Donald Trump says probe will confirm no conspiracy with Russian Federation

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He said it "shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not unified country" and is "a very, very negative thing".

"This issue is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but impeachment risk seems low", the bank said, noting that for former President Bill Clinton, the impeachment trial took three months plus investigation time.

"Well I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt", he said, insisting there had been "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation. "What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command", he said in a statement.

Donald Trump has said he fired James Comey as FBI Director because he was '"unpopular", during a press conference with the Colombian president.

In a series of tweets earlier Thursday morning, Trump called the appointment of a special counsel 'the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!' Comey wrote other memos, although this source didn't elaborate on that point. The addition of Robert Mueller as special counsel is consistent with this goal, and I welcome his role at the Department of Justice.

House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming out of the White House. "Because you look at all of the people on the Democratic side, not only the Republican side, that were saying such bad things about Director Comey", Trump said. Now Mueller will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and the ability to bring criminal charges.

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Trump was also asked whether former Connecticut Sen.

Democratic senators had been prepared to press Rosenstein Thursday to take the step of appointing a special prosecutor, but were left praising him instead before his closed-door briefing began. "Mr. Rosenstein has done the right thing", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor.

Lynch, a member of the House Oversight Committee, noted that Comey had been invited to testify at a hearing next week, so that members of Congress could question the former FBI director about the Russian Federation investigation and the circumstances surrounding his own firing. Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee also asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn over memos relating to Comey's interactions with his superiors in both the Trump and Obama administrations.

Chaffetz said he has always had strong support from congressional leaders. "I hope you can let this go".

There was confusion during the day surrounding Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser who has emerged as a central figure because of his own ties to Russian Federation, which led to his dismissal early on in the Trump administration. It was not clear what caused the mix-up.

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