DECEMBER 06, 2017
The president and other Republicans have continued talking about the Clinton investigation, especially given new revelations about the probe. In October, the FBI released documents showing that Comey and senior officials at the bureau began drafting his July 2016 statement months in advance, even before interviewing Clinton. On December 2, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller acknowledged that it had removed an investigator amid allegations that he had exchanged text messages that could be considered critical of Trump. That investigator, Peter Strzok, had led the Clinton case. Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
On Tuesday, citing emails that the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained, BuzzFeed reported that Andrew Weissmann, a top member of Mueller’s team, emailed Sally Yates the day Trump fired her as acting attorney general in January for refusing to defend his executive order halting entry to the U.S. by travelers from certain countries, writing, “I am so proud…. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”