President Donald Trump slammed special counsel Robert Mueller's expanding probe on Thursday, calling the inquiry into whether he obstructed justice a "phony story" and "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history".
Recent reports have said Trump also requested help from Coats and Rogers to pressure Comey to end the investigation into Flynn's activities.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, immediately condemned the Post report.
Former FBI director James Comey, in his testimony last week, quite clearly was laying the factual predicate for a possible obstruction charge - detailing Trump's efforts to persuade Comey to drop the investigation of Michael T. Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, and when that did not work, firing Comey with a false pretextual explanation. Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post described the decision by Mr Mueller to investigate President Trump's own conduct as a major turning point in the investigation, which until recently focused on the Russian angle. The Washington Postreported Wednesday that the investigators were looking into possible obstruction of justice.
A few hours later, Trump again tweeted, this time attempting to divert attention toward his former rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, first saying: "Why is that Hillary Clinton's family and Democrats dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?"
It bears repeating that only Mueller and his team know the exact contours of an investigation. Gingrich told The Associated Press in an interview this week that his feelings about him began to change after Comey testified to a Senate panel that he had leaked his personal memos in order to trigger the appointment of a special counsel.
Efforts to question current and former USA intelligence agency leaders should not be interpreted as a reflection of any finding of possible wrongdoing, these experts say, but rather a standard procedure by the special counsel investigators as they work to assemble as complete a picture of the facts as possible in order to define the contours of what is expected to be a lengthy and probably wide-ranging investigation.
Quoting officials, the Post said one event of interest to Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Coats told associates that Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey to get him to back off the focus on Trump's former national security adviser Mike Flynn as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the Russian Federation affair.
"If he fires Mueller, I will tell you, we are right on the brink of a constitutional crisis", the IL senator said.
Trump also attacked the media Friday morning.
"I think Bernie Sanders took the floor in an unusual move to put himself out there and speak up as you're supposed to when there's evil and there's hate and there's violence", Keating said, referring to Sanders' speech to the Senate yesterday in which he condemned the violence.
Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the president's requests, officials said.
Last week, Comey testified in a Senate hearing that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation".
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