Trump pressured Sessions multiple times to resume control of Mueller investigation

Trump pressured Sessions multiple times to resume control of Mueller investigation

Trump pressured Sessions multiple times to resume control of Mueller investigation

Should the special counsel interview Mr. Trump, it is likely to be an area where Mueller's team wants to probe, but Mr. Trump's attorneys have long argued that Article 2 powers of the Constitution invest in the chief executive broad powers - enough, for instance, to allow Mr. Trump's insults and even to tell a recused attorney general that he should keep an eye on the Russian Federation investigation by keeping it within the Justice Department.

While Donald Trump longs to fire Jeff Sessions, the attorney general is doing Trump's dirty work at the border.

"There are lots of really good lawyers in this country", he added.

Trump then added, "And I wish I did!"

After Sessions recused himself, Trump asked his attorney general to reverse his decision, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Mueller is reportedly looking into the conversation - as well as Trump's repeated attacks, both public and private, on Sessions - as part of his probe into whether the president obstructed justice by colluding with Russian Federation during his campaign.

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Giuliani said Trump "did know about the general arrangement" surrounding the payment, weeks after Trump denied any knowledge.

Giuliani said Trump consulted him last summer during the height of his rage about Sessions' recusal.

Trump has been at odds with Jeff Sessions nearly since nominating him for the AG post. Trump has called the investigation into Russian links a "witch-hunt".

Trump and Giuliani tried to label that informant a spy and invented the term "spygate" in hopes of discrediting Mueller's investigation, but those efforts appear not to have caught on.

By the time Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrived at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort for dinner one Saturday evening in March 2017, he had been receiving the presidential silent treatment for two days.

And the Federal Bureau of Investigation was doing just that when it sent a confidential informant to meet with three Trump campaign aides in 2016, Gowdy said. He said he believed Trump should sit down for an interview with special prosecutor Robert Mueller, something the president has balked at.

Set to be published next week by Random House, Rhodes's memoir, "The World as It Is", offers a peek into Obama's tightly sealed inner sanctum from the perspective of one of the few people who saw him up close through all eight years of his presidency. Comey documented conversations with Trump in the weeks leading up to his dismissal in a series of memos.

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani dismissed Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy's defense of the FBI's use of a confidential source to investigate potential Russian outreach to individuals connected to Trump's presidential campaign, telling CNN on Thursday, "He's drinking the Kool-Aid".

Did the president obstruct justice?

"When you talk to a Democrat and you ask him for what is their very best evidence that there was this supposed collusion, they don't come up with anything", Chaffetz, the former chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Tuesday on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria".

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