U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Justice and Attorney general Jeff Sessions to immediately disestablish investigation because of possible influence of Russia's presidential election 2016. After a series of tweets in which he criticized investigations of special investigator Robert Mueller, Trump wrote: "This is a horrible situation and Justice Minister Jeff Sessions should finish this rigged witch hunt right away before y have our country Furr polluted. "
.. This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this rigged witch hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any furr. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
According to New York Times, lawyers TeiltenTrumps a little later that tweets were only statements of opinion by President. It was not a direct statement to one of his cabinet members. Trump did not interfere in investigation, said his lawyer Jay A. Sekulow. Later, this also trumps spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said to journalists: "This is not an arrangement, it is opinion of president," said Sanders.
Sessions, as chief prosecutor, has oversight of FBI and would actually be responsible for Mueller's investigation as well. But because of bias he keeps himself out – because he too had contacts with Russia. Even as a senator speaking sessions in year 2016 twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kisljak.
Trump discares that sessions have passed supervision of Mueller and Russia investigation to his deputy Rod Rosenstein. According to media reports, Trump is said to have in vain asked his Minister of Justice to take control of investigation. Several times he had criticized him in public, his work as minister was even referred to as "shameful".Paul Manafort in court
On Tuesday, a federal court in Virginia opened lawsuit against Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has committed a total of 18 tax and fraud crimes. Manafort worked from May to September 2016 for Trump. For most part, his presumed mispasses have occurred before.
Trump also tweeted about this case: in case of Manafort, it was about old accusations that were in no way related to accusation of Russia's cooperation with Trump's team.
The accusations against Manafort are a consequence of Mueller's investigation, which has been underway for 14 months, to suspect a cooperation between Russia and Trumps campaign team. The US intelligence agencies have long seen it as proven that Russia has influenced US presidential election campaign between Trump and his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Muellers team is particularly concerned with question of wher re were secret collusion between Trump's electoral camp and Russian representatives or confidants of government to help Republican. Trump has repeatedly described investigation as a witch hunt and politically motivated.
Russia is arguing that y have interfered in election campaign. US President Trump also denied that for a long time. However, he qualified his statements after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin: His spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said president continues to assume that Russia is observing United States. "He believes that y will certainly be targeting US elections again," Sanders said. "The danger continues."
In USA, midterm elections – elections of Congress – take place in autumn.Updated Date: 02 August 2018, 12:00