As I note in my column this morning, there was a Trump tweet on Saturday afternoon asserting that the president knew that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had lied to the FBI when Trump fired Flynn in February.
Donald Trump was an unusual presidential candidate in a wide variety of ways, but one of the things that made the Republican truly special was his stated desire to investigate, prosecute, and incarcerate his opponent. "I feel very badly", Trump said when reporters asked about Flynn on the White House South Lawn.
President Trump decried the treatment of his former adviser Michael Flynn after he pled guilty to misleading the FBI. The circumstances of the demotion remained a mystery for several months, with Mueller's office refusing to provide background information on the personnel move. After secretly "reassuring" Russia that it need not worry about facing consequences, the Trump administration did not deliver.
The agent was removed during the summer after the discovery of an exchange of text messages viewed as potentially anti-Trump, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday. Also, the spelling of Senator Dianne Feinstein's name has been corrected.
Before boarding Marine One for a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he will meet with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, President Donald Trump stopped to complain about Hillary Clinton.
The Kremlin does not know anything about the talks with Flynn because they were conducted by the Foreign Ministry, he said.
He added: "We who teach and study legal ethics must resist becoming advocates and letting Trump's perversion of norms distort our own judgment".
"I feel very badly".
However, the president is expected to attend a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Thursday, which is in the Mobile, Alabama, media market. It was widely known that Peter Strzok, the FBI agent dismissed by Mueller from the Russiagate probe due to anti-Trump bias, had had a lead role in the Hillary Emailgate investigation. Mills asked in a Feb. 27, 2010 email to Abedin and Justin Cooper, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton who helped set up the Clinton server.
Former FBI director James Comey testified in July that Clinton did not lie to FBI agents investigating her use of a private email server as secretary of state. The secretive actions Flynn and others took following these sanctions reveal a fundamental breach of public trust that cannot be overlooked in the frenzy to find criminal wrongdoing.
"A lot of the heavy breathing and a lot of the speculation" surrounding the Flynn guilty plea "is completely unwarranted", Mukasey told ABC's This Week. The Constitution imposes on the president the duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed", which vests the authority to oversee all federal law enforcement. Presumably, you don't make this argument unless you think he's going to be charged with obstruction. "The remedy if he does is to impeach and remove him with possible criminal prosecution".
That said, "everyone agrees that if the president shot somebody, he or she would be criminally prosecutable". In response to Russia's election hacking, the U.S. expelled not just one, but 35 spies posing as diplomats - the strongest response ever to a cyberattack against the U.S. "The president's at war with the FBI, the FBI's at war with the president, the president's at war with parts of the DOJ".
It's unlikely, as I and many other conservatives have noted, the original allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to subvert the election has any basis.
That's the exception that proves the rule.