Mueller raised possibility of Trump subpoena in Russian Federation probe, lawyer says

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Last Friday, Trump said during his address to the National Rifle Association that he "would love" to speak with Mueller because he and his campaign team did "nothing wrong".

Giuliani, a former Mayor of NY who lost a Senate election to Hillary Clinton and was one of Trump's early supporters, went so far as to suggest the $ 130,000 Trump paid (which he had denied any knowledge of) was too little if there really was anything to the porn stars claim; if it was true she would have claimed millions.

"The Russia Witch Hunt is rapidly losing credibility", he tweeted.

President Donald Trump signaled a more confrontational legal strategy against the special counsel's Russian Federation probe on Monday, ripping into what he dismissed as an investigation into a "made up, phony crime".

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that due to "frequent interruptions on national-security matters" and the president's "loquaciousness", it took Trump four hours to get through just two questions preparing for the potential sitdown with Mueller. Dowd left the president's legal team about two weeks after the meeting.

Mueller could not have barred them from serving on the team based exclusively on their political contributions.

TS Ellis, appointed by President Reagan in 1987, questioned whether Mr Mueller had exceeded his authority in filing tax and fraud charges against Mr Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. "And it's our responsibility to make sure those opinions do not influence their actions", Rosenstein said, adding: "I believe that Director Mueller understands that and that he is running that office appropriately".

This crew of hard-charging conservatives, whom Trump singled out by name in late April, have emerged as some of Washington's most prominent Republicans, enjoying direct lines to the Trump White House and flights on Air Force One.

In a series of Twitter posts Monday, the president said the investigation was being run by Democrats and raised the question of whether the special counsel's work was being drawn out to influence the outcome of the coming midterm congressional elections, when Democrats could win enough seats to take control of the House and possibly even the Senate. What a total mess.

In his tweets, Trump also took issue with Mueller's investigation into whether he obstructed the Russian Federation investigation.

He also criticized Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer Lisa Page and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who made headlines for exchanging derogatory text messages about Trump.

In an op-ed published Monday, Dershowitz says he agrees with the judge's interpretation of the Mueller's team mode of operation. "That's what Mr. Mueller did here", Rosenstein said.

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