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Trump expresses increasing frustration with Müller probe
The President accused Democrats with the special counsel to impact mid-term elections; Kevin cork reports from the White house.
President, Trump claimed on Monday that he would accept “completely permitted” to Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate, if he wanted to, in a thinly veiled broadside against an inquiry, which he repeatedly mocked as a partisan “witch hunt.”
“I can go, and I could do whatever I could run it, if I want to,” Trump told Reuters. “But I’ve decided to stay. I’m totally allowed to be involved, if I wanted to. So far, I have not to be involved. I’m going to stay out there.”
The extraordinary comment — clearly a reference to Trump, to designate the Executive Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to the Ministry of justice to fire or replace Mueller — came as jurors continue to deliberate in the first study, brought as a result of Müller ‘ s sample. There is no judgment in the case, was on Monday, increasing the defense team hopes, after three days of deliberations.
Trump also reiterated the concerns speaks publicly of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, with Müller’s team would directly expose him to perjury charges, even if he told the truth.
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“So if I say something and [former FBI Director, James Comey] say something, and it is my word against his, and he is best friends with Müller, Müller might say:” Well, I think, Comey, and even if I’m telling the truth, that makes me a liar,” Trump said. “This is not good.”
Speaking exclusively on Fox News’ “The story with Martha MacCallum” on Monday night, Giuliani, his comment is not defended on Sunday, “the truth is the truth,” this is a fire storm of criticism took on social media. Prosecutors perjury charges, testified against an honest testimony, Giuliani can bring, as long as you can find another, an alternative version of the events.
Giuliani also claimed that Müller, the team was trying to find the cause of the political damage for Trump, although he said the state lawyers had assured him that they do not want to repeat Comey error.
“You try to run up to the election,” Giuliani said, calling the investigation a “travesty.”
“You try to do the same Comey has — they try to be the judge and the jury of the election of 2018,” he added.
Giuliani also down a report over the weekend, the White House Counsel Don McGahn extensive meeting with Müller, who had played McGahn say an “honorable” man, who’d been assigned to for a long time, if Trump had told him, nothing illegal to do.
“You try to do the same Comey has — they try to be the judge and the jury of the election of 2018.”
– Rudy Giuliani
“I can’t imagine how he committed himself to the White house for six months with a President who thinks he is a crime,” Giuliani said.
Trump also told Reuters that he had not “spent a long time thinking”, the ability to withdraw from Muller ‘ s the safety distance to unravel — a step that would certainly trigger a political uproar in Washington and, potentially, the Mueller probe.
Last week, the White house ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, load, quit, he had misled Congress about the CIA’s role in the spying on Senate staff, and incorrectly politicized his access to classified information with his attacks on the President.
Trump told Reuters, the Mueller probe had “played right into the Russians – if it’s Russia – they played right into the Russians hands.”
Separately, Trump also reacted to the news that some tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, had to be removed or blocked content from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
“I’m not going to mention names, but when certain people from Twitter or Facebook and you are to make this decision, this really is a dangerous thing, because you could in the morning,” Trump said.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.