US President Donald Trump has said actions by his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful and there was no collusion between his 2016 White House campaign and Russian Federation.
On Twitter, the president contends that Flynn's actions during the transition following the 2016 election "were lawful".
Donald Trump has changed his story on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.
A veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling after the discovery of an exchange of anti-Trump text messages, a person familiar with the matter said Saturday.
A top FBI agent at the center of both the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team for exchanging derogatory text messages about the president with a colleague. He was sacked in mid-February by Trump after officials said that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his phone discussions with Sergey Kislyak, at the time the Russian ambassador to the United States. That's big news on its own, but would be especially big if, as ABC's Brian Ross reported Friday, Flynn is ready to testify that Donald Trump told him to establish communication with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Trump has criticized the FBI's handling of the Clinton email investigation, initially citing it as his reason for firing former FBI director James Comey on May 9.
Flynn left the White House in February, only acknowledging that he had given an incomplete account to Mr Pence of his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The reports of Strzok's removal came just a day after Mueller's team revealed a plea deal with Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser. "So we're very happy". His disappointment that the FBI, one of the last agencies to lose its good standing among the American people, had succumbed to blatant partisan politics and could no longer be trusted on points of law enforcement and investigation was palpable. and heart-breaking. If today's tweet is true, he then lied to Comey to get him to drop an investigation, knowing full well Flynn had lied to the FBI. She was joined in the meeting by a senior career official in the Justice Department.
"No, I'm not", Trump said when asked if he was anxious about what Michael Flynn will tell investigators.