Former FBI director, Robert Mueller, has been appointed by the Justice Department to oversee the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation on relations between the two during the 2016 election….even though nothing has been found thus far.
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod appoint Mueller as a special counsel. However, this is not his first rodeo! Mueller was appointed as FBI director by George W. Bush and served the position for 12 years.
Mueller stated, “I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability.” Maybe we can get some actual justice now, and clear President Trump’s name once and for all!
Dems praise appointment of Robert Mueller as #SpecialCounsel. So when he says Trump did nothing wrong, they are going to accept that right?
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) May 17, 2017
A besieged President Donald Trump complained Wednesday that “no politician in history” has been treated worse by his foes, even as exasperated fellow Republicans slowly joined the clamor for a deeper investigation into whether he tried to quash an FBI probe into a top aide’s ties to Russia.
Three congressional committees, all led by Republicans, confirmed they want to hear from fired FBI Director James Comey, whose notes about a February meeting with the president indicate Trump urged him to drop the bureau’s investigation of fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Congressional investigators are seeking Comey’s memos, as well as documents from the Justice Department related to the firing.
During a graduation speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Conn., President Donald Trump complained about the coverage of his administration, saying no politician “has been treated worse or more unfairly.” He said “you can’t let them get you down.” (May 17)
The latest political storm, coupled with the still-potent fallout from Trump’s recent disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats, overshadowed all else in the capital and beyond. Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street as investors worried that the latest turmoil in Washington could hinder Trump’s pro-business agenda.
Democrats called ever more loudly for a more aggressive investigation into what they described as possible obstruction of justice. Republicans, frustrated the president’s relentless parade of problems, largely sought to cool the heated climate with assurances they would get to the bottom of scandals.
“There’s clearly a lot of politics being played,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said. “Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that.”
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said it would be “appropriate and timely for the Senate to hear directly” from Comey in a setting open to the public.
Unimpressed, Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, said, “Speaker Ryan has shown he has zero, zero, zero appetite for any investigation of Donald Trump. He accused the Republicans of taking great pains to “do as little as humanly possible, just to claim that they’re doing something.”
Interest is hardly limited to the U.S. in the continuing, and occasionally surreal, scandals hitting the new president who has yet to hit his four-month mark in office.