Deputy Attorney General Weirdly Warns Americans About 'Anonymous Allegations'

Pauline Gross
June 18, 2017

Now, they are talking about whether Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice in his dealings with Comey, with more fuel added to that fire with a Washington Post report - yet another leaked story based on sources - that Mueller was in fact investigating Trump for obstruction.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Trump's tweets are sending a message "that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired".

Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said. Comey said the notes contain his recollections that Trump asked for his loyalty when they met for a January dinner and then urged him during a private meeting in the Oval Office two weeks later to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey.

President Donald Trump has acknowledged for the first time that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.

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The president, while boarding Marine One on the White House South Lawn Friday morning en route to Miami ignored a reporter's question as to whether he still has faith in Rosenstein.

Lieu has been an outspoken critic of Trump since his inauguration, gaining traction on social media for his comments about the administration.

The order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to represent his legal interests. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff. At the time of that report it was not clear that the FBI was investigating Kushner's business dealings.

Shortly thereafter, he followed that up with another tweet, in which he returned to one of his main themes regarding the ongoing probe: "You are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people".

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story", he wrote on Twitter.

USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is also a target of the Russia probe for his December meeting with the head of a Russian bank who has close ties to Vladimir Putin's government. Ron Wyden of OR noted that Sessions was relying on an "executive privilege" of the presidency not articulated by Trump, but he heatedly maintained his position.

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