Trump says he hopes for 'honest' outcome of Russia probe

09 Août, 2017, 06:53 | Auteur: Eugenie Lecerf
  • Republican senators reject Trump's blaming Congress for Russia rift

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, The Associated Press has learned. "The White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller".

President Donald Trump went on a tweet storm Friday to brag about job growth, manufacturing deals, and the adoring crowds who applauded him in West Virginia.

Mr Trump Jr, Mr Kushner and Mr Manafort were all called to appear before the US Senate as part of the investigation. For one, a grand jury consists of more jurors than a trial jury, comprised of anywhere between 16 to 23 jurors. "Grand jury matters are typically secret", Cobb said, adding that "the White House favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly". It will look into links between the Trump team and Russia to influence the White House election and whether there has been any subsequent attempt to obstruct justice.

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a pair of sources close to the probe that the development is a sign that the investigation is gaining steam.

A spokesman for Mueller, Joshua Stueve, refused to comment to the paper. Trump also has dismissed the allegations, suggesting instead that Obama might have wiretapped his Trump Tower in New York or that China may have been behind the cyber attacks.

Speaking at a campaign rally on Thursday in West Virginia, Trump didn't directly address the reports about Mueller and the grand jury, but he continued to blast the Russia investigation as a "total fabrication" that was "just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics".

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis said relations with Russia are bad "because they've done bad things". Trying to build support among his core supporters, he said his enemies were "trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution".

"What the prosecutors should be looking at is Hillary Clinton's 33, 000 deleted emails", Trump declared, reviving a favorite campaign trail line that, in turn, elicited a chant of "Lock her up!" His testimony, which lasted for four hours, was the coda to independent counselor Kenneth Starr's investigation into the Whitewater scandal.