In the wake of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe the lawyers representing President Trump are telling Mueller enough is enough.
“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier,” John Dowd told CNN in a statement.
Dowd told CNN he was speaking on his own behalf, although he had earlier told the Daily Beast, which first reported the statement, that he was speaking on behalf of the President. Dowd’s comment wasn’t authorized by the President, a person close to the Trump told CNN. Dowd also later added to his statement, saying of the investigation: “Just end it on the merits in light of recent revelations.”
A Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on Dowd’s remarks.
As usual Senate Democrats scolded the idea. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “Mr. Dowd’s comments are yet another indication that the first instinct of the President and his legal team is not to cooperate with special counsel Mueller, but to undermine him at every turn,” the New York Democrat said in a statement.
Is it time for the special counsel to conclude the investigation?