Comey sought leverage against me with dirty dossier

  • Comey sought leverage against me with dirty dossier

Comey sought leverage against me with dirty dossier

In the Times interview, the president also took aim at the special counsel appointed to take over the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller, saying Mueller would be crossing a "red line" if he began investigating Trump's personal finances.

At the White House, Sanders said Trump has no intention of firing Mueller at this time.

The third Republican said he was stunned by Trump's remark on Mueller, although he said "at this point" perhaps it shouldn't surprise him.

President Donald Trump's critics view Republican congressmen as his enablers. For what? I didn't do anything wrong'.

That's why every member of Congress should be on the record on this question: What will you do if Trump tries to fire Mueller or pardon his aides or family members?

"At most, [Comey] should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors", Rosenstein wrote at the time. "I don't, I don't do that". "I think [it] is very unfair to the president". While Trump has assailed the probes as a partisan "witch hunt", the investigations have increasingly ensnared his family and close advisers, including son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law and White Housesenior adviser Jared Kushner.

"What we want to be able to do is at the end of the day ... say that we appointed somebody who was independent, who made independent decisions, and therefore we can have confidence in the result that they reach".

Asked about the Baltimore comments, Rosenstein said he "was proud to be here yesterday, I'm proud to be here today, I'll be proud to work here tomorrow".

A former senator from Alabama, Sessions was one of Trump's earliest and ardent supporters and became attorney general in February.

Perhaps he forgot that Mr. Wray told senators during his confirmation hearing that he would not hesitate to prosecute the Trump Organization for foreign-corruption crimes if the evidence pointed that way.

"I think the Trump administration should come clean on any interactions with Russian Federation".

In his remarkable interview with the Times this week, Trump said he "would have picked somebody else" if he knew before he nominated him that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, which Trump described as "very unfair to the president".

In a new interview with The New York Times, Trump said Comey informed him about the dossier during a meeting at Trump Tower two weeks ahead of his inauguration. "How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?"

"It's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president", he added. John F. Wood, an attorney with the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed who served as a counselor to the attorney general and as US attorney for the Western District of Missouri during the George W. Bush administration, told HuffPost he found Trump's comments "unusual" and a break with the traditional restrictions between the White House and DOJ.

The Kremlin says it did not interfere in the election, and Trump has denied any collusion.

"What kind of tone from the top do you set when you criticize AG for doing the right thing & recusing from a matter in which he had a conflict?" I mean, someone sends a message saying a hostile foreign power is offering opposition research through a government lawyer, what do you do?