Democrats say GOP memo aims to protect Trump, smear Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Democrats say GOP memo aims to protect Trump, smear Federal Bureau of Investigation

He shows a pattern of principled stands, appointing and strongly defending special counsel Robert Mueller and calling on the House Intelligence Committee and the White House not to release an incomplete and inaccurate report on the alleged political bias of the Justice Department in the Russian Federation investigation.

It's called the U.S. Justice Department, not the Trump Justice Department.

Rosenstein is acting like a man unburdened by the fear of being fired. He also served on Donald Trump's transition team.

Trump got asked about Rosenstein Friday after the release of an explosive GOP memo drafted by House Intelligence Committee Republicans. So, by illogical extension, he's imagined the Trump Justice Department, the Trump FBI, the Trump CIA.

Mueller is leading the special counsel's investigation into any potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - one of several investigations into the matter.

Trump makes everything worse, of course.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended is deputy in the face of criticism from the president.

Speaking to CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday night, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said "there has been no change in the president's confidence in the deputy attorney general".

Generally speaking, in the days before a president's annual State of the Union address, the media turn themselves into psychics and fortune tellers, spending hours on end predicting what he's going to say and how the country is going to receive it while ignoring most other news.

Democrats who have read the document say Republicans have cherry-picked facts to create a misleading and risky narrative. Along with FBI Director Christopher Wray, he made a last-ditch plea this week to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the dangers of releasing the document.

During a trip to the White House in December, Trump allegedly asked Rosenstein if he was "on my team". We're talking Nunes and Trump, after all.

One line of inquiry Trump proposed lawmakers ask about was whether Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election because Mueller was not selected as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

But one Republican operative questioned the resistance to publicizing the memo.

There was no decision by the President at the meeting, the sources told CNN. 'In contrast, the Senate Intelligence Committee, under the leadership of Sens.

"I like him personally and I think he can fix the problems at DOJ".

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, another Republican member of the committee, also appeared on CNN Sunday.

That's according to committee chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs). "And so it lets out information we don't want out". Before he gave Comey the boot, he'd asked him to go easy on ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was sacked by Trump weeks after the president had learned that Flynn had lied about his contacts with Russian agents.

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