Trump whips up supporters against Russian Federation probe

Trump whips up supporters against Russian Federation probe

The probe has been expanded to include Trump's dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey and the finances of Trump's family and current former associates.

Furthermore, the fact that Trump appears to have committed obstruction of justice, firing the director of the FBI for investigating Russia and counseling his son to lie about his meeting with a Russian lawyer, would put him and his inner circle in legal jeopardy regardless of whether his involvement with Russia was illegal.

Moscow denies any meddling and President Trump denies any collusion by his campaign, while regularly denouncing the investigations as political witch hunts.

But the grand jury news - first reported by The Wall Street Journal - suggests Mueller may be expanding his investigation into following the money toward possible Trump campaign and business transactions with Russians. "It just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about", Trump said. "What the prosecutors should be looking at are Hillary Clinton's 33-thousand deleted emails", declared President Donald Trump.

President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, along with then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were also in the meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and others with Russian ties. There are virtually no limits on the investigative powers of the grand jury.

Legal observers agreed that the arrival of a grand jury itself did not necessarily mean Mueller believed that he had found fruitful ground for his investigation.

Through witness testimony and documents, Gurule said, prosecutors are able to more "fully define the contours and the scope" of the activity being examined.

"He took to the podium and immediately started fighting with the press", Meyers said, referring to Miller's treatment of CNN's Jim Acosta, the Times' Glenn Thrush, and his comments about the irrelevance of the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty. "This is a significant action". "Grand jury matters are typically secret", he said.

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Clapper said he was not surprised that Mueller was now using a grand jury and that it, and the increasing size of Mueller's staff, both suggest "that there is there, there". "This is a criminal investigation in the fullest sense of the term". As did Trump's new right hand man.

President Donald Trump said Thursday he hopes for a "truly honest" outcome from the Russian Federation investigation that has consumed the opening months of his presidency, and he challenged Democrats to either continue their "obsession with a hoax" or begin serving the interests of the American people. But he once again called the Russian investigation a hoax and blamed Democratic lawmakers for perpetuating it.

"We have nothing to do with this", Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

It had previously been reported that investigators were using a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia for the Russian Federation case. They'll face voters back home who have cause for frustration about an unproductive Congress led by a party given over to infighting. He also mentioned that the U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has plans to start an investigation into leaks.

Trump's legal counsel was tight-lipped about the matter in a statement earlier in the day. Media coverage of an investigation tends to rely on the people most at liberty to discuss it.

In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro vows to install a new constituent assembly that will trump every other branch of government while opposition leaders call for a mass protest to ensure delegates know their arrival is unwelcome. In response, Congress is now considering bills that would make it harder for Trump to fire Mueller. That is to say, there is no evidentiary threshold that must be crossed before a grand jury can begin investigating.

Still, after the past rocky months, Republicans are hoping against hope that with all the work ahead, relations with the White House will improve.

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