The meeting, at which all senators were free to ask questions and make statements, had been expected to be contentious as anger flared over Comey's dismissal and Rosenstein's possible role in it.
"He knew the day before", Durbin said of Rosenstein. "And numerous questions he declined to answer came down to his concern of whether he might interfere with the investigation by Robert Mueller".
"No, not at all", was the answer Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind) gave when asked if the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller was evidence of a witch hunt.
The Wednesday decision to name former FBI Director Robert Mueller, an apolitical outsider, to oversee the case seemed meant to restore public faith in an independent Justice Department following a series of headache-inducing headlines.
"You're pretty well knocked out of the game", he said about the ongoing high-profile congressional probes, "and that's probably the way it should be". "If I were Mr. Mueller, I would jealously guard the witness pool".
See photos of the scene — Times Square crash The crash happened at midday on a hot, clear day that brought large crowds of people into the streets to enjoy the good weather. Police do not suspect a link to terrorism and the driver was taken into custody to be tested for alcohol.
One big historical difference in terms of the appointment of this special prosecutor is that it is coming so early in the Trump presidency.
The Hill spoke to numerous congress Republicans about President Trump's "witch hunt" tweet. That's something that, perhaps inadvertently, Graham nodded to. "But beyond that, we're going to have to work this thing out". Afterward, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation". "That is a train wreck waiting to happen".
The rumored front-runner for the position is former Democratic Sen.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Mueller was the right choice for the job. Committees in both houses of Congress have invited Comey to testify publicly. "Nothing really has changed".
Comey announced in March that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was also investigating Russian hacking during the 2016 election, including potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
"[Rosenstein] said over and over again that Mueller is going to draw the scope of this investigation, that Mueller is going to have the resources, that Mueller is not going to be interfered with by him or the Department of Justice", said Democratic Sen.
Rosenstein has publicly denied being conscious of his reputation, telling a Baltimore business group this week: "I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".
He said the president will continue to do what he wants, when he wants - and a lot of people are frightened by that. "And the need for former Director Comey to come testify in public soon is as great as ever".
For now, Yahoo! Inc.is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.40 with 5 out of 22 analysts rating the stock a buy. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now owns 573,851 shares in the company, valued at $26,695,548.52.
Barry Trotz's blue-line emphasis, a key in the Capitals' Game 5 victory, proved vital to Washington's success once more on Monday. The next five overwhelmed Pittsburgh on its home ice to tie the series for the first time since the puck dropped in Game 1.
Camargo wound up in the game, replacing the injured Freeman and remaining at third base, while Peterson shifted over to first. He has six homers, 12 RBIs, an.854 OPS (on-base plus slugging) and has made several highlight-reel catches in centre field.
Weaver said he's prepared to negotiate with both the Liberals and NDP to see which has the most in common with the Green platform. He said voters want changes to political fundraising laws and electoral reform - two of the Green party's priorities.
Leeds have Wood under contract until the summer of 2019, but it has been claimed they could ask for around £15m for the striker. But Chris Wood is more than a simple 30-a-season striker, much more than a headline goal grabber.
Teachers can now place students in an augmented reality environment through multiple devices for an interactive learning. Google stressed on its intentions to put Daydream on par with its existing platforms - Android and Chrome.
In a tweet Tuesday, Trump said he had an "absolute right" to share the information, and National Security Adviser H.R. Comey would appear. "For all practical purposes the political process will be ground to a halt by these allegations".
This extended agreement by Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation helped oil prices to get a hike in the market on Monday. OPEC wants to reduce global oil inventories to their five-year average but so far has struggled to do so.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to instruct a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton if he won. For now at least, the Russian Federation probes are the purview of Mueller and the congressional Intelligence committees.
I call it "Disgrace the Nation.' You're not the POTUS; you're the 'BLOTUS.' You're the glutton with the button". The CBS host was incredulous that Trump thought he (the president) came up with the phrase "priming the pump".
Especially since he still has to complete a house arrest sentence he was given following a DUI back in December . Floyd is still facing a suspension from the National Football League under their substance-abuse policy.
Dow down more than 370 points
Small-company stocks, which would stand to benefit greatly from Trumps' proposed tax cuts, fell more than the rest of the market. The White House embraced the notion of a "Trump Rally", and cited the gains as evidence of its immediate effect on the economy.
Four-some Harry puts the boot in for Spurs
Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Victor Wanyama scored goals either side of half-time in the last-ever game at White Hart Lane. Spurs will face already-relegated Hull City on Sunday, with Kane keen to finish the season with a flourish.
Local elections 2017: Labour loses control of Glasgow
Nicola Sturgeon has said a Scottish Parliament vote in support of a second ballot has given her a mandate for another referendum. Ukip's sole win was a gain from Labour in Lancashire, as its vote share collapsed nationally from from 22% to less than 5%.
Man who ran over pedestrians was 'hearing voices'
While stationed in Jacksonville, Rojas was arrested for battery and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanours. He left the Navy in May 2014. "I'm so freaked out!" Howard's daughter said. "They mowed everyone down".
US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Pyongyang
While North Korea's arsenal of missiles is becoming clearer, there is less certainty about how developed its nuclear program is. South Korea's military officials said the reclusive North apparently stands ready to conduct another nuclear test.
Beware new ransomware Wannacry
Microsoft took aim at the USA government for "stockpiling" software code that was used by unknown hackers to launch the attacks. Tom Bossert, a homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, said "criminals" were responsible, not the USA government.
New Orleans Removes Third Confederate Monument Amid Threats
Beauregard dressed in his Confederate States Army uniform while riding a horse-came down during the early a.m. hours on Wednesday. Contractors were originally forced to wait as monument campaigners appealed for help from the courts, and have been threatened.
Police seek mom and 11-month-old hiding since Thursdsay
Toronto Police believe that St-Louis-Patterson Jr.is with his mother, 23-year-old Kayla St Louis, who is not considered missing. The baby is described as being around two feet tall and having short, curly blond hair. "St.