Whitaker knew he could not put Berman in charge because Berman had already recused himself from the investigation, The New York Times reported, citing several officials with direct knowledge of the call between Trump and Whitaker. This is reported to have "soured" the president on Whitaker, given that Trump has made it clear he wants the investigation into him to stop.
Trump initially claimed that the paper's reporters did not contact him for comment.
Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to testify before Congress.
Whitaker is presently under Congressional scrutiny for possible perjury after telling House Democrats that he was never "put under any pressure" by the president to interfere in any ongoing investigations involving the president.
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Root was denied hitting the winning run when he was caught on the boundary with the scores tied and left to a standing ovation. It still took time for Gayle to warm up as he had made only 21 after facing 50 balls and went to his 50 off 76.
The attacks, which number almost 1,200, are part of a strategy to beat back the investigations, the newspaper said in an analysis report on Tuesday, adding that they have also opened him to possible obstruction of justice charges. "I am confident that everyone in the room knew exactly what we were doing".
The Justice Department inspector general past year referred to prosecutors' allegations that McCabe had lied during an internal investigation into a news media disclosure. "I find it hard to believe that his staff didn't reach him that this kind of a report was coming". "They chose not to engage, and afterwards, the president acts surprised".
New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger issued a statement hours later condemning the president's use of the phrase "enemy of the people" as "dangerous" and inaccurate, raising fears that such comments might encourage "violence against journalists at home and overseas".
"If the president is in fact that unsafe - I mean, as a lifelong public servant, as someone who took an oath to protect the Constitution, didn't you have a duty to come forward before now, before writing a book?" host Anderson Cooper asked. "I've speculated in the past that the way Putin behaves is to treat President Trump as an asset", Clapper also said.