Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing
Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing
18 Giugno, 2017, 03:16
The president did not immediately clarify the tweet, which likely refers to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but could also refer to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the larger investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.
He fires a number of other tweets taking aim at the media and at the investigation.
- "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great".
Although White House officials tried earlier this week to tamp down speculation that Trump might try to fire Mueller, the escalating conflict led members of Congress of both parties to warn Trump Thursday against the temptation to do so. Susan Collins of ME told reporters.
The probe Mueller "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post reported yesterday.
Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation last month, testified to lawmakers Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and that he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly.
Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the November election in his favor.
After the firestorm caused by Comey's firing, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey's predecessor as FBI director, to take over the DOJ Russia investigation. The newspaper noted Mr Mueller had requested interviews with CIA director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.
But for those of us who wish him out of office, this might be his best use of 140 characters. "It will be a closed hearing", Adam Schiff of California, the panel's top Democrat, told reporters. A spokesman for Trump's personal attorney had strong words in response to the news. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", he said.
The Mueller investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. "Nice", Mr Trumpwrote on Twitter earlier, later repeating his accusation the probe was a "witch hunt".
Until now, the White House has been essentially silent on whether Trump was actually a target of a federal investigation.
The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.
"Today the President of the United States confirmed he's under criminal investigation".
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Cosby argured that the sexual encounter was consensual while Constand alleged that she was drugged and raped by Cosby. The defense repeatedly demanded a mistrial, but the judge said there was no precedent to shut down the jury's talks.
Now that the House has passed its deeply unpopular American Healthcare Act, the Senate must step up and do its duty, Trump said. The White House has yet to detail specifics of the plan, which it hopes to achieve largely through public-private partnerships.
They wanted to revisit the portion of a 2005 civil deposition where the comedian, now 79, talked about giving her "three friends". Cosby's wife of 53 years has given a deposition in the past, but whether she testifies at the trial has not been revealed.
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Davanti alla stessa commissione aveva fatto la sua prima testimonianza pubblica Comey dopo essere stato licenziato da Trump. La denuncia è stata presentata oggi presso la Corte distrettuale del Maryland .
If Draymond Green doesn't get suspended for last year's Game 5 of the finals, we would be talking about a three-time champion. Not saying that I love LeBron because that's not true, but it makes little sense to hate him the way that some people do.
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Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said Scalise was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope". The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual tradition, went on as planned Thursday.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller told AFP he now has "13 attorneys on board, with several more in the pipeline". Trump, however, referred to the Post's reporting as a " phony " story in a tweet Thursday.
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Casey rides rollercoaster up US Open leaderboard
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I'm not saying this is the week or isn't the week. "But I like the way this golf course suits me, and we're off to a good start". The incident stunned golfers and fans who witnessed it. "I'm feeling really, really good about this golf course".
Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift
It also sent several planeloads of food to Qatar earlier this month after the Gulf countries cut off air links with Doha . Saudi Arabia has said it can not allow Turkey to establish a base in the Kingdom, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared
The case was the only one to result in a criminal trial , largely because the other accusations are now too old to prosecute. Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime.
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He stood still with his hands clasped in front of him as another member of his team read a statement from his wife Camille. Over two visits, she said, he touched her "without warning" and tried to unbutton her trousers before she stopped him.
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Defending champion Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory McIlroy (+5) and Jason Day (+10) will all miss the weekend after their struggles. And I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme.
Trump slams widening Mueller probe
Questions have swirled around potential obstruction of justice since Mr Comey's dramatic testimony last week. Special counsel Mueller apparently disagrees and is actively investigating.