US House Intel Committee Votes to Release Classified Memo

Sen. (R-Maine), a key Republican who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own Russian Federation probe, said it "wouldn't hurt" to pass legislation protecting Mueller.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said Friday that the new disclosures made it urgent for Congress, which Republicans control, to act.

A source told CNN that Trump has talked about removing Rosenstein, making comments like "let's fire him, let's get rid of him". "We all know what everyone in this room would do if the president were to do that and I don't think that's helpful to the process". "No serious person disputes that fact", Smith said in a statement provided by her office.

Gowdy said there are "two components" to the purview of Mueller's investigation.

White House official Marc Short said: "We don't know what's in the memo".

"In the current environment, people are actually contending that an effort or an endeavor to fire special counsel Mueller would constitute the crime of obstruction of justice".

Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave
The attempt by Syrian Kurds to produce a similar autonomous region on the Syria-Turkish border raised hackles in Ankara. However, those differences do "not mean that [the KNC] will stand behind these violent attacks on civilians", he said.

Trump, while visiting the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week, called the account that he wanted to fire Mueller "fake news".

And the complaint about Mueller's "conflicts" has become a leitmotif of Republican criticism of the special counsel's office, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A former prosecutor who is now general counsel for the American Family Association offered similar advice last week, suggesting that the controversial four-page FISA memo be released to the public because he predicts it could very well "blow up" the Mueller investigation. McGahn has been described as the conduit for requests by Trump that Attorney General Jeff Sessions not recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter - although he ultimately did - and that FBI Director Christopher Wray get rid of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Top White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to quit instead of going through with the president's order, which apparently stopped the president from going through with it.

Bharara said the president himself asked him to stay as the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY. On Monday, news broke that F.B.I Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would step down, adding another scalp to Trump's pile. (Spokesman-Review) Write to your congresswoman, don't scream at her Some of Shawn Vestal's most acidic columns have been aimed at Cathy McMorris Rodgers - but it's probably a bad idea to yell at her, he says. While talking on "This Week", he said that it was obvious that each official in the president's administration was aware that the firing of Mueller would imply an end of the Trump presidency.

Strzok, who was romantically involved with Page, was a member of the FBI team investigating Hillary Clinton's email server and, later, a member of Mueller's special counsel operation. Among the conflicts raised at the time included an allegation that Mueller had a dispute over membership fees at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia before resigning as a member in 2011.


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