It wasn't clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.
After a close Trump associate earlier this week said Trump was "considering" firing Robert Mueller, who was appointed special counsel last month, the White House said Trump has no intention to do so though Trump has the "right" to do so.
Rosenstein is overseeing the probe by Mueller, which has reportedly expanded to include whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired Comey and allegedly pressured intelligence officials on the Russian Federation investigation.
Now the probe has expanded to include investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey.
The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
With Sessions having recused himself from the probe, Rosenstein now technically oversees Mueller, and only he can directly fire the special counsel.
"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired". "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office".
Rosenstein's statement also came hours before an ABC report that claimed the deputy attorney general had said he might need to recuse himself from Mueller's probe.
Mr Flynn was forced out in February after he misled the vice-president about his conversations with Russia's ambassador before Mr Trump took office. What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.
There was already some discussion about whether Rosenstein would also have to recuse himself - he may be a witness to the president's alleged crimes - and Trump admonishing Rosenstein in public probably makes the DOJ official's recusal more likely.
"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations. No one seems to know why he issued the statement, but with Trump targeting him on Twitter this morning, it wouldn't be surprising to learn Rosenstein released this at the instruction of the West Wing.
INSKEEP: And something that is very much in line with what the White House says, although it was more politely phrased, perhaps, than the president would do.
Vice President Mike Pence has also hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.
He reiterated tweets from Thursday morning about the investigation.
"With this in mind please immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible destruction of the information described above, including electronic information, and take all reasonable measures to preserve this information", the memo said, according to the Times.
He later issued a statement on twitter, reiterating his support for the president but still criticizing his tweeting. A travel ban isn't needed to start assessment and improvement of our vetting procedures.
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.
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.
The president also praised his own use of social media, tweeting about how he is able to bypass traditional news media. A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
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.
Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. Hodgkinson sprayed rifle fire at Republican congressmen on Wednesday as they practiced for a charity baseball game.
Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Russian Federation is the eight team to qualify, as they are hosts and automatically do so.
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.
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.
Mr Trump still owes more than $100 million to Deutsche Bank and a similar amount to a New York-based real estate investment trust. The disclosure also shows Trump earned almost $20 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The group that recruited Durant in the Hamptons that day last summer has the same philosophy about winning more championships. Those people include President Obama and his former high school girlfriend.
Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire
Saye, who lived on the 20th floor in the tower complex, was friends with Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy. "She was panicking. Her friend Nicola Green said: " She was on Facebook saying she was unable to get out of the flat, that the smoke was so thick ".
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
Whole Foods recently had come under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, prompting it to overhaul its board. Analysts say the Whole Foods footprint and distribution channel could theoretically make 5-minute deliveries a reality.
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".