President Donald Trump has been very active on Twitter this week, bombarding his favorite social media outlet with a flurry of tweets attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia-related investigation-and NeverTrump conservative Max Boot, interviewed by CNN's Brooke Baldwin on November 15, cited those tweets as evidence that Trump is "feeling the heat". Mueller was appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director by former President George W. Bush and Obama later extended his original 10-year-term by two years until 2013.
Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of NY, speculated to Bertrand that "prosecutors had some sort of "time to get real" conversation with someone implicated in the investigation, which was then relayed to Trump by defense attorneys".
Last week, Trump sacked his attorney general Jeff Sessions, replacing him with Matthew Whitaker, who is on the record as being harshly critical of the Mueller investigation.
He added: "These are Angry People, including the highly conflicted Bob Mueller, who worked for Obama for 8 years".
The president later tacked on: "The only "Collusion" is that of the Democrats with Russian Federation and many others".
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"In other words, President Trump acted in strict conformance with the law, and acting Attorney General Whitaker's appointment is perfectly legal", Mr. Grassley said.
Graham, after a meeting with Whitaker, said he was confident there would be no interference in the investigation and said he said he saw no need for Whitaker to recuse himself as Democrats have demanded, the spokesperson confirmed.
"They are screaming and shouting at people", Mr Trump wrote, adding that no collusion between his election campaign and Russian Federation had been found. Russian Federation has denied any meddling in the election. The state of Maryland has filed suit to block Whitaker's appointment, but the Justice Department said Trump was within his authority to name him without Senate confirmation, as would be normal for cabinet-level appointments.
The letter is a full-throated rebuke of President Trump's risky decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his potential to now obstruct justice. It's not clear if Whitaker would allow Mueller to proceed with indictments that could damage Trump's standing - just as it's not clear whether to what extent Mueller may be able to avoid such a confrontation.
Trump has repeatedly attacked the investigation, which has led to criminal charges against several former Trump aides.