TrumpWatch, Day 458: Trump — “A Complete Witch Hunt”

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Trump also continues attack on “liar and leaker” Comey


Developments on Day 458 of the Trump Administration:

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Trump Betrays Concern Over Russia Inquiry

Donald Trump tips off his concern over the Trump-Russia investigation with a four-word tweet on Sunday:

Still at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump continued to fume both about the April 9 FBI raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen — with investigation of business dealings that could lead back to the Trump Organization and the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign — and about the memoir and interviews of former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017 in an unsuccessful attempt to limit the Russia inquiry.

Citing two opinion writers — not reporters — of The Wall Street Journal, Trump again used Comey to attack Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

On Saturday, Trump lashed out at the former FBI Director as a “liar and leaker” to claim, falsely, that this has led to the appointment of a “Special Council [sic]…based on an illegal act”.

See TrumpWatch, Day 457: Trump Rants Amid Worry That Lawyer Cohen Will “Flip”

The raid on Cohen, with its corresponding threat to Trump’s business and political position, led the President to consider again the removal of Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the only official with the formal authority to fire the Special Counsel.

But a combination of White House officials, the Justice Department, and Republican party figures rallied to prevent the firings. Rosenstein gave Trump the assurance that — for now — he is not a target of either the Trump-Russia or Cohen investigations.

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