Trump tweets criticize naming of special counsel Mueller

Director of the FBI James Comey was fired by President Trump

"Director Mueller will still be in the chain of command under the Trump-appointed leadership of the Justice Department", Pelosi said.

The FBI and Congress are looking into potential links between Mr Trump's campaign team and Russian Federation.

Trump, in a tweet early Thursday, slammed the selection as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

The infamous Twitter account of President Donald Trump is creating further distance between the Republican White House and Republican members of congress. Several details emerged after the meeting broke, including Rosenstein's admission that, despite White House claims, Trump planned to fire ex-FBI director James Comey regardless of the Justice Department's recommendation. Nixon fired Cox in what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre, which was called to the minds of many observers following Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

"The general consensus is it was a good decision to pick a special counsel", said South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, saying most lawmakers have "a lot of confidence in Mr. Mueller", who ran the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 12 years.

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In an explosive memo, Mr Comey said that Mr Trump asked him to let go of the investigation into the links between Russian Federation and his former national adviser Michael Flynn. If Mr. Trump uses the special counsel investigation as an opportunity to purge the destructive and chaotic influences in the West Wing, it could represent a chance for his administration to right itself. "And numerous questions he declined to answer came down to his concern of whether he might interfere with the investigation by Robert Mueller".

"I commend the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian ties to President Donald Trump and his associates". During a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy, he complained bitterly about criticism he's faced.

"I would be very discouraged if somehow this new special prosecutor would preclude Jim Comey from testifying in public before our committee", he said.

There was no word on what that record might entail, a question many were likely to raise in light of Trump's recent warning to Comey that he had "better hope" there were no tapes of a discussion they'd had. While working for Mueller, the staff will report to no one else. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he's determined to press forward with public hearings. This is about more than one candidate or one election, this is about the rule of law. The others were former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. It is rumored he will announce his choice to replace Comey before leaving for his first foreign trip on Friday.

His advice to the president: "Stay disciplined, stay focused and deliver on the world stage".

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