Federation during 2016 Presidential election.
Seth Moulton, a congressman from Salem in Massachusetts, tweeted, "As the Representative of Salem, MA, I can confirm that this is false", referring to Mr Trump's "witch hunt" whine.
Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. Hours after the Post article was published, leaked GOP talking points painted Mr. Mueller and his team as biased interlopers on an "illegal" agenda "to undermine the President". Those associates include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone.
Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's White House agenda. He said that as head of the executive branch of government, Trump has "prosecutorial discretion" to end an investigation.
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