Trump wanted Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton AND James Comey

Trump wanted Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton AND James Comey

Trump wanted Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton AND James Comey

In anticipation of his Clinton related questions, Mr Whitaker brought information about the investigation with him when meeting with the President, but did not cross any lines with the information that he disclosed.

A lawyer for McGahn told the Times that Trump "never, to his knowledge, ordered that anyone prosecute Hillary Clinton or James Comey". "This is what he's been so vocal about now and speaking out".

But Trump was ultimately dissuaded after White House Counsel Donald McGahn wrote a memo that said Trump risked impeachment as well as defeat in the 2020 presidential election if voters through he had abused his power.

The investigation centred around whether or not donors were promised favours or special access to Mrs Clinton during her time as Secretary of State in exchange for donations. Her aides were also charged with disposing of official Blackberry devices by hammering them to pieces.

Nixon may not have used criminal prosecution to go after his enemies, but CNN host John Berman said the former president did use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against people on his lists.

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"Like any client, the president is entitled to confidentiality". The former USA attorney for the Southern District of Iowa said during the 2016 presidential campaign that Clinton should have been indicted for using a private email to handle classified documents while serving as secretary of state.

Dershowitz said it was good for McGahn to talk Trump out of the prosecutions, but he did not agree with the attorney's contention that going through with the probes would have been an impeachable offense.

The president named Pat Cipollone as his replacement, but the noted commercial lawyer and conservative Catholic activist has not been seen at the White House.

Democrats have opposed this action due to previous comments by Mr Whitaker that criticised Robert Mueller and his investigation.

Sessions previous year said he was directing senior federal prosecutors to look into matters raised by House Republicans related to the Clinton Foundation and a uranium mine transaction benefiting the foundation that was approved when Clinton was secretary of state.

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