White House: 'The President Is Not Obstructing, He's Fighting Back'

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Trump calls Manafort prosecution ‘a hoax,’ says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation

Democrats skeptical of the Trump-led effort to protect the elections said they were glad there was now a focus on it. Trump held a National Security Council meeting on the subject last Friday and Bolton sent a letter to Senate Democratic leaders to describe the effort.

US President Donald Trump has called for his attorney-general Jeff Sessions to end special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's election intervention, a day after Mr Trump's former campaign chairman went on trial.

Jackson tonight told Wolf Blitzer, "I am of the view that it is not at all obstruction of justice".

Trump Jr. and Sr. have both minimized the meeting, saying nothing of substance came from it. That includes trumped-up charges against his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and distorting the outcome of the Helsinki summit to make it appear he was beholden to Russian Federation, according to two Republicans close to the White House not authorized to speak about private conversations.

Since his surprise election in November 2016, Republican Trump has chafed at any suggestion that the Russian interference might have helped him win the White House.

Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the tweet was "an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight" and that "America must never accept it".

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Although the President has repeatedly criticized the investigation and Sessions' decision to recuse himself from overseeing it, Trump's tweet that his attorney general "should stop" the probe is notable and raises fresh questions about whether the President is attempting to obstruct justice. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to the US!"

Mr Manafort's charges stem from his consulting work in the Ukraine, in which he allegedly received millions of dollars that he failed to report to the U.S. government.

The sought-after meeting with Agalarov is part of Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election and the meeting has become a key point in Mueller's investigation. And Trump's White House.

He worked for me for a very short time.

The tweets come at a particularly sensitive time in the investigation, as a federal jury in Virginia is hearing evidence in Manafort's trial on tax evasion and fraud charges.

But he also said the team would consider "one or two questions" of obstruction if "they really need". When Manafort's bail was revoked in June over allegations he was trying to influence witnesses, he was placed in what his lawyers called solitary confinement even though he had access to his mobile phone and laptop and told associates he was being treated like a VIP. Prosecutors are expected to detail Manafort's lucrative business relationship with Russia-friendly leaders in Ukraine.

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The Senate remains in session and is set to go on break the week of August 6 before returning for the rest of the month. The House is in recess and won't return until after Labor Day.

The president's tweet today might be seen as relevant.

In the past, Trump has privately pressed Sessions to end his recusal and take control of the Mueller probe, according to people familiar with the discussions. She speculated that Putin might have raised those concerns with Trump at their summit last month.

Earlier this summer, Trump's legal team sought to set specific conditions on an interview and make central topics off limits - conditions they believed would be dealbreakers for the special counsel. From the White House briefing room podium on Wednesday, Sanders declined to denounce the harassment of a CNN reporter during a Trump rally in Florida on Tuesday.

As erratic and distressed as President Donald Trump may seem from his public statements and tweets in recent days, a new report from Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman finds that the president is acting out even more behind the scenes and threatening to end the Russian Federation probe.

"I mean, I guess if we were playing poker, we'd say 'put up or shut up, ' " he continued.

In the wake of the proposal by Mueller's team, Trump stepped up his assault on the special counsel investigation, tweeting Wednesday that the Justice Department should shut it down.

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Asked whether the conflict was over the golf club dispute, Giuliani replied, "I'm not going to go any further". It is illegal, however, to conspire to violate laws, including ones barring foreign participation in elections.

Litman, meanwhile, told anchor Brooke Baldwin that he would construe Trump's tweet as a command.

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