This happened today.
If you were in the shit as deep as Donald is you’d want to discredit the man investigating you too.
The Russia investigation may be reaching a “pivot point” — which could result in a constitutional crisis
- The New York Times reported Trump’s attorneys are looking for ways to discredit Mueller’s Russia investigation — and potentially fire Mueller.
- The Washington Post also reported the lawyers are looking for potential conflicts of interest among Mueller’s attorneys.
- “If you’re trying to fire prosecutors … we’re coming toward a real crisis,” Ron Hosko said in an interview Thursday afternoon.
- The head of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, who once oversaw the criminal investigative division of the FBI, Hosko said that Trump considering interfering with or firing Mueller would be a “pivot point” for the country in the Russia investigation.
- It’s not clear what would happen if the president tried to fire Mueller or direct his investigation. What is clear: It would trigger a legal and constitutional crisis. Read more (7/21/17)
- In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, President Donald Trump warned special counsel for the Russia investigation Robert Mueller not to look into his personal finances.
- Moments after that interview was released, the Times released a separate story reporting that banking regulators are already taking a deep look into Trump’s relationship with the German banking giant Deutsche Bank, and they expect to soon be hearing from Mueller as well. Read more (7/19/17)
- Also in the interview with the Times, Trump suggested that he believes the FBI director should report directly to him, not the attorney general.
- In a portion of the interview that picks up with Trump talking about Nixon, Trump claims that the FBI director was always supposed to report to the president of the United States, and only began reporting to the Justice Department out of “courtesy.” Read more (7/19/17)
Trump says he wouldn’t have appointed Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself from the Russia matter
- Finally, in the same interview with the New York Times, Trump told reporters that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russia matter.
- “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.” Read more (7/19/17)
- Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday that he has no intention to resign from his post as the country’s top law enforcement officer, despite the fact that President Donald Trump voiced frustration with Sessions in a New York Timesinterview published Wednesday.
- “We love this job, we love this department and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate,” Sessions said at a Thursday morning news conference. Read more (7/20/17 10:30 AM)