The Latest on the investigation into Russia’s actions in the 2016 elections.
At best, it could further complicate Trump’s efforts to pass a meaningful legislative agenda and ultimately his hopes of a successful presidency.
Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed that “the president has not been and is not under investigation”. “So I – I can’t read people’s minds, but I can tell you this, we have not been notified that there’s an investigation to the president of the United States”.
Rubio, who also appeared on CBS, said “that’s not going to happen” when asked whether he’s concerned that Trump may be preparing to fire Mueller and Rosenstein. Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which the president allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation.
“I think he might be in the process of confirming that his testimony will be sought by special counsel Mueller”, he speculated.
Sekulow sidestepped Cuomo’s charge, returning to his claim that the president’s reasons for firing Comey could not be investigated given that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director serves at the pleasure of the president.
Gorelick is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm. While Mueller is ultimately accountable to Rosenstein and must run requests for resources and significant moves, like convening a grand jury or filing criminal charges, past him, Rosenstein is largely divorced from the day-to-day proceedings of the investigation.
Rubio says: “If it involved working with Americans, whether wittingly or unwittingly, that needs to be part of” the investigation.
“Sir, you just said two times that he’s being investigated“, Wallace responded, looking rather annoyed.
Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said last Sunday that Trump and his personal attorney are trying to “take down” Mueller before he finishes his investigation. Mueller’s office has taken up that work, and the preliminary interviews scheduled with intelligence officials indicate that his team is actively pursuing potential witnesses inside and outside the government.
Asked on NBC where the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation stands, Sen.
“You’ve now said he is being investigated after saying [he isn’t]”, Wallace observed.
“I think there’s general agreement”, Feinstein told CNN on Monday.
President Donald Trump recently announced over Twitter that he was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign – an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office.
In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, Rosenstein pledged that Mueller would maintain his independence and said he would not follow orders to fire the special counsel unless he believes “those are lawful and appropriate orders”.
Attorney Abbe Lowell is among the attorneys contacted on Kushner’s behalf, the report said.
Trump insists his campaign had nothing to do with Russian efforts to undermine credibility in the USA election.
Kushner is in the spotlight over alleged discussions with Russia’s ambassador in December, during which he reportedly discussed setting up a secret communication channel between the Trump administration and Moscow.
Attorney Jay Sekulow is stressing that “the president has not been and is not under investigation”.