Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost


He could fire him directly, although that would draw the most ire; he could direct Rosenstein to fire him, but the deputy testified last week that he'd only fire the counsel for "good cause;" Trump could fire Rosenstein and see if his replacement will fire Mueller.

It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation... a presidential post of less than 140 characters.

Mr Trump kept up his criticism of the investigations, writing on Twitter, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday.

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.

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The Washington Post , quoting unnamed law enforcement officials, identified him as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Democrats were on a winning streak for several years before the Republicans won the last game in a squeaker, 8-7.

The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, had reported some hours earlier that Mueller, who is probing Russia's election interference and the possible links between Moscow and Trump's campaign, had added a key element to that probe, namely that the President would now be under investigation for obstruction of justice.

Rosenstein - in charge because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation - then appointed Mueller as special counsel. Mueller was reportedly seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in the president's campaign, implying the investigation has expanded beyond the election itself.

The White House cited that recommendation as justification for firing Comey, who took over as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief in 2013.

His tweets come as Mr Trump marks two years since announcing his plan to run for president. They are former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his business partner Rick Gates, a national security adviser Carter Page, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and informal Trump adviser Roger Stone.

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Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. Scalise , 51, suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding.

United States media had reported that Trump is personally being probed. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day. Though Mr Pence was not involved in Mr Trump's presidential campaign, he may be called as a witness in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation. The memo asks for preservation of electronic communications and data, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, calendars and other items.

Mueller is also investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, the Post reported Wednesday.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen.

As for the "witch hunt" claims, Friday wasn't the first time Trump used that term to referr to news reports surrounding the investigations.

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