FBI, Donald Trump, Lester Holt discussed on

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The time and found there was broad support for comey so the white house is saying trump fired comey because of the rosenstein memo and because the fbi lost confidence in komi and then this happens and finally the president president trump tells lester holt on nbc the decision to fire comey was not based on rosenstein and sessions recommendation it was his own decision you would make the decision before they came i was going to fire call me there's no good time to do it by the way they accepted accepted their recommend already made the decision i was gonna fire regardless of records he made a recommendation then trump says this and in fact when i decided to just do it i said to myself i said you know this rusher thing with trump and russia is a made up story it's an excuse by the democrats for having lost an election that they should have one and the reason they shouldn't that's a big change right that's way different than the original justification and why is that potentially problematic remember when you're thinking about things as possible obstruction of justice there has to be some kind of state of mind and it's a high bar to get a corrupt state of mind the president has now said on national television that he was thinking of russia when he fired jim kobe who was playing a big role in the russia investigation and so that doesn't get you all the way there but it provides some insight into the president's state of mind into his thinking so the head of the fbi is fired and the president of the united states says it's about the investigation the world now knows the fbi is leading into whether the president and his people did wrong democrats and even some republicans start to pressure the justice department saying this investigation is getting politicized so the justice department actually rod rosenstein appoint a special counsel to run this investigation instead this is how we get robert muller robert muller is a republican former marine he's former head of the fbi he is very well respected in washington and now he's got his own team his own budget the power to issue subpoenas and he does not report directly to the president and remember of.

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