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Robert Mueller clarifies Trump-Russia investigation boundaries with Congress

Robert Mueller clarifies Trump-Russia investigation boundaries with Congress”

Trump's decision to fire Comey on May 9 became a subject of controversy after it raised suspicions on whether he was terminated over the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump voiced concern in a TV interview on Fox News on Friday about what he said was the close relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and Mueller, who was named to take over the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey.

Earlier this month, Comey gave a bombshell testimony in front of the U.S. Senate in which he thoroughly described his meetings with Trump, saying he documented the encounters in case the president would 'lie'.

Mr Trump responded at that time, via Twitter, that Mr Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Trump did not provide a direct answer when asked if Mueller should recuse himself from the investigation because of his friendship with Comey, instead calling the special prosecutor's connection to the former FBI director "bothersome".

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director has only offered his story publicly once, in testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, although his associates provided some details to the news media before that.

Under a post-Watergate law, presidential recordings belong to the people and eventually can be made public. Mr Trump has seized on that statement as vindication, though the investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries.

Eight percent of respondents said they believe both Trump and Comey, while 21 percent responded that they believe neither of them.

Mr Trump's initial Twitter missive about the possibility of tapes triggered a series of consequences, each weightier than the last.

The discussions will focus on ensuring that the subcommittee's investigation is not interfering with Mueller's probe, one source said. It appears that Trump's description of the two as "very, very good friends" isn't rooted in reality.



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