Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, Backed Off — NYT

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, Backed Off — NYT

"If you're telling me they're horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do with that", Trump said. But that would change just a few months later, when federal agents would arrest former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and ultimately turn him into a co-operating witness. But, what's the hurry?

Why on earth would he add the green? Why? Insider trading is another example.

"Yeah, maybe Donald Trump wanted to fire the special counsel for conflict".

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz retweeted a post from HuffPost reporter Matt Fuller in which Fox commentator Sean Hannity throws the Times' sourcing for the report into question.

State Department staff claim the Trump administration is using the FOIA office to discard people who worked on now abandoned Obama-era initiatives.

This is not the least bit surprising.

A trove of missing text messages exchanged between FBI employees who shared an anti-Trump bias gave fuel to criticism of the bureau.

The so-called video of the day?

In this latest iteration of the Mueller's-going-to-be-fired narrative, anonymous sources told the New York Times that President Trump had "ordered" Mueller's firing in June, but decided against it after White House counsel Don McGhan threatened to quit if Trump did so.

Among those contacts: the president allegedly asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him.

A spokesman for Speaker Paul Ryan said that Ryan's position had not changed since he said in June that Mueller should be left alone to do his job. The contents of that memo are now generally acknowledged to have been wildly a pretext since the President admitted the actual reason he fired Comey was, quite simply, "this Russia thing." . Trump himself came clean in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt and in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister.

Sources tell Garrett that McGahn threatened to resign over an accumulation of stresses and frustrations with the president, rather than leaving for issues related to Mueller's potential firing. So McGahn issued the ultimatum that prompted the President to back down.

Conservatives have also rallied around #ReleaseTheMemo, a memo created by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that apparently is damaging to Mueller's investigation.

"Russia is a hostile foreign government that interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of undermining our democracy".

"As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel", Cobb said in the statement.

But Keylin acknowledged two hurdles to passage: constitutional concerns some lawmakers have raised about the measure, and rounding up the support in Congress to pass the bill, "which it currently does not have". Can or will a sitting President be indicted? If Trump didn't collude with Russia - or doesn't have some other criminal secret to hide - it's hard to see what his corrupt intent would be in an obstruction case.

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