Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks

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The tweet appeared to be a reference to the fact that multiple lawyers on Mueller's team, before signing on for the assignment, contributed money to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent in the presidential election. He said the president should feel "heartened" that senior officials at the Department of Justice, including FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, "now are all Trump appointees". "But this is what I said, Lawrence, a couple of weeks ago when I talked about grumble bragging from members of this administration ..."

Trump has reportedly groused about Sessions' loyalty and for failing to provide adequate protection from investigators - and may have even attempted to get rid of him last summer, the Washington Post reported in February.

"I can understand why the president is frustrated by it", Giuliani said.

Moreover, Trump didn't replace Sessions, as he had every right to do.

Sessions ultimately refused Trump's demand. "Things are moving in his direction". Would you please raise your hand?...

The Justice Department did not respond to CBS News' request for comment.

"All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for that on television", Trump said. "He offered it to me", Giuliani said.

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The meeting is believed to be a focus for Robert Mueller, the special counsel who took over the Russian Federation probe and is looking into whether Mr Trump committed obstruction of justice.

"The folks who have seen the information have the same perspective", Gowdy said.

In the same interview on Fox, Gowdy said the Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly when it used an informant to talk to Trump campaign officials about possible Russian meddling in the election.

The special counsel assigned to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election has also been a favorite target for Trump's use of the term.

He added that he's never met with or spoken with Trump, but as a former prosecutor, he has never referred to an informant as a "spy", like Trump has with the FBI's informant.

Giuliani said Tuesday that Mueller's attempts to interview Trump indicated that his probe of possible coordination between Russian Federation and the campaign are nearing its end.

At least some of Mr. Trump's lawyers, however, would admit this is unwise and politically hazardous. A former business partner of Cohen's has agreed to cooperate in that probe and plead to NY state charges.