Trump's lawyers argue Mueller has not met threshold for presidential interview

While US President Donald Trump's lawyers may argue that Robert Mueller lacks a sufficient justification for oral

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he sees no need to act to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation - and declined to say how Republicans would react if President Donald Trump tries to fire Mueller. Lindsey Graham, said firing Mueller would likely end in impeachment.

Mueller's team interviewed Sessions two weeks ago.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY told reporters earlier Tuesday he would "push hard" for legislation to protect Mueller, but said Republicans have resisted.

"I think that Don McGahn is a central figure in this that the American public may not appreciate", Schmidt said on Thursday.

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The CAS required an even higher threshold on the necessary level of evidence than the Oswald Commission and former CAS decisions. On January 31, Putin said the IOC's decision to ban Russia from the Olympics amounted to an "outside attack" on Russian sports.

The cache of documents turned over to Mueller also includes internal communications regarding the firing of Comey, an episode that includes Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the White House. Trump demanded that he not recuse himself, but after he did, he attacked Sessions, obvious pressure for him to resign. McGahn was apparently unaware that Sessions had already consulted with other attorneys in the Department of Justice and chose to go forward with his recusal, but after being told of this, he stopped communicating with Sessions on the matter.

In a July 2017 interview with the New York Times, Trump lashed out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for recusing himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, which led to the appointment of a special counsel.

The lawyers' stance on the issue comes days after Trump said he was "looking forward" to speaking with Mueller and his team, though he also said at the time that he would ultimately defer that decision to his attorneys.

He fired FBI director James Comey in May - after he refused to pledge allegiance to Trump or back off an investigation of then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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But perhaps the most damaging aspect of this report is how casually and openly Trump is plotting his obstruction.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of three congressional panels investigating Moscow's activities during the campaign, has asked Corallo for an interview next month.

Sonam Sheth contributed reporting to this article.

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