Special counsel Robert Mueller is leading an investigation into collusion between Trump associates and Moscow
19 June, 2017, 11:38
Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that he believed he was sacked to undermine the FBI investigation, and said the president told him to drop the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn as part of the Russian Federation probe.
The senior Justice Department official with ultimate authority over the special counsel's probe of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter, which he took charge of only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' own recusal, sources tell ABC News.
Mr Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Mr Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told Mr Trump to fire Mr Comey.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has privately indicated that he may need to recuse himself from the probe into Russia's influence on the 2016 United States election, which would make him the second top tier law enforcement official to do so.
In an interview with MSNBC host Lester Holt last month, Trump said he had already decided he would fire Comey before hearing any recommendations from Justice Department officials.
"If President Trump were to try to replicate [former President Richard] Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in addition to Mueller, Congress must unite to stop him - without respect to party, and for the sake of the nation", he said.
A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it.
Trump's friend Newt Gingrich - who is out with a new book titled "Understanding Trump" - is among those raising questions about the "anti-Trump" focus of Mueller's investigation.
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In a tweet yesterday, Trump appeared to confirm that that he was being investigated for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.
His aides scrambled in the wake of that tweet to make clear the President was simply saying he had read the reports that he was under investigation but had not been told it separately.
The attorney general was at a White House meeting when the notification came from Rosenstein, prompting the enraged President to scold the attorney general for the turn of events. Trump said last week he felt vindicated by Comey's June 8 testimony that he was not the subject of investigation while Comey headed the agency.
The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Mocsow's election-related hacking.
Some commentators, however, said Trump could be referring to special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez's quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes, then took Pakistan well beyond 300. India's star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had a return to forget, his 10 wicketless overs costing 70 runs.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is no reason to be alarmed by their opening draw in the Confederations Cup . However, Mexico secured a point in stoppage time when defender Hector Moreno rose well to head home from close range.
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Trump also bragged to visiting Russian diplomats that getting rid of Comey relieved him of "great pressure because of Russia ". Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last month, citing the Russian Federation investigation as the reason.
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Rubio says: "If it involved working with Americans, whether wittingly or unwittingly, that needs to be part of" the investigation. The future of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein seemed in doubt Friday when Trump appeared to attack him in the tweet.
Spain dispatched four water-bombing aircraft Sunday morning, and three firefighting planes arrived from France in the afternoon. More than 350 soldiers have joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling to put out the flames since Saturday.
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Zaman and Azhar Ali (59) gave Pakistan a solid start at the beginning as the duo scored 128 runs in the opening stand. India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs when the Asian giants squared off in their tournament opener in Birmingham.
Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said in a press conference Friday. When Scalise first arrived at the hospital, "he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Dr.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a joint press conference in Moscow, Russia , on April 12, 2017. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against the sanctions package.
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