The future of Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, came under doubt Friday when Trump attacked him in a tweet and a USA official confirmed that Rosenstein has told colleagues he may have to recuse himself from the inquiry because he'd criticised James Comey in a memo before Trump fired the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
If US President Donald Trump fires Rob Rosenstein or prods him into recusing himself from the Russian Federation meddling investigation he oversees, the he risks creating chaos at the US Justice Department while failing to stop the inquiry.
This morning, Trump said via his favorite means of communication that he is being investigated by the man who told him to fire the FBI Director.
The FBI probe, now in the hands of special prosecutor Robert Mueller, shifted its focus to allegations of obstruction in the days after Trump fired the agency's then director James Comey on May 9.
Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.
"The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt", the Republican leader tweeted while away on his first weekend to Camp David, the official U.S. presidential retreat in the mountains of western Maryland.
Just as he has done publicly on Twitter, Trump has told friends and associates that the investigation is a "witch hunt" and that others are out to get him. "I hope you can let this go".
The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe.
Earlier this week, the investigation led by Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump.
All the stories about Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction cited anonymous sources. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.
It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation... a presidential post of less than 140 characters.
Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe were quoted as saying.
Despite American intelligence and law enforcement's continued assertion that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, Trump argues that it is a "hoax".
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller, but also Rosenstein.
The fifth Wolverine selected was junior pitcher Bryan Pall, taken by Seattle in the 25th round, No. 753 overall. Daily sports headlines from across Gwinnett County, including high school, professional and college news.
Gadot has spoken publicly about her time in the Israeli military. "She is the version of feminism that we need at that time". For the second week in a row, " Wonder Woman " has the USA box office all tied up.
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It warned that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations or any action threatening public security. Navalny himself was arrested Monday afternoon outside his home in Moscow as he headed for an unsanctioned protest rally.
A better way to describe Sphero's new toy is as an Echo, Amazon's Alexa-powered intelligent speaker , for kids. From a technical standpoint, what's really cool about the toy is that it shouldn't worry parents.
During Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream, the company unveiled Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions for Nintendo 3DS . As well as that, new Goomba and Koopa Troopa Amiibo were revealed, with both said to have some functionality in-game.
If music isn't one's beat, then the pair of Samus Returns amiibo should make for nice bonuses to grab alongside the game as well. Each amiibo will be compatible with both Metroid: Samus Returns which will be released for Nintendo 3DS on September 15 .
The White House wouldn't deny or confirm the report and said, "only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment". Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.
You would normally expect the nationally focused Perriello to have an advantage in the nationally focused D.C. suburbs. Gillespie's close race with Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart came as a major surprise.
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated.
McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow
Age is an early theme for McGregor , who is 28. "It's the right fight at the right place at the right time". Cleverness counts and no smart aleck surrogates - trash talk, like boxing and MMA, is a solo sport.
Shooting victim from Mich. still in critical condition
Three Michigan congressman, including Bishop, were all present at the baseball practice when the shooting erupted. Mika, a former congressional staff member, has worked at Tyson Foods for more than six years, the company said .
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Said Callahan: "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.
Samsung dispatches fix for Bluetooth issue in S8, S8 Plus
Moreover, the 2K curved AMOLED "infinity display " in simple words is the best smartphone display we have ever seen on a phone. Most phones look the same and more or less do the same thing, incrementally improving core functionality year on year.