Trump Lawyers Want A Second Special Counsel




Trump Lawyers Want A Second Special Counsel
Trump Lawyers Want A Second Special Counsel  

President Donald Trump's legal team says it's fed up with the Justice Department and FBI "witch hunt" into whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government.

One of Trump's lawyers said the president's legal team wants a second special counsel ― one to investigate the investigators ― after a Fox News report unearthed what the lawyer called a conflict of interest in the Department of Justice.

Fox News reported late Monday that Nellie H. Ohr, the wife of a senior Justice Department official who was demoted last week for not being forthcoming about meetings with Fusion GPS, the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, worked for Fusion for a part of last year. The dossier reportedly contains salacious but unverified allegations against Trump. It's unclear whether Ohr is implicated in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation or not.

″The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests," Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lawyers, told Axios on Monday night after the Fox report. "These new revelations require the appointment of a special counsel to investigate."

Trump has repeatedly complained Mueller's probe into Russia and Trump's campaign is a "witch hunt" and reportedly has considered firing the special counsel.

Nevertheless, the president's legal team said they trust Mueller and want to "get to the finish line" with him. They said they plan to fully cooperate with Mueller's investigation, confident that Trump will be cleared of wrongdoing.

The New York Times reported on another potential conflict of interest earlier this month. Mueller reassigned a top FBI agent, Peter Strzok, over the summer after it was discovered that Strzok had sent anti-Trump text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Mueller's team.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently contemplated the idea of appointing a second special counsel in November, according to The Washington Post.

COMMENTS

More Related News

The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters
The Latest: White House writing up rules for reporters

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local):

Judge: White House must return CNN
Judge: White House must return CNN's Jim Acosta's credential

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in Washington. The judge said Acosta

Russia investigation
Russia investigation 'disgrace to our nation,' says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Russia investigation, branding it a "disgrace to our Nation" a week after he fired his attorney general, raising questions about the probe's future. The president has frequently lashed out at the probe led by special

Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge
Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, Los Angeles police said.

Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady
Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady

Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honor of working for her husband. Ricardel "will continue to support the president as she departs the White

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.