The President denied any knowledge about meeting with Russia. His Attorney General also denied this claim.
Furthermore he has asked that the DOJ look into Hillary Clinton. Trump had also cited firing Jeff Sessions if he doesn’t do more to prosecute Democrats.
Paul Manafort who tried to discredit Mueller’s investigation finds himself in more hot water. Mueller had revealed documents showing a connection between Manafort and Russian mobsters.
Manafort’s close ties to Trump still affected his credibility. But as new information on Hillary surfaced he sought to put the focus on her.
“This indictment strongly indicates the existence of a previously unknown relationship between an alleged Russian organized crime leader and Mr. Manafort,” said Martin Sheil. Sheil is a retired criminal investigator for the IRS.
But Paul Manafort’s attorney Kevin Downing said that the indictment is funny.
Downing said “the second thing about this indictment that I, myself, find most ridiculous is a claim that maintaining offshore accounts to bring all your funds into the United States, as a scheme to conceal from the United States government, is ridiculous.”
He seemed to be implying that the charges are bogus. Nevertheless Downing would have to prove that Manafort is innocent.
All the while Mueller is yet to show any concrete evidence of Trump interfering in elections.
Sessions And DOJ
In the midst of the ongoing trial Donna Brazile exposed Clinton. This has now added more fuel to Trump’s fire against Hillary Clinton. She has been accused of using the DNC to beat Sanders in Party elections.
“A lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me,” Trump said. He made this comment after the story broke.
Trump said “honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats.” He said this to reporters as he left for his Asia tour.
Sessions told the investigation committee he knew nothing of any interference. But he will reappear in front of that committee after Papadopoulos claimed they knew.
Senator Patrick J. Leahy said “he now needs to come back before the committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he cannot seem to provide truthful, complete answers to these important and relevant questions.”
Patrick J. Leahy is the Vermont Democratic representative. He is part of the Judiciary Committee.
Sessions was questioned by Sen. Al Franken. Franken asked “you don’t believe that surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians?”
Sessions replied “I did not, and I’m not aware of anyone else that did. And I don’t believe it happened.”
As investigations continue time will tell who is guilty or not.