Last week, Trump sent a tweet referring to being the victim of a “witch hunt”.
“Let me be clear, the president is not under investigation”. “The legal team has not been notified“, he said on CNN.
“Everyone who serves the president serves at the pleasure of the president”, Spicer added, when asked about how Trump would be able to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Former US attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March after Bharara refused to resign along with a raft of other Obama-era Justice Department attorneys, slammed Trump’s choice to pick the attorney for his team.
Finally, we know that Muellers investigators are also looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, as the Post phrased it.
In a statement, Jamie Gorelick said she told Kushner to get “independent advice of a lawyer” on whether to “continue with us” after Robert Mueller was tapped to lead an FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian Federation. You go to the bank and they say you have $5,000 in your account and are qualified for a $200,000 loan. “Why don’t you just pick up the phone and find out, if it matters so much to the president, whether or not he’s being looked at, find out”.
Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing recommendations made to him by Rosenstein.
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey.
In July of 2016, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director took it upon himself to rewrite the law when he ignored a statute that imposed criminal responsibility with a showing of a defendant’s gross negligence.
In an NBC interview on May 11, Trump said “When I chose to [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story”.
“Well, I think there is evidence”, Schiff replied. Sekulow tried to reset by telling Wallace Trump was not under any investigation, but Wallace called him out.
During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Mr. Comey stopped short of accusing President Trump of obstruction of justice, something legal experts on both sides have mocked.
Pushing forward quickly on a high-profile investigation into the President’s actions, especially one that could prompt Rosenstein’s recusal, could bring even more unwanted attention to a probe that Trump and his allies have branded a “witch hunt”.
That lack of formal notification wouldn’t be unusual in the early stages of an investigation.
There is a stigma attached to being an investigative subject.
Prosecutors will often answer then to avoid misleading the target.
“No answer is probably the most troubling answer in criminal defense”, Cohen said. “When you became a sort of talking head and spokesperson – a PR person basically – you lose credibility and you confuse your role”.
A full-scale investigation has not yet been launched, although preliminary work is clearly being done, according to sources familiar with the process.
“Boring” seems out of the question.
George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley believes the political contributions of some members of the Mueller team are troubling. Well known in the Manhattan business circles that Trump inhabits, Kasowitz has a reputation as a bare-knuckles court brawler.
Trump insists his campaign had nothing to do with Russian efforts to undermine credibility in the US election.
Also on Sunday’s “Meet The Press“, Sen.