FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R) departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017.
Trump has repeatedly denied accusations that he colluded with Russian Federation in his election campaign.
"All of the sudden they're trying to take you out with bullshit", Trump said, in reference to Mueller's probe.
What does Mr. Trump have to say about all this? Trump's businesses have benefited from Russian investment over the years, and Schiff has said he wants to know whether "this is the leverage that the Russians have" over Trump.
Other lawyers have said the obstruction of justice case against Trump is weak because the president could credibly argue he did not actually pressure Comey and that he fired him for reasons unrelated to the Flynn investigation. In November, Trump fired Sessions, a former USA senator from Alabama who was among the first Republican lawmakers to back Trump's presidential bid. We're going to go into his finances.
Michael D. Cohen talks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington on February 28, 2019. "This is how I got elected, by being off script ... and if we don't go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks".
"These allegations, if true, raise profound national security, counterintelligence, and foreign policy concerns, especially in light of Russia's ongoing active measures campaign to improperly influence American elections", the chairmen wrote.
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The President reacted to his worsening plight with a vehement defense on Sunday, after a week in which testimony from his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen deepened his political vulnerability and ahead of the expected filing soon of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
In a speech that lasted more than two hours - his longest since taking office two years ago - Trump also vented about Democrats, a proposed "green new deal", illegal immigrants and criticism of his summit with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), while voicing optimism about his own re-election prospects in 2020.
"If anyone thinks these dangling investigations are going to be a stalking horse for a continuation of the Mueller investigation, they're dreaming", Ray said.
"The whole thing's ridiculous", Ernstmeyer said.
The involvement of prosecutors from the Washington, D.C., USA attorney's office and the National Security Division means those three cases - all central to the issue of Russian interference - can continue after Mueller hands his report to the attorney general, a move expected any time that will mark the end of his work. Democratic lawmakers have called for its full release, but Barr has said he would only do so to the extent that Justice Department regulations allow him to. "My job", Nadler said, "is to protect the rule of law".
Given that he believes that Trump obstructed justice, Nadler was asked on "This Week" whether the decision not to pursue a formal impeachment investigation at this point was merely a political distinction. It was introduced on the "Weekend Update" segment by Colin Jost, who noted Trump began the speech by hugging the flag, acting like the mentally challenged character Lennie from John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men".
Forty percent of voters surveyed said hush money payments to hide negative stories during a presidential campaign was both unethical and a crime.