Rep. Trey Gowdy disputes Trump's 'spy' claim, says Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly

Trump lobbied for months to have Jeff Sessions take control of the Russia probe — despite Sessions being a key witness in the investigation

Trump lobbied for months to have Jeff Sessions take control of the Russia probe — despite Sessions being a key witness in the investigation

Gowdy was responding to a question about whether Trump may have obstructed justice in reportedly asking Sessions in March 2017 to reverse his decision to recuse himself in the probe, as The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The NYT reported on a previously undisclosed meeting in which Trump reportedly pressured Sessions to take control of Mueller's investigation, despite Session having recused himself.

Asked why Trump has spent so much time attacking the Mueller probe - the president has fired off a dozen tweets in recent days - Giuliani said the tactic is working. Trump's previous lawyers had predicted the investigation would wrap up by the end of 2017.

I want Jeff Session to remain the Attorney General. If there were reason to believe Trump had requested that Sessions shoot Mueller, that would warrant investigating.

But Trump vented his ire anew in a Twitter remark, citing a television interview comment from Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy that Sessions, a former Alabama senator and early Trump political supporter, had not told Trump before he was named to the country's top legal position that he would remove himself from control of the Russian Federation investigation.

"I don't think he's going to fire Mueller, Mueller is creating his own problems", Giuliani said. Even though Sessions has promoted Trump's immigration enforcement and border security priorities, among other key agenda items, his efforts to curry favor with Trump have been in vain. But yeah, I don't think the president is going to touch him, Mueller, or Rosenstein and I think that in the long-run, it'll be worked out.

The former NY city mayor said that "interview or no interview" [with Trump], the special counsel should release at least a provisional report by then, suggesting there has still been no decision made on whether the president should sit with the special counsel or not.

He said the continued use of the bureaucracy to unsuccessfully prevent Donald Trump's presidency and to damage it after he was elected is the "biggest scandal in American history".

"Gowdy doesn't get it", Hannity said.

"Can you imagine people infiltration our campaign?"

"Well, if he doesn't file his report by September 1, mid-September, he's clearly doing a Comey", Giuliani added, referencing ex-FBI Director James Comey. Trump continued. "Is there anybody in this big, handsome arena right now that's infiltrating our campaign?"

"I don't know", he said.

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