Gohmert didn't provide any evidence, and wasn't in the briefing with Gowdy and Ryan, but argued that unfounded allegations of spies infiltrating the Trump campaign is the latest indication a second special counsel is needed. "The sooner the Department of Justice complies with all of our document requests, which are legitimate document requests, the better this is going to be for everybody. had they complied with these document requests earlier when we made them we probably could have spared the country all of this drama".
"They are a group of 13 highly partisan Democrats that make up the Mueller team, excluding him, (who) are trying very, very hard to frame him, to get him in trouble, when he hasn't done anything wrong", Giuliani said at a question-and-answer session at the Globes capital markets conference in Tel Aviv.
The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been operating in a much more bipartisan way, is still conducting its investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
"I think chairman Gowdy's initial assessment is accurate", Ryan said, but then also offered support for House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes' ongoing investigation into the Justice Department. He went on to concede that although he does not know the "technical" answer to the question of whether a president can self-pardon, Trump "obviously" shouldn't do so.
Ryan made the comments a day after contradicting Trump over whether there was an Federal Bureau of Investigation spy in his presidential campaign.
Ryan also rejected Trump's claim that FBI investigators illegally placed an informant inside his campaign. "But I have seen no evidence to the contrary of, of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made", he said.
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Apple hasn't responded to emails from us or from other publications such as Reuters and BBC . "Unfortunately, Apple didn't side with us".
No court has ruled on whether a president can pardon himself, though the Department of Justice wrote in a 1974 opinion, days before former President Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace, that the president "cannot pardon himself".
The Justice Department official said the new briefing would happen Monday or Tuesday, depending on members' schedules, and that DOJ is prepared to "brief members on certain questions specifically raised by Ryan and other members". "Thanks", Ryan said before darting from the podium, abruptly ending his weekly press briefing.
Compare that with Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Lame Duck Speaker: "Get the hell out of the office, you're going to send us to perdition and destruction in the midterm elections".
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, told CNN, "If I were president of the United States and I had a lawyer that said I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer".