Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump floats possibility of removing ‘very bothersome’ special counsel Robert Mueller

Published

on

President Donald Trump signaled that he might fire the “very bothersome” special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating his possible ties to Russia.

The president appeared Friday morning on “Fox & Friends,” which he urged his Twitter followers to “enjoy,” and discussed the investigation and the Senate bill to overhaul health care coverage.

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump complained that Mueller, who served as FBI director under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, was close friends with his predecessor, James Comey, and had hired Hillary Clinton supporters to join his investigative team as special counsel.

“There has been no obstruction, there has been no collusion,” Trump told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt. “There has been leaking by Comey, but there has been no collusion, no obstruction — and virtually everybody agrees to that, so we’ll have to see.”

“I can say the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters,” he added. “Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton — I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous, if you want to know the truth from that standpoint.”

Earhardt asked whether he believed those relationships should force Mueller to leave the probe, and he agreed that was a possibility.

“Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome,” Trump said. “We’re going to have to see.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Some of Trump’s allies have suggested that Mueller be removed from the probe or step aside, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the former FBI director the “tip of a deep state spear aimed at” the president.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey last month after asking him to scale back the FBI’s Russia probe.

“Robert Mueller is an honorable man, so hopefully he’ll come up with an honorable solution,” Trump said.

ADVERTISEMENT

The president has complained on Twitter that the FBI and congressional probes of his campaign and longstanding financial ties to Russia are “the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history,” which he claims was “led by some very bad and conflicted people!”

Trump has also cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that have alleged Russia interfered with the presidential election through propaganda “active measures” and hacking.

ADVERTISEMENT

He calls those allegations “fake news,” while also accusing Obama of not doing enough to stop those Russian efforts to disrupt the election.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Congress petitions Supreme Court over their ‘urgent’ investigations into Donald Trump: report

Published

on

The House of Representatives is reviving efforts to obtain financial documents from Donald Trump as part of multiple investigations, Politico reported Monday.

"The House is planning to quickly revisit its effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s personal financial records, urging the Supreme Court on Monday night to take its final formal steps on the matter so lawmakers can reignite the issue in the lower courts," Politico reported.

"In a filing late Monday, the House’s top lawyer, Douglas Letter, urged the justices to immediately effectuate their July 9 ruling on the House’s subpoena for Trump’s records. Once the ruling is in force, the House can return to the U.S. District Court judge who initially heard the case and ask for renewed consideration," Politico explained. "But Supreme Court rulings typically don’t go into force immediately, and Letter noted that the Mazars ruling would normally take effect on Aug. 3 without the intervention of the justices. The lower courts can’t begin to take up the effort until the Supreme Court ruling takes hold, and the House is urging the justices to make that happen as quickly as possible."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

White House poised to ask governors to consider National Guard deployment for coronavirus data crisis: report

Published

on

Donald Trump's White House believes that National Guard troops could hold the solution to the COVID-19 data crisis, according to a new report.

"The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to draft letters, internal emails and hospital industry officials familiar with the plans," The Washington Post reported Monday.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation following his top writer’s resignation for racism

Published

on

Minutes after Fox News was called out on MSNBC, the embattled host of The Tucker Carlson Show announced that he would be going on a "long-planned" vacation.

The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show's top writer, was exposed for his history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image