Trump believes that Mueller's investigation is "illegal" since the investigation continues approaching those closest to the president
- Trump said on Thursday that Mueller's appointment for Russia's investigation was wrong
- The president said that "there should never have been a special lawyer"
- Despite the president's sentiments, Trump's own Justice Department says it's legal
President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the investigation into Russia's collusion led by special adviser Robert Mueller is "illegal". since the investigation continues fine-tuning his inner circle.
Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview that Mueller's appointment last year to investigate his 2016 election campaign for possible collusion with Russia was incorrect.
& # 39; I see it differently. I see it as an illegal investigation, "he told Bloomberg.
He quoted anonymous "great scholars" who say that "there should never have been a special lawyer," according to the news agency.
The president of EE. UU., Donald Trump, says he believes that the investigation into the Russian collusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is "illegal".
Some legal experts have questioned the designation by the Department of Justice of Mueller, a former director of the FBI, to handle the investigation in the absence of a specific law governing special prosecutors.
But Trump's own Justice Department says it's legal.
Earlier this month, Andrew Miller, a sole adviser to Trump's former political advisor, Roger Stone, questioned the legality of Mueller's appointment in an appeals court.
Miller is fighting a subpoena to testify at Stone in front of a grand jury commissioned by Mueller.
Miller's case, backed by the conservative legal group National Legal and Policy Center, argues that Mueller's appointment on May 17, 2017 violated the constitution because it was made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and not by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. .
In fact, Sessions, who served in Trump's election campaign, had already withdrawn from the Russian investigation, leaving Rosenstein empowered to act as attorney general in the case.
Meanwhile, a legal challenge to Mueller's broad mandate to pursue any advantage, even if it only relates obliquely to the collusion of Russia, has also been rejected in court.