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    White house looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation: sources

    2 Attachment(s) The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign staff and Russia, a couple familiar with White House thinking said on Friday.

    Trump has stated that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's hiring of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to direct the investigation hurts our nation terribly.

    Within hours of Mueller's appointment on Wednesday, the White House started reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts recently employed government attorneys from investigating their preceding lawyer customers for twelve months after their selecting, the sources stated.

    An executive order signed by Trump in January prolonged that period to to 2 years.

    Mueller's former lawyer, WilmerHale, signifies Trump's son-in law Jared Kushner, who met using a Russian bank executive in December, along with the president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who's a a topic of a federal investigation.

    Legal specialists said the ethics rule could be waived by the Justice Department, which appointed Mueller. He didn't symbolize Manafort or Kushner immediately at his former lawyer.

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    a couple familiar with White House considering both made up or White home is bugged

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    a couple familiar with White House considering
    1) Guy who offers pizza to Reuters.
    2) Hillary's hairdreser.

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    White House document that contained Mr. Trump's remarks was based on notes taken from the the Oval Office and has been circulated as the the state account of the meeting. One official read quotations to The Times, along with a 2nd official confirmed the broad outlines of the dialogue.

    POTUS to Russians:
    I just fired the the top of the F.B.I. He was insane, a genuine nut-job,” ..
    “I confronted great strain as a result of Russia. That is taken off.”
    “I'm not under investigation.”

    Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, didn't dispute the account.

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