U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with probes into whether there were ties between the election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Federation, his office said on Thursday.
Former independent counsel Ken Starr called the prospect of firing Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller an "insult to the Founding Fathers" in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday night.
The expansion of the original investigation occurred after the president fired Mueller's successor at the FBI, James Comey. "Witch Hunt", Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
When Comey was deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, he appointed a close friend and former colleague, Patrick Fitzgerald, as special counsel to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer.
A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation, contradicting a recent tweet from Trump.
No explanation for the statement was given, but it came just hours after The Washington Post published a story saying Mueller's inquiry is now looking at the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a key adviser to the president.
At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation.
Comey told a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week Trump spoke to him privately on several occasions and insinuated he wanted the Flynn investigation dropped. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director testified last week that the president had asked him to let go of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.
His time under Bush, Obama and then Trump made him the longest-serving USA attorney in the nation's history when he was confirmed to his current role under Sessions. Cohen has received a subpoena from one of the congressional committees looking into the Russian Federation issue.
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., criticized her for her "pro-corporate" work at the time of her confirmation last month, and other Democrats feared it might interfere with her duties on antitrust and civil rights issues at the Justice Department.
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"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said. He said this week he had not found reason to do so making the statement in the days after Trump's friends raised the possibility that the president himself was thinking of "terminating" Mueller. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.
The bodies of 45-year-old Suzanne Taylor, 21-year-old Taylor Pifer and 18-year-old Kylie Pifer were found Sunday in their home. George Brinkman has been charged in relation to the deaths of five people in Northeast Ohio this past Sunday June 14, 2017 .
Captioning her first post, Rita wrote: "On my way to Rugby Club, Walker Road to help out - please come and help if you can". The Grenfell Tower blaze was particularly personal to her as it occurred in her neighbourhood.
The course had been softened by rain earlier in the week, and it finally played the way the USGA wanted in the final round. He shot 81 the next day in a blustery wind. "Taking nothing away from nine-under par", Miller told the Golf Channel.
Coach Steve Kerr criticized President Trump in an interview with Sports Illustrated , calling him "ill-suited to be president". Durant signed with the Warriors as a free agent in the summer of 2016 after the Celtics had made a hard push to get him.
The most-advanced semiconductor chips at the moment use a FinFET process technology with circuitry that is 10 nm in width. As to why developers are making thinner and thinner chips, in the first place, the answer has to do with speed and size.
Bay is set to be the producer for Bumblebee (spin-off ) and a possible seventh Transformers movie , but only time will tell. Mark Wahlberg has confirmed that he is leaving the Transformers franchise after the upcoming fifth film, The Last Knight .
Wonder Woman is quite some way off moving up a spot with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 $60 million ahead at this present time. With all the hype surrounding Wonder Woman , we've seen some pretty badass merch and some uber-adorable fan cosplay, too .
On 06/15/2017 close, PayPal Holdings, Inc. 408.41 million shares or 2.68% more from 397.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. shares decreased -3.67 percent over the past week and fell -15.81 percent over the previous month.
At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on Monday, Apple announced its latest mobile operating system, iOS 11 . You can swipe from anywhere to access your Dock which you can now customize with your own favorite apps.
In those interviews, Cosby admitted to sexual contact with Constand and said they had previously had a romantic encounter. At around the same time, Attorney Gloria Allred who is defending some of the alleged victims said she is not losing hope.
Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller
Ryan noted if Trump chose to fire Mueller, it would be a "big problem for him politically". "I think there's a conflict there". White House staffers made a concerted effort to talk Trump down from ordering that Mueller be fired, the paper said .
Juventus chase €30m City target in case Alex Sandro leaves
Alex Sandro is ready to hand in a transfer request at Juventus amid interest from Chelsea , according to reports in Italy. Sandro, a Brazil global who moved to the Serie A giants two years ago, still has three years to run on his current deal.
Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'
I think it's an accurate statement". "It could trigger something well beyond anything they ever imagined", Ruddy told Politico . Ruddy's media company leans far to the right, and he is widely known as a personal confidant of the president.
US Shoots Down Syrian Air Force Fighter
When a Syrian army SU-22 jet later dropped bombs near the USA backed forces, it was immediately shot by a U.S. USA -backed forces have encircled the city of Raqqa and captured several districts from the militants.
Features similar design to Galaxy S8+
But since the company has not said a thing regarding these plans, all we have now are rumors, leaks and speculations. The Galaxy S8 launched with an uncomfortable fingerprint scanner mounted on its back, right next to the rear camera.
On climate, 'the U.S. is now left to a footnote'
Trudeau spokesman Cameron Ahmad wrote in emailed comments that "the characterization in this article is incorrect". That came after Trump met the leaders of other G7 countries for their own summit in Italy.
IFAB to discuss a 'quiet revolution' in laws of game
UEFA has also been testing a new format for penalty kicks to eliminate the perceived advantage for the first team shooting. The intention is to increase the amount of playing time, according to The Times who have seen the document.
French polls predict Macron's party will secure large majority
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, a center-right politician who joined Macron's movement, cast his ballot in the port of Le Havre. The far-right National Front are also expected to have minor presence despite their strong showing in the presidential contest.
Last chance to make peace, Ghani warns Afghan Taliban
But analysts say they want to regain momentum, against a back drop of separate peace talks engineered by Russian Federation . Ghani was referring to the bold step he had taken by visiting Pakistan amid tense ties when he took charge in September 2014.
Man awarded $870000 after surgeon removes wrong testicle
This was the first time in over 25 years that a plaintiff was awarded money in a medical malpractice case, according to PennLive . The attorney says Haines will need testosterone treatment for the rest of his life if he loses the remaining testicle.