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Donald Trump calls Russian Federation probe political 'witch hunt'

19 May 2017

Gohmert told Fox News.

"He is a guy who has a lot of integrity on both sides of the aisle, as well as within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, so I think this is a good choice", said Davis.

Reacting to the appointment, Trump earlier said a thorough investigation will prove that no such collusion took place. "Believe me. My total priority is the United States of America", Trump said. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.

His mandate extends beyond any specific Trump-Russia connection to cover "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the probe in March. The first tweet, about Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama's allegedly "illegal acts", was strangely deleted and reposted three hours later.

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, colluding with Russian Federation
The White House press briefings have in recent weeks revolved around this topic for most of the time and Mr. The Deputy Attorney-General cited "unique circumstances of this matter" as the reason for his decision.

The ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen.

The committee said Thursday it sent a letter requesting material from the FBI and Justice Department related to its ongoing counterintelligence investigation. The White House counsel's office was alerted only after the order appointing Mueller was signed. Mueller will have to propose a budget to the Justice Department within the next 60 days - and update it annually, for as long as the investigation runs.

Mr. Rosenstein, who has been overseeing the Russian Federation investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the role, is an appointee of Mr. Trump, but the White House was unaware of his decision to appoint the special counsel until minutes before the announcement was made.

A lawyer for fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he will not honor its subpoena for private documents.

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She did not specify when Brady suffered a concussion or whether it was medically diagnosed and was not asked a follow-up question. After missing the first four games of the season because of his Deflategate suspension, Brady didn't miss any time past year .

Once again, Trump's tweets on Thursday saw him stake out a radical departure from the official White House line on an important issue, a habit that has repeatedly undermined his press operation in recent days, and made it even more hard for his administration to move on from a string of self-imposed crises.

The tweet came after the US Justice Department appointed a special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged links between the Trump team and Moscow. Three separate investigations cleared him for any criminal conduct.

Another partner, Reginald Brown, is representing Paul Manafort.

The committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. In January, while still president-elect, he said in an interview with The New York Times that the persistent focus on Russia's hacking of the us presidential campaign was a witch hunt carried out by people bitter at his victory over Clinton. While Mueller isn't "subject to the day-to-day supervision" of the Justice Department, he is required to report "significant events" to the acting attorney general over the course of the inquiry. Special counsels can be fired only by the "personal action" of the attorney general.

Trump decries special prosecutor probing Russian Federation links
On Thursday, Rosenstein informed the Senate in a closed-door session about Trump's controversial decision to dump Comey. Mueller's lane because the possibility of a criminal investigation".

Special counsel appointed in Russian Federation. "Mr. Comey was central to the events of the past few weeks; we still need to hear from him".