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Miles Archer

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Sun Nov 19, 2017, 10:48 PM Nov 2017

Keith Olbermann: "Bob Mueller just hit the gas" [View all]

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department


Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned.

In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it.

Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's first records request to the Justice Department, and it means Mueller is now demanding documents from the department overseeing his investigation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played key roles in Comey's removal. And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein's subsequent appointment of Mueller.
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KnR Hekate Nov 2017 #1
Poop, meet fan. SummerSnow Nov 2017 #2
Certainly hope so jimlup Nov 2017 #3
Lovin' it!! InAbLuEsTaTe Nov 2017 #4
Bill Maher made a "gentleman's agreement" (AKA a bet) BigmanPigman Nov 2017 #5
That sounds wonderful but doubtful it would be THAT soon. Kirk Lover Nov 2017 #6
probably too soon paleotn Nov 2017 #12
Zoom zoom... Glimmer of Hope Nov 2017 #7
Not to worry. Sessions is on this. Sneederbunk Nov 2017 #8
K&R burrowowl Nov 2017 #9
Bob Mueller's soon-to-be trophy case (we hope). . . DinahMoeHum Nov 2017 #10
Orange is the new black FakeNoose Nov 2017 #11
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