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CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey’s memos on Trump

Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump’s orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying. They are building a case for firing Mueller.Among them are James Quarles and Jeannie Rhee, both of whom Mueller brought over from his old firm, WilmerHale.The vice-president, who was also in Miami, described his move to hire an outside lawyer as “very routine”. Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency’s Russian Federation investigation.While only five attorneys have been identified, concerns have come up over the political leanings of Quarles, Rhee and Weissmann. Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey’s ouster.President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the USA election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. She was appointed to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight board in 2012 by President Obama, then appointed to the associate attorney general position by Trump.However, there has been no previous indication Mueller was involved in the decision.All investigations may ultimately prove no wrongdoing. He should be clear that executive privilege does not pertain to conversations that relate to a criminal investigation, and hence he will answer all questions put to him by the special counsel.Mr. Trump’s morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being “led by some very bad and conflicted people!” “I can go around them”, the tweet read.In a flurry of tweets, Trump accused Mueller of being the one to tell him to fire Comey in the first place.”You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people!” he said in an early morning tweet.A spokesman for Mueller’s team declined to comment on Wednesday.”And so he was reluctant to make the statement that I made”, Comey said. The interviews with the national security officials are a sign that Mueller is prioritizing the question of obstruction, says Washington Post reporter Adam Entous, and turning the focus on the president himself, not just his administration.President Donald Trump says it’s “sad” that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless.Ruddy, who had been at the White House on Monday, told PBS that Trump is considering terminating the special counsel.The post CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey’s memos on Trump appeared first on PBS NewsHour.