Saturday, 23 June, 2018

In 2-hour tweetstorm, Trump claims a president's 'complete power to pardon'

US giants stand against new sanctions against Russia In 2-hour tweetstorm, Trump claims a president's 'complete power to pardon'
Ellis Copeland | 23 July, 2017, 12:26

"And by the way, you can also call those senators to make sure you get health care".

Mueller's team asked the White House on Friday to preserve all of its communications about that meeting. That move set off an unexpected chain reaction of resignations (White House press secretary Sean Spicer) and promotions (deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, into Spicer's spot at the podium).

President Donald Trump touted US military strength at the world's largest naval base Saturday, but clouded his own message with a series of early-morning tweets about the topic that has plagued his presidency - the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump attacked Sessions in an interview with the New York Times last week, making the latter's position untenable in the longer-term, reports suggest.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Mr Trump and his team were looking at ways to pardon people close to him.

Donald Trump returns to campaign-style rhetoric in an apparent attempt to shift attention way from Russia's alleged interference in the presidential election by hitting out at his former rival Hillary Clinton. According to Richard Primus, a University of MI law professor, Trump would be entering uncharted territory if he tried to pardon himself.

"It would be obstruction of justice for any officials to order an end to the investigation for an improper goal", said Dellinger, who pointed out that FBI investigations like the Mueller probe have their own momentum and are very hard to shut down.

The report does not say that that Sessions discussed with the ambassador Russia's interference in the election, and the Department of Justice in a statement responding to the Post report said Sessions had no meetings or discussions with foreign officials "concerning any type of interference" with the USA election.

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Stenson also played with Spieth the first two rounds of the 2015 Masters that the Texan won wire-to-wire and knew what to expect. Stenson joined Johnny Miller as the only players to shoot 63 in the final round to win a major.


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Spieth produced a grandstand finish, holing a 25-foot putt on the final green for a 65 and a 54-hole total of 199, 11 under par. "The two bogeys on seven and eight stopped me in my tracks a little bit, but I bounced back well with a birdie at nine".


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Scaramucci opened his remarks with it, but microphone trouble kept many in the room from hearing it. The Washington Post reports that Scaramucci has a reputation quite similar to Trump himself.


Trump tweeted, "My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!" Mr Sessions recused himself from the probe in March after having failed to disclose at his confirmation hearing that he had held meetings a year ago with Russia's ambassador.

U.S. spies overheard Russian envoy saying he discussed campaign matters with Sessions.

Trump responded to the report on Twitter on Saturday, complaining about "illegal leaks". US intelligence agencies have said Moscow meddled in the campaign, stealing thousands of emails and other documents from Democratic Party officials and releasing them publicly to embarrass Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and to assist Trump.

Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump has said his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation. Still, he and some of his top aides have hired private criminal defense lawyers in response to the investigation.

"So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council (sic) looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes".

FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump's involvement in a controversial SoHo development in NY with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump's sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said. Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling also appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties.

The Bharara investigation was consolidated into Mueller's inquiry, showing that the special counsel is taking an overarching approach. Money laundry reportedly could be an issue, especially with Russian oligarchs.

That said, the Post story raises a couple of interesting questions.

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