The special counsel, Robert Mueller, removed a top FBI agent from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department's inspector general began examining whether the agent sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, according to three people briefed on the matter. He said he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice-President and the FBI" and defended Flynn's actions during the presidential transition as lawful.
Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal contributor and professor at the University of Texas Law School, said Trump's tweet "certainly implies that, at the time the President fired then-FBI Director Comey, he knew that Flynn had committed a felony". He was sacked in mid-February by Trump after officials said that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his phone discussions with Sergey Kislyak, at the time the Russian ambassador to the United States.
That member, who was not identified, directed Flynn to contact officials from foreign governments, including Russian Federation, about the United Nations resolution and told him that blocking it was Trump's top priority, court records say.
Comey testified before a Senate panel in June that after Flynn's firing, Trump asked Comey to drop an investigation into the former national security director.
Flynn resigned in February, less than a month into Trump's term of office. In court documents filed Friday, Flynn said he had conversations about those calls with officials of Trump's transition team including one senior member. He is a good guy.
Critics claimed on Saturday that President Trump inadvertently admitted to obstruction of justice as he tried to distance himself from his disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn. Mr. Horowitz is scrutinizing Mr. Comey's decision to hold a news conference in July 2016 to announce that the bureau was recommending that Mrs. Clinton not be charged, and how Mr. Comey reopened the investigation just days before the 2016 election.
Trump said Saturday that he's not anxious about what Flynn would disclose as part of his plea deal with Mueller's team.
Trump told NBC News in May that "I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it" and "I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story".
The trio of fundraisers was a sort of victory lap for Trump, who has long spoken animatedly about his desire to reform the tax code, especially since GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act floundered in Congress earlier this year.
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"It means a take-home pay of close to $20,000 for the majority of graduate students ", she said . Carl said if the tax plan is implemented, he will have to quit graduate school in his final year.