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Trump lawyer calls for halt to probe of Russian election meddling

Europe
17.03.2018
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer called Saturday for the Justice Department to halt the special counsel investigation of Russian election meddling, including the probe of the right-wing populist‘s 2016 campaign.

John Dowd, a prominent Washington lawyer hired last year to represent Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller‘s widening investigation, exhorted a top Justice Department official to end the probe, which he described as "manufactured" from "corrupt" evidence.

He first issued the statement in response to an inquiry from The Daily Beast, saying in an email that he was speaking for Trump as his lawyer, the news website reported.

Later, Dowd sent the same statement to other media organizations specifying that he was speaking only for himself, not on Trump‘s behalf.

The statement referred to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who named Mueller to take charge an outside investigation in May 2017, shortly after Trump fired FBI director James Comey, whose agency had been leading the probe.

Rosenstein has responsibility for the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was a close associate of the Trump campaign, had earlier removed himself from decisions on the matter.

Sessions on Friday sacked Andrew McCabe, the FBI‘s former deputy director, accusing him of having "lacked candour" in an internal investigation of leaks to the media. The FBI‘s disciplinary office had recommended McCabe‘s dismissal.

"I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation," Dowd wrote.

 

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