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.
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.
Officials are using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to try to positively identify the victims. British officials have announced a nationwide minute of silence to honor the victims on Monday morning.
Overall, we wouldn't go as far as saying that Microsoft "won" E3 2017 , but the company certainly played its cards very well. Obviously when we think about UWP and the ability for games to run across console and PC, we're getting closer.
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.
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.
The start of the negotiations comes as work continues across the British government to prepare Britain for life outside of the EU. Formal Brexit negotiations begin Monday, almost a year after Britons voted to leave.
Johnson testified that in 1996 Cosby gave her a pill to "relax" her when she went to his Los Angeles hotel room for career advice. He has been accused of sexually assaulting 60 women and in Constand's case, he's charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
Two camps were scheduled the week of June 18, according to Glacier's website: a junior high camp and a horse riding camp. The crowd was gathered to remember William Nickel , 60, a longtime Flathead Valley firefighter who died in April.
Two Underground lines near the fire area were partially shut down on Saturday to make sure that debris did not land on the tracks. Construction company Rydon made the refurbishment of the block worth Rs 8.7 million pound and was completed in July 2016.
Earlier this month, a China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai was forced to turn back to Sydney due to a mid-air emergency. The flight which was scheduled to land at 7.40am local time (12:40am BST), landed an hour later.
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.
The police have said that her disappearance appeared to be "extremely out of character" and that an investigation is underway. Police said early investigations had unearthed a report of two young women being followed by two men in the area on Thursday.
Jay Z set to drop new album on June 30
Jay-Z's 4:44 album will be available to stream exclusively on Tidal, and Sprint customers can get in on the action for free. Existing customers can add the monthly subscription online via My Account (web and smartphone), in store, or by phone.
Confederations Cup: Mexico frustrate Portugal
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.
Moto C Plus is launching today in India
The Moto Z2 has been listed on the Benchmarking website AnTuTu and with this listing we can see its features and specifications. The first sale for the " Moto C Plus " kicks off tomorrow at 12 noon and comes with a cohort of offers.
Which players did the Caps leave unprotected?
Vegas has indicated via statement they will give all 30 clubs "every opportunity to keep their rosters intact if they'd like". But teams could only protect one goalie, and there was no way The King - even at age 35 - was going to be exposed.
Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again
The next race is Sunday June 25 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, the first of two road races on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule . He slipped by two champions, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick , to win Pocono last weekend and raise his NASCAR profile.