Comey told Congress last week that before being sacked, Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow.
If Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein or prods him into recusing himself from the Russian Federation meddling investigation he oversees, the president risks creating chaos at the Justice Department while failing to stop the inquiry.
Rosenstein's statement followed two articles by The Washington Post that cited unnamed officials, one saying that Mueller's investigation had widened to include whether Trump committed obstruction of justice, the other that it was looking at financial transactions involving Jared Kushner, the president's adviser and son-in-law.
Mueller took over the DOJ Russia probe after a chain of events set in motion by Trump, Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump also appeared to put Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his crosshairs.
Other presidents have managed to compartmentalize investigations and go about the business of governing, but Trump seems consumed by the Mueller probe.
The tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether he had obstructed justice.
Attorney Steve Ryan says Friday that Michael Cohen plans on cooperating "in all governmental inquiries". He has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee. He heads the McDermott, Will and Emery firm's government strategies practice. The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, June 16, 2017, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a statement. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.
Trump ignored shouted questions from reporters about the ongoing Russian Federation controversy as he departed the White House Friday for Miami.
"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations.
Vice President Mike Pence's office said on Thursday he had hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with the Russian Federation probes.
Washington has been rocked by a series of leaks pertaining to the panel's work, including the revelations about a focus on potential obstruction of justice and Kushner's finances. It wasn't clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports.
Sanders, for example, was asked if Trump still felt "vindicated" by the extraordinary congressional testimony last week by James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director whose firing by Trump has contributed to questions about whether the president obstructed justice.
The White House has used a memo he wrote to justify Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, but that Trump action may now be part of the probe.
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 favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.
If Rosenstein refuses, Trump would have to fire Rosenstein and order his replacement to fire Mueller.
Additionally, he took the opportunity to highlight some perceived presidential wins, while continuing to decry the "phony Witch Hunt".
"You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted that Mueller is the tip "of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency".
US employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low. He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.
Mueller is also investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, the Post reported Wednesday. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. The goal would be to throw so much shade on Mueller, that if he comes out with a damaging report, the public dismisses it as fake news brewed up in a witch hunt.
Ruddy issued a terse response directed at Spicer, but also admitted he didn't speak to Trump personally about this. Mr Mueller is in the earliest stages of his investigation and still building up his team that will lead the probe.
Thursday's move isn't the only one in OR granting rights to transgender people with regard to identification documents. Right in the middle of Pride month, OR just made a huge move to support non-binary people.
Record remittances from the U.S.to Cuba are opening up other new economic opportunities for ordinary citizens. Critics say Obama didn't exact concessions from the Cuban government on human rights and democratic reforms.
His boxing licence was granted by the California State Athletic Commission in December, allowing him to box in the U.S. state. White said they would wear 10 ounce boxing gloves and added that his MMA client McGregor is confident of victory.
The board recommended, among many measures, to cut US$300 million to $500 million from the Puerto Rican state government budget. People participate in the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade marching up 5th Ave. on Sun., June 11, 2017, in New York City.
It is thought he was hit and thrown into the river by a speeding van which ploughed into pedestrians walking on the bridge. Police have arrested at least 14 people in connection to the attack , though most have been released without charge.
As well as that, new Goomba and Koopa Troopa Amiibo were revealed, with both said to have some functionality in-game. It's an entirely new story campaign that focuses on a minor player in the original story, Captain Goomba.
On Thursday, the USA shot down an armed drone it said had attacked its units embedded with local opposition forces in the region. Tensions around At-Tanaf have surged as pro-regime forces, including Iranian-backed militias, look to expand their influence.
After the Kiwis reached match point, Oracle won eight straight races to retain the oldest trophy in global sports. Team New Zealand would likely look to minimise the changes to their systems in an emergency situation.
May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in the election on Thursday [Friday NZ Time]. It was three years before the next scheduled election, and the conservatives already had a secure, if small, majority.
Other guests on Friday's show included rapper and actor Ice Cube , with the roundtable consisting of David Gregory, former Rep. Professor Dyson made the point that the comedian is not a racist ... that it's just another example of "white privilege".
The assailant had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP - and was shot by police and later died. Along with Scalise, at least one congressional aide, a lobbyist and two police officers were also injured .
That also explains why Fox said he made little of outperforming Ball in the Wildcats' Sweet 16 win over the Bruins in late March. Los Angeles needs a point guard that can bring their best every night while finding ways to make the offense better as a whole.
It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. The app was making $80,000 a month, according to data from marketing firm Sensor Tower .
Trump's personal lawyer also challenged Comey's account, saying the president never asked for the investigation to be dropped. Sessions initially was scheduled to appear at a hearing about the Justice Department's budget on Tuesday morning.
It's the biggest single-day loss for government troops since they began fighting the militants allied with Islamic State . Jo-Ar Herrera clarified that US forces were only providing technical support and are not part of clashes on the ground.
After day two of the 2017 MLB Draft , that number could drop by two now that Austin Beck and Buddy Kennedy have been drafted. It's typically much safer to draft college players who have proven they can get it done at a higher level.
Likewise, the US Ambassador to Turkey was summoned before Turkish officials who objected to the way the situation was handled. Erdogan said the protesters were members of an outlawed Kurdish militant group and the USA police failed to act.
Mika's friend and former colleague David Palsrok, a former MI state representative, talked to Mika's brother in law on Wednesday. The family of a MI who was injured Wednesday in a shooting at a GOP baseball practice has released an update on his condition.
These improvements, including 4K treatment, will be part of the "Super Duper Graphics Pack", available this fall. Joining CubeCraft's Skyworld multiplayer online server for will be easier with a summer Minecraft update.
The only exception to Minecraft is the Minecraft : Java Edition, which is the original game which was brought out for PCs. Console players are also likely to wonder what this means for skin packs and other downloadable items they've paid for.
Sea of Thieves has been revealed at Microsoft's conference and my saber is already rattling along with my bones. It'll have an unlocked framerate and support ultrawide aspect ratios, both of which are good to hear.
A reportedly leaked screenshot for the game also backed up previous reports of the game being set in Ancient Egypt. The game, according to the team at Ubisoft Montreal , crafts a new beginning for this popular franchise.
It finally brought an end to Tillman's evening after he recorded just four outs- and surrendered a career-high nine runs. The bottom of the first began innocently enough, as Brett Gardner struck out and Aaron Hicks grounded to first.