Trump's unsent letter to Comey is now in Mueller's hands
03 September, 2017, 05:39 | Author: Ora Austin
During a May weekend at the president's New Jersey golf club, Trump asked White House aide Stephen Miller to draft a letter outlining a case for Comey's firing, according to two people familiar with the situation. If the New York Times and Washington Postreports are accurate, then Pence could have knowingly misled the public about what he knew about Comey's firing. Among Mr McGahn's concerns were references to private conversations the President had with Mr Comey, including times when the FBI director told Mr Trump he was not under investigation in the bureau's continuing Russian Federation inquiry.
The probe has consumed the early months of Trump's White House tenure, even as Trump has branded the investigation a "witch hunt" and an excuse by Democrats to explain his upset victory over Clinton, his Democratic challenger and a former US secretary of state.
Barbara McQuade, former US attorney, talks with Joy-Ann Reid about the strength of the obstruction of justice case against Donald Trump and why it's about more than the firing of James Comey. The FBI director also dismisses the president's tweets alleging that Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the election. At the time, CNNreported that a former White House aide called Schiller, who became Trump's head of security in 2005, the "most underestimated person on Trump's team".
"I can't comment on anything the special counsel might be interested in", White House attorney Ty Cobb said.
That new detail debunks what critics of Trump have been arguing - that Trump tried to end the investigation by firing Comey and was therefore obstructing justice.
Comey was sacked May 9. That investigation, which had been overseen by Comey, is also looking into the financial dealings of several Trump associates.
In a separate incident, Manafort is said to have taken notes about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Trump Jr, who expressed eagerness to receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. At the time, he told a television interviewer that Mr Comey was a "grandstander" and admitted he felt the Russian Federation probe was a distraction.
"From the agents, I know everyone has the utmost respect for both Mueller and Weissmann", Martin Sheil, a retired IRS Criminal Investigations agent, told the Daily Beast.
This is what the president was seizing on this morning to argue that the system is "rigged".
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Attorney General Ken Paxton said SB 8 doesn't ban all second-trimester abortions, just D&E while the fetus is still alive. The law , passed by Texas' Republican-controlled state Legislature, was set to go into effect Friday.
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha
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