The Republican leader, who has struggled to shake off suspicions that Russian Federation helped put him in the White House, has been accused of seeking to block the investigation by firing FBI chief James Comey. The White House cited a letter from Rosenstein to the president advocating for Comey's dismissal over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Details may come out in court in the event of an indictment, but that may be less likely if the probe closes without criminal charges. That would surely include Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey.
As special counsel, Mueller will direct an FBI counterintelligence investigation examining whether Russian Federation coordinated with Trump campaign associates to influence the election in his behalf.
President Donald Trump later acknowledged that he had already thought about dismissing Comey and had been perturbed by "this Russian Federation thing", fueling criticism that Rosenstein's memo merely served as a pretext so the president could fire Comey amid an aggressive investigation into his campaign.
The US justice department appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation.
Mr Mueller, a decorated former Marine, already has considerable experience running complex investigations.
He'll get his chance now. In this Q&A, Professor David Sklansky discusses the role of the special counsel, Mueller's qualifications, how the various investigations might converge, and more.
The appointment seemed meant to quell mounting questions about the Justice Department's ability to independently oversee the investigation.
Trump fired Comey on May 9. Republicans on Capitol Hill hoped the same, reasoning that the appointment of a special counsel could free them to work on a major tax overhaul and other matters without constant distractions.
Kushners get to fly on Air Force One on the Sabbath
The First Daughter and son-in-law are observant Jews and typically wouldn't travel on Shabbat from sundown Friday to Saturday. But they have made exceptions, on a few occasions, for their jobs. (Shabbat 151:2).
How will Mueller's work-or an independent investigation-relate to the investigations now underway in the House and the Senate?
Mueller, one of the longest-serving Federal Bureau of Investigation directors who served with distinction and without scandal, manages to fit into that category, Hurl said. "He was very harsh, very regimented - strong, demanding, wanted details". Former colleagues have said he would make an excellent drill instructor. FBI investigations and Bob Mueller are not used to doing quick investigations.
But for all his intensity, Mueller also bred an intense loyalty and depended on his subordinates. Friends and former colleagues say it's been tough to see him in such a hard spot, especially when they consider him upright, impartial and an unlikely political pawn.
Despite initially opposing the appointment of an independent counsel, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the development "helps assure people and the justice department that they're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly, which is what we've called for all along". The White House denied that account. That appointment was made by Comey, then the deputy attorney general.
The program required DOJ sign off to be authorized, and as the March 11, 2004 deadline approached, Attorney General John Ashcroft was taken ill and rushed to the hospital.
Mr Rosenstein's memo was initially cited by the White House as the primary reason Mr Comey was sacked. In a dramatic bed-side confrontation, Ashcroft backed Comey. Right now, everything from the White House needs to remain airtight. Mueller and Comey quickly established a unified front and threatened to resign - together with a slew of DOJ officials.
Siri vs Google Assistant on the iPhone
Google Assistant can't tap into those features , although you can search for Apple Music songs and it will send you to that app. Altogether, unless you are deeply in the Google ecosystem, using Google Assistant on the iPhone is a pain compared to Siri.
Before Bush traveled, his White House chief of staff would carve out extensive time for senior directors on the National Security Council and other experts to tutor the president.
The transmission will be built as a new, advanced transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles, created to be more fuel-efficient. The plant employs a total of about 1,800 people and makes transmissions for the Mustang, F-150 and other vehicles.
It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. Sophiris Bio, Inc. (SPHS) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 0.51 million shares over the course of the day.
US officials however told Reuters these calls did not show any evidence of wrongdoing or collusion during the 2016 campaign. If Flynn declines to comply with the subpoena, the intelligence committee could have little legal recourse.
Sin embargo, un detalle no menor es que el español deberá dejar libre (o vender) a dos jugadores cuyos nombres se han filtrado. Según señaló el mismo medio, Kelechi Iheanacho y Nolito serían los dos jugadores que tendrían sus 'días contados'.
Now Duke Energy Corporation's current price is $8.75 shy of the official highest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. The business had revenue of $5.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.76 billion.
The Massachusetts-based Contravisory Investment Management has invested 2.09% in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS). Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Discover Financial Services by 112.1% in the third quarter.
He told De Telegraaf it "seemed nice to fly to other destinations one day, with more passengers and bigger distances". He admits, however, that when he does make announcements, "most people don't listen anyway".
He also said the case was politically motivated, as it followed massive Wikileaks dumps of secret U.S. military reports that year. Julian Assange's lawyer is asking French president Emmanuel Macron to intervene in support of the WikiLeaks founder.
According to ABC News , U.S. officials said several of the Syrian vehicles were destroyed in the strike. BuzzFeed News is the first to have reported USA confirmation that it launched these new strikes.
Before the attack , the aircraft conducted a show of force by flying by the convoy and fired warning shots, the official said. The convoy was hit on Thursday, May 18 as it neared a group of US -backed rebels and a Western special forces unit in Tanf.
The shop, which will be open through June 11, will celebrate the 50th anniversary re-release of the band's seminal Sgt. While the deluxe versions of Sgt.
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Chivas elimina al Atlas
La última vez que Chivas llegó a semifinales fue en el Clausura 2015 cuando se enfrentaron a Santos, que quedó campeón. El Atlas basó su victoria en el esfuerzo físico de sus jugadores y en cerrarle los espacios al cuadro de las Chivas .
Steinhaus to become first female referee in Bundesliga
Steinhaus was designated as one of the refs at the Women's World Cup finals in 2011 and 2015 as well as the 2012 London Olympics . The German Football Association ( DFB ) hopes the announcement will encourage more females to become referees.
Four-goal Kane helps Spurs punish Leicester
Leicester, who are yet to make a decision on manager Craig Shakespeare's future, played their part in an entertaining game. Leicester was on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris.
Pennsylvania woman's lost keepsake necklace found in Iceland
As a dispatcher, Robinson said, she felt a connection to Fusco's father, who had been an emergency dispatcher for almost 25 years. Robinson searched obituaries for a couple who died on the same date in 2008, and found one hit: Edward and Jane Fetcho.
Rising US crude inventories push oil prices down
But U.S. oil producers are not paying any attention to the plea, and the number of rigs has more than doubled over the past year. However, the 1.8-million barrel per day cut has not solved its dual objective of higher oil prices and lower inventories.
Blue Jays extend winning streak to four games
An inning later, Nick Vincent allowed back-to-back singles and tried to throw a fastball away to Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista . With two runners in scoring position, Ben Gamel hit a flare to shallow left field that a diving Pearce snagged for the final out.
Demi Lovato Is 'Really Proud of Miley' For Giving Up Marijuana
Lovato, who recently celebrated a five-year sobriety milestone shared a countdown in March on Instagram stating: "So grateful". I think it helps to know that recovery is possible and it's something that is so important to certain people like myself".