Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe gave special counsel Robert Mueller a memo documenting potentially critical conversations he had in the wake of the former FBI Director James Comey's firing, according to a new report from the New York Times.
But in the meeting at the Justice Department Rosenstein added a new detail: that Trump had originally asked him to reference Russian Federation in his memo, The Times reported, citing the sources familiar. McCabe reportedly thought this suggested that Comey's termination may be tied to the Russian Federation investigation, which raises questions of whether the president's decision constitutes obstruction of justice. Rosenstein had played a main role in Comey's May 2017 dismissal, writing a memo in which he rebuked Comey over his handling of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the election campaign. Comey's firing is one part of Mueller's inquiries into whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.
McCabe has said that Comey knew that he authorized the disclosures to the media. The firing is now under investigation by Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
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Comey has acknowledged that he told Trump on multiple occasions that he was not personally under investigation. In the early afternoon of May 9, Trump fires then-FBI Director James Comey. There is no evidence to suggest however, that Halper was inserted into the Trump campaign, as the president has suggested.
"He's going to make the appropriate decisions, and if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will", he added.
Hannity said members of the "Trump-hating press" were "very wrong" in their recent analysis of McCabe and Comey.
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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak was ousted in an election on May 9 that ended his party's six-decade rule amid allegations of corruption and discontent over rising living costs.
In the past, President Donald Trump has criticized McCabe for political donations his wife received from an ally of Hillary Clinton.
"He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn't a target of the investigation", Giuliani said. There's been some reporting that the leaks were coming from current or former federal investigators in NY, whom, it's been speculated, have remained close to Rudy Giuliani. "We have briefed him in great detail on the subjects of the investigation and what we're doing, but I'm not gonna answer about anybody in this forum". We said at that time that we were confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office would conclude that it should decline to prosecute.
The report shows the investigation in total cost almost $10 million between October and March.
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