"Flynn was in no position to request anything of Sergey Ivanovich [Kislyak, Russia's former US ambassador] let alone to expect any requests to be relayed to Vladimir Putin - the whole thing is completely absurd, " said the Russian President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov during a media briefing in Moscow.
President Donald Trump on Monday said the FBI ruined the life of his former national security adviser and said his Democratic opponent for president, Hillary Clinton, suffered no consequences after she lied "many times" to the FBI.
Dowd told the Washington Post that the tweet was sloppily worded and that it's inaccurate to say the president knew that Flynn had lied to the FBI.
The man with the most power in the country is legally incapable of misusing that power. As the No. 2 official in counterintelligence, Strzok was considered to be one of the bureau's top experts on Russia. The following month, Flynn resigned and admitted that he had provided "incomplete information" about his dealings with the Russian envoy to Vice President Mike Pence.
"Hillary Clinton, on the Fourth of July weekend, went to the FBI, not under oath". He has pled guilty to those lies.
I call this a "Trump tweet", rather than saying, "President Trump tweeted", because the president evidently did not write the tweet himself. [ACM note: "She misspoke; it was actually January 24.] Mr. McGahn asked me how he did and I declined to give him an answer to that". Protesters rallied against Trump's visit at the Capitol on Saturday.
In the wake of the controversial tweet, Trump launched a fresh denial that he had pressured the former FBI director, tweeting Sunday that "I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn".
Trump on Monday also offered a strong endorsement of Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama embroiled in accusations that he had inappropriate sexual relations with underage girls. Aetna insures around 22 million people, while CVS runs more than 9,700 drugstores and 1,100 walk-in clinics. Mueller is a close friend or James Comey, whom President Trump fired.
Then-White House spokesman Sean Spicer said after Flynn's firing that it was the result of a "trust issue" and the White House counsel's office had determined there was not a legal issue.
"Dowd is serving baloney for breakfast".
The shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia.
"Well, I feel badly for General Flynn", he told reporters. The acquisition could lead to CVS turning its stores into places where customers can do more than just pick up their prescriptions and basic household items, like have their blood drawn or meet with a nurse practitioner.
Trump undoubtedly believes that he is above the law. The FBI's reputation is not in "tatters".
But Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University School of Law and an authority on legal ethics, said some of Dowd's critics are going too far.
What is still unknown is whether Flynn had orders to tell the Russian side that the Trump administration would lift sanctions over election meddling and ease Ukraine sanctions as part of an exchange.
Shortly after Dowd's Axios interview was published, several attorneys spoke out in disagreement with the assertion that the president cannot obstruct justice.
Trump must end the dangerous habit of defining down obstruction of justice.
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