King Donald has made a martyr of Comey

King Donald has made a martyr of Comey

King Donald has made a martyr of Comey

During his testimony to the Senate intelligence committee last week, the fired FBI director James Comey alluded to the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, one of the most controversial killings in British history, a 900-year-old crime that raises issues at the heart of Mr Mueller's investigation into whether the U.S. president actively obstructed justice.

Questions have been raised about the future of Mueller's role, especially given his appointment of several attorneys who have either represented the Clinton Foundation in the past or were themselves donors to the Hillary Clinton campaign for president to serve beneath him in the investigation.

On May 9, Trump summoned Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the White House to discuss Comey, a meeting that ended with the president instructing the Justice Department leaders to put their criticism of Comey in writing. The White House has used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, but that Trump action may now be part of the inquiry.

President Donald Trump continued a campaign on Twitter on Friday against the investigations into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation. Two months later, at Trump's urging, Rosenstein wrote a letter to the president detailing his belief that Comey should be fired.

According to a Washington Post report Wednesday, Mueller was investigating the president for obstruction of justice and was interviewing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true and stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, '" Rosenstein said. Russian officials have denied meddling in the United States election. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong.

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Rosenstein, who has been on the job only about six weeks, has privately told people at the Justice Department that he may need to step aside from his role supervising the special-counsel investigation, according to officials familiar with the conversations.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.

Also, it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked.

A Department of Justice spokesperson declined to address what prompted the statement.

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The attorney, Jay Sekulow, appeared on several Sunday news programs to counter the impression that Trump has acknowledged he's become a target of the expanding Russian Federation probe.

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Mueller's investigation also includes the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.

Thus, the responsibility of supervising the Russian Federation investigation fell to the highly respected Rod Rosenstein, who had been serving as acting attorney general prior to Sessions' Senate confirmation. Members of Trump's transition team are being told to preserve materials that might be relevant to the special counsel's investigation.

One source said Rosenstein has yet to formally ask career attorneys inside the Justice Department for their opinion on whether he should recuse himself.

"I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", he said.

Their professional relationship was cemented in 2004, when Mueller backed Comey in a dramatic standoff against George W. Bush when the president sought to reauthorize a controversial surveillance program they believed to be illegal.

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