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Why is Robert Mueller Investigating President Donald Trump?

Why is Robert Mueller Investigating President Donald Trump?

He seemed to be referring to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. The new staff - which includes former Enron and Watergate lawyers - came under scrutiny recently for donating to Democrats, CNN reported. That would leave Brand, the associate attorney general, in charge of a probe that now has Trump squarely in its crosshairs. "If that happens Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President".

Will Rosenstein recuse himself from overseeing... "He is not going to allow Trump to bully him into recusing himself or not recusing himself".

The president's legal team has attempted to throw Mr. Mueller's appointment as special counsel into question; arguing that Mr. Mueller's relationship with Mr. Comey compromises the former's ability to conduct a fair and unbiased investigation.

Rosenstein had made the case for firing Comey in a memo made public by the White House.

Trump's latest tweets suggested that the raging conflict within the American ruling class-spawned by differences over foreign policy, in relation to the Syrian war but more generally involving US-Russian relations-could be reaching a new point of explosion.

It wasn't clear whether the President was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the President obstructed justice by firing Mr. Comey in May 2017 amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!

In addition, Trump has also publicly criticized Rosenstein.

There has been growing concern among Trump and his allies that Mueller's past professional relationship with Comey is getting in the way of his investigation into Russia's interference of 2016 presidential election.




Painter's comments come as Trump and his allies cast doubt on Mueller's ability to conduct a fair investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Trump said he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

And Trump's apparent reference to Rosenstein, who oversees the Russian Federation investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from it, came just hours after a statement from Rosenstein complaining about leaks in the case.

Brand has extensive experience in the Justice Department and working in the private sector, focusing primarily on corporate law and antitrust cases.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch of agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated", Rosenstein said. If I'm confirmed to this position, of course, I'll have a very different role.

But Rosenstein has privately told people at the Justice Department, as ABC News first reported, that he may need to step aside from his role supervising the special-counsel investigation, according to officials familiar with the conversations.

Right-wing media backers of Trump have been preparing the ground for Trump to fire Rosenstein, Mueller or both.

And, according to Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, more attorneys are on the way. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief makes the calls on whether the special counsel will indict anyone (though the acting attorney general could provide advice).


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