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Trump Calls On Sessions To End Muller Probe


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Posted: August 2, 2018 at 6:56 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

In a Wednesday morning tweet storm, President Donald Trump recommended firing FBI agent Peter Strzok, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Mueller investigation and suggested Al Capone was treated better than Paul Manafort.

Just after six in the morning, Trump complained that Strzok broke the law while attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Trump continued, suggesting special counsel Robert Mueller would protect Strzok. Tump said Mueller will omit related, damaging information from any final report issued to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The President also quoted attorney and professor Alan Dershowitz, an outspoken critic of the Mueller investigation.

“…..remain in the FBI while he himself was being investigated. This is a real issue. It won’t go into a Mueller Report because Mueller is going to protect these guys. Mueller has an interest in creating the illusion of objectivity around his investigation.” ALAN DERSHOWITZ….,” Trump tweeted.

The next tweet, just nine minutes later, is the most newsworthy. Trump said Muller is “conflicted” and the President stopped just short of directly ordering the Attorney General end the Mueller investigation.

Trump’s lead attorney for the Russia investigation Rudy Giuliani walked back Trump’s statement on Wednesday afternoon.

Giuliani said Trump was merely expressing an opinion, not giving a direct order.

“The President was expressing his opinion on his favored medium for asserting his First Amendment right of free speech,” Giuliani said. “He said ‘should’ not ‘must,’ and no Presidential order was issued or will be.”

White House Press Secretary Huckabee Sanders told reporters that that Trump’s tweet reflected his personal opinion and called the Mueller investigation a witch hunt.

“It’s not an order, its the President’s opinion, and it’s ridiculous that all of the corruption and dishonesty that’s gone one with the launching of the witch hunt, the President has watched this process play out, but he also wants to see it come to an end as he stated many times. And we look forward to that happening,” said Sanders.

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif) responded to Trump’s tweet with a simple and straightforward warning.

Swalwell wrote in a tweet, “Fire Mueller and we fire you.”

Trump completed the day-opening tirade with three additional tweets.

The President said Paul Manafort, currently on trial for tax evasion and bank fraud, “worked for Ronald Regan, Bob Dole” and other “prominent and respected political leaders.”

Distancing himself from Manafort Trump wrote, “ He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t the government tell me that he was under investigation? These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion – a Hoax!”

Trump said that Paul Manafort has yet to be convicted but is being treated worse than “legendary mob boss” Al Capone.

Trump also attacked Democrats, asserting the Russia/Trump collusion narrative was “one of the most successful” hoaxes in history.

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