Mueller probing Trump's attacks on attorney general Jeff Sessions
Mueller probing Trump's attacks on attorney general Jeff Sessions
Trump Launches A New Attack On Jeff Sessions And The DOJ's Watchdog Over The FISA Abuse Investigation
04 March, 2018, 01:59
We now know the Trump-Russia investigation began because a former Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, told Australia's ambassador to the United Kingdom that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of thousands of hacked emails. Horowitz was nominated to the U.S. Sentencing Commission by President George W. Bush but assumed his role during the Obama administration, a fact that apparently makes him suspect, in Trump's eyes.
The criticism was so harsh that Mr Sessions offered a year ago to resign, which Mr Trump refused to accept. Mr Trump has since been relentlessly pressuring Mr Sessions to investigate political rivals.
The detail was revealed Tuesday in a Washington Post report, which highlighted Trump's long-held frustration with Sessions since the attorney general recused himself from the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. Isn't the I.G.an Obama guy?
As far as the possibility of Sessions resigning, Hayes said the attorney general's statement pushing back against Trump is a sign that he feels "pretty secure" in his position and believes he has an obligation to carry out the duties of his office.
Three top Justice Department officials were spotted dining together at an upscale Washington restaurant on Wednesday night, according to a source who saw them there.
When a reporter asked if Trump planned to remove Sessions from the Justice Department, she simply replied, "Not that I know of". Among the matters Horowitz is looking at are former FBI Director James Comey's July 2016 announcement that he was recommending the case be closed with no charges, and Comey's decision in October 2016 - on the eve of the election - to reveal that the bureau had resumed its work. He was confirmed as the inspector general in 2012, during the Obama administration.
As Sessions responded, he says he is proceeding by the book.
Mueller is probing whether Trump's campaign aided Russian meddling in the 2016 election and if the president obstructed justice by working to stymie the investigation started by the FBI.
Robert Mueller on February 16, 2011, as he testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington. On Saturday, Democrats released their response.
Here's why: Sessions and Rosenstein are in Trump's crosshairs because they won't stop Mueller's probe. "Trump still wants the AG to act his political goalie".
The allegations were contained in a four-page memo written by staff working under Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who chairs the House Intelligence Committee.
Trump's tweet on Wednesday, however, suggests his patience with this thread of his defense might be running out.
Mr Sessions asked the watchdog office to investigate whether agents abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but it has not said publicly that it will.
For the moment, the president has left his attorney general little choice but to defend his department. He has blasted the attorney general before, and other supporters also criticized Sessions' initial unwillingness to appoint a second special counsel to begin investigating the Justice Department's current special counsel, Robert Mueller.
Police also draped yellow crime-scene tape along a full block of nearby K Street, where authorities were searching a parked auto . President Trump was at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., at the time of the incident.
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