Trump urges attorney general to end Mueller probe ‘right now’

Trump urges attorney general to end Mueller probe ‘right now’

Trump urges attorney general to end Mueller probe ‘right now’

Press secretary Sarah Sanders tried to claim that Trump's tweet was just an opinion, not an order.

"It's not an order. And first, we really have to worry about the mental stability of our president when he is incriminating himself on Twitter", Painter said. "We have been saying for months that it is time to bring this inquiry to an end", Giuliani said. "The most recent letter - they sent us a proposal".

In a fusillade of tweets on Wednesday, the Republican president also lashed out at the case against his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, whose trial is entering its second day.

Mr Manafort's involvement in the Trump campaign spanned six months, and he helped lead efforts to secure the GOP nomination for Mr Trump in 2016. He has repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself and CNN has previously reported that Trump pressured the attorney general on multiple occasions to overturn his recusal. 'Jeff Sessions should shut it down right now before Mueller sees this tweet and uses it as evidence against me.

Trump's lawyers have been negotiating over an interview with Mueller since the end of a year ago.

Mr. Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, is investigating whether the Trump camgain aided or abetted an attempt by Russian Federation to sway the 2016 presidential election, or tried to cover up the conspiracy. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the department had no comment.

"The president's not obstructing, he's fighting back", said Sanders, dismissing the idea Trump's tweets could be tantamount to obstruction of justice. The dossier was composed by a former British spy who allegedly paid second-hand sources with ties to the Kremlin. He was out to STOP THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP.

"Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders", Trump tweeted.

Manafort-who the president announced was being treated worse than notorious mobster Al Capone-"worked for me for a very short time", Trump wrote in a subsequent tweet.

Jackson tonight told Wolf Blitzer, "I am of the view that it is not at all obstruction of justice". Moscow has denied such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign, or any obstruction of justice.

US attorneys are prosecuting Manafort for allegedly failing to pay taxes on millions he made from his work for a Russia-friendly Ukrainian political party and then lying to get loans when the cash stopped coming in. The prosecutors said that collusion will not be part of the trial. The Mueller investigation turned up evidence being used in the trail, but the charges are not related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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