Amid Trump Troubles Comes News of Grand Jury


Presidents learn quickly to enthuse about how much they love to get out of Washington, D.C., but President Trump becomes almost a different man entirely. That would definitely be a sign of, if not guilt, then willful acts that put America's very democracy in peril.

The news came one day after reports revealed that Mueller-a former FBI director-has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Both are worthy of debate. "Work with the Trump team when you need to".

This is no surprise. "You don't have the right if you work in the White House or you are a holdover from the Obama administration or professional bureaucrat to take the law in your own hands. That's all it is". But she says the president "has not even discussed" nor is "discussing" firing Mueller. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, prevents any special counsel from being fired unless the decision was first reviewed by a panel of three U.S. judges.

The U.S. dollar and bond yields rose while stocks on Wall St edged higher on Friday, following a stronger-than-expected report, which also showed wage growth picked up in the world's largest economy.

One Republican walking down the hallway shrugged when asked whether the president understands the health law he wants them to pass: "I certainly wouldn't want to comment on what the president understands and doesn't understand".

Given all of that, for Starr to suggest that Mueller may be out over his skis is ironic.

But a slip in the nation's economic fortunes before the 2020 election, especially in states key to Trump's victory like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, could make it harder for Trump to hold onto his base.

John Dowd, an outside lawyer for Trump, said he hasn't received any communication from a grand jury and that "President Trump is not under investigation".

Earlier this year, federal prosecutors were using a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, to collect evidence in the federal probe of Trump associates and any potential ties they could have to Russian operatives.

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Democrats were heavily critical of the expansion of Starr's investigation - painting him as a partisan prosecutor desperately searching for some wrongdoing by the Clintons.

"That's not fair to the president", the senator continued. Can you talk a little bit about a specific example, either of a case you were involved in or another one, when a grand jury proved to be invaluable?

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The investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. election is moving into a new phase. Trump and Republicans also often point to American spies' conclusion that there's no evidence cyberattackers changed any actual votes.

In the 50 closest congressional districts on the Republican side, though, Trump's approval rating has held steady at 47 percent.

Trump has repeatedly denied allegations of collusion, saying he is the victim of a political "witch hunt" and "fake news".

Comprised of between 16 and 23 members of the public, grand juries usually last for 18 months, although that period can be extended under certain circumstances.

Trump has welcomed such attacks.

Mueller was appointed as special counsel following Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. These are the swing districts that determine the relative clout of the parties in the House.