Jun 18 2017
He did not mention any names but his message comes a day after he took to Twitter to slam a media report indicating that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice related to the Russian Federation probe.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reiterated in a recent meeting that he may have to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, sources told ABC News. Rosenstein will now have to do so - soon.
What could change the math for Trump is if he begins to swing wildly, attacking not only the people coming to get him, but officials like Sessions and Rosenstein who are trying to save him from himself.
"The President was not confirming the investigation".
Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned after being ordered to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, said Jeffrey Cramer, a former federal prosecutor. Replacing the exclamation point with a question mark-"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director?"
It was not clear what prompted the statement, although it came hours after The Washington Post reported that the business dealings of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being examined as part of Mueller's investigation. Some of his ire is aimed at Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him, associates say.
Finally, the thrust of Trump's tweet is misleading. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. If firing Comey was indeed obstruction of justice, then, according to Trump's implicit logic, Rosenstein could be guilty of a crime of obstruction.
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Rosenstein was the one to make the decision because Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Rosenstein, born in Pennsylvania, joined the Justice Department in 1990 and moved up the organization over the span of 27 years.
Brand might look at the whole affair differently from Rosenstein.
Brand went to Harvard Law School and clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W. Bush.
Reuters reports: "Another well-known white-collar Washington lawyer will likely join the team shortly". First, he undermined his own credibility. Everything Trump says now, Bob Mueller will use against him. But she would also have the conservative perspective on executive branch - which gives the president abundant authority. Special counsel Robert Mueller is. With the regulations gone, there would be nothing illegal about firing Mueller, whether the order came from Brand or the president. And allies of former President Bill Clinton also raised concerns of political bias by Kenneth Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation that ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment. It's enough that he's angry with Rosenstein for appointing Mueller in the first place. And that didn't stop Bork from later becoming a Supreme Court nominee. But that doesn't need to have been the president's motive.
The tactic of firing by recusal is a new one.
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Jun 18 2017
American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. Hours before Otto was scheduled to land, there was a row of reporters standing outside the airport, lined up facing the runway.
Jun 17 2017
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Open record for the lowest first-round score in relation to par and there was as a sea of red on the leaderboard. The tempestuous Spaniard was a trendy pick to win this week, but the ebbs and flows of Erin Hills gave him fits.
Jun 17 2017
Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'
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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 16 2017
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Nine people were injured, with several going to the hospital for treatment of head injuries, broken teeth, deep cuts and bruises. Ankara told the U.S. ambassador that the decision to issue the warrants was "wrong" and "unacceptable", Anadolu Agency reported.
Jun 16 2017
Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe
According to the Washington Post , Pence wants to be prepared for impending congressional committee inquiries as well as Mueller. Richard Cullen has a long record as a high-profile attorney in Washington, particularly in Republican circles.
Jun 15 2017
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Jun 12 2017
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Instead, he stayed on the floor after officials announced that the technical foul was called against Warriors coach Steve Kerr. The wildly combative and fiery game had 51 personal fouls, seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul and a number of dust-ups.
Jun 12 2017
Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . King: "Why are you not answering?" Mark Warner of Virginia, said in his opening statement.
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
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