Now, is there plenty of evidence, from Trump's private and public statements, that he dislikes the Russian Federation inquiry in general and considers it a politically-motivated sham?
"We've got it going." - remarks at a White House apprenticeship event Thursday.
Meanwhile, the White House official also told the Post not to expect much from Kushner's trip. Trump already fired James Comey and admitted on national television that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision, which is why he's reportedly facing an obstruction of justice probe. He pretends there has already been a finding that there was no collusion between anyone involved in his presidential campaign and the Russian attempt to meddle in our election.
"The president of the United States takes action after receiving a memorandum from his attorney general, a letter actually from his attorney general and memorandum from his deputy attorney general", Sekulow told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. However, Rosenstein still has authority over Mueller.
The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post. "And the president has a very effective utilization of social media".
The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences. Months have passed, most of the juiciest morsels of information have long since been leaked, and we are no closer to proving collusion, or treason, or obstruction, than we were initially.
At worst, it could force the nation to confront a third debate on whether to remove an elected President in just 45 years. "So that's the constitutional threshold question here".
Back in the present, the President's mood is fueling the sense of crisis. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them. "And he's expressing himself in that way".
The government-owned retreat for presidents since Franklin D. Roosevelt is more rustic than Trump's usual gilded surroundings.
On Friday, Trump had tweeted: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
Already, they've floated the idea that Mueller could be biased because some members of his investigative team have made campaign contributions to Democrats and because Mueller interviewed for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job after Trump fired Comey.
In another sign of the gravity of the situation, Trump's legal team blitzed Sunday talk shows to contradict the President's tweet Friday where he said he is already under investigation. Meanwhile, it is no secret that there are both Senate and House committees that are investigating the President.
A few days after the "bombshell" Washington Post story claimed that Mueller was looking into whether Trump tried to thwart the FBI's Russia-election-meddling investigation, ABC News reported that there isn't such an investigation.
"Political interference with an ongoing investigation, regardless of what the President's lawyer may say, could make the President a target, a subject, a person of interest", Blumenthal said.
"It was 141 characters". As Comey might say, no reasonable prosecutor would fail to investigate in these circumstances. When asked on Fox News Sunday about Trump's recent outburst, Jay Sekulow said that he could not be certain that he was under any sort of investigation, but no one from his legal team had been notified if that was the case.
The president suggested on Twitter that he may have taped those conversations. In other words, it's going to take more than a couple of memos from James Comey to get Mueller to look seriously at Trump for obstruction of justice. According to the White House official, who gave details about the trip on the condition of anonymity, Greenblatt was scheduled to arrive in the Middle East on Monday and Kushner will travel Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.