Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Anthony Scaramucci calls NYT report on Trump ordering Mueller's firing 'irrelevant'

Frustrated by Russia investigation Trump turns ire toward Rosenstein Chip Somodevilla Getty Images Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
Russell Knight | 26 January, 2018, 16:30

US President Donald Trump had reportedly ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired previous year but backed off when the White House Chief Counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit, said a media report.

McGahn disagreed with the president's case for dismissing Mueller and told senior White House officials that firing him would have a catastrophic effect on Trump's presidency and raise questions about whether the White House was trying to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, according to the people cited by the Times.

White House counsel Don McGahn refused to order the Justice Department to fire Mueller because he disagreed with the President's reasoning, the source said.

Two months after the reported attempt, Trump said publicly that he had not given "any thought" to firing Mueller.

The Times said the discussion over Mueller's potential conflicts of interest in June 2017 arose following reports that Mueller was looking into a possible obstruction of justice case.

"I'm looking forward to it", Trump told reporters on Wednesday at the White House, suggesting the meeting may happen in about two to three weeks.

Clouds Friday, rain this weekend
The clouds rush in this evening with the chance of a light rain shower late tonight into Saturday morning. A few late day flurries, and perhaps some overnight snow showers are possible through the night.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) stock returned 14.02% higher in last quarter
Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 189,234 shares of the company's stock, valued at $18,438,960.96. The fund owned 3,915 shares of the semiconductor company's stock after purchasing an additional 3,277 shares during the quarter.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. pleads not guilty to punching woman
The woman reportedly had scratches on her left arm and back, along with a bruise on her thigh from Mayweather Sr. striking her. Mayweather Sr, who is a former professional boxer who competed from 1974 to 1990, is due back in court March 27.

McGahn felt it would further contribute to an appearance of obstruction, the report said.

Hannity, who has echoed Trump's concerns about political bias at the FBI and in Mueller's investigation, went on to question the legitimacy of the newspaper's report.

"We decline to comment out of respect for the Office of the Special Counsel and its process", White House lawyer Ty Cobb told CNN. Trump said he "would love to do it" and "I would do it under oath".

The president also said Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for a law firm that previously represented the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Fox cited "a source close to the White House".

CNN confirmed Tuesday that both former FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been interviewed by the special counsel's team. "I would do it under oath, absolutely".

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