Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Trump 'has no qualms' about throwing Rosenstein 'under the bus,' says source

Trump 'has no qualms' about throwing Rosenstein 'under the bus,' says source

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to suggest a path toward getting rid of special counsel Robert Mueller - by first ousting the man who put Mueller there, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

However, the Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Friday Rosenstein sees no reason at this point to recuse himself, however, adding, "As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will".

Rosenstein authored a memo that criticized former FBI Director James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton's emails.

In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Mr Comey testified that Mr Trump directed him in February to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn relating to the Russian Federation matter. They also argued Mueller's decision to hire prosecutors who have donated to Democratic candidates indicated there was conflict of interests between the special counsel and the president.

Fakhar ton leaves India with stiff chase to retain Champions Trophy
Kohli also praised young all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was the highest scorer among the Indians with 76 runs off 43 balls. Before the Champions Trophy, the last time India and Pakistan played a one-day worldwide was during the 2015 World Cup.

And now, Trump's tweet seems to confirm Mueller is investigating the president.

"President Trump is hurting his own case every time he goes on [Twitter]", said a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont, on MSNBC. Trump fired Comey on May 9.

While Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the investigation, it is possible that he could be called as a witness as part of the investigation. She's the associate attorney general, which makes her third in command at the Justice Department behind Rosenstein and Sessions.

Did Trump block Russian Federation probe?

Third London attack suspect identified
French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Wednesday the body was Thomas', making it the third French death in the attacks. Company officials said they had no evidence that either of the other attackers worked at any of the franchises.

United States President Donald Trump today appeared to confirm a Washington Post report that he is being investigated for firing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

A person familiar with Mueller's inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Thursday Mueller was looking into whether Trump or others attempted to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation. The order also covers separate inquiries into several key Trump associates including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, campaign adviser Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone.

In this last tweet, Trump was referring to a memo written by Rosenstein that was intensely critical of Comey and implicitly recommended his removal.

In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant United States attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes. Cohen has already been subpoenaed by the House intelligence panel doing its own Russian Federation investigation.

62 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars
Spain dispatched two water-bombing planes on Sunday morning to aid the Portuguese fire service on the ground, Costa said. Pope Francis has led thousands of people in a moment of silent prayer for the victims of the Portugal fire.

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