President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, insisted that 'truth is not truth' when it comes to the investigation probing Russia's role in influencing the 2016 elections.
As Mueller's tenure hit its first anniversary and the trial of former campaign manager Paul Manafort approached, the frequency of Trump's "witch hunt" complaints have picked up sharply.
Trump escalates his attacks on the Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.
Manafort had brought a civil suit in January against the Justice Department, naming special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as specific defendants. He argued that both had exceeded their authority.
"I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime," Giuliani said in an interview on "Fox & Friends." "Collusion is not a crime."
The move signals a sharp escalation in the ongoing tensions between Trump's allies in Congress and Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
The conservative Jim Jordan's bid to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — who is not seeking re-election to his seat in Congress — comes as Jordan supports a new effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Paul Ryan's opposition to the impeachment effort greatly decreases the chances of Rosenstein being removed from office.
The document highlights the increasingly critical role that private sector companies are playing in national security matters.
Asked about why the wrestlers would come forward with allegations that are untrue, Jordan said the the timing of the news reports was also suspicious.
The testimony will provide the first opportunity to hear public comments on the IG report from Rosenstein, who recommended to Trump that then-FBI Director James Comey should be fired.
Manafort had argued that Mueller had exceeded his authority.
Parscale also said a recent report by the Justice Department's internal watchdog provides grounds for Trump to end Mueller's investigation.
Trump asserts his legal right to pardon himself, the latest sign of how seriously he is considering ways to protect himself from the special counsel's investigation.
But Trump suggested he wouldn't do that because "I have done nothing wrong."
Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt two days after he fired Comey that he was thinking about "this Russia thing" when he decided to terminate the FBI director.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey.
The briefing arrives after Trump weighed in on the cultural controversy surround the cancellation of "Roseanne" after the show's star, Roseanne Barr, tweeted a racist joke about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump contended the Mueller's investigators could try to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections.