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U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Wants To Interview Singer Agalarov, Lawyer Says

03 Août 2018

"We'd like to see it come to a close", she said.

The former special agent, Asha Rangappa, said on CNN that Trump is "clearly feeling some heat", possibly out of fear about what might come out at this week's trial of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. "This is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight".

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security team said on Thursday that Russia is behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made directly to Trump.

Trump was closely monitoring news coverage of the Manafort proceedings, which provoked the spate of incendiary tweets, according to the two Republicans and two White House officials.

"If the question you had before me, Wolf, was he just fired the attorney general or deputy attorney general, it would be a very different conversation", Jackson said.

Trump has asked Jeff Sessions, his trusted lieutenant and the US Attorney General, to stop both the probe and Mueller. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to the US!" The Mueller investigation turned up evidence being used in the trial, but the charges are not related to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

FBI Director Christopher Wray listens as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. If you can spare a few minutes of your time, I'd be grateful. Why didn't government tell me that he was under investigation.

Trump has repeatedly termed the probe as "a hoax". It's a statement. Of course it can be considered evidence of obstruction, depending on what is said. When Manafort's bail was revoked in June over allegations he was trying to influence witnesses, he was placed in what his lawyers called solitary confinement even though he had access to his mobile phone and laptop and told associates he was being treated like a VIP. The timing is interesting too - his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has just gone on trial, accused of failing to declare the extent of his business connections with pro-Moscow Ukrainian politicians.

President Donald Trump listens during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Tuesday
President Donald Trump listens during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Tuesday

But Manafort's involvement in the Trump campaign spanned six months, and he led efforts to secure the GOP nomination for Trump in 2016.

But Nielsen said that US agencies have "seen a willingness and a capability on the part of the Russians" to attack USA election infrastructure.

CNN's Kevin Liptak reported Wednesday said that there was not one trigger for the President's Twitter rage on Wednesday but that he's been angry for months about Sessions and was sent into a dark place by the stories about Cohen last week.

Even as his lawyers scrambled to convey what Trump intended, the president continued to tweet about the Russian Federation probe.

In a subsequent interview with the Guardian, Frank said that Democrats' attitudes over the years is actually helping Trump widen his fan base.

The president's social media outburst renewed discussion of the significance of his tweets.

Earlier on Thursday, key members of Trump's national security team had appeared in the White House briefing room to warn that Russian Federation was continuing its efforts to interfere in the U.S. political system, saying Trump had directed them to make countering election interference a top priority.

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Wants To Interview Singer Agalarov, Lawyer Says