Trump takes to Twitter, declares Russian Federation investigation a 'witch hunt'

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 19, 2017

Asked on Fox News about reports that Trump may consider removing Rosenstein and maybe Mueller from their posts, Sekulow said, "I've heard nothing about that at all".

He insisted Trump's tweet was not a real statement, explaining that the message was in response to a Washington Post report suggesting the president was under investigation.

The source familiar with the Mueller probe told Reuters that Mueller was also examining whether Trump or others tried to interfere with the investigation.

Reports have raised questions about whether Trump requested their help in trying to get James Comey, then the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to end an inquiry into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

President Trump told his followers everything was "very well" despite the "witch hunt".

"In fact, to the contrary", he told CBS' "Face the Nation", pointing to recent testimony by sacked FBI director James Comey who said the president had not been the target of an investigation. "Witch Hunt", Trump posted.

Trump's fledgling presidency has been battered by allegations - being dissected both by Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigation - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with the former real estate magnate's campaign team.

He blamed the confusion over Twitter's 140-character limit. So it was on Thursday, less than 24 hours after the horrific shooting at the GO budig P congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria - and a much-praised speech and appropriate evening hospital visit to sit with injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., - that Trump reverted to attacking the special counsel, railed at Hillary Clinton and, frankly, seemed once again unglued.

"I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it", Sekulow replied.

He sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into Russian election meddling.

On Sunday, Trump again referred to the probe, but dismissed it as a "distraction".

And Senate intelligence committee member Sen. "On the night James Comey was sacked by Trump, using the Sessions memos, Rosenstein had to be persuaded not to resign himself, so angered was he that Jeff Sessions had tricked him and misused only one of his two memos".

He maintained that the president is not being investigated for obstruction of justice in an exchange with host Chris Wallace because they have not received a notice of investigation.

Trump's inability to restrain himself under pressure is nothing new.

"You've now said that he's being investigated".

Significantly, the Washington Post claims that even before Mueller's appointment, the Justice Department had opened an investigation into Trump for possible obstruction of justice. "The president issued that tweet, that social media statement, based on a fake report, a report with no documented sources".

"Now my sources are telling me he's begun some preliminary planning", Thomas said. Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, pleaded Sunday for the president to give Mueller the room he needs to manage the inquiry. More important, each accusatory tweet sounds like one more instance in a pattern of trying to stop or divert inves lieutenant governor tigators and lean on potential witnesses.

The Senate intelligence committee is in the early stages of its probe and is looking at whether anyone involved in the campaign shared information with the Russians, said Senator Angus King of ME, an independent who caucuses with Democrats.

With Democrats salivating at the possibility they can find some link between Trump and the Russians, he needs to let special counsel Robert Mueller follow the leads.

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