"Stop Witch Hunt Right Now": Donald Trump As Russia Probe Begins

"Stop Witch Hunt Right Now": Donald Trump As Russia Probe Begins

"This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further", Trump tweeted at 9:24 a.m. during his "executive time" in the White House residence.

But lying and false claims, as well as "fake news" are nothing new from Trump and his tweets, and it's to be seen how the Manafort trial will evolve with a parade of witnesses planned.

Trump has harangued Mueller for including too many Democratic investigators and even made wrong claims about what precipitated the Russian Federation investigation.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed on Friday to try to resolve a.

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation after being criticized for not disclosing his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the United States before he took office. She insisted the president's tweets are an "opinion" - but not an order.

One of the president's confidants deemed Trump in "a dark place", seething about the longlasting probe and the media's depiction of his White House under siege. It's not clear what Congress' reaction to such a brazen attempt to obstruct justice by the president would be, but the resulting outcry is guaranteed to be deafening.

Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, revealed Wednesday that they are in the process of responding to Mueller's counter-proposal for a potential interview with the president.

"We know that, for example, in the travel-ban litigation, his tweets were used as evidence of what could have been his intent in promulgating that", Rangappa said. The two sides are still negotiating remaining points of contention, he added, including whether Trump could offer written answers and whether Mueller's team would be able to ask follow-up questions.

Bolton's letter comes weeks after Trump publicly undermined the conclusions of American intelligence agencies regarding Russian interference.

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"The President did not issue an order or directive to the Department of Justice", Sekulow said in a statement to Fox News. Trump tweeted at Sessions hours after being updated by his legal team.

Mueller's team responded earlier this week to a proposal Trump's lawyers submitted some 11 days ago that suggested the president would only answer questions about whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation, not whether Trump obstructed justice, said Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Rosenstein in turn appointed Mueller and is the person with the authority to fire him.

"They ought to let them conclude their work". "We have every reason to believe they don't have anything".

Senator Orrin Hatch said he did not think Sessions had the power to end the probe and it would be unwise to do so.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called Trump's demand of Sessions "outlandish" and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow for a vote on legislation to protect Mueller's investigation.

In an interview with Vice, Agaralov said it was Trump's idea to invite Putin to the Miss America pageant. Lawmakers of both parties have warned Trump that firing Mueller would create a constitutional crisis.

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, raised the question on Twitter Wednesday shortly after Trump's remark.

But in an interview yesterday, two of Trump's lawyers said Trump was not ordering Sessions to take any specific action. While prosecutors have said they will not present evidence in this trial about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, they may dig deeper into Manafort's connections with Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs, legal experts have said.

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