The Department of Justice is going to “take down” Donald Trump Donald Trump has been accused of “totally mishandling” the election, after federal investigators say they are probing whether his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Times first reported that the department will “take” the Trump campaign from the White House.
Sources told the Times the FBI is “not the only one” looking into Trump’s Russia ties, as multiple outlets have reported.
Trump, meanwhile, denied the report and suggested he was not aware of the probe.
“It’s not true,” he said on Wednesday.
“I haven’t heard about it.”
Trump’s team had previously accused the FBI of not investigating his ties to Russia, with senior adviser Jared Kushner calling the investigation a “witch hunt.”
Kushner said he is confident that there was “no collusion between the campaign and Russia.”
A White House spokesperson said on Thursday that Trump is “pleased” the FBI has decided not to investigate his campaign ties, but that it is “still very early” in the investigation.
Trump’s administration has also been hit with several probes since the 2016 election.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice during the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contact with Russia.
Flynn resigned from his post after it was revealed that he had lied about the nature of their conversation.
On Wednesday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr Richard Mauze BurrHillicon Valley: Rosenstein to testify on Capitol Hill next before Senate panel on cyber security issues | Sinclair’s Trump: ‘We’re not going to let Russia’s influence our elections’ | Dem calls on DOJ to release Flynn transcript | Trump says Flynn will plead guilty to perjury charges MORE (R-N.C.) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein Dianne Emiel FeinsteinLet’s confirm Kavanaugh and move on Nelson campaign to donate to Dems MORE (D-Calif.) announced that the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees are to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
Trump has said that he did not know about Flynn’s contacts with Russia until after he was elected.
He has also claimed that he was never aware of any ties between the Russian government and the Trump presidential campaign.
The president on Wednesday also said he was “not aware” of his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, who claimed to have damaging information on Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton makes first steps to winning the presidency Dems push back on using federal funds to arm teachers Kavanaugh, Ford give stirring testimony.
Now senators must decide MORE, and has said he will sue the New York Attorney General if he finds out that he is in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.