Cicilline: Trump firing of Mueller would 'obstruct justice'

by Antonio Miles April 10, 2018, 19:23
Cicilline: Trump firing of Mueller would 'obstruct justice'

But Trump can either fire Mueller or wait to be pecked to death by Democratic ducks. He called it a "witch hunt", claimed Mueller's team was biased and said multiple people suggested he fire the special counsel. It's a total witch hunt. Actually it's much more than that. "You may say proper after I received the [2016 Republican] nomination it began".

Trump blasted the Mueller team as "the most conflicted group of people I've ever seen", labeling a lot of them Democrats and saying the few Republicans had worked for President Barack Obama.

A source close to the White House told Fox News' John Roberts that the raid showed that the Mueller investigation "is out of control" and was a "demonstration of bad faith" on the part of the special counsel. "I'm firing Robert Mueller". "He needs to take down the President".

Agents from the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY raided the NY hotel room of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen earlier today, acting on a referral from the FBI, Cohen's lawyer said in a statement.

"The choice by the U.S. Lawyer's Workplace in NY to conduct their investigation utilizing search warrants is totally inappropriate and pointless", Ryan mentioned in a press release. Investigators also seized a computer, phone, personal financial records, and attorney-client communications.

Mueller, a lifelong Republican, and his team of attorneys have been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and associated misdeeds in the president's orbit since May 2017. "It was done to bring down the president". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

He said the raid in NY marked a "whole new level of unfairness" by Mueller and his team.

Trump responded to the raid by calling it a national "disgrace" and asking why legal action isn't being taken to investigate his other political enemies. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman was appointed by Trump.

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Hannity also followed up on Trump's latest Jeff Sessions criticisms by laying the blame for Mueller on Rod Rosenstein.

Under Justice Department regulations, Mueller must consult with Rosenstein about how to handle evidence and matters that may fall outside his jurisdiction.

Cohen has more recently attracted attention for his acknowledgment that he paid Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen's attorney told the outlet a search warrant was issued after a referral from Mueller, but wasn't directly related to his investigation.

Mueller's interest in Pinchuk stands out as the Ukrainian does not have any known ties to the Russian government. One Mueller witness, former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, recently connected the special counsel with the payment, saying in an interview on MSNBC last month that prosecutors had asked him about it. Trump said Sessions "should have certainly let us know" he would step aside in the probe and we would have "put a different attorney general in".

Mr. Trump also said earlier that the administration is "studying" the situation in Syria closely and is talking to military leaders about an appropriate response.

The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump even as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team, which in addition to investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is also examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice. "Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on". But I think it's really a sad situation when you look at what happened. "And many people have said, 'You should fire him'".


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