In a late-breaking story from the New York Times on Thursday night, reporter Michael Schmidt noted how James Comey was repeatedly approached by Donald Trump and his associates, in an apparent bid to develop a congenial relationship between the president and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
He leapt to make the point again at a joint news conference with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, describing the development as a distraction.
The briefing came a day after Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation in that country's attempts to improperly influence the 2016 election.
He also flatly denied he had asked the country's top law-enforcement officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, to shut down a portion of the Russian Federation investigation in February.
In tweets early Thursday morning, Trump argued he was being unfairly singled out for investigation, calling Mueller's appointment "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".
"I wish the president would stop tweeting", said Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) toldThe Hill, potentially voicing the concerns of other members.
Separately, The Washington Post reported Friday that the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign was moving closer to the White House. In addition, Comey wrote a memo detailing Trump's comments to him in February saying "I hope you can let this go", referring to the Flynn probe, a source who saw the memo said on Tuesday.
Senators said Mr Rosenstein steered clear of specifics while making clear Mr Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.
Numerous interactions between Comey and Trump were detailed in the extensive memos that Comey kept and distributed amongst his staff.
Former intelligence officials worry Israel will be more reluctant to share highly classified information with the Trump administration, especially if it could endanger spies. "It's special", Trump said.
Mr Lieberman was among four candidates Mr Trump interviewed at the White House on Wednesday. He has said at the point he left government, he had seen no such evidence to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation; but he told lawmakers that as a private citizen, he has no window into any of the ongoing congressional or federal probes.
The White House initially said last week that Trump was prompted to fire Comey after reading the Rosenstein letter. "But we have to go back to running this country really, really well".
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., however, told reporters, after Rosenstein briefed the full Senate Thursday afternoon, that the deputy attorney general said he knew Comey would be dismissed by Trump before writing the memo that the White House released when it announced the firing.
The FBI's reputation, he said, had been damaged during the presidential campaign, given "what happened with respect to the Clinton campaign".
"This trip combines so many different things and actors that the question is going to be what's the message that he wants to communicate when he's out there", said Lanhee Chen, who advised Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in 2012 and Marco Rubio's in 2016.
Spicer has taken to offering only short responses to questions or dodging entirely, as he has done repeatedly under pressure from the press corps to elaborate on whether Trump has "tapes" of private conversations with Comey, as the president has insinuated. "And I think it's a very, very negative thing". That would surely include Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey.
Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.
Leonard or no Leonard, Popovich insisted the series is over if his team doesn't get an attitude adjustment. In his 24 minutes, he scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting, eight rebounds and three assists.
The Columbus Dispatch profiled Hartless , painting a picture of a man who was violent with any woman he came into contact with. Nurse Marlina Medrano, 46, and Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario, 36, were also killed in the Friday attack.
The official said aides are seeking to avoid a repeat of the critical coverage of White House statements in recent days. The FBI investigation into the Russian impact on the 2016 election must continue.
In Asia, where many offices closed before the WannaCry ransomware struck on Friday, the attack has been less severe than expected. Unlikely from the past, nowadays, free software operating systems (GNU/Linux ) are more user-friendly and easy to use.
India mentioned in the application that Pakistan is in violation of the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. India demands suspension of Jadav's death sentence. "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre".
In March, South Korean officials voiced concerns that Beijing was limiting tourism to their country as an unofficial sanction. The Thaad deployment has already had an impact, after its TPY-2 radar component detected Sunday's missile launch.
Rosenstein has done the right thing", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Thursday on the Senate floor. Trump continued to assert that there was "no collusion", between his campaign and Russian Federation .
Afterward, threats that the data will be destroyed or made inaccessible are made, if ransom has not been paid after a set period. As a result, over 100,000 new infections were prevented, according to U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre.
Popovich had no guess about Leonards status for Game 3 , saying it would likely be decided as late as Friday or Saturday. He had 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals before heading to the locker room in the third.
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Truex Jr. wins race marred by scary wreck
Keselowski, Harvick and Blaney went three-wide with Keselowski on the high side, and he made the move stick to finish second. On the restart, Truex blew past Blaney and never gave the lead back. "I hate that I'm the part of it that started it".
Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Assange
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in April that Assange should not be afforded constitutional free speech protections in the U.S. In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him.