POTUS Calls On Mueller and Sessions to Investigate “Hillary Clinton and Comey Crimes”
President Trump isn’t holding back on Twitter this Saturday morning. The President called on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate former FBI head James Comey’s leaks and Hillary Clinton’s ties to Russia.
The Hill reports:
In the same series of tweets, the president also brought up former FBI director James Comey, who Trump fired earlier this year. Trump has suggested Comey has suspicious allegiances.
He also claimed his son Donald Trump Jr. was more transparent than Clinton by releasing a chain of emails that led to Trump Jr.’s private meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information on the Democratic presidential nominee.
As secretary of state, Clinton used a private email server and subsequently many official emails were deleted. Trump has previously suggested Russia might have the missing emails.
“So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes,” he wrote on Twitter.
The special counsel, Robert Mueller, was appointed by the Justice Department to lead the federal probe into Russian interference. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation – something Trump recently called “unfair.”
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The Gateway Pundit reported this week that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein ripped former FBI Director James Comey for leaking to the press, calling it a break in policy.
During an appearance on Fox News, the No. 2 Justice Department official was asked whether it would “ever be proper for a FBI director” to leak notes about conversations with the president.
“As a general proposition, you have to understand the Department of Justice. We take confidentiality seriously, so when we have memoranda about our ongoing matters, we have an obligation to keep that confidential,” Rosenstein said during the interview for Fox’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” which was taped Tuesday but aired on Wednesday. “As a general position, I think it is quite clear. It’s what we were taught, all of us as prosecutors and agents.”
Comey has acknowledged giving memos of his conversations with Trump to a law professor friend with instructions to share them with the media. Comey was a former FBI director, not a current employee at the time, having been fired by Trump on May 9. However, FBI policy appears to bar former employees from releasing confidential bureau records.