Trump calls on Sessions to end Mueller’s Russian Federation probe

Mic reporter Emily Singer said that alleged Russian spy Maria Butina was in the White house but it was a National Security Council employee

Mic reporter Emily Singer said that alleged Russian spy Maria Butina was in the White house but it was a National Security Council employee

As the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort moved into its second day on Wednesday, Trump called for an end to a special counsel's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election that spawned the charges.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that President Trump has "every right" to be "deeply" frustrated that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation probe. "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to US!"

Mr Trump's latest Twitter tirade came on the second day of the trial of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank and tax fraud charges, which stemmed from the probe but were not directly related to his time on the campaign. "America must never accept it".

After he stepped aside, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel to look into Russian interference, including whether any Trump campaign officials coordinated with Moscow. She insisted the president's tweets are an "opinion" - but not an order.

ABC News, citing sources close to the White House, reported that Trump was upset with Mueller's interest in obstruction.

In view of the tweet, "I think it would be helpful to have the debate on that bill", Collins said.

In a third tweet, Trump said, "Russian Collusion with the Trump Campaign, one of the most successful in history, is a TOTAL HOAX", blaming Democrats, Comey and other Federal Bureau of Investigation officials for starting the "Witch Hunt".

In a separate tweet, Mr Trump asked whether his former top political aide was being treated worse than Al Capone, tweeting Mr Manafort was "now serving solitary confinement - although convicted of nothing?"

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Democrats believe most families should be released into the country as they await their day in court. The witnesses all sat silently.

The first trial arising from the probe into Russia's role in the election, began on Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mr Giuliani added the president may be within his legal rights to obstruct justice if he wishes. "Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort now facing charges over an alleged tax evasion and money laundering dating back to 2005 and 2007", said Hannity.

Session is not overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Trump posted a Twitter message calling on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put an end to Mueller's investigation.

Trump has denounced the investigation as a politically motivated hoax and has lately stepped up his attacks on Mueller. She denied that Trump was trying to obstruct the probe.

"I've heard him say I want to be interviewed if my lawyers can reach an agreement on what the ground rules will be", Giuliani said.

The man heading Trump's re-election campaign, Brad Parscale, has in recent months called on Trump to fire Sessions and end the Mueller probe.

He wrote: "We have already have a smoking gun about a campaign getting dirt on their opponent, it was Hillary Clinton". 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.

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