Politics Trump says Justice Department could have handled Russia probe, accuses special counsel team of unprecedented bias

17:32  07 june  2018
17:32  07 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trump slams Mueller's spending on Russia probe

  Trump slams Mueller's spending on Russia probe <p>President Donald Trump is reacting to a report on special counsel Robert Mueller's spending, slightly overstating the figure.</p><p></p>Trump tweets Friday: "A.P. has just reported that the Russian Hoax Investigation has now cost our government over $17 million, and going up fast.

“The Clinton campaign was the target of an unprecedented hacking and disinformation campaign,” Warner says . Sessions has recused himself from all Justice Department activity related to the 2016 election, including the special counsel probe .

House conservatives ramp up accusations of bias against Trump in Russia probe . But legal experts say lawmakers are unlikely to take action to derail special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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President Trump said Thursday that a special counsel was not needed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and asserted unprecedented bias among the lawyers conducting what he termed a “Witch Hunt Hoax.”

The president’s grievances, aired in a series of early morning tweets, represented the latest attempt by Trump and his lawyers to cast doubt on the work of the team of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

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In one tweet, Trump quoted Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, asserting that Mueller’s work could have been done by the Justice Department rather than “a multi-million dollar group of people with a target on someone’s back.”

Trump accuses DOJ, Mueller's office of 'leaking' his attorneys' letters

  Trump accuses DOJ, Mueller's office of 'leaking' his attorneys' letters President Trump on Saturday continued his attacks on the special counsel investigation into possible Russian links to his campaign, questioning in a tweet whether officials from Robert Mueller's office or the Justice Department had released letters from Trump's attorneys to the media.In the tweet Saturday afternoon, the president questioned whether the "witch hunt" investigation against him would "ever end," and demanded investigators lIn the tweet Saturday afternoon, the president questioned whether the "witch hunt" investigation against him would "ever end," and demanded investigators look at corruption among Democratic politicians instead.

Dowd said he created the document to "summarize this extraordinary cooperation," arguing the administration has provided " unprecedented " transparency to the Russia probes . He called it "the most transparent response in history by a president" to a special counsel .

A special counsel could look into the FBI handling of the email case and expand his investigation to include the Russia probe , given that both cases may reveal bias on the part of the DoJ.

“So true!” Trump wrote in his own voice.

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 to lead the investigation, which is also examining whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia during the election and whether Trump has obstructed the probe.

Rosenstein made the appointment after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation, a development that Trump has repeatedly criticized. In a tweet last week, Trump called the appointment of a special counsel “unconstitutional,” without providing elaboration.

In another tweet Thursday, Trump again referred to Mueller’s team as “13 Angry Democrats” and said there “has never been a group of people on a case so biased or conflicted.”

The Latest: Sanders says 'no one is above the law'

  The Latest: Sanders says 'no one is above the law' The Latest on whether President Donald Trump could pardon himself in the Russia probe (all times local):3:20 p.m.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is responding to questions about the president's assessment of his own powers, telling reporters, "Certainly no one is above the law."President Donald Trump had tweeted earlier that he has the "absolute right to PARDON" himself.Sanders says, "Thankfully the president hasn't done anything wrong and therefore wouldn't need one.

President Donald Trump 's legal team backs the idea of a second special counsel to investigate the FBI and Justice Department , the White House says . If a second special counsel takes shape, it would mark perhaps the most drastic move by the Trump administration to delve into accusations of

Trump team doesn’t know what it wants from North Korea. Mitch McConnell’s record-breaking reign. They said it confirmed their long-standing view — bolstered by a recent secret Republican memo alleging anti- Trump bias on the part of Justice Department and FBI officials — that House

In fact, there are 17 staff members in Mueller’s office. Thirteen are registered Democrats, and four are unaffiliated or their affiliation is unknown, The Washington Post has reported. Mueller himself is a registered Republican, as is Rosenstein, a Trump appointee who is overseeing the investigation.

Trump also asserted Thursday that the continuing investigation is “a Democrat Excuse for LOSING the Election” and he asked “Where is the server?” — a reference to the personal email server than Hillary Clinton used while secretary of state.

Trump in the past has argued that the Justice Department has been far more aggressive in investigating him than it was in investigation Clinton, his 2016 Democratic opponent.

In an earlier tweet on Thursday, Trump said he found it “ironic” that he was getting ready to make important trips to Canada and Singapore while “back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing the Witch Hunt!”

In another tweet on Thursday, Trump sent well wishes to Alice Marie Johnson, a woman whose life sentence for nonviolent drug offenses he commuted on Wednesday.

“Good luck to Alice Johnson. Have a wonderful life!” Trump wrote.

Giuliani calls for an end to the 'possibility of a ridiculous impeachment' of Trump .
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