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Rod Rosenstein Knew Comey Was to be Fired Before He Wrote Memo

Irune Rengel | 19 Мая, 2017, 22:58

President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America "terribly".

Democratic lawmakers for weeks have been calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to head the investigation, particularly since Trump abruptly fired former FBI chief James Comey last week in the middle of the agency's probe into Russia's involvement in the USA elections and the Kremlin's links with the mogul's presidential campaign.

"The takeaway I had is that everything he said is that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation", Graham said.

Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said. "Russia's fine", Trump said.

"We are looking at counterintelligence".

Rosenstein's appearance in the Senate was originally meant to allow him to explain why Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey last week, but the focus changed when Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel Wednesday night. "O$3 ne of the big losers in this decision is the public", Graham said and added that he anxious lawmakers would have trouble getting responses to subpoenas delivered to potential witnesses or convincing them to testify in a public congressional hearing because they'd be more likely to plead the fifth to avoid incriminating themselves. Some Democrats grew impatient with Rosenstein, arguing that he needed to appoint a special prosecutor or step down from the job he has occupied only since the end of April.

Originally, the Trump White House claimed that Comey was sacked based on a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Sen.

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And I think Jonah's right: The appointment of a special counsel is what the president needs and helps him in the short run.

Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said a lawyer for Flynn, a key figure in the Trump-Russia investigations, had told the intelligence committee that Flynn would not comply with the panel's subpoena for personal documents related to the committee's own probe. But since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, Mueller will answer to Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

What's more, CNBC reported that Republican senator Lindsey Graham from SC said the investigation "was a counterintelligence investigation before now".

He was the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who preceded Comey - appointed by President George W. Bush and kept on for several years by President Barack Obama. He was replaced by Comey in 2013.

Earlier Thursday on Twitter, Trump complained that he has been singled out for attacks such as no president has endured - a claim mocked by, among others, allies of Bill Clinton who recalled his impeachment trial and the humiliations involving exposure of his affair with a White House intern. With more on this and other news around the worldwe turn to Ro Aram. But he says, "you can not let them get you down".

As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. "I'm sure they're going to get Trump's tax records. and they're going to try and find links".

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