The ex-wife and former president of a prominent law firm that was the subject of a criminal probe into potential collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives has blasted the White House for allowing the former president to remain in office.
In a letter to Trump’s former deputy attorney general, Lisa Bloom, Donna Brazile wrote that she “never had the heart to see this president suffer, and I never expected to see the President suffer this bad.”
She went on to say that she is now “in shock” over the outcome of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“The president has done a disservice to the country by allowing this president to continue to run his presidency, despite his obvious conflicts of interest,” Brazile said.
Brazile also said that she has no idea if the investigation into the Russian influence campaign is still ongoing. “
And he still manages to retain his position.”
Brazile also said that she has no idea if the investigation into the Russian influence campaign is still ongoing.
“I am sure you are aware that I have had no contact with the special prosecutor in the matter,” she said.
In the letter, Brazile argued that her husband was “a very good friend of mine” and called him “a loyal and devoted servant of the Constitution” and “a man who cares deeply about his country.”
Brazil’s husband, George, was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, but his run was interrupted by revelations about a series of conversations between him and then-FBI Director James Comey that resulted in a scathing recommendation for his firing.
A spokesman for the White and Clinton presidential campaigns did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., said in a statement Friday that his father has “worked tirelessly to protect the Constitution, our democracy and the rule of law” and that he had been vindicated by the decision.
He also said his father “was never in any way, shape or form, in any manner, complicit in the Russian interference in our election.”
Trump’s eldest son, Eric, said that he has had “many conversations” with the president about the investigation and that they have “always been very respectful of the independence and integrity of the independent commission.”
Trump Jr. said that his family “was not aware of any contacts” between the campaign and Russia before the 2016 election.
The statement also claimed that former FBI Director James B. Comey “told the American people that he would not be recommending a prosecution of the President,” a claim the president has denied.
Comey, a Democrat, told The New York Times in an interview published Friday that he never “suggested or implied to the president or any other official that any crimes had been committed.”
The president also told NBC News in an appearance on Sunday that “I was never in contact with Russia.”
“It never happened,” he said.
He added that the former FBI director “told Congress that he did not know if the president had anything to do with the Russians.”
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, released a statement saying that the Trump administration “will continue to support and defend our President and the law, and the integrity of our elections.”
Brazilia also criticized Trump for using his executive powers “to unilaterally fire James Comey” as deputy attorney and for the president’s firing of FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel.
Brazile, who was a senior counsel at the Justice Department, said in the letter that she was “shocked and appalled” by Trump’s decision to fire Comey, and that the move “has not only endangered the integrity and independence of the FBI but also the life and safety of the president.”
“I believe the president should resign, but he should resign because of the grave threat he poses to our democracy,” Braziles said.
Brazilia, who is also the president and CEO of the Democratic National Committee, also criticized the decision to release the email chain, saying that “the White House and the President’s team have refused to share the contents of this email chain with Congress, the American public, and even our own intelligence community.”