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My agenda is moving ahead despite distraction of 'Witch Hunt'

19 June 2017

But Jay Sekulow, part of Trump's legal team, said the president was writing about reports of an investigation, not an actual probe.

James Comey was, as head of the FBI, leading an investigation into a number of Trump's associates.

The US President announced on Friday that he was being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey, and seemingly trained his guns on deputy attorney general accusing him of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him. What makes this discussion so weird is that not only does the President appear to be the subject of an investigation but as a factual matter there's nearly no question that he's guilty.

As special counsel, Mr. Mueller will report to the Justice Department and determine whether or not crimes were committed. "Witch Hunt" But it was Trump himself who bragged on TV to Lester Holt that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation. Mueller is also looking at whether, if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them, said one USA official on Thursday who is familiar with the rough outlines of the probe and who spoke on condition of anonymity. I believe it. Not only do I believe it, I know it. Comey testified that Trump directed him in February to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn relating to the Russian Federation matter.

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Before May and the Tories lost their majority, there was no doubt Brexit meant Brexit. But he warned that "we need to get there via a slope, not via a cliff edge".

"If we want to put all this behind us, let's find out what happened, put it out there, and let's not undermine the credibility of the investigation, and so my view on it is that is the best thing that could happen for the president and for the country", he told CNN. "Witch Hunt", the President tweeted.

His advisers have told how the president is increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy. Trump got rid of Comey, in May to hamper an inquiry into his sacked national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

"You're right, Chris, I can't read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow said, growing more agitated.

Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. Immediately after James Comey was sacked, the White House press team denied that it was connected to the Russian Federation investigation and claimed that the decision was made because Comey mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

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It is also 82 days after Theresa May sent a letter formally notifying the European Council of Britain's intention to withdraw. The EU insists that phase one of talks will focus only on the terms of withdrawal, and not on a future trade relationship.

Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will". "Let me be clear here", said Sekulow on MTP, "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction".

Wallace quipped that Sekulow seemed not to know whether the president was being probed or not. Cohen has received a subpoena from one of the congressional committees looking into the Russian Federation issue.

Trump and his personal attorney are trying to "take down" Mueller before he finishes his investigation, Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC. Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.

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An eighth woman withdrew her lawsuit and a federal judge dismissed a ninth accuser's case, finding her complaint inadequate. In that case, prosecutors would get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges. "I see you.