Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Justice Obstructed? Trump, Sessions & the Federal Bureau of Investigation

"I think when the president finds out what happened, he is going to be not just fine, he is going to be glad that we have an Federal Bureau of Investigation that took seriously what they heard", he added.

The South Carolina Republican said the president is frustrated with Sessions because the attorney general did not tell him he would recuse himself from the Justice Department's election meddling probe.

Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, made the comments while discussing Sessions' recusal of himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

In July 2017, he told The Times that "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else".

"I would have considered it, sure", Giuliani told HuffPost on Wednesday, adding that he told Trump this when Sessions removed himself from oversight of any related Justice Department probe in March 2017.

"He could, but he shouldn't", Giuliani said, pointing to what he called improving poll numbers for Trump.

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He added, however, that he does not believe Trump should fire Sessions.

This exchange, as well as the repeated attacks on Sessions by Trump in the media and on Twitter, are part of Mueller's investigation, the paper reported.

In the past year, Trump has publicly referred to his attorney general as "beleaguered" and even referred to Sessions in February as "Mr. Magoo" behind closed doors, according to The Washington Post. "That's how I read that", Gowdy said. He adds, "It is still more evidence of his fealty to the rule of law as he sees it that Sessions refused to bow to the will of the president and "unrecuse" (something I have never heard of in nearly 30 years of studying and practicing criminal and ethics law)".

Sessions' recusal gave way to the appointment of Mueller by Rosenstein.

Reviewing the public record, McCarthy draws the irrefutable conclusion: "Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of a counterintelligence investigation".

Schiff became a media darling during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation and frequently appears on TV, radio, and digital networks to rebut the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and his concerns about anti-Trump bias within the FBI and Department of Justice.

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