Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to pursue the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
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With Democrats promising to open investigations into President Donald Trump’s administration, the White House has picked a legal expert as deputy press secretary to handle inquiries related to congressional oversight, a White House official said on Thursday.
Roger Stone, a Former Campaign Manager to US President, Donald Trump, was arrested on Friday, the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, reported, and faces charges of obstruction of justice.
This is contained in a court filing on Friday by the US special counsel investigating whether Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.
The unexpected plea stemmed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s intensifying investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election and whether Trump’s campaign conspired with Moscow to boost his chances, and put new pressure on the president.
Mueller served under both Republican President George W. Bush and Democratic President, Barack Obama.
Trump, who has long complained about the criminal probe into his White House victory, said the idea that his campaign worked with Moscow was a “Total Hoax” in a series of tweets aimed at undermining the integrity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
US President, Donald Trump, has lashed out at Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel probing into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In the memo, reported by the New York Times on Saturday, Trump’s lawyers argued the president could not have obstructed the investigation, given the powers granted to him by the US Constitution.
Trump repeated in his tweet that the Mueller probe was a witch hunt and that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russians to help him defeat Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Trump has repeatedly said he wanted to talk to Mueller, a fellow Republican investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.