Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

Trump Could Force Out Rosenstein, Fail to Stop Russia Probe

Rosenstein then surprised the President by announcing that potential Justice Department conflicts of interest relating to the Russia Investigation required the appointment of the respected and independent Robert Mueller as a special counsel to supervise the FBI's now rudderless investigation.

His own advisers leaked the damaging anecdote to Associated Press over the weekend.

The White House confirmed Mr Mueller was among the candidates the president interviewed to replace Mr Comey.

Mr Trump was not under investigation before Mr Comey's firing, but reportedly is now facing scrutiny for obstruction of justice over the circumstances surrounding the ex-FBI chief's sacking, according to USA media.

"As I listened to James B. Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, tell the Senate Intelligence Committee about his personal meetings and phone calls with President Trump, I was reminded of something: the experience of a woman being harassed by her powerful, predatory boss", Serratore wrote.

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McIlroy finished at 16-under 268 when he won on rain-softened Congressional in the 2011 U.S. He also tied for 11th in the Masters, but his game dropped off a bit from there.

As for who the president is referring to, the most likely option is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Donald Trump hasn't had a lot of good weeks since being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

"The president has not been notified by anyone that he is under investigation", Sekulow told "Fox News Sunday", in a heated exchange with host Chris Wallace about whether Trump could be under investigation without knowing. Witch hunt. Now, some news outlets have taken that last tweet as confirmation from the president himself that, in fact, he is under investigation. 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.

Wednesday's Washington Post article caused a firestorm in the White House on Thursday, particularly because President Trump had been trying so hard to prove that he was not a focus of the Russian Federation investigation. We don't know who these people are, or what their position in government is. "I can go around them", he posted. Sekulow said that Trump would have challenged the basic assertion of the article, but was constrained by Twitter's limit of 140 characters per post.

Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

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The Evening Standard is reporting that a man armed with a knife leapt out of the vehicle and at least one person had been stabbed. The MCB said on Twitter that "we have been informed that a van has run over worshipers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque.

Amid stirrings earlier this week that Trump was possibly considering the idea of firing Mueller, it was Rosenstein who testified before a congressional hearing that such an act could not be taken without specific cause.

Friday's tweet marked the first time Mr Trump has publicly acknowledged he is under investigation.

He also suggested if Trump vetoes congressional sanctions on Russian Federation, "there are sufficient votes in place" to convince him otherwise.

On Sunday, Trump again called the investigation a "witch hunt". Now US media are reporting it (through anonymous sources, of course).

Last night, Rosenstein put out an unusual statement telling Americans to be skeptical about anonymous allegations and stories based on unnamed sources.

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If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work. The White House has not commented on this possibility. He told this to President Trump personally before he was sacked, and he confirmed it again in front of the Senate at the hearing. "I don't think that tweet helped him", Gingrich said of the remark suggesting that Trump was being investigated.

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