President Donald Trump suggested that there was some hypocrisy in Rosenstein'sinvolvement in a tweet on Friday, saying "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation.
The White House has repeatedly referred all questions about Russian Federation to the President's personal attorney.
In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin.
President Donald Trump has just officially admitted he is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice.
The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. They are former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his business partner Rick Gates, a national security adviser Carter Page, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and informal Trump adviser Roger Stone.
The White House originally pointed to Rosenstein's memo, which was also signed off on by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, when explaining Trump's decision to let Comey go.
A White House official said Friday's tweetstorm is a sign Trump is "taking matters into his own hands" - the latest example of how he thinks he is the best person to deliver his message.
Given that every morning brings with it some newTrump scandal, one could be excused for not realizing that Trump has yet to be actively investigated. "Witch Hunt", he tweeted.
"As you and I have discussed, however, I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken".
Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favour, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.
If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work.
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself . He said he will fire Mueller only if there was a "good cause" for it, "it wouldn't matter to me what anybody said".
Washington (dpa) - The US student released by North Korea this week has damage to all parts of his brain, doctors said Thursday. Fred Warmbier also said the family does not believe North Korea's story that " botulism and sleeping pill" caused his coma.
We're unsure how this reveal will be done, but we know it will be during the annual league Awards show on NBCSN and Sportsnet. The Central Registry will accept these at the same time so that there's no amusing business around leaks or anything.
The queen's official birthday is marked in June when the weather is often nicer than in April, the actual month of her birth. The protesters made their way through an automatic door at the Kensington and Chelsea Borough town hall on Friday.
Former UFC fighter Tim Hague died Sunday after going into critical condition following a Friday night boxing match. Hague underwent brain surgery after being knocked out by Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman happened to arrive in North Korea for his fifth trip to the rogue state the same day Warmbier left. His release brings the number of US citizens known to be in detention in the hermetic communist dictatorship down to three.
This comes as the federal investigation and congressional inquiries into Russian interference in the election moves along. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.
News has reported that federal investigators are examining whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president interviewed to replace Mr Comey.
According to IHA's analysis, IL will lose $8.4 billion in economic activity every year, resulting in 60,000 lost jobs. I understood that urgency last month, when I joined my colleagues in the Senate in voting for a balanced budget.
Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition
Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican , arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. He suffered massive blood loss and was at "imminent risk of death" upon arriving at the hospital Wednesday.
Bill Cosby criminal case: 'Mistrial' declared
The trial drew intense media attention, with more than 100 credentials issued for print, online, television and radio reporters. The jury appeared unable to agree on which version of the night in question to believe: Constand's or Cosby's.
Dennis Rodman gifts Trump book to North Korean minister
North Korean authorities said the coma was the result of botulism. "This is pretty much what happened in this case", Lankov said. After a disastrous trip in 2014, Rodman's fifth journey into North Korea seemed to be something of a redemption tour.
Terror gunmen take hostages at luxury resort in Mali
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came amid the final week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.
Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria
According to Iran, the militant groups were responsible for the twin terror attacks in Tehran about two weeks ago. The IRGC had vowed revenge for the attacks and accused Saudi Arabia of supporting ISIS in the operation.
Polls open for French parliamentary election
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 victory for LREM, which was launched by Macron less than a year ago, is considered a slap to mainstream parties.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017
England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our batting performance was probably par or below par - so pretty average". Going into the game, England seem to hold the upper hand based on recent form and probable line-ups.
All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze
Commissioner Gary Bettman suggested recently that the upper limit might remain at or close to last year's mark of $73 million. They might choose to expose Martin, figuring the Knights would not want to pick up his $2.5-million salary.