At the same time the FBI opened a probe into President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey, counterintelligence agents were investigating why Trump was acting in ways that seemed to benefit Russian Federation, according to a source familiar with the matter.
A lawyer for Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, told the Times that if Federal Bureau of Investigation officials had concluded Trump was working against American interests, the public would have heard about it.
A bombshell New York Times report reveals President Donald Trump's own firing of Jim Comey as FBI Director sparked the Bureau to initiate a counterintelligence investigation to determine if the President of the United States was working on behalf of a hostile foreign power, namely Russian Federation. However, it is not known if he is still looking into the investigation against Trump.
"Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russian Federation!" According to Politico, at least 33 people and three companies have been charged as a result of the Mueller investigation. That means Rosenstein may still be at the DOJ after President Trump's pick for attorney general, Bill Barr, is installed in his new role, pending Senate confirmation next week.
"I acknowledge that", Giuliani said. It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won, ' Trump continued. The justification went beyond Trump's firing of Comey, according to the sources, and included the President's conversation with Comey in the Oval Office asking him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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The balance sheet "will be substantially smaller than it is now", though bigger than it was before the crisis, Powell said. At the same time, Powell acknowledged that financial markets are expressing concern about risks.
President, "There was no collusion, Matt Whitaker is right". Russian Federation also has denied collusion.
He did not explicitly acknowledge the existence of the investigation of Trump to congressional investigators.
The Russia investigation was taken over by Mueller when he was appointed special counsel.
Mueller's final report can be finished within months and Giuliani is hoping he can use executive privilege to get his hands on it before the public.
The Mueller investigation is set to continue to cast a cloud over the White House: a judge has given an extension to the secret grand jury empanelled in the probe, extending its original 18-month mandate.