Attorney John Dowd said in a statement that the investigation, now led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, was fatally flawed early on and “corrupted” by political bias. He called on Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees that probe, to shut it down.
Andrew McCabe, who had stepped down from his post as FBI deputy director earlier this year but remained an employee, called his dismissal a part of the Trump administration’s “ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation.” President Trump fired off a late-night celebratory tweet: “Andrew McCabe FIRED … A great day for Democracy.”
After a December phone call with King Salman, according to U.S. officials, President Trump believed he had a deal that would help rebuild and stabilize the parts of Syria that the U.S. military and its local allies have liberated from the Islamic State.
Michael Cohen made the claim in papers filed in federal court. Before the 2016 election, Cohen formed a limited liability corporation to strike the nondisclosure agreement with the porn actress over an alleged affair with Donald Trump.