Considering that Trump strong-armed Rosenstein into writing a letter about Comey's performance in the first place - a letter that never actually recommended the ex-FBI director's firing - and that Rosenstein didn't know POTUS would use the letter as his justification for the decision, it's easy to see how dude would be annoyed. Trump said on Twitter.
"I will say candidly the president and federal government generally, I think, would be better off generally with fewer tweets", said Sen.
USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Mr Trump win, in part by hacking and releasing emails damaging to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. "This is playing out in real time".
With the revelation this week by The Washington Post that Trump was under investigation for possible attempted obstruction of justice, Rosenstein finds himself caught in an awkward pincer - stuck between the wrath of a president who could fire him and questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's probe. "Even his staunchest supporters will balk at such a blatant effort to subvert the law". John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, told reporters Thursday that Rosenstein shouldn't recuse himself.
Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter. "However nothing has changed".
The White House had confirmed that Mr Mueller was among the candidates Mr Trump interviewed to replace Mr Comey. "I mean Mueller is one of the most respected guys in America".
Under federal rules, Trump can't fire Mueller.
As the investigation expands, that raises the possibility that Rosenstein may recuse himself from that role, since he wrote the memo justifying Comey's firing.
Mr Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to sack Mr Mueller.
What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to axe Mr Mueller, which may result in Mr Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.
Brand is a conservative who served in the department under President George W. Bush and doesn't have a background in criminal prosecutions. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey.
And if Rosenstein and Brand were both out of the picture, responsibility for the investigation would fall to Dana Boente, the acting head of the department's national security division and the current USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
That news appears to have infuriated the president, who also lashed out at the media on a day that aides hoped would be focused on his decision to undo some of Barack Obama's detente with Cuba. 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.
Regardless of the chaos that could ensue in the leadership of the Justice Department, Mueller's investigation appears insulated, and much of the work of the department done by USA attorneys across the country will continue, Cramer said.
Putin seems content to sit back and watch as America tears itself apart with partisan witch hunts and hatred of the president. They blocked US companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects.
Mayors from Kauai, Maui and the Big Island also signed a commitment to follow the goals outlined in the Paris agreement. Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe was present on behalf of Mayor Harry Kim.
Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. Now the probe has expanded to include investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey.
Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said, and there have been injuries. Two others also suffered lacerations and bruises and were flown by helicopter to the naval hospital, officials added.
The woman who allegedly abandoned her four-year-old daughter with two strangers at the Atlanta airport has been found by police. Maranda Harvey, 29, was found at the Graduate Hotel after police received a 9-1-1 call from the business.
The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.
DAPA affected certain undocumented immigrants who are the parents of children who are US citizens or legal residents. Both moves scored points with the conservative base that elected Trump, particularly the immigration initiative.
A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia , CBS News reported . The White House has not yet released a statement on the president's reaction to the sanctions bill .
It's just that you've got to keep it in the short grass, out of that fescue, don't make any bogies. "The fairways are wide enough. Open lost a lot of star power Friday, with the top three players in the world rankings missing the cut at Erin Hills.
Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire
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Orlando City soccer player Cyle Larin arrested for DUI
The Canadian has scored 39 goals in 68 league appearances with the Lions, including eight in 15 games this season. An oncoming auto stopped a few feet in front of Larin's vehicle, "averting" a head-on collision, troopers said.
Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
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EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK
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Ryan Reynolds Shares First Deadpool 2 Set Image
Deadpool 2 is set to come out sometime in 2018, with Josh Brolin coming into the fold as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino . The same photo was posted on Instagram with a nice shot taken at the X-Men's Beast: "Dropped by X-Mansion".
Summerhays takes advantage of Dufner collapse at Memorial
I made some nice pars and rolled in some putts. "So I kind of burned some steam off on the range and got it out of my system. He fired his second shot at the par-four 18th, his ninth hole of the day, from 175 yards out in the centre of the fairway.