Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Trump Says He’s ‘Proud’ of Barr for Investigating Mueller Probe’s Origin

Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe Atty. Gen. William P. Barr delivers remarks May 9 in Washington
Steven Clarke | 14 May, 2019, 23:55

Democrats have accused Trump of using the allegations to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller's findings that Russian Federation aided Trump's 2016 campaign and that he could not exonerate the president on the question of whether he tried to impede Mueller's investigation.

The appointment of John Durham, the U.S. attorney for CT, launches the third counter investigation after the conclusion of the 22-month Mueller inquiry, which found no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow to influence the 2016 election.

Trump, asked outside the White House on Tuesday if he had ordered Barr to look into the matter, told reporters, "No I didn't ask him to do that". FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel last week that he wasn't aware of any improper spying, a comment Trump said he found "ridiculous".

Trump has insisted that the Russian Federation investigation was politically motivated and concocted from false allegations to spy on his campaign and ultimately undermine his presidency.

"Well, I didn't understand his answer because I thought the attorney general answered it perfectly", Trump said. He has a history of performing special investigations - in 2008 he was assigned by Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey to conduct a probe of the Central Intelligence Agency over the destruction of videotapes that showed terrorism suspects being tortured.

Elon Musk offers glimpse of SpaceX's 60 internet satellites ahead of launch
The payload contains 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites , which is a project aimed at covering the planet with internet connectivity. The Falcon 9 is scheduled to launch on May 15 or May 16, and Musk expects much to "go wrong on 1st mission".

"Most of the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents we know do great work for our country, but there were some who were politically motivated and carrying out their job not in what was best for the country, but in what was best to pursue their own political agenda and there is absolutely no place for that within the Federal Bureau of Investigation", he continued. "I didn't know it, but I think it's a great thing that he did it".

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters Tuesday that his panel would postpone plans to probe the origins of the Russian Federation investigation now that Durham had been appointed.

He had 18 people that didn't like Donald Trump that were Hillary Clinton fans.

Durham, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as US attorney in 2018, has a storied history of investigating issues of corruption and national security under both Democratic and Republican administrations.

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