Russia probe team asks White House for records - report

09 Août, 2017, 06:50 | Auteur: Nathanaël Gerin
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China headquarters

Special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington, D.C., in connection with his investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Russia and top aides to the Trump campaign, a source with knowledge of the investigation confirms to NPR's Peter Overby. Trying to build support among his core supporters, he said his enemies were "trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution". Scoot thinks the President has made it hard to believe him due to his lies about the little things. And Trump has, at times, cast doubt on the determination of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia was behind various efforts to interfere in the election, including the hacking of emails belonging to individuals and organizations aligned with the Democrats and the strategic release of those emails at key points in the campaign last year.

Mr Tillis and Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware said they introduced legislation letting any special counsel for the Department of Justice challenge his or her removal in court. "We didn't win because of Russia".

Questions about his own campaign were "just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics", Mr Trump said at a rally in Huntington, West Virginia. So someone leaked it. Could be anybody that's on the grand jury.

Jim Justice says he's switching parties to join the Republicans as President Donald Trump visited the increasingly conservative state.

A spokesman for Mueller, Joshua Stueve, refused to comment to the paper.

Trump has repeatedly called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt", and some media reports have indicated the president has looked into ways to undercut or even fire Mueller. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement.

But he has been forced to acknowledge that his eldest son, Donald Jr, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his then campaign advisor Paul Manafort did meet a Kremlin-connected lawyer to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Could be one of the lawyers.

"If there was already a grand jury in Alexandria looking at Flynn, there would be no need to reinvent the wheel for the same guy".

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