Obama Didn't Act on Russian Meddling to Help Clinton Win, Says Trump

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"I don't think they would have asked to interview him until they are pretty much finished with everything", Giuliani said. Mueller was appointed by Trump's deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, and before that was named Federal Bureau of Investigation director in 2001 by Republican President George W. Bush. There was no Collusion, except by the Democrats!' Trump wrote. Mueller is also investigating whether actions like the firing of Comey constitute obstruction of justice.

Trump's first tweet came soon after the Mueller team targeted former Trump campaign aide Paul Manafort's business dealings.

After Trump mentions Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFranklin Graham hosting 10 rallies in California urging Christians to vote Trump: Obama didn't want to "upset the apple cart" by investigating Russians Rick Santorum: Migrant children the government lost track of aren't lost MORE at a rally in Nashville, fans chant "Lock her up!"

Gowdy said that he is even more confident, after a recent confidential meeting with DOJ officials, that Trump is not the target of Robert Mueller's investigation.

Trump has repeatedly called Special Counsel Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt". The Senate judiciary committee has supported that view; the House intelligence committee, led by Trump allies, has said there was no collusion by the Trump campaign.

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Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani told the Times that Trump asking Sessions to reverse his recusal was not outside the bounds of the president's authority.

The former aide faces charges of money laundering and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has said that the administration sought a bipartisan statement condemning Russian interference but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to cooperate, The Hill reported. "And so our jury - and it should be - is the American people".

Trump seemed to be sarcastic in his final tweet, explaining he had to "start focusing" his energy on other work instead of the "Rigged Russia Witch Hunt".

The Times has previously reported that special counsel Robert Mueller, who now is in charge of the investigation, wants to ask Trump about his attempts to interfere with Sessions' recusal decision.

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