Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

  • Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them. But Trump did not do so in advance of Sessions' testimony.

The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee. Mark Warner of Virginia, the panel's top Democrat, didn't provide any other details regarding the meeting. He also discussed his agency's budget.

Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt".

The panel announced Thursday that Johnson will testify June 21.

"Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" the president said in a follow up tweet.

Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week that Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow.

In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin. "Nice", the president tweeted.

The investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government has now turned to investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. "#MAGA" - the acronym referring to his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again.

Reports have been mounting that Mueller is investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice related to his firing of Comey.

The New York Times also reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with the three officials. The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

The shift toward probing Trump began days after Trump forced former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey to quit last month.

In an early morning tweet, the president said Robert Mueller, special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is investigating his role in Comey's dismissal. Days after that happened, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision to terminate him, and he has dismissed the probe as "fake news".