emfizz.com May 29, 2017

Trump Election: Former FBI Boss To Lead Russia Inquiry

20 May 2017, 05:49 | Terri Saunders

Trump Lashes Out Over Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's Special Counsel Appointment

Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U.S. before his departure to Groton Connecticut

The closed-door meeting -- proposed by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer last week after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey - -will give all senators a chance to question the man who chose Robert Mueller to run the investigation. "Congressman Cheney believes President Trump was right to seek a replacement and hopes the Administration moves quickly to appoint a new Director". "Zero", he told the news conference, standing alongside Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Cleaver said Rosenstein told House members " this is not a partisan investigation, this is about Russian Federation involvement in our democracy".

Comey will certainly be asked about encounters that precipitated his firing, including a January dinner in which, Comey has told associates, Trump asked for his loyalty.

Yet a special counsel appointment increasingly seemed the only viable option, particularly following this week's revelation that Comey took notes on a February meeting with Trump in which he said the president had asked him to shut down an investigation into Michael Flynn, the administration's former national security adviser. At this point, however, Scalise affirms that the House intelligence committee will continue doing what it's been doing.

His argument: Congressional interviews and hearings could inadvertently harm or complicate the criminal investigation.

Q. Could Trump fire Mueller? That includes any links between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation", according to the letter appointing him. "You've got the talking heads pontificating about someone I know well, when they don't know him at all and they don't have all the facts".

White House spokesman Sean Spicer called the president's rhetoric part of his deal-making.

Unlike his unusually candid predecessor Comey, Mueller is a notoriously tight-lipped investigator. "The investigation would have always continued, and obviously the termination of Comey would not have ended it". However the White House said there would be no announcement Friday.

Among Trump's senior White House advisers are several former campaign officials, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway.

"We'll get rid of the smoke and see where the actual issues lie", said Sen.

"It is hard to see a friend of yours being in the middle of that", said Jan Paul Miller, a St. Louis attorney who worked with Rosenstein when they were both assistant US attorneys in Maryland.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller after a succession of jarring developments that brought to a boil questions over Russia's alleged meddling in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

New Orleans removing last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era
Of the four monuments, Lee's was easily the most prominent, with the bronze statue alone being close to 20 feet tall. Grant in 1865, effectively ending the Civil War - is the first to be taken down in the light of day.

Will Smith defends Netflix at Cannes Film Festival
Security was greater than ever at the French festival, with stepped up efforts to restrict access and even an anti-drone system. "Wonderful film that theatre chains want to block us from entering into Cannes film festival competition".

Trump likely bluffing on taped Comey conversations, experts say
Trump, in his termination letter to Comey, said Comey told him on three different occasions that Trump wasn't under investigation. White House press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied a loyalty pledge was ever brought up at the private White House dinner.

Last Tuesday administration officials scrambled to explain Comey's firing.

Rosenstein faced questions from senators Thursday, and Democrats emerged from the meeting saying he knew Comey would be removed prior to writing the memo. "And I think this shows a very divided country", Trump said.

The Justice Department on Friday released the text of Rosenstein's opening remarks for the briefings on Capitol Hill.

Trump has said he plans to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon, and that had been expected before his departure.

The appointment won Rosenstein wide praise from Republicans and Democrats.

Washington lawmakers from both parties have expressed confidence in Mueller.

"There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a member of the Armed Services Committee.

Chemerinsky and Freedman are correct that a new special prosecutor statute that protected the post from politically motivated removal would be much better than what we now have, although the politicization of the courts has made such protection somewhat illusory. Trump has insisted at times that the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed to the "very strong" recommendation from Rosenstein. "My memorandum is not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination".

Rosenstein has publicly denied being conscious about his reputation, telling a Baltimore business group this week: "I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I believe it. I stand by it". Rosenstein denounced that decision as "profoundly wrong and unfair".

Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to Democratic former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton."This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" added Trump, who said in a speech on Wednesday that "no politician in history" had been treated worse or more unfairly than he has.Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar responded, "This is a truth hunt."U.S. stocks rose as upbeat economic data emboldened investors to return to the market on Thursday, a day after Wall Street saw its worst selloff in eight months on worries that the political turmoil could sideline Trump initiatives such as tax cuts that investors see as favoring economic growth".

Other News

Trending Now

Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in sexting case
Two years later, he announced a run for New York City mayor but dropped out of the race when more explicit messages became public. Weiner turned himself in to the FBI Friday morning and was at federal court at 500 Pearl St., in Manhattan for the arraignment.

Putin Prepared to Provide Written Transcripts on Lavrov-Trump Talks
Republicans of the House Judiciary Committee predominately voted against the articles of impeachment for the president. According to John McCain, Trump's scandals are "reaching Watergate size and scale".

Sigurdsson should remember Tottenham spell before leaving Swansea - Clement
Of course we want to strengthen, but I don't see it being a lot of players". "It's just very calm and I'm not focused or concentrating on what people are writing ".

Putin Urges France's Macron to Overcome Mutual Mistrust After Election Win
If Macron's presidency were to follow a similar pathway to his two predecessors, the public mood could turn against him rapidly. That means many of them may be burdened by the handicap of being largely unknown to voters in constituencies they compete for.

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief
A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media's bias against Donald Trump. We don't expect the big media to show Trump love, but is simple fairness too much to ask? One must look elsewhere for that.

Wenger believes Arsenal will qualify for top four
We know we can only win our games, and we had a strong performance on Sunday . Every game we try to give ourselves that chance", he said.

What is land pooling? Will it make houses cheaper?
None of them are in east Delhi. "The notification has been made under section 12 of the DDA Act", Jain said. Recently, DDA issued a notice warning people that land pooling policy was yet to be operationalised.

Wizards use monster third quarter to even series
Fundamentally, the Wizards' game is defending well and turning defensive rebounds into quick transition points. Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Wizards coach Scott Brooks were also whistled for technical fouls.

Appeals Court Strikes Down FAA Drone Registration Rule
Eventually, the FAA built a website for people to register their drones and created educational campaigns about flight safety. Jonathan Rupprecht, a lawyer working with Taylor, considers the ruling a victory for the semantics of what a hobby drone is.

Celtics overcome Wizards, set up Cavs clash
The Celtics' reserves scored 48 points to only five for the Wizards' bench, with Kelly Olynyk doing the majority of the damage. He capped that burst with a pull-up 3-pointer that had the Celtics out front 94-81 with 10:00 to play.