Mueller Has Unreleased Copy of Angry Letter Trump Wrote on Firing Comey

In a shocking reveal, the special counsel Robert Mueller is said to have finally learnt the real reasons U.S. President Donald Trump fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey earlier this year.

The New York Times and Washington Post have now reported, however, that Pence was present in Oval Office meetings on May 8 regarding Trump's original letter calling for Comey's firing and was handed a copy of that letter.

The GOP senators, appearing eager to help with Team Trump's offensive against Comey, wrote in a letter to the FBI this week, "Conclusion first, fact-gathering second - that's no way to run an investigation".

Rosenstein met with a White House lawyer at the Department of Justice two days after Comey's testimony to express concerns about his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

A subsequent letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was used instead as the basis to terminate Comey.

The Associated Press said Mr Trump had been fuming about Mr Comey for weeks, and was angry that the FBI Director would not say publicly that the President was not personally under investigation.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner were also in Bedminster that weekend, and Kushner was reportedly in favor of firing Comey. It was later excised - only to be partially restored in the final letter at Trump's behest.

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As Comey publicly noted after his firing, Trump was not under investigation while the former FBI Director led the Russian Federation probe.

Mueller, who is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into Russian Federation and associates of Trump, including whether the president obstructed justice when he dismissed the FBI director.

Mr. Rosenstein's memo arrived at the White House the next day. That letter, the Times said, is now in the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Comey's ouster as a potential obstruction of justice. But the letter, which contained a rationale for the dismissal, was not sent after White House counsel Don McGahn objected, thinking some of its contents were problematic, according to one of the people familiar with the letter.

Hours later, Trump told NBC: "I was going to fire Comey - my decision".

Just days later the commander-in-chief admitted in the television interview that the "Russia thing" had had a bearing on his decision and that he would have fired Comey "regardless of recommendation".

His conduct during the hearing added to concerns held by Mr. Sessions and Mr. Rosenstein that the F. B.

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