Rosenstein also told the Senators that he knew that Trump was planning to dump FBI Director James Comey before he wrote the memo criticizing him for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. However, Democrats have said the dismissal was because Comey was leading the probe into Russia's alleged election meddling, and have called for an independent investigation. "We look forward to getting this whole situation behind us". I think it shows division, and it shows that we're not together as a country.
The president repeated his belief that the controversy over the interference and possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign was baseless.
"I think it divides the country; I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things", the President added.
"That's what I want to be focused on, because there's no collusion".
"We have to get back to running this country, really, really well", as he said that "tremendous progress" had been made in his first four months in office.
President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied colluding with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign or asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser.
Mueller's appointment was welcomed by politicians from both sides.
The announcement of a special counsel apparently took the White House by surprise, with Mr Trump being informed of it only after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had signed the order. "This is the single greatest witch-hunt of a politician in American history!" Mr Flynn was sacked by Mr Trump after it became known that he had Russian contacts and had misled the Trump administration about them. The White House denied that account.
But the lingering question hanging over the press conference was what the appointment of Mueller meant for his presidency. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, said, after leaving a closed-door briefing with Rosenstein for the full Senate on Capitol Hill.
Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said.
"I hope the two investigations will not be in conflict", Rubio (R-Fla) said.
Senators also told reporters that the deputy attorney general confirmed NBC News' report that the FBI probe is considered a criminal investigation, not a counterintelligence investigation.
On a day of fast-moving developments, the House intelligence committee announced that it, too, had asked for documents, in this case from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department. "But the takeaway I had is that everything he said is that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation".
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink . The fund owned 3,700 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after buying an additional 200 shares during the period.
Meanwhile, Moon's envoy to the United States, South Korean media mogul Hong Seok-hyun, left for Washington on Wednesday. US Disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood said yesterday that China's leverage was key.
On Thursday, Rosenstein informed the Senate in a closed-door session about Trump's controversial decision to dump Comey. Now Mueller will have almost unfettered access to witnesses and information, and the ability to bring criminal charges.
The Sens are up in the series by playing exactly as they have for most of the season - leaning on their defensive ways to get by. His second shutout came in Game 2, as must-win a game as the Penguins had this postseason, outside of Game 7.
Witnesses said the motorist had driven a red Honda sedan against traffic and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians. A neighbor from Rojas´ family said her mother is Dominican and that he occasionally sees him visiting his mother.
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Loyalists of the Syria-based terrorist group operate out of several remote districts in the province, which borders Pakistan. The Taliban have not claimed the responsibility, but the provincial government has blamed the militant group for the attack.
The Trump administration will have to waive more sanctions next month, should it wish to maintain the historic nuclear deal . The US says the programme is a breach of worldwide law because the missiles could carry nuclear warheads in the future.
Macron was met with open arms and excited crowds when he arrived. "Macron!" and waving European flags. He added that this would have to be done through "convergence rules and real structural reforms".
John Terry and the most prolific defenders
The ball dropped kindly for Terry in the area, he struck it with his shin and it went in off the post. Terry expects an emotional conclusion to his Chelsea career when the Blues host Sunderland on Sunday.
Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe into WikiLeaks' Assange
Manning was released on Wednesday after spending seven years in a us military prison for passing the documents to WikiLeaks. Long added: "Ecuador was clear from the outset that it would fully co-operate with the Swedish justice system".
Mattis: Military solution to NKorea would be 'tragic'
But he stressed the need for a peaceful resolution by working through the United Nations and with countries including China. Mattis says the North's latest missile test showed it wasn't heeding cautions from the global community.
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) Reviewed By Analysts
Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX ) 52 week low value is at $19.67 and its current distance from 52 week low value is 31.88%. Elgethun Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Boston Scientific during the fourth quarter valued at $162,000.
Final Confederate monument to come down in New Orleans
The city council voted to remove the monument and three other Confederate and white supremacist monuments in December 2015. The Liberty Monument and statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General P.G.T.
State Could Face Tough Fiscal Decisions, Comptroller Says
Skelos, you may remember, is a former Senate Majority Leader because he was convicted of a variety of corruption charges. The stipends, awarded by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, were given to five GOP senators, including Sen.
Rihanna Slayed in Bright Shiny Diamonds at Cannes
Rihanna rocked the red carpet in a white gown and matching coat at the Cannes Film Festival - and you can see her glam look here. The Rihanna Loves Chopard collection is available for preorder, and prices range from $1,460 to $11,140.
Cavs roll past Boston in Game 1
James has scored 30 points in seven straight games as he looks to visit the finals for the seventh straight season. Now, down 1-0 and with their home court advantage gone, Boston will aim to bounce back with a strong Game 2 win.
Tesla Inc (TSLA) Given New $380.00 Price Target at Guggenheim
It improved, as 74 investors sold Tesla Inc shares while 105 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 219 raised stakes. Finally, Pacific Crest restated an equal weight rating on shares of Tesla in a research report on Thursday, February 23rd.
Oscars producer: Expect envelope jokes galore from Kimmel
Ratings will also be top of mind for Todd and De Luca. "Mike and Jennifer produced a lovely show that was visually stunning". The host of talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!said in a statement that hosting the Oscars "was a highlight of my career".