FBI boss Robert Mueller appointed as special counsel to Trump-Russia investigation

FBI boss Robert Mueller appointed as special counsel to Trump-Russia investigation

FBI boss Robert Mueller appointed as special counsel to Trump-Russia investigation

But, wait, there was more: Comey, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Friday evening, has agreed to publicly testify before it some time after Memorial Day.

"Former Department of Justice officials from both political parties have criticized Director Comey's decisions", Rosenstein said in an opening statement before the House of Representatives, remarks devoted largely to repeating his charge that Comey mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it".

Former FBI director James Comey told associates Trump asked him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Mueller was selected by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (serving as acting attorney general because of Jeff Sessions' recusal from the matter), who was under pressure to outsource management of the investigation following President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said on May 10, according to the paper.

"By grandstanding and politicising the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russia", Sean Spicer said.

Trump said in a statement on Wednesday night that "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

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Investigators into Russian meddling in the USA presidential elections are authorized to probe whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Trump fired Comey on May 9, saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in turmoil under "showboat" Director Comey. The United States government officially announced previous year that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 election.

One of the big concerns following Comey's dismissal was that Trump would nominate a successor who would espouse personal loyalty to the president and deprioritize the investigation. In a reported memo, Comey allegedly says Trump asked him to let the probe into Flynn go.

The memo is said to have been written by Mr Comey the day after Mr Flynn resigned.

A current White House official is "under scrutiny" in the federal investigation into whether Trump campaign associates colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the US election, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Cover-ups have traditionally been a major part of investigations that have threatened previous administrations.

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"I wrote it. I believe it".

Mr Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment, denying he had done anything that might merit prosecution or even impeachment, and then added of the lingering allegations and questions: "I think it's totally ridiculous". And House and Senate investigators had invited Comey back to Congress to explain what happened - although Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz declared on Twitter that he had trouble finding Comey to invite him to testify to the oversight committee he chairs.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify, despite Mueller's appointment.

"It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way", said Trump.

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