Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be praised for his decision to install an absolute heavyweight in the role of special counsel.
President Trump however responded early Thursday tweeting "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"
The FBI, Senate and House intelligence committees and are all conducting their own investigations into claims of collusion between Russian Federation and Mr Trump's 2016 campaign.
The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax". "Mr. Rosenstein has done the right thing", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said on the Senate floor. Trump has long bristled at the notion that Russia played any role in his November election victory.In the Russian city of Sochi, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on Mueller's appointment, calling it an "internal matter" for the United States.Democrats and Trump's fellow Republicans widely praised the appointment of a special counsel to take over the Russia probe.Rosenstein was due to brief US senators later on Thursday.
"I believe that's why we're having this investigation - to find out if in fact there was collusion".
Mueller was appointed by the Department of Justice as special counsel on Wednesday.
Mueller's broad mandate gives him not only oversight of the Russian Federation probe, but also over "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation".
Mueller heading investigation on Trump, Russia
Rosenstein is the lead Justice Department official on the investigation into Trump's connections with Russian Federation . On Wednesday, a deputy attorney general named former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the Russian investigation.
Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the Justice Department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11, 2001, attacks that would ultimately shape his tenure. Many had called for a special prosecutor since last week's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. He was so valued that President Barack Obama asked him to stay on two years longer than his 10-year term.
Lavrov says media reported that Trump told him "terrorists are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials", information he says the administration revealed with the laptop ban.
Rosenstein had faced criticism as the author of a memo that preceded Comey's firing.
"Naming a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in our 2016 election was absolutely necessary, and former FBI Director Mueller is a very strong choice to help restore confidence in the independence and integrity of the ongoing investigation", said Coons in a statement.
Afterward, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation".
"And he said that ever since, the President had been trying to be chummy in a fashion that Comey felt was created to absorb him into Trump's world - to make him part of the team".
Special congressional committee: One too many now?
Trump is leaving town Friday on his first foreign trip, and aides have been hopeful the journey will be a chance for the administration to get back on track after weeks of chaos and distractions.
Currently, an estimated 200,000 victims in 150 different countries are reported to have been hit by the cyberattack. The attack, which saw computers locked and users' files held for ransom, was believed to the biggest ever recorded.
The airport chief executive Declan Collier added he was confident the system would be immune from the threat of cyber attacks. The investment means NATS becomes a joint and equal partner in the company alongside Canadian counterpart Nav Canada.
In an analyst report sent to investors on Thursday morning, Bodycote (LON:BOY) stock Add was maintained by Numis Securities. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 442 ($5.71), for a total value of £133,130.40 ($171,847.68).
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His Real Madrid side played quite poorly this season and he has been dealing with large shares of the criticism himself. This is something which will only further his playing career and his first accolade may come as soon as this summer.
Macron avait estimé que sa " responsabilité " serait " d'apaiser les peurs, de nous faire renouer avec l'optimisme ". Macron souhaite par ailleurs "dès l'été" réformer le droit du travail par ordonnances, malgré l'opposition à gauche.
There's also the VW Group's new 150-hp 1.5-liter TSI Evo that premiered on the updated Golf with cylinder deactivation technology. All the powertrains feature turbo-charged direct injection units as well as start-stop technology and brake energy recovery.
Si vous n'y étiez pas, vous avez désormais 7 jours pour vous rattraper via le replay offert par MYTF1 ou en cliquant ICI . Programme télé du jeudi 18 mai 2017 . "Ce soir les épisodes 3 et 4 " Disparue " et " La mémoire dans la peau ".
McMaster on the issue of the deployment of a THAAD missile defense battery in South Korea, before he met with President Trump. Countries must decide whether they support North Korea or those opposed to its nuclear and missile programs, U.S.
India stated that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy. Pakistan today was in shock as it was confident that the ICJ will throw out the case on the grounds of jurisdiction.
Ransomware cyber attack 'likely to spread rapidly on Monday'
The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection". This would change, Gazeley said, as Europe and US computers are turned on, but it indicated the scale of the problem there.
Celtics win NBA Draft lottery
Miami Heat: There is literally no outcome less desirable when you start a season 11-30 than winding up with the No. 14 pick. The Celtics were going to be in prime position no matter how the Ping-Pong balls bounced in a hotel ballroom Tuesday.
Bennett harming chances for embassy move
In March, Israel implemented an informal suspension of building, a good-faith gesture, which the White House "welcomed". Based on Trump's campaign promises, that deadline to act on the embassy issue should have been irrelevant.
Festival de Cannes : un film hommage à Barbara
Au lendemain de leur rupture, Jeanne Balibar confiait à Elle "ne plus manger, dormir, vivre.que pour m'occuper de mes enfants". Avec son joli brin de voix, Jeanne Balibar promène sa beauté décontractée et ne cherche jamais l'imitation.