House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler filed a petition in federal court Friday to obtain secret grand jury material underlying former special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
President Donald Trump demanded the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a New York Times report that Trump quickly dismissed Friday as "fake news."
While firmly criticizing the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump was non-committal on whether he would agree to a possible interview with the Justice Department's special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump described the probe as a cloud over his administration.
Oversight hearings are when senators get the chance to grill Cabinet officials about all aspects of their department. Attorney General Jeff Sessions answered questions on all the legal aspects of the Trump administration: from the Russia investigation to the president's travel ban to the president's pardoning power.
President Donald Trump remains on what he calls a "working vacation" at his home on his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. The president on Monday lashed out on Twitter at Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, calling him a "phony Vietnam con artist." He tweeted "never in the U.S. has anyone lied or defrauded voters" like Blumenthal.
President Donald Trump is once again voicing frustration with the Russia investigation. He told Fox News he hasn't ruled out firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump said that some of the investigators Mueller hired have ties to Democrats and that Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey are "very, very good friends."
The Russia probe clearly is still on President Donald Trump's mind. On Twitter Friday, the president appeared to confirm he is under investigation for his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch hunt," the president tweeted.
President Donald Trump complained on social media about the wide-ranging investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. election as Robert Mueller appeared to widen his probe to include whether Trump tried to obstruct justice.
The investigation headed by U.S. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election now includes a probe of whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, according to a report by The Washington Post.
President Donald Trump is assailing the naming of a special counsel as "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Trump is responding to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead a probe of allegations that Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the election.