Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Dir. Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign Wednesday. The decision came down less than 24 hours after revelations reported by the New York Times that James Comey kept detailed memos of his interactions with Pres. Trump, including one where the president encouraged Comey to end his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Rep. Joe Crowley praised the move by DOJ, saying that appointing a special counsel was the right call. “These are heavy, heavy days,” he told Rick Ungar and guest co-host Rick Tyler Wednesday. “The American people deserve answers.”
“This entire investigation has Donald Trump rattled,” Malcolm Nance, a career counterintelligence officer, said Tuesday.
Nance also weighed in on the new revelations that Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russians during their Oval Office meeting last week, saying that it has has many in the intelligence community feeling uneasy.
Former U.S. Ambassador Gerald Feierstein echoed Nance’s sentiment about Trump’s decision to share intelligence with Russia.
“If Trump continues this approach,” Feierstein explained Tuesday, “this is going to be a problem.”
He also stressed Trump has put key partnerships in jeopardy, while highlighting the importance of intelligence-sharing agreements in the region.
He added that while allies might not break off diplomatic ties, they are likely to not share information as readily or be as quick to help the United States.
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