Donald Trump says Mueller probe must end ‘right now’


Trump says details related to Strzok would never go into Mueller's report.

McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have defended Mueller's investigation in the face of Trump's attacks but said they don't believe Trump would fire the special counsel.

In several inflammatory tweets, Trump escalated his attacks on the investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, that includes examining whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation and whether Trump has obstructed the probe.

Sessions was an ardent Trump supporter and had met Russia's ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak during Trump's campaign and later had to recuse himself from the Russian probe according to the US Department of Justice guidelines.

Trump has accused Mueller of having unspecified conflicts of interest and said yesterday on Twitter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should "stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now". "Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to the US!"

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said after Trump's tweet, "It's clear to me he's very anxious about it and he wants to prevent it any way he can".

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The US president called on Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, to halt the investigation that has dogged his presidency nearly since it began.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders echoed that interpretation, telling reporters Trump "wants to see it come to an end as he has stated many times and we look forward to that happening".

"It's the president's opinion", she said.

No longer do we need to debate whether interfering with an FBI investigation can be obstruction; we now have the president of the United States trying to shut down the trial (one of two) of his former campaign chairman. Mueller's team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing.

He added: "There are two things specifically that are worrying Donald Trump at the moment".

Trump's lawyers, though, are reportedly concerned an interview could expose the president to legal jeopardy.

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The comments came in jarring contrast to the positions of President Donald Trump, but the two men dismissed suggestions the president - who has repeatedly denied Russian Federation moved to tilt the election in his favour - is not taking the issue seriously. Mueller was appointed to investigate the allegations following Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.

The sought-after meeting with Agalarov is part of Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election and the meeting has become a key point in Mueller's investigation.

The president's calls for the investigation to end come after he tweeted that "collusion is not a crime" ahead of Mr Manafort's trial.

Litman, meanwhile, told anchor Brooke Baldwin that he would construe Trump's tweet as a command.

In a letter to Senate Democrats who had written President Trump to complain about his administration's response to Russian-backed hacking against Democrats and state election infrastructure during the 2016 election, Bolton emphasized, "President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in America's system of representative government".

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said it was obvious to him that Trump's demand of Sessions was obstruction of justice.

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"I just think they ought to let the Mueller investigation continue on its own course", said Senator John Thune, adding: "I hope it's done soon".