Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called Trump's demand of Sessions "outlandish" and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to allow for a vote on legislation to protect Mueller's investigation.
Goldstone allegedly contacted Donald Trump Jr., who agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in June 2016. "Mueller has an interest in creating the illusion of objectivity around his investigation".
Emin Agalarov, an Azerbaijan-born pop star, found himself at the center of questions about the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia when it became public previous year that his publicist, Rob Goldstone, had reached out to Donald Trump Jr. about meeting with a Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. From left, also listening, were White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, national security adviser John Bolton, Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone.
"It's not an order".
Sanders has not yet responded to an inquiry seeking clarification on how White House officials can consider Trump's tweets official presidential statements while not treating directions to Cabinet officials on the social media platform as direct orders.
"The President of the United States just called on his Attorney General to put an end to an investigation in which the President, his family and campaign may be implicated".
Trump critics said they read the tweet as pointed interference in the Mueller investigation.
Pompeo ardently defended the administration's policies throughout the three-hour long hearing but would not provide a clear answer to questions about the President's conversation with Putin, despite telling lawmakers he had discussed the meeting with Trump.
Peter Carr, spokesman for the special counsel's office, declined to comment on Trump's Twitter post. "But if anyone helped Russian Federation to hack/steal they deserve justice", said Republican operative Ari Fleischer. He has repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself and CNN has previously reported that Trump pressured the attorney general on multiple occasions to overturn his recusal. Since Sessions announced his recusal in March 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been tasked with overseeing Mueller's investigation. "At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!" he tweeted then.
Six Republican senators going into a vote on Wednesday disapproved of Trump's tweet calling for an end to the probe. Last month, immediately after his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin - Trump appeared to believe Putin's denial over the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Both Giuliani and Trump have maintained there was no collusion. He worked for me for a very short time.
Trump's actions are under scrutiny by Mueller, who is examining whether the president has sought to block the probe into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.
In an interview with VICE News Tonight on HBO, aired July 11, Emin Agalarov said he spoke to Trump Jr.to help set up the meeting.
"It is a piece of evidence".
The president has "always been interested in testifying", said the former New York City mayor.
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