Pittsburgh prepares officers for possible riots in case Trump fires Mueller
- Author: Kyle Peterson Apr 21, 2018,
Apr 21, 2018, 4:28
US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson raised questions about whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election gives Mueller more authority than what the Department of Justice (DOJ) typically allows. "The president said "the hookers thing" is nonsense but that Putin had told him 'we have some of the most attractive hookers in the world.' He did not say when Putin had told him this".
After the April 12 conversation with Rosenstein, Trump told advisers that he was not inclined to seek the ouster of either man since he is not the target of Mueller's probe. While that raid was approved by the US attorney's office for the Southern District of NY, it was conducted based on a referral from Mueller's team.
When asked by reporters if he was removing either of the two, Mr. Trump shot back, "They're still here".
"The president brought up the "Golden Showers thing" and said it really bothered him if wife had any doubt about it", Comey recalled. A target is someone on whom the investigation, the grand jury has developed ... evidence sufficient to charge. President Trump was reportedly furious that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had his residence, office, and hotel room raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
Now with longtime Trump friend and surrogate Rudy Giuliani's joining the Trump legal team, he will be part of all negotiations with Mueller's office going forward.
There have been consistent rumblings Trump may fire Mueller, who is investigating the Trump campaign's connection with Russian Federation. That referral was approved by Rosenstein, according to a person familiar with the matter.
It also outlines several other still-undisclosed allegations that Mueller could investigate and says Mueller could look into allegations that Manafort colluded with Russians during the campaign.
"As far as the investigation, nobody has ever been more transparent", he said during a news conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
"There is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller", he wrote to agency detectives, saying the department received information on at least one possible demonstration. "I have instructed the lawyers, 'Be totally transparent'".