President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is under investigation in a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - and appeared to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.
Separately, the apparent expansion of Mueller's investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice, including by firing Comey, has raised the question of whether Rosenstein, as a witness to and participant in the events in 2017 that culminated in that ouster, may have to also recuse himself.
Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned after being ordered to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor. Former FBI head Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel a day after a report stemming from the notes was published. Mr Comey testified that Mr Trump directed him in February to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn relating to the Russian Federation matter.
Under oath before Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey admitted he himself leaked the memo to the press through friend and Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman with the specific goal of forcing Rosenstein's hand to make that appointment.
Although the White House initially said Rosenstein's memo led Trump to fire Comey, the president later said he did so because of the Russian Federation investigation.
The investigation expanded this week and now includes possible obstruction of justice by the president as well as possible financial crimes by Trump associates.
Friend says Trump weighs firing special counsel Mueller But both appearances, however, are being overshadowed by Sessions' public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing. Congressional Republicans stood behind Mueller on Tuesday and said he should be given the freedom to conduct his investigation.
"The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!"
A source familiar with the Mueller investigation confirmed the report, saying an examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" given testimony by former FBI DirectorJames Comey, although the issue may not become the focus of the probe.
"In the twilight of the Bush administration, we don't need an acting USA attorney in Maryland", Mikulski said at the time.
"I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go..."
The Twitter attacks came as vice presidentMike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
The Times points out that Trump's tweet came hours after an "oddly worded" statement by Rosenstein about leaks.
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He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members. Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot.
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Documents released in April show that Trump is the beneficiary of the trust and is allowed to draw money from it at any time. Trump has repeatedly denied having any financial ties to Russian Federation , and the documents are unlikely to reflect any.
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David Ignatius, a columnist with The Washington Post , cautioned that firing Mueller would be a unsafe move by the president . However, White House sources told The Times that Trump is hard to predict, and they can not be sure he won't fire Mueller .
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Trump's announcement to roll back President Obama's Cuba policies and Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. None indicated the context Sekulow said was intended. "That's the constitutional threshold issue", Sekulow said.
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The White House referred to Trump's outside legal counsel when asked if the president was specifically referring to Rosenstein. It was unclear if Trump was referencing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
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