President Trump to "Get involved" in Russian Federation investigation

ImageRobert S. Mueller III the special

ImageRobert S. Mueller III the special

He said publicly that the White House had no interest in firing Mr. Mueller, and told friends privately that he would not remain in the administration if Mr. Trump moved to fire the special counsel.

It was during a press conference in the Rose Garden previous year that President Donald Trump said he would "100%" be willing to speak with Mueller under oath.

White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday that Flood would be joining the White House staff to "represent the president and the administration against the Russian Federation witch hunt".

Attorney Jay Sekulow has been an ardent defender of President Trump.

Speculation has swirled for months that Trump's relationship with Kelly has been deteriorating, and that the chief of staff is on his way out at the White House.

Flood, a former law clerk to the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, has defended former Vice President Dick Cheney in a lawsuit brought by former Central Intelligence Agency official Valerie Plame and represented President George W. Bush in executive-privilege disputes with Congress - suggesting he is well-versed in the powers of the presidency and may invoke those authorities as the Mueller investigation moves forward.

"They know more about the Trump campaign than anyone who ever worked there", Mr Caputo said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

Cobb, the White House lawyer handling requests from Mueller, has a security clearance.

A former Clinton impeachment lawyer, Emmet Flood joined the president's legal team in May 2018.

While he did not have a prominent role on Clinton's legal team, Flood was the lead lawyer for President George W. Bush in the White House Counsel's Office.

Trump denied the story, tweeting: "The Failing New York Times purposely wrote a false story stating that I am unhappy with my legal team on the Russian Federation case and am going to add another lawyer to help out".

Critical decisions lie ahead.

"Some people have talked about a possible 12-hour interview", he said, adding: "That's not going to happen - I'll tell you that".

Giuliani cited national security concerns, such as the upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as one reason why the Mueller interview should be shelved for now.

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and a recent addition to President Donald Trump's legal team, said he was leaning toward postponing a possible interview between President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. "Witch Hunt!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday. What are they afraid of? Trump tweeted. "At some point I will have no choice but to use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved!"

After telling Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night that President Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen for having quietly "funneled" $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 to secure her silence about a purported affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani elaborated on the repayment scheme to various reporters, arguing that the details clear Trump of any campaign finance violations.

The Freedom Caucus is an influential bloc within Congress, but to impeach Rosenstein its members would need the support of House or Judiciary Committee leadership and a majority of members.

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