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While GOP, Democrats applaud Mueller, Trump tweets

While GOP, Democrats applaud Mueller, Trump tweets

Inland members of Congress from both parties reacted positively to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate alleged collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Though the president's aides did not reply to request for comment, the Times says it spoke to sources who said this advice was given to Trump before Robert Mueller was hired as special counsel for the investigation, which was previously led by former FBI director James Comey.

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" he said.

President Donald Trump charged Thursday that the stepped-up probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to tilt last year´s election was dividing the country.

Calls for a special investigation mounted after Mr Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week. Some Democrats grew impatient with Rosenstein, arguing that he needed to appoint a special prosecutor or step down from the job he has occupied only since the end of April. Mr Trump wrote on Thursday morning. Mr Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to former president Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"I would nearly agree with Mr. Trump's assertion that this is somewhat of a political witch hunt", Pearl said.

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar responded, "This is a truth hunt".

But he drew headlines earlier in the week when he told Washington-based reporters that the spate of negative stories regarding Trump and intelligence had put the White House in a "downward spiral".

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Hoekstra said he doesn't feel the investigation needs special counsel, but if the hyperpartisan atmosphere in Washington, D.C. has made it necessary, Mueller is a good pick.

On Thursday, after a briefing with Rosenstein on Capitol Hill, Sen.

Senators said Mr Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear Mr Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.

The announcement of a special counsel apparently took the White House by surprise, with Mr Trump only being informed of it after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had signed the order.

"That's what I'm proud of, and that's what we want to focus our energy on", he said, asserting that the investigations are needlessly holding back progress.

Durbin and other Democrats complained, however, that Rosenstein refused to answer many of their questions and did so by citing the seriousness of the investigation.

Russian Federation has denied U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Mr Trump's favour.

Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the Justice Department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11, 2001, attacks that would ultimately shape his tenure. Mueller was granted broad investigatory powers, which could encompass looking into whether Trump obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.


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