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PoliticsWith Mueller report looming, Trump renews calls to 'investigate the investigators'

16:00  15 april  2019
16:00  15 april  2019 Source:   politico.com

Mueller says team unable to 'fully' investigate George Papadopoulos, Carter Page

Mueller says team unable to 'fully' investigate George Papadopoulos, Carter Page Special counsel Robert Mueller's report found no evidence President Trump conspired with Russia in 2016, but says investigators were unable to "fully" investigate Trump campaign foreign policy advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page. The report released Thursday says Page's activities during a July 2016 trip to Moscow were "not fully explained" and that investigators were "not fully able to explore" Papadopoulos's communications with a Russia-linked associate.

The effort to investigate the investigators is another sign of a looming showdown between Mr. Trump and Mr. Mueller , who has assembled a team of high-powered prosecutors and agents to examine whether any of Mr. Trump ’s advisers aided Russia’s campaign to disrupt last year’s

President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation . The scramble to frame the investigation 's findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller 's report is expected to be released in redacted form.

With Mueller report looming, Trump renews calls to 'investigate the investigators'© Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump and his allies have declared him innocent of all allegations against him and called on the Justice Department to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.

President Donald Trump kept up his calls for investigations into his political opponents on Monday, claiming in anticipation of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that it was actually Democrats and “dirty cops” who were guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice rather than himself.

“Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction,” he wrote in a tweet. “These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!”

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Former FBI head Robert Mueller to oversee Trump -Russia investigation . Despite being a registered Republican, Mueller is effectively Donald Trump ’s polar opposite. Following sharp criticism from investigators about the sharing of intelligence between US agencies in the years prior

President Trump on Sunday renewed his calls for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani refuted speculation Sunday that White House counsel Donald McGahn had flipped on President Trump , accusing “desperate” investigators of leaking information

Attorney General William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of Mueller’s report on Russian election interference any day. Democrats in Congress have thus far been unsatisfied with Barr's pledge to release a redacted version of the report, instead demanding the full report as well as the underlying documentation.

Barr's assesment that Trump did not commit obstruction of justice, even though Mueller did not reach a conclusion on that question, has stirred further outcry from Democrats. So too have reports that the attorney general's summary of the Mueller report was seen by members of the special counsel's team as overly favorable to the president.

And though Barr quoted Mueller’s report as specifically not exonerating the president, Trump and his allies have declared him innocent of all allegations against him. They have since moved on to amplify their calls that the Justice Department now investigate the origins of the Russia probe, claiming the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign was politically motivated and grounded in questionable evidence.

Nadler: Mueller report a 'roadmap' for House investigation of Trump

Nadler: Mueller report a 'roadmap' for House investigation of Trump House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the special counsel Robert Mueller's report was written “with the intent of providing Congress a roadmap” to investigate President Trump for obstruction of justice. Nadler, speaking at a New York press conference Thursday, made it clear House Democratic investigators are just getting started with probing Trump and plan to use the 400-plus page Mueller report to fuel the inquiry.

President Trump on Sunday renewed his calls for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. All of the resignations and corruption, yet heavily conflicted Bob Mueller refuses to even look in that direction. What about the Brennan, Comey

The scramble to frame the investigation 's findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller 's report is expected to be President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation . It may have been premature.

Barr was grilled last week on any discrepancies between the Mueller report and his own summary of it by congressional appropriators. In his testimony, he appeared to back Trump up on his claims that his 2016 campaign was spied on.

“Spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told members of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee during a hearing about the DOJ budget. “I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.”

While the president and his supporters have raged against his investigators from the beginning of the Russia investigation, he has also sporadically claimed without evidence that Clinton, his 2016 opponent, and the Democratic National Committee are truly guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice.

Trump claims Mueller didn't speak to those 'closest' to him.
President Trump on Monday questioned why Robert Mueller and his team did not speak with "the people who were closest" to him and his campaign, even though Mueller interviewed several former aides and the president did not agree to sit with the special counsel. 

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