Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

Trump lawyer calls for end to Mueller investigation

Trump lawyer calls for end to Mueller investigation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who often is at odds with Trump, fired McCabe amid a review of the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was secretary of state.

McCabe, who had announced his intention to resign in January, was sacked from the agency in the midst of a review into the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State.

"The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability", Sessions said in a statement.

Mr Mueller is investigating whether Mr Trump's actions, including Mr Comey's dismissal, constitute obstruction of justice.

Pointing to the "apparent conduct of both McCabe and Comey" Turley suggested that this has "fulfilled the narrative long advanced by Trump of a biased, unprincipled FBI investigation".

On Twitter, Phillip's colleague Evan Pérez joked at how Dowd's comments were viewed as distracting from the White House bragging about firing Andrew McCabe.

"As we've maintained all along, and as the president has said numerous times, there was no collusion between the campaign and Russia", Sanders told reporters. He called for my firing. Trump has repeatedly accused McCabe of dishonesty.

But, he added, "No more".

McCabe said his credibility had been attacked as "part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally" but also the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement. "Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel's work".

McCabe has played a key role in the probe into Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation, which Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee following Comey's firing by the president last summer. In that case, Trump would have probably wanted to replace him with someone who would be willing to interfere in Robert Mueller's investigation.

"This intervention by the White House in the DOJ disciplinary process is unprecedented, deeply unfair, and unsafe", Bromwich said.

The report by the Department of Justice Inspector General found evidence that McCabe had questionable contacts with a reporter and was not fully forthcoming when asked about it about an investigation concerning the Clinton Foundation. The report is due out any day and is expected to sharply criticize the bureau and McCabe.

Mr. McCabe hit out at the administration following his sacking in a blistering statement.

The firing comes after an internal FBI investigation into its former deputy leader, but Mr McCabe has claimed the Trump administration has made an "unprecedented effort" to destroy his reputation. Sessions had recused himself from the FBI investigation into alleged Russian collusion, despite Trump reportedly him asking not to.

Comey pushed back as well, tweeting: "Mr President, the American people will hear my story very soon".

The statement came as Comey prepares to kick off a national tour and PR campaign to promote his upcoming book, which is said to be a detailed account of his conversations and interactions with the president prior to his firing last May. This can be seen as nothing else but the president punishing McCabe for his role in the Clinton investigation and his "disloyalty". "In fact, I put out a letter saying that I don't make - from one of the most highly respected law firms, accounting firms", he said.

A spokeswoman for McCabe, Melissa Schwartz, didn't immediately rule out a job with one of the most liberal members of Congress, which might only need to last for a day or so for him to get his full retirement benefits: "We are considering all options".

McCabe said he was notified of his firing by a press release.

But he added that "as many are now finding out", there was "tremendous leaking, lying and corruption" from the top ranks of the FBI, Department of Justice, and State Department.

Former CIA Director John Brennan is accusing President Donald Trump of "venality, moral turpitude and political corruption" for rejoicing over the firing of the FBI's deputy director.

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