Robert Mueller takes Russian Federation case as criminal investigation
Robert Mueller takes Russian Federation case as criminal investigation
19 May, 2017, 22:22
The Justice Department has appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential campaign, including potential links between Moscow and Trump campaign associates.
USA senators of both political parties said Thursday that the public's window into federal probes involving Russian Federation and related matters could be constrained now that a special counsel has been appointed to lead the probe.
But, in a Twitter rampage on Thursday Mr. Trump said it was the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history, which hurts the country.
Rosenstein briefed USA senators on Thursday, but made no public comments.
"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein made clear that the primary mission of the Special Counsel, who will now lead the (Justice) investigation, is to determine whether or not there were any violations of criminal law", Collins said. Im fine with whatever people want to do. And Geoff, senators weren't shy about coming to the microphones after they heard from the deputy attorney general.
He said both Republicans and Democrats both applauded when he responded to a question about the ability of Mueller to decide the contours of the investigation. Jeanne Shaheen said, "his appointment should go a long way towards depoliticizing the investigation".
CLAIRE MCCASKILL: He did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo.
Rosenstein received support from the Senate a month ago when he was confirmed by a vote of 94 to 6 to be the Justice Department's second-highest-ranking official.
Did he urge Comey at a February meeting to drop his probe of the Russian Federation connections of Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn?
"It appears to me now to be considered a criminal investigation", Mr Graham told reporters after Mr Rosenstein briefed all 100 senators on the investigation.
Why Rosenstein felt compelled to write the memo remains unknown. Sen.
"After my 10th day on my new job in Washington, D.C., a friend sent me a text message that said, 'You need to get out of there!'" Rosenstein said.
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BENNETT: Well, we know from some reporting that Rosenstein wasn't happy about having to shoulder the blame for Comey's firing when the White House initially used his memo as a pretext for it.
But during the Senate meeting, Rosenstein revealed that he'd known the president was going to fire Comey before he'd even written his memo.
For the most part, Mueller will operate independently - but he must inform the Justice Department of major developments, or if the investigation heads in new, unforeseen directions.
Trump cited displeasure with the FBI's Russian Federation probe as a factor in dismissing Comey.
Rosenstein spoke to lawmakers Friday following a tumultuous several weeks where Rosenstein was thrust into the spotlight following President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
An anonymous source told the Post that Rosenstein was upset at the White House for initially saying his memo was the reason Comey was sacked, and threatened to resign if that narrative was not changed. But President Trump criticized the appointment in a statement Wednesday and again at a White House news conference Thursday.
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Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. She remains incredulous, she said, that he wrote it - and that it may have served as the basis for Comey's firing.
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