"I don't know if the story is true or not, but I know this, Mueller should look at it", Graham said, before adding that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election "needs to go forward without political interference, and I'm sure it will". Besides the two of them having an extramarital affair, their text exchanges, which number in the tens of thousands, displayed explicit bias against Trump.
'But I have never believed it affected Mr. Mueller, ' Graham added.
Meanwhile, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the Republicans who have been escalating attacks on the FBI and Justice Department as Mueller's investigation has come closer to Trump's inner circle. Highlights of an obstruction case against Trump include his asking then-FBI Director James Comey for a loyalty pledge and urging him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, plus his subsequent firing of Comey, citing the now infamous memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Collins, the Senate's most influential Republican moderate, said she has spoken to Mr. Trump about immigration policy.
Lindsey Graham of SC, called for votes on a bill that would require a panel of three judges to approve before the president could fire any special counsel.
Strzok, who was romantically involved with Page, was a member of the FBI team investigating Hillary Clinton's email server and, later, a member of Mueller's special counsel operation. "And that's as it should be". But the questions Mueller is looking at are not about the issue the special counsel was supposed to examine: collusion with Russians to fix the 2016 presidential election.
Two suspects still at large in deputy shooting
The flags will be lowered until sunset on the day of the funeral for Gumm, who had been with the sheriff's office since 2013. The Adams County Sheriff's Office said an officer died in a shooting in the area of 88th and Dawson Street Wednesday night.
One bill, sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would allow the counsel to appeal a dismissal after the fact. But the pressure in June to fire Mueller caused McGahn to tell others he would resign, and this time he packed up some of his belongings in boxes, according to two people familiar with the matter. A second, sponsored by Graham and Sen. She said Mr. Trump was "very sympathetic" of Dreamers.
Collins said there are some constitutional issues with the proposed legislation. "But again, I have faith in the deputy attorney general that he's going to do what he told me he would do". But on Sunday, even Republicans who have backed such a bill appeared to settle instead on providing a warning to the president.
"He certainly isn't representing his Central Valley constituents or Californians, who care much more about health care, jobs and, yes, protecting Dreamers than about the latest conspiracy theory", Nunes' hometown paper said. Quite simply, is there anything Trump could do that would justify opening a judiciary committee investigation on the possible impeachment of Trump?
"The text messages between the two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents don't show political leaning, they show a political bias".
"It is easy to see where this would be an element or component to consider as part of an obstruction mosaic", Frenkel said.