Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mueller obtained draft of letter Trump wrote explaining Comey firing

Mueller obtained draft of letter Trump wrote explaining Comey firing

Then came the bigger revelation - A New York Times report claimed that Mueller was in possession of a draft letter explaining Trump's rationale for firing Comey.

Instead, the letter circulated among White House aides and Justice Department officials the day before Comey's firing.

Trump's real reason for firing former FBI Director James Comey may already be known, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a draft of Trump's letter firing Comey.

Grassley and Graham's letter requests the Federal Bureau of Investigation hand over records of drafts prepared by Comey and communications regarding draft statements. It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won. A statement from the department said it had been fully cooperative with Mr Mueller's investigation. "It took a lot of guts".

Trump is elected President, defeating Clinton by winning 304 electoral college votes to her 227.

Vice President Mike Pence, who has repeatedly claimed ignorance of the Trump administration's scandals in a manner that strains credulity, insisted at the time that Comey was sacked purely on the DOJ's recommendation and the move had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation. The FBI director also dismisses the president's tweets alleging that Obama ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped during the election. The contents of the letter was described in detail by several people who had read versions of it.

On Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen.

On Thursday, a Daily Beast report pointed out that the special counsel has enlisted the help of agents from the criminal investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service.

An official familiar with the letter paraphrased it as saying, "You've told me three times I'm not under investigation but you won't tell the world, and it's hampering the country".

McGahn had reportedly managed to successfully block the president from sending the letter to Comey.

The letter, which was first reported by the New York Times, as well as internal White House communications before Comey's ouster, could now become key evidence for Mueller as he examines whether the Comey firing was part of an effort to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation.

In that sense, McGahn essentially backed himself into a corner: he tried to protect the president from firing Comey for a potentially illegal reason, but the fact that he thought the letter could put Trump in legal jeopardy means he will have to testify before Mueller's grand jury.

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