Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Trump expects Russian Federation probe to be fair to him

Trump expects Russian Federation probe to be fair to him

He also said he believed that Mr Mueller would treat him fairly. "But I think he's going to be fair". 'He said, "No. 1, there is no collusion, No. 2, collusion is not a crime, but even if it was a crime, there was no collusion"'. "But I think he (Mueller) is going to be fair", Trump said in the course of a 30-minute impromptu interview at his Florida golf club to a newspaper that he frequently derides as "the failing New York Times".

Painter also maintained Trump was "not above the law" and did not have the ability to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is presently conducting an investigation into claims of collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Trump told ABC News earlier this month that he's not considering firing Mueller despite questioning the integrity of FBI investigators.

While speaking to Michael Schmidt of the New York Times from his golf resort in Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump was pressed about the current investigation into Russian Federation and whether or not his campaign has been in cahoots with the Kremlin.

'I watched Alan Dershowitz the other day, ' Trump said.

But Trump insisted he has the power to do what he'd like with the Justice Department - particularly if he wants to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

"He hinted that his patience may soon end, however, signaling his frustration with the reported oil shipments" to Pyongyang by Beijing, the Times said.

Trump also told the Times he has "been soft" on China on trade and complained about oil shipments to North Korea despite sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Republican congressman calls for a "purge" of the FBI: Republican Rep. Francis Rooney said Tuesday that he wants to see the upper ranks of the FBI purged of politically motivated agents who he believes are working for what he called the "deep state". "I know the details of health care better than most, better than most", he said.

As U.S. Attorney General, Session's job isn't to protect the president.

Seeking Mueller's removal "would have severe repercussions for Americans" sense of justice here at home and for our reputation for fairness around the world, ' they wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump on Friday that was coordinated by Georgetown Law's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, fired back against the suggestion, saying Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray should stand up to Trump and his allies' dictatorial attacks on the agency.

Apparently Donald Trump is the last person left on the planet who doesn't accept the fact - supported by all of his own intelligence agencies - that indeed Russian Federation did interfere in the 2016 election, even if Hillary Clinton was entirely capable of losing the election all by herself.

That goes against claims by some Republicans in recent weeks that the Mueller team is biased against Trump.

Trump said he didn't want to get into loyalty, than did just that. That decision that would likely be up to Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller.

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