Rod Rosenstein Knew Comey Was to be Fired Before He Wrote Memo
Rod Rosenstein Knew Comey Was to be Fired Before He Wrote Memo
19 May, 2017, 22:58
President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America "terribly".
Democratic lawmakers for weeks have been calling for the appointment of an independent prosecutor to head the investigation, particularly since Trump abruptly fired former FBI chief James Comey last week in the middle of the agency's probe into Russia's involvement in the USA elections and the Kremlin's links with the mogul's presidential campaign.
"The takeaway I had is that everything he said is that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation", Graham said.
Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said. "Russia's fine", Trump said.
Rosenstein's appearance in the Senate was originally meant to allow him to explain why Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey last week, but the focus changed when Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel Wednesday night. "O$3 ne of the big losers in this decision is the public", Graham said and added that he anxious lawmakers would have trouble getting responses to subpoenas delivered to potential witnesses or convincing them to testify in a public congressional hearing because they'd be more likely to plead the fifth to avoid incriminating themselves. Some Democrats grew impatient with Rosenstein, arguing that he needed to appoint a special prosecutor or step down from the job he has occupied only since the end of April.
Originally, the Trump White House claimed that Comey was sacked based on a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Sen.
And I think Jonah's right: The appointment of a special counsel is what the president needs and helps him in the short run.
Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said a lawyer for Flynn, a key figure in the Trump-Russia investigations, had told the intelligence committee that Flynn would not comply with the panel's subpoena for personal documents related to the committee's own probe. But since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, Mueller will answer to Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
What's more, CNBC reported that Republican senator Lindsey Graham from SC said the investigation "was a counterintelligence investigation before now".
He was the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who preceded Comey - appointed by President George W. Bush and kept on for several years by President Barack Obama. He was replaced by Comey in 2013.
Earlier Thursday on Twitter, Trump complained that he has been singled out for attacks such as no president has endured - a claim mocked by, among others, allies of Bill Clinton who recalled his impeachment trial and the humiliations involving exposure of his affair with a White House intern. With more on this and other news around the worldwe turn to Ro Aram. But he says, "you can not let them get you down".
As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. "I'm sure they're going to get Trump's tax records. and they're going to try and find links".
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
And the customs union is a classic example. "Sensible negotiations start by leaving the maximum number of options on the table". And that means that there has to be movement of people to come and work in this country.
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.
Those briefings could soon be a thing of the past, however, according to a number of recent reports by White House watchers. Her name was floated by The New York Times as a person President Donald Trump suggested he'd be interested in hiring.
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.
PM speaks to newly elected French President
Macron's task will be to show Le Pen's voters that he will follow through on promises to fundamentally reform the 28-nation bloc. Market reaction Monday to Macron's victory was subdued: investors were expecting it and seem wary of the difficulties he faces.
"En un club grande yo ya estaría despedido" — Guardiola
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'.
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.
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).
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.