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June 11, 2017

Trump lawyer 'not going to speculate' on whether president might fire special counsel

Source: 6ABC Philadelphia

A member of President Trump's personal legal team said he is "not going to speculate" on whether the president may order the firing of the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and its possible ties to Trump associates.

But lawyer Jay Sekulow added that he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise."

"I'm not going to speculate on what [Trump] will or will not do" with regard to Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the FBI's Russia probe, Sekulow told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week" Sunday.

"Right now the role of the president is to govern the United States of America. He's going to do that. He's going to leave anything else to the lawyers. But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise" with Mueller, said Sekulow.

Read more: http://6abc.com/news/trump-lawyer-not-going-to-speculate-on-whether-president-might-fire-special-counsel/2083997/



More at link. The country and some of the Congress wouldn't tolerate firing Special
Prosecutor Mueller, but Don has a tin ear to what will fly in politics.
June 11, 2017

GOP Senator: If Donald Trump Has Tapes Of James Comey, He Should Hand Them Over

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Sunday demanded that if President Donald Trump continues to suggest that he has recordings of his conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he should either “voluntarily turn them over” or receive a subpoena.

“This is an issue that the president should have cleared up in his press conference,” Collins said on CNN’s State of the Union. “He should give a straight yes or no to the question of whether or not the tapes exist, and he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel.”

Trump and White House officials have repeatedly refused to confirm or deny whether the tapes exist.

“I’ll tell you about that in the very near future,” Trump said on Friday during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-comey-tapes_us_593d4775e4b0c5a35ca04eff?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009



More at the link.

A very subtle and subliminal if tangential element of this curious "tapes" tweet, is that it could
imply that taping has been going on a long time. Were any of Trump's offices, hotels, residences
wired? Was mentioning "tapes" an attempt to warn people there exists "tapes" of their conversations?
It almost begs the question is there evidence of other interactions? 'Your secrets have all
been recorded, can we expect loyalty?'
June 9, 2017

Congressional phones have gone silent

The Resistance is flagging. We must renew and fight harder. It's not enough to
dethrone Trump. We must then dethrone Pence, Ryan, McConnell, and reverse their
corporate thievery if America is to be reclaimed for the people.

https://twitter.com/gbeckyhudson/status/873146407640813568

https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872917087181836288

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