Sunday shows preview: Trump overseas as Russian Federation probe heats up

"Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", President Trump said when asked about the investigation. Trump wrote, misspelling the word counsel as he referred to former President Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Some Democrats have lauded the appointment, seeing it as corroborating their allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to flip the election.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSunday shows preview: Trump overseas as Russian Federation probe heats up Pence marks Armed Forces Day with vow to rebuild military Senators told of broadening Russian Federation investigation MORE (R-Fla.), who sits on the intelligence panel, will appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, where he's likely to face questions about areas of interest for that hearing. The senior official was not identified further, but the Post said the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe was expected to intensify in the coming weeks.

The president claimed he was the target of the "greatest witch hunt" in USA political history and complained that the campaign against him was dividing the country.

President Trump's comments were in contrast to his measured statement shortly after Mr Mueller's appointment, in which he said "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".

The Washington Post is quoting unidentified sources that report the FBI investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump's political organization and Russian Federation has identified a current senior White House official as "a significant person of interest" in the case. "Believe me, there's no collusion".

Democratic senators had been prepared to press Rosenstein yesterday to take the step of appointing a special prosecutor, but were left praising him instead before his closed-door briefing began. "I thought he belonged in an institution".

Despite reports of a "significant person of interest" and an intensifying investigation, those watching developments closely in Washington say there is no indication yet that the filing of any criminal charges is imminent, or even likely.

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment
Toward the end of his speech, Green directed people to sign an online petition but accidentally gave out the wrong address. If Trump tries to interfere with the special counsel, he will take a giant step towards being impeached.

"Jim tells the truth, (while) Trump runs around lying most of the day", said Comey. "Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story".

The conversations, discovered during intelligence intercepts, alarmed the Obama White House so much that there was a "five alarm fire" regarding Flynn, and the Obama administration limited sharing of information with him during the transition when he was penciled in for National Security Advisor. Trump later said he had already made a decision to dismiss him and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing".

The New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump called Comey weeks after he took office on January 20 and asked him when federal authorities were going to say Trump was not under investigation. It cited two people briefed on the call.

When asked whether he had urged Comey to shut down the Flynn investigation, Trump quickly replied: "No. No".

A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offense that could be used in any effort in the Republican-led Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.

First, it's crucial to distinguish between a "special counsel", such as this is, and an "independent counsel".

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