Published: Wed, November 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

NY Times: Trump Wanted to Order Federal Prosecutions of Clinton, Comey

NY Times: Trump Wanted to Order Federal Prosecutions of Clinton, Comey

In anticipation of his Clinton related questions, Mr Whitaker brought information about the investigation with him when meeting with the President, but did not cross any lines with the information that he disclosed.

Still, Trump continued to privately discuss the matter, including a possible appointment of a second special counsel to investigate both Clinton and Comey - and has expressed disappointment in FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to investigate Clinton, calling him weak, the Times reported.

He said: "This is what had him anxious then".

Director James Comey prosecuted by the Department of Justice.

Trump has repeatedly and publicly called on the Justice Department to investigate Clinton, and he has tweeted his dismay over what he saw as former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' reluctance to go after Clinton.

A report says US President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hilary Clinton and James Comey.

One observer who was particularly aghast was John Dean, the former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, who told CNN on no uncertain terms that this would be a red line too extreme even for Tricky Dick to cross. McGahn's lawyer, William Burck, also did not respond to a request for comment.

The president named Pat Cipollone as his replacement, but the noted commercial lawyer and conservative Catholic activist has not been seen at the White House.

Trump fired Comey in May 2017 over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email server and email accounts for official business during her tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

Democrats have opposed this action due to previous comments by Mr Whitaker that criticised Robert Mueller and his investigation.

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