Andrew McCabe's firing from Federal Bureau of Investigation 'may have been justified,' Schiff says

Andrew McCabe's firing from Federal Bureau of Investigation 'may have been justified,' Schiff says

Andrew McCabe's firing from Federal Bureau of Investigation 'may have been justified,' Schiff says

"As I said in the past, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency", the South Carolina Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union". Most avoided taking a stand. "And they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not". But Trump already had made clear his growing impatience at the special counsel and his probe.

And asked about legislation to protect Mueller, Foy reiterated Grassley's previous statements saying the "special counsel's investigation should be allowed to continue uninterrupted".

He added that it was dominated by "hardened Democrats".

He added that he remains "confident that the special counsel is going to conduct a probe that is fair and thorough and is going to arrive at the truth". Mr. Trump tweeted at 8:35 a.m. ET. "And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!"

Trump's latest tweet has been framed with concern that he may be building a case to upend the Russian Federation investigation by firing Mueller, after the late-night sacking of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, just days before his scheduled retirement.

In an Oval Office meeting in May, Trump asked McCabe whom he had voted for in the 2016 election, several current and former USA officials have told The Post, and he complained about the political donations McCabes wife received for her failed 2015 Virginia state Senate campaign.

The US president's aggressive stance followed a call on Saturday by his personal lawyer for Rod Rosenstein - whom Mr Trump appointed as deputy attorney general and who now oversees Mr Mueller's inquiry - to "bring an end" to that investigation.

Any move to oust Mueller would ignite a political firestorm in Washington. Trump on Saturday repeated the assertion that the investigation is a "witch hunt". Mr Mueller himself is known to be a Republican.

"I think at some point the American people are owed an answer to say, 'OK, if there was no collusion, how much longer will this drag on?'" Dowd's comment wasn't authorized by the President, a person close to Trump told CNN.

AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, said: "As the speaker has always said, Mr Mueller and his team should be able to do their job". Initially Mr Dowd said he was speaking for the president but later clarified he was "speaking for myself".

Robert Mueller is investigation Russian interference in the 2016 election. They nearly certainly contain, as Mr. Comey's memos did, previously undisclosed details about encounters between the Trump administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation that could be of interest to Mr. Mueller.

Later, as if directly addressing the president, Gowdy said, “If youve done nothing wrong, you should want the investigation to be as fulsome and thorough as possible.”. "I see no cause when it comes to Mr. Mueller", Graham said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't comment. 'The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey's accounts of his discussions with the President.' the former No. 2 at the Federal Bureau of Investigation charged.

Democrats sounded the alarm and implored Republican colleagues to speak out. "Now", tweeted Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee.

Firing Mueller would be a messy process in any case because Trump can't remove him directly.

Special Prosecutor Mueller elected to ignore the illegal conspiracy of Hillary Clinton with Fusion GPS, Russia and Steele to disrupt a Presidential election, which failed.

He became acting director after that, but clashed with the Trump administration, including when he publicly rejected White House assertions that Comey had lost the support of the rank and file.

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