Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

Trump lashes out at 'conflicted' Russia investigators Roger Stone is calling for Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein to be fired for their “witch hunt” against Trump
Mae Harvey | 20 June, 2017, 01:21

Trump's decision to go after Rosenstein sparked widespread speculation in Washington that he may dismiss the deputy attorney general in yet another attempt to get past the Russian Federation investigation, although the likely effect of such a step would be to ignite a new political firestorm and claims that the President is abusing his power and mounting a coverup. Replacing the exclamation point with a question mark-"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director? Witch Hunt", the President tweeted.

The inquiries have yet to show evidence of collusion. He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing.

"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations.

The highlight of Trump's Friday morning tweetstorm denouncing the Russian Federation "witch hunt" appeared to confirm a Washington Post report that the president was now under investigation for obstruction of justice, stemming from his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Harvard law professor Noah Feldman argues in a Bloomberg View article that Trump's tweet could force Rosenstein's recusal because of his suggestion that Comey's firing was Rosenstein's idea.

Rosenstein isn't investigating the President, but he did appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to look into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, which includes investigating alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin.

On May 9, Rosenstein wrote a memorandum outlining reasons why Trump should fire then-FBI Director James Comey.

While accusing the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration of indulging in illegal acts, Trump had said that "there was never a special counsel appointed to oversee the acts of his Democrat predecessors".

Captain Harry Kane rescues England against Scotland
England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with Chris Smalling . "First and foremost they were definitely great free-kicks, "he said".

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On the other hand, Green told reporters that the t-shirt only reflects the Warriors' quick victory against the Cavs. The parade wound through downtown Oakland, where fans in Warriors shirts and hats cheered their favorite players.

Arrests follow protest against Philando Castile verdict
Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white officer, Darren Wilson, in August 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges of endangering Castile's girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her daughter.

Brand's resume includes work at private law firms including WilmerHale, the firm former FBI Director Robert Mueller left when he became special counsel in the Russian Federation probe.

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.

The investigation appears to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. The memo asks for preservation of electronic communications and data, telephone logs, audio recordings, videos, calendars and other items.

Pres. Trump says being investigated by "man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

This is what he said in May.

The new tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses from the president over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. "If the President tries to fire him to diminish or stop this investigation, I would hope that finally there would be a bipartisan uproar against it".

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