in the vicinity
Trump’s lawyer calls for Russia to
John Dowd, Trump’s personal attorney, issued a statement to Fox News calls bring Rod Rosenstein, the Russia agreement investigation to an end after the dismissal of Andrew McCabe.
President Trump’s personal attorney, John Dowd called on Saturday to the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein shut down the FBI Special Counsel Robert Müller-Russia hazards-probe — only a few hours after ex-FBI-Deputy-Director Andrew McCabe was fired.
“I pray that the Acting attorney General Rosenstein follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility and justice Minister Jeff Sessions and bring an end to the alleged Russia consultation investigation made by McCabe ‘s in-chief, James Comey, on the basis of a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” he said in a statement to Fox News.
“Only in the end of on the merits in the light of the recent revelations,” he added.
Rosenstein is the monitoring of the probe, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation in connection with Russia and the trump campaign. Dowd said he made the remarks in his personal capacity and not on behalf of the President.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said the comments showed that Trump is the team looking ” to cooperate with Special Counsel Müller, but to undermine him every step of the way.”
“The President, the administration, and his legal team do not have to crop all of the steps, to not disturb, or at the end of the special counsel investigation, or there will be serious consequences from both Democrats and Republicans,” Schumer said in a statement.
Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond, told Fox News that Dowd of the comments seem like a new phase in the trump team attitude to Mueller probe.
“It also seems important that the timing coincides with McCabe’s shoot, so we can probably expect that there is increasing pressure on [Rosenstein] to the end of the Miller inquiry, although McCabe’s actions were only peripherally with Mueller’s work,” he said.
Sessions fired McCabe late on Friday after an as yet unpublished IG report found that he had an unauthorized leaks to the media and then “lacked the openness” when talking about his investigators. McCabe was fired, just days before he is entitled to a life-long pension would have
Sessions’ decision to fire McCabe came to the justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz’s the conclusion of a Board of Directors, of the Supervisory investigation, a report expected to be critical of McCabe’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, his dealings with the bureau in the first months of the Russia-investigation, and his relations to the Democratic party.
Horowitz found that McCabe was not forthcoming with respect to the handling of the FBI probe, the Clintons use of a private E-Mail server, while she was Secretary of state in the Obama administration.
The inspector General of the finding triggered an FBI disciplinary process, it is recommended McCabe ‘ s burn. Sources told Fox News that the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to fire McCabe. Meetings the option to either adopt the recommendation or step-in to stop the burning process.
Trump the dismissal as a “great day for the hard-working men and women of the FBI ends celebrated” in a tweet early Saturday morning.
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard – working men and women of the FBI-A great day for democracy. Note, the Saint James Comey was from his boss and did McCabe look like a choir boy. He knew all about the lies and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
McCabe hit back at the move in a statement on Friday, calling for his dismissal part of a “war on the FBI.”
“This attack on my credibility is said to be a part of a larger effort to denigrate not only in order to ruin me personally, but the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals in General,” McCabe. “It is part of this government’s war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel’s investigation, which continued up to the present day. Your tenacity in this campaign, only the meaning of the Special Counsel ‘ s work emphasizes.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson and Jason Donner contributed to this report.
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.