Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

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Sekulow defending Trump was nothing new. President Nixon fired Archibald Cox, a special prosecutor investigating Watergate, which led to Nixon's resignation.

The newest member of President Trump's legal team, Jay Sekulow, offered an opening argument for Trump on the Sunday morning talk shows that went viral for its comedic merits, not legal ones.

The problem for Sekulow and Trump, is that in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt and in tweets, Trump said he fired Comey over the Russian investigation.

This is absurd, because as we already know, Trump has confirmed on national television that he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation and that his motive was rooted in unhappiness with Comey's handling of the Russian Federation probe.

The White House recently bolstered the legal team's credentials by hiring former prosecutor John Dowd, who may be best known for investigating allegations of improper gambling by baseball player Pete Rose.

Robert Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointed to serve as the special counsel in the Russian Federation probe, met Tuesday with House leaders investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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"We had a productive meeting with Special Counsel Mueller this afternoon to deconflict our concurrent investigations, and look forward to continuing our dialogue with him as both investigations progress", Conaway and Schiff said in a statement.

An assessment of evidence and circumstances will be completed before a final decision is made to launch an investigation of the president of the United States regarding potential obstruction of justice.

In May, ABC News reported that Rosenstein was displeased with the White House portrayal of former FBI Director James Comey's firing as originating from him and was on the verge of resigning, according to an administration source. He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has oversight authority over the special counsel investigation, has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself.

As Sekulow continued to insist that an investigation into Trump doesn't exist, Cuomo grew more agitated. To make it even more hard, their client's public statements often threaten to undercut their work. He said the President used tweets to speak with the public directly.

Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.

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