Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of the President, said earlier this week that Trump was considering firing Mueller, who has been appointed to investigate Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is beginning his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
Today's tweets followed Trump's furious Twitter outburst on Friday in which he announced he is under investigation in connection with a probe into alleged Russian election meddling that has dogged the administration and gained steam in recent weeks.
Inside the White House, a sense of foreboding has taken hold on even the most junior staff and up to the Oval Office, as news emerged that Vice President Mike Pence has hired a high-powered outside counsel to represent him. A day later, Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside.
Mr Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller. A former prosecutor, Dowd may be best known to the public for leading investigations on behalf of Major League Baseball, including a probe of allegations of improper gambling by baseball player Pete Rose that preceded Rose's lifetime ban. NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports.
Feinstein said, "it is becoming clear to me that the president has embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light, be that Congress, the media or the Justice Department". He testified that, about three months before his firing, Trump pressed him to drop the investigation of Flynn by saying he hoped Comey could let it go.
In his latest tweet, the president seemed to confirm he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.
The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow, either by himself or his associates.
The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking even more political oxygen out of the West Wing.
Trump allies have been questioning whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe, given that some members of his team have made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates.
The Washington Post reported June 15 that Mueller was expanding his investigation to include potential obstruction of justice charges for Trump during his conversations with Comey.
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.
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.
Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election . But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch him react to people passing by, set him to wake you up, or have him guard your room to stop snooping siblings. The interactive Spider-Man toy is available now from Sphero's online store for $149.99.
At Michigan Jordan played a huge role in recruiting by helping recruit players like Trey Burke , Zak Irvin, and more. The Albion High School graduate was on the Butler coaching staff from 2003-07 before leaving for Iowa.
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.
If the storms stay away, Erin Hills could become a nasty beast. "The golf course is great, it really is", said McIlroy. Besides his much improved putting, Hadwin credits his marriage and a change in attitude for his strong play this year.
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.
Warren Gatland handing the Cork man the Lions' captaincy for Saturday's meeting with the Māori All Blacks was no great surprise. But I never said I wanted to play for the Lions at the end of this, I never said I wanted to get back to play for Ireland.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Tropical storm warnings have been posted over parts of the southeastern Mexican coast from Boca de Pijijiapan to Punta Maldonado. More than 6 inches had already fallen in Oaxaca and Salina Cruz in the Mexican state of Oaxaca as of late Monday afternoon.