Russia probe: Let Robert Mueller do his job, Republicans tell Donald Trump

Russia probe: Let Robert Mueller do his job, Republicans tell Donald Trump

Russia probe: Let Robert Mueller do his job, Republicans tell Donald Trump

Trump followed this Sunday morning with another tweet more directly condemning Mueller's team.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a frequent critic of Trump, said he expects that his colleagues would resist if the president tried to remove Mueller.

"I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russian Federation collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier", Dowd told CNN in a statement, reacting to the news of McCabe's firing on Friday night by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. I don't believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date.

"Everyone in the White House has cooperated on this, and what I said is that we have cooperated in every single way, every single paper they've asked for, every single interview", Short said. And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!' he tweeted Sunday.

Responding to Trump's tweets this weekend, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Sen.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to address Mr. Trump personally. But some former campaign advisers have urged Trump to be combative, warning that the investigation poses an existential threat to his presidency. I think the White House has said 10 times, maybe more that they are not going to fire Robert Mueller.

Donald Trump has signalled a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with the Russian Federation probe he believes is biased against him.


Assuming that pattern holds, if Trump fired Attorney-General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a GOP stalwart (say, Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency), these senators would likely criticise the firing before voting for the President's choice anyway.

On Twitter, Michael Bromwich, McCabe's lawyer, hit back at Trump's tweets about his client, calling the president's comments "childish, defamatory, disgusting & false".

Mr Trump was referring to a dossier of unfavourable research funded by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign. Comey's book, A Higher Loyalty, will be released next month, and it topped Amazon.com's best-seller list on Sunday. "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not", Comey tweeted on Saturday. Sessions said he fired McCabe based on a Justice Department (DOJ) report alleging he made an "unauthorized disclosure" to the media and "lacked candor" with investigators about an Federal Bureau of Investigation case involving Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Those offices found that McCabe hadn't been fully forthcoming with investigators in discussing his contacts with a reporter, according to a person familiar with the matter. The new episode in the war of words between Comey and Trump came on Saturday, triggered by the dismissal of Comey's former deputy Andrew McCabe, who Trump has since branded as Comey's "choirboy." . "Talk about a guy who has nothing to lose - literally, nothing to lose", said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor who's now managing director of the worldwide investigation firm Berkeley Research Group LLC.

And on NBC's "Meet the Press", Rubio flatly dissented from Trump's undermining of the investigation. "I think he's doing a good job".

"In the United States of America, no one is above the law".

McCabe also said that during inquiries on his behavior, he "answered questions truthfully and as accurately as [he] could amidst the chaos that surrounded" him.

He sped up the retirement in January, announcing he would take extended leave and remain on the payroll until he turned 50 - which he did this weekend - to become eligible for early retirement. The FBI said McCabe was not overseeing the Clinton investigation when McAuliffe contributed to his wife's campaign, and that he had received ethics approvals for her candidacy.

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