Jun 19 2017
It was unclear whether his tweet about being under investigation was based on direct knowledge or new media reports that suggest Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey.
When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted. Mueller served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey. But Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them.
During the meeting at Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, Kushner reportedly floated the possibility of establishing a back-channel line of communication between the Trump transition team and Russia.
Mueller reports to Rosenstein on budget and staffing needs for his team.
A Department of Justice spokesperson declined to address what prompted the statement. At the beginning of June, Newsweek reported that Trump's job approval rating was lower than the percentage of Americans who want to see him impeached.
Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title
The pair each pocketed €2.1 million (£1.8 million) for winning from an overall tournament purse of €36 million (£32 million). Nadal's ascendency to his 10th French Open title was never in doubt after the first serve of the match.
Bus Crash Kills Cyclist in First Citi Bike Fatality
Police say Hanegby fell off the bicycle and under the bus' rear tires, and was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Those bikes have been used to make over 43 million trips through city streets.
Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
May has said she intends to stay as prime minister despite failing to win a Conservative majority in the election. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a " toxic and bullying" environment at Downing Street.
Even though Mueller is technically leading the investigation, the DOJ controls the funding for the investigation and can fire Mueller if the department decides it's warranted. Painter was President George W. Bush's chief White House ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007. Rosenstein also insisted Mueller's investigation would have the resources it needs.
If Rosenstein were out of the picture, responsibility for overseeing Mueller's investigation - and deciding his fate - would fall to Rachel Brand, the department's associate attorney general. As it were, many Americans happen to disagree with that assessment. If the dominos continue to fall, one of five assistant attorneys general or the solicitor general would assume the role.
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 U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
"That authority clearly lies with the attorney general or in this case, because the attorney general has rescued himself, with the deputy attorney general". Gingrich questioned Mueller's relationship to Comey.
" I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" But that doesn't appear to violate any ethics rules, either, Slansky said. Trump confirmed in a tweet Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at Rosenstein, calling the investigation a "witch hunt".
Jun 19 2017
Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m
The Austrian joined from Cologne for just £4.3 million two years ago but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Spurs .
Jun 17 2017
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
Jun 17 2017
Gambia Refuses To Take Sides In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute
There is no prospect that the crisis will deepen, and the deal between the U.S. and Qatar is another indication in this direction. However, a few days later, the State Department insisted that the harsh economic sanctions are "hindering" the war effort.
Jun 16 2017
Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
Jun 16 2017
Paddy Barnes: I'd love to see Conor McGregor knock out Floyd Mayweather
Mayweather will come off a two-year retirement in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for almost that long. Honestly, did you expect anything less from Sheri's Ranch for an event being tabbed "The Money Fight? ".
Jun 15 2017
India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions
Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. The UN Secretary General also called on the Prime Minister.
Jun 15 2017
Tillerson: US committed to 'One China' policy, also Taiwan
Later on Monday, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirmed that Secretary Tillerson was mistaken. At the same time, there are 6,500 Palestinians in Israeli jails, including 500 detained without charge , in some cases for years.
Jun 13 2017
Taylor Swift Brings Back Her Albums On Spotify Plus Other Streaming Services
Paid streaming services are now the largest contributor of music sales in the US. The pair have had "Bad Blood" for years.
Jun 13 2017
Ex-NBA star Rodman set to arrive in N. Korea
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is reportedly on his way to visit North Korea and is expected to land in the country on Tuesday. In February 2013, when North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, Kim Jong Un invited Rodman to watch a basketball game.
Jun 12 2017
United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority
The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy . Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit.
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Jun 15 2017US oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices
Jun 15 2017Critic's Notebook: Jeff Sessions Dodges and Demurs His Way Through Senate Testimony
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Jun 14 2017RESULTS: Virginia June 13 Gubernatorial Primary
Jun 13 2017Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, reach semi final
Jun 19 2017Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation
Jun 18 2017UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
Jun 18 2017Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
Jun 18 2017American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Jun 17 2017Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'
Jun 17 2017Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Jun 16 2017Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle
Jun 16 2017DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Jun 15 2017Trump Renominates Rosenworcel to FCC Commissioner
Jun 14 2017Raving Rabbids, Mario join forces in new Switch game
Jun 14 2017Democrats seek distance from impeachment call
Jun 13 2017Shadow of the Colossus remake announced for the PlayStation 4