Rosenstein made it clear in public statements and in congressional testimony that the new special counsel, though tasked with the Russian Federation investigation, could follow the evidence where it took him if related to that probe. That had not happened as of Friday afternoon, but the possibility remains.
The Democratic National Committee, in a statement Friday, said that Rosenstein, who has authority over Mueller, needs to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation and that control of the investigation should not be given to another presidential appointee. If Rosenstein recuses himself or is fired, it could be Brand's role to supervise the Mueller investigation and execute any lawful orders issued by her boss, the President of the United States.
That would be unsettling for a Justice Department where many top positions remain unfilled. If he fires Sessions, Rosenstein would become acting attorney general until the Senate confirms a permanent replacement. If the dominos continue to fall, one of five assistant attorneys general or the solicitor general would assume the role. Right now, that's Dana Boente, who is also acting as head of the department's National Security Division.
Sekulow went into damage control mode, "No, Chris, I said, let me crystal clear so that you completely understand".
On Friday, Trump himself tweeted that he was "being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director". But that doesn't appear to violate any ethics rules, either, Slansky said. According to "sources" in an ABC News report on Friday, the deputy attorney general "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". Attention is focused on the question of obstruction simply because so much of Trump's campaign to deep-six the investigation has been conducted openly, at full volume. Robert Mueller is not that person. "So that - nothing has changed in that regard since James Comey's testimony".
Created almost 20 years ago by Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno, the special counsel was "the right answer", Starr said, because it while is within the executive branch of government, the role is "assured of practical independence through binding regulations".
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. The President tweeted Friday that he was under "investigation", which he called a " witch hunt " in another tweet.
I know you think we practice that, but we don't. "But I'll tell you, and I mean this, I'll take this bunch and go to battle". Henderson's been hot as of late, too, recently going through a stretch where he reached base safely in 10 straight games.
North Korea is claiming that USA officials forcibly seized a diplomatic package from one of their delegations at John F. According to KCNA, the North Korean diplomats held a valid diplomatic courier certificate at the time of the incident.
Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir's three-wicket burst reminded him of his own playing days, Akram said, adding: "So proud". The next over, Dhoni top-edged a pull off Hasan to deep square leg and, at 54-5, Indian fans began to leave in droves.
Playing in only his 3rd ODI, 27 year old Fakhar Zaman was the pick of the Pakistani batsmen, knocking his way to 114 off 106. He celebrated with an extravagant twirl of his bat and kissed the turf as the Pakistan supporters sensed an unlikely win.
The Titans drafted Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick of the draft, and also selected Taywan Taylor in the third round. Earlier this month, the Jets made it known they would be parting ways with the veteran receiver via trade or release.
Rangers are giving medicals to Fabio Cardoso, Dalcio Gomes and Eduardo Herrera, as they close on snapping up the trio. A deal for Mexico global Carlos Pena is also in the pipeline, if a work permit can be obtained for the Chivas striker.
She said her far-right National Front has won at least 6 seats in the French parliament and is still waiting for other results. The conservative Republicans are expected to form the bulk of the opposition but the Socialists face a humiliating defeat.
Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave hospital. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is showing signs of improvement, his office announced today.
The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 210 ($2.71) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($135,676.44). Shares of Non-Standard Finance PLC (LON NSF) traded down 1.228% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 70.375.
England skipper Eoin Morgan said that his team didn't adapt to conditions, coming from Edgbaston to a used wicket. "We certainly weren't over-confident", he said.
Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open
Harman dropped back on the back nine after going bogey-free on the final nine holes over his first three rounds. Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S.
Harman holding on: Savannah native leads US Open
He proved at The Players Championship that he's scared of no man, but wondering if Kim to go Players and U.S. He takes a wide stance and moves his upper body a lot on his forward swing to accomplish much weight shift.
Koepka wins first major championship at US Open
Harman admitted entering the final round there was extra motivation to prove to any doubters that he was worthy of a major win. DJ being a subdued personality and Koepka much the same, he cracked a joke about the rousing speech the defending U.S.
Taurasi breaks WNBA scoring mark in Mercury's blowout loss
It was their highest-scoring quarter of the season and two points shy of the WNBA record for most points in a quarter. Five times in her WNBA career, she has led the league in scoring, including four consecutive years from 2008-2011.
Newt Gingrich: Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'
Gingrich said that as president, Trump was well within his authority to fire the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation . He encouraged the audience to read Arthur Miller's " The Crucible ", saying "that's the mentality of the left right now".