Vendredi, 3 Juillet 2020
Dernières nouvelles
Principale » Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

18 Juin 2017

In a series of statements on Twitter on Thursday, Mr Trump repeated his claim that Mr Mueller's investigation is a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russian Federation and a cadre of Trump campaign associates.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Friday morning to confirm that he is under investigation - or as he likes to call it, a "witch hunt".

President Donald Trump's transition team has been ordered to preserve materials related to ongoing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, the New York Times reported on Friday, as Trump again assailed the probes.

Trump on Thursday lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

Donald Trump is considering firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating if Russian Federation colluded in last year's bitter election campaign, a friend of the United States president said Monday, June 17, 2017.

Mueller has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice which is a potentially impeachable offense.

Ramirez 2 HRs, Indians beat Twins 9-3 in doubleheader opener
Wilk will most likely be sent back down after his start today so the Twins can add another fresh arm to their staff. Pelfrey (3-5) allowed one run and four hits and while striking out five to earn his first win since May 26.

Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying.

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, on Wednesday evening responded to the Washington Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Rosenstein told the Senate on May 17 that he knew Comey would be fired before he wrote the memo. At the same time, White House officials have insisted that Trump is eager for the investigations to proceed, if only to officially clear him and his campaign of any wrongdoing. That committee is also reviewing Russian election meddling and any ties to the Trump campaign.

Eight hours later, after a busy day meeting governors and witnessing the formal investiture of his pick for the Supreme Court, Trump returned to the topic again in two tweets suggesting Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him.

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy made the comments on the eve of testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump-Russia probe. In the interview, the president said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he chose to dismiss Comey. The probe has reportedly expanded to include whether Trump fired Comey in an attempt to obstruct justice.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo the White House used to justify the firing of the ex-FBI chief.