President Trump starts his day at the White House and ends the day on vacation in New Jersey. The president heads to his golf club in Bedminster as the federal investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign ramps up. Last night at a rally president Trump went on the offensive.
President Trump called the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election a HOAX at a rally in West Virginia Thursday night just as CBS news learned special counsel Robert Mueller is now using a grand jury to advance his federal probe.
The move allows Mueller and his team to streamline the process of getting subpoenas for records and testimony.
The president insists this is all sour grapes by Democrats still upset by his win in November.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement that former FBI Director James Comey had quote "said three times that the president is not under investigation, and we have no reason to believe that has changed."
Reacting to suggestions by Mr. Trump that he may be looking into firing Mueller, two bipartisan groups of Senators introduced bills Thursday making that much harder to do. They stipulate, if the president ever gave such an order, that order would then require the court's approval.
Ty Cobb, a member of the president's legal team, said the White House is committed to fully cooperating with Mueller and that it -quote- "...favors anything that accelerates the conclusion of his work fairly".