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Trump Takes Aim at Sessions Again for Recusal in Russia Probe

01 June 2018
Trump Takes Aim at Sessions Again for Recusal in Russia Probe

Gowdy, who is not seeking re-election, argued on a CBS News appearance that Trump had the right to know from Sessions before his appointment as attorney general that he would recuse himself from any matters related to Russian Federation and the presidential election.

His comments come after Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he was "convinced" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted appropriately in its use of a confidential informant to contact members of Trump's campaign.

"And I wish I did", Trump answered in a tweet that quoted Gowdy's remarks.

"There are lots of really good lawyers in this country", he added.

If Trump asked Sessions to take control of the Russian Federation probe again, Trump's lawyer said that would not be obstruction of justice.

Giuliani told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Mr. Trump has asked him multiple times, before and after the former NY mayor joined the president's legal team last month, about whether Sessions should have been fired.

Following Gowdy's comment that Trump could have "picked somebody else" to head the DOJ, Trump added: "And I wish I did!" Sessions, a top Trump campaign surrogate, announced the decision in March 2017 after it was revealed that he had contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the 2016 election.

Giuliani also took a shot at Gowdy's handling of the House Benghazi Committee, which he chaired as the panel investigated the 2012 terrorist attack that resulted in the loss of four American lives in Libya.

Trump said in his tweet. The two leaders are "stunned", he said, whenever people think the president is a target.

Giuliani said Trump and his team have to take the fight to the public with an eye to a possible impeachment fight.

While the House Intelligence Committee has fractured along partisan lines, ending its investigation by issuing conflicting reports, Warner and Senator Richard Burr, the Senate committee's Republican chairman, have maintained a bipartisan effort.

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"That's not a term I ever used in the criminal justice system". "I think he should do it confidentially first, to give Mueller a chance to explain himself", Giuliani said. "Say in private what you've said publicly". Mollie Hemingway zeroes in on the briefing Gowdy received in "Trey Gowdy Didn't Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports".