At some point, Mueller may wish to interview Federal Bureau of Investigation senior leadership about their meetings with Comey regarding President Trump, though it’s unclear if this has already taken place.
“Number two, I think when you study elections, 10 years from now, five years from now in government courses and political management courses, what the president did utilizing social media will be in the history books as the most successful utilization of social media platforms and communication in our lifetime”.
As acting attorney general in matters related to the presidential election – due to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal – Rosenstein has oversight over Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who The Washington Post reported has expanded the Russian Federation inquiry to include a probe of whether Trump obstructed justice.
That is why investigators want to know more about a meeting between Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner and executives of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state-owned development bank now under US sanctions.
Gorelick is a partner at the WilmerHale law firm. Kushner is now represented by Jamie Gorelick, who is a partner at the firm WilmerHale.
As the Russian Federation investigation continues, Kushner’s allies have reportedly raised questions about the relationship between Gorelick and Mueller.
Comey was among those critics who cited Lynch’s June 2016 tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton as a sign the Justice Department was not capable of an independent investigation into Hillary Clinton. The department said last month that under professional responsibility rules, Mueller may participate in matters involving his former firm’s clients as long as he wasn’t involved in representing them and has no confidential information about them.
Schiff also said he believes recent congressional testimony from Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions points to signs of possible obstruction by Trump that warrant further investigation.
And Senate intelligence committee member Sen.
King said the “collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over”.
A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although clearly preliminary work is being done, according to sources familiar with the process. Gorelick urged Kushner to consider choosing someone else to represent him at first, The Times reported.
As the investigation does move forward, there’s been a tip from the deputy attorney general. His tweet about a WITCH HUNT conducted by bad people is just a Trumpian version of what appears to be the official White House line that this is somehow a partisan attempt to delegitimize the Trump presidency. He said a Friday tweet from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia’s election meddling.
“The president has not been notified by anyone that he’s under investigation”, Jay Sekulow, legal counsel for the president, told CBS’s “Face The Nation” over the weekend. “It would be illegal to destroy it and it could be subpoenaed by an investigator like Robert Mueller, turned into a transcript that he would have at his fingertips”, Perlstein said in the video.
Sekulow, who is 61, isn’t new to the Washington scene – he’s made a career championing conservative causes in court for decades.