Sen. Joe Manchin: Trump's attempt to fire Mueller was "New York talk"

FBI agent sent ‘jaw-dropping’ text about no Russia collusion – senator

The president backed down only after Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, threatened to quit rather than execute Trump's order. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden believes the law as it currently exists now prohibits Trump from firing Mueller without cause. The way he sees it, this was just Trump being a New Yorker.

"I don't think there's a need for legislation right now to protect Mueller", he said In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. "They're very complicated issues as well", said Collins. "It's their duty and responsibility for oversight".

But that raises a perennial constitutional question: Can the president be charged in criminal court?

McCarthy expressed concern that texts between Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok and Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair, showed a political bias against Trump.

Graham expressed "complete confidence" in Mueller and poured some water on any attempts on the right to taint the investigation over the behavior of two biased FBI employees, Pete Strzok, who was removed from the Russian Federation probe, and his mistress Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.

President Trump has a lot of enemies, many of his own making or even invention.

"As a matter of fact, I think Mr. Mueller is the flawless guy to get to the bottom of all this, and he will", Graham said.

Stay of execution ordered for inmate Vernon Madison
Vernon Madison, 67, had been scheduled to die by lethal injection for the killing of a police officer in Mobile in 1985. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch noted that they would have allowed the execution to proceed.

Graham said Mueller is "the ideal guy to get to the bottom of this", and his bill would give Mueller "the space to do it".

Separately, transcripts of interviews held behind closed doors in congressional investigations into Russian meddling could soon become public.

Senate Republicans moved quickly last August amid speculation that Trump might fire Mueller for investigating beyond his perceived mandate.

White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House continues to cooperate with the probe and that he personally did not know of Trump ever "intimating that he wanted to fire Robert Mueller".

That said, Rosenstein might actually be in the same position as Mueller. "And that's as it should be". That's because he can still make the case that rather than acting to cover up crimes, he acted because he genuinely believes the Russian Federation investigation is "fake news" and that he did nothing wrong. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would allow the counsel to appeal a dismissal after the fact. Instead, the latest news shows why it's so urgent for Congress to act to protect Mueller-and to ensure that he can only be fired for good cause. A second, sponsored by Graham and Sen.

"Any attempt to remove the special counsel, pardon key witnesses or otherwise interfere in the investigation would be a gross abuse of power, and all members of Congress, from both parties, have a responsibility to our constitution and to our country to make that clear immediately", Mr Warner said.

On Sunday, Collins said "it probably wouldn't hurt" to pass a bill making it nearly impossible to remove Mueller.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First event to feature a 30-woman Royal Rumble match
Jan 29, 2018 - 03:30
It's hard to pick a result without knowing both participants , but I have a 50/50 shot. "You will have to face difficulties". That's also why Miz won the Intercontinental Title on Monday night, to clear Reigns up for his title match at WrestleMania .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wozniacki Overcomes Halep To Win Historic Australian Open Title
Jan 28, 2018 - 00:29
But a break to make it 5-3 gave Halep an edge and she held to take the second set. Her pal Wozniacki in the meantime can bask in the Australian Open sunlight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Vicky Gounder was in touch with Hong Kong-based Sikh radical'
Jan 28, 2018 - 00:29
Punjab Police was chasing for the 28-year-old when they received the information regarding his whereabouts from a reliable source. The village is situated almost 50 km from Vicky's native place Sarawan Bodla in Lambi constituency of Muktsar district.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rapper Nelly, fan file competing versions of sex encounter
Jan 28, 2018 - 00:28
After blocking the doorway, he allegedly dropped his trousers and began pleasuring himself. Accusations that Nelly's current wifey pushed back against this past Thursday (Jan. 25).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Czech Presidential Run-off Goes Down To The Wire
Jan 28, 2018 - 00:26
Zeman is promoting cooperation with China and Russian Federation , and opposes accepting refugees from Islamic countries. This earned him scorn in pro-Zeman media and on social networks.

How to Stream the 2018 State of the Union Address Online
Jan 28, 2018 - 00:24
For President Obama's final response, Nikki Haley - now the United States' ambassador to the UN, - delivered the response. The minority party's response is typically delivered on national television immediately following the president's speech.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mary's Church marks and remembers Holocaust Memorial Day
Jan 27, 2018 - 16:46
While Grisham did not identify the instances of the "flat-out false reporting", various media outlets this week reported that Mrs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dog almost dies from severe burns after being dyed purple
Jan 27, 2018 - 16:44
When she arrived at the rescue , her eyes were swollen shut, she was limp, listless, and clearly in severe pain. The next day, Violet was put under anesthesia as her coat was shaved off. "Shes a very sweet little girl".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top California parents at center of disturbing captivity case have ties to Virginia
Jan 27, 2018 - 16:42
A sister of Louise served with the missionary group Pioneers for Christ, while David was brought up in the Pentecostal faith. Medical experts said they expect that the children will require long-term psychological support in their recovery.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MSU student protest Friday at 6 PM
Jan 27, 2018 - 16:41
She said in a statement that what happened at the school is "abhorrent" and "cannot happen ever again - there or anywhere". Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages resigned previous year after she was suspended for defending Nassar.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Going solar could cost even more thanks to new tariff
Jan 26, 2018 - 01:54
Much of the production in the two countries is under the umbrella of South Korean giants Samsung and LG. Mexico said it will "use all available legal resources in response to the US decision".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Officer fatally shot in Colorado; manhunt underway for 2 suspects
Jan 26, 2018 - 01:50
Phelps County prosecuting attorney Brendon Fox said Beetler was arrested on March 2, 2017, after he shot a weapon inside his home. This is the second officer-involved shooting in Colorado within a month. "We stand strong with our brothers and sisters in blue".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vince McMahon Announces The XFL Will Return In 2020
Jan 26, 2018 - 01:50
The first thing McMahon said was that the "new" XFL will looks to "give the game of football back to fans". "This is 2020. Salaries will be determined, but McMahon said players will make more money for winning. "It's still football.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia recall Glenn Maxwell for ODIs in opposition to England
Jan 26, 2018 - 01:50
We probably haven't played the way we would've liked. "The more I play, I can show people what they are missing". Finch had been one of Australia's few shining lights, making centuries in the first two games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uganda president: 'I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly …'
Jan 25, 2018 - 01:13
He added that Africans need to solve their problems and need to be strong saying that in the world, one can not survive when weak. President Yoweri Museveni has applauded his United States counterpart Donald Trump for his critical approach to Africa.