CNN sources: Trump insisting he'll be cleared in Russian Federation investigation

CNN sources: Trump insisting he'll be cleared in Russian Federation investigation

Mr Flynn is one of a number former Trump campaign aides to face charges as part of Mr Mueller's investigation. "It's, uh, quite sad to see that, so my people were very upset about it".

Mueller's team now has thousands of emails sent between Trump officials during the presidential transition from November 2016 to January 2017.

If Donald Trump moves to fire special counsel Robert Mueller over his federal investigation into potential ties between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation he would provoke a "constitutional crisis", a leading Democrat has warned.

But it emerged over the weekend that Mueller has recently obtained emails from the Trump transition team and has been asking witnesses questions based on those documents.

In response, a spokesman for Mueller said the emails were obtained appropriately.

The emails were obtained by the investigation through the General Services Administration, the government agency that possessed them after the transition process.

"I haven't heard anything about this, any firing", Mr Mnuchin said, adding that it was "obviously up to" Mr Trump to make a final decision.

Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign aide, called the investigation an "attack on the presidency" and told CNN there are 'more and more indications that the Mueller investigation is off the rails'.

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The meeting is the first between the two sides since the completion of the special counsel's interviews with White House staff, according to CNN.

Members of the conservative media and some congressional Republicans have begun to systematically question Mr Mueller's motives and credibility while the President himself called it a "disgrace" that some texts and emails from two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents contained anti-Trump rhetoric.

The White House declined to comment to CNBC on Tuesday.

Trump attorney Kory Langhofer claimed Mueller improperly obtained the emails, which contained information that is potentially subject to restrictions like attorney-client privilege.

Upon his return to the White House from an overnight trip to Camp David, the president weighed in on the controversy surrounding his transition team's emails, telling reporters, "It's not looking good".

He did not respond when Business Insider asked him to clarify whether Trump believes Mueller will release a letter exonerating him.

He said Mueller and his deputy, Andrew Weissmann, have a history of an aggressive style of handling cases, with the latter being accused of "prosecutorial overreach" by critics of the Enron scandal's proceedings. Flynn was sacked by Trump in February for misleading senior administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Officials with Trump for America learned last week that GSA officials had turned over the cache of emails to Mueller's team.

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