President Trump speaks out against Mueller probe as Barr assigns investigator
UPDATED 11:30 AM PT — Tuesday, May 14, 2019
President Trump recently referred to the Russia investigation as one of the biggest hoaxes in U.S. history. While speaking to reporters outside of the White House Tuesday, the president said the investigation proved there was no collusion even after special counsel Robert Mueller employed “18 angry people.”
The president then said while he did not know about the move, he’s glad the Attorney General William Barr is looking into the origins of the Russia investigation.
The president also commented on the recent congressional subpoena of his son Donald Trump Jr., saying his son already offered about 20-hours of testimony in the Mueller probe.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Louisiana. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Meanwhile, the attorney general has continued to keep his promise to investigate the investigators. According to reports, Barr has begun a multi-agency investigation into possible surveillance on the Trump campaign. He is reportedly working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to uncover the origins of the Mueller probe.
This comes after the Trump Justice Department appointed a career Department of Justice lawyer — John Durham — to assist Barr into looking into those allegations. Durham has reportedly been on the case for months now.
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