Former FBI director appointed as special counsel to investigate Trump-Russia ties

Claudine Rigal
Mai 18, 2017

Green said Trump obstructed justice by sacking Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was investigating possible Russian influence during the 2016 USA election.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, made the remarks during an appearance on the Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM radio in wake of the latest accusation that President Trump asked James Comey to shutter part of the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

Democrats have been pushing for a special prosecutor or independent investigation of Russian Federation and the election, and possible links between the Trump's associates and Moscow as the Republican campaigned for president. In light of all of this, House Democrats are pushing harder than ever for Congress to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case outside of Capitol Hill.

"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know -- there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity", he said in a statement released by the White House.

The controversy has caused an uproar in Washington and on Wall Street where the S&P 500 and the Dow had their biggest one-day declines since September as investor hopes for tax cuts and other pro-business policies faded amid the political tumult.

Democrat congressman from Texas Al Green, on Wednesday called for the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on the floor of the House of Representatives.

US Representative Elijah Cummings, senior Democrat on the House of Representatives oversight committee, applauded Rosenstein's action, saying: "I think he made a solid choice in Mr. Mueller, and I commend him for putting our country and justice system first".

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