In closed-door meetings with lawmakers on Thursday and Friday, Rosenstein said he wrote the memo after Trump told him one day before the May 9 firing that he wanted to dismiss Comey. "I am on a fact-finding mission", he said on CNN.
The Justice Department on Friday issued a transcript of Rosenstein's remarks.
On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made something of a surprise announcement in appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate any connections between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump has said he plans to nominate a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director soon, and that had been expected before his departure.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to Groton, Connecticut, May 17, 2017.
The administration offered a subdued statement in response to Mueller's appointment. The same political pressure that forced Rosenstein's hand also forced him to choose someone in whom most people could have confidence, someone who would not keep quiet if Trump or Sessions tried to interfere with him, and against whom credible grounds for dismissal would be almost impossible to find. That question, which has been under investigation by the FBI, is now in the hands of someone who is widely considered to be among the top law enforcement agents in the nation.
"There was considerable frustration in the room", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., an Iraq war veteran and member of the Armed Services Committee.
Chemerinsky and Freedman are correct that a new special prosecutor statute that protected the post from politically motivated removal would be much better than what we now have, although the politicization of the courts has made such protection somewhat illusory. "And I think this shows a very divided country". But when I made that decision, I actually thought that it would be a bipartisan decision.
The developments were a blow to White House efforts to tamp down interest in the Russian Federation investigation as Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, first stop on his first foreign trip as president.
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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.
Earlier this week, the Washington Post published a report claiming that Trump had "revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister [Sergey Lavrov] and ambassador in a White House meeting", allegedly related to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Rosenstein briefed US senators on Thursday, but made no public comments.
He said he did not intend for the document to be a finding of misconduct or a "statement of reasons" to justify the firing, but he added: "I wrote it".
"I welcome his role at the Department of Justice", Ryan added. "I don't understand where the secret is". In the memo Rosenstein criticized Comey's handling of the high-profile Hillary Clinton email investigation and Comey's decision not to recommend charges in the case. Rosenstein denounced that decision as "profoundly wrong and unfair".
Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.Mueller's appointment was not expected to affect the FBI or congressional investigations.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify.A key issue Mueller may have to tackle is whether Trump has committed obstruction of justice, an offense that could be used in any effort in Congress to impeach him and remove him from office.
Trump has reacted furiously to the appointment.
"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people", Trump said Thursday at a White House news conference.
Rosenstein learned about Trump's plan on May 8, Durbin said.
The appointment of the special counsel indicates others believe that's still open to question.
Combined with the low-power processors and low-resolution screens, both phones should have great battery life in real-world usage. They are expected to launch a slew of devices, most of which will be refined versions of their previous flagship smartphones.
Which horse will come out on top? On paper, it's Always Dreaming's race to lose, but these events often don't follow the script. What post position did Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming draw for Saturday's Preakness Stakes? He has the pedigree.
Weiner's lawyers had been negotiating with federal prosecutors to avoid child pornography charges, the New York Daily News said. He was in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody Friday morning after turning himself in, ABC News reported .
It was a blindside that will substantially escalate the investigation into the Trump campaign's dealings with Russian Federation . Last week, the New York Times reported that President Trump raised the idea of Guilfoyle as press secretary to his associates.
It now has a Sesame Place theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, between Philadelphia and New York City, which opened in 1980. The new park will open no later than mid-2021, but a location hasn't been determined, officials said.
At the retail level, the estimated value was Rs 73,289 crore with an increase of 12.44 per cent over the previous year. CMFRI's landing report showed that chub mackerel ( Scomber indicus ) was limited to the Kerala coasts alone.
Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Zynga in a research report on Monday. Finally, Benchmark Co. reissued a "buy" rating and set a $3.65 price target on shares of Zynga in a report on Friday, May 5th.
The meeting of the Fitment Committee and preparatory meeting of the officers was convened at SKICC here today in this regard. Jaitley had earlier this month expressed confidence of the GST Council arriving at tax rates in the May 18-19 meeting.
Fernandes on the improved effort after halftime: "Basically (coach) Peter (Vermes ) had to scream at us in the locker room". Minnesota United learned today that they will be taking on Sporting Kansas City in the fourth round of the 2017 U.S.
It's unpleasant", Justice Manmohan said, adding that "cross-examination should be carried out in accordance with the law". The court said such a manner of cross-examination could not be allowed and something had to be done.
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Two years later, he announced a run for New York City mayor but dropped out of the race when more explicit messages became public. Weiner cried in court as he apologized to the 15-year-old girl at the heart of the sexting case, The Associated Press reported .
" Lui, il lui faut une médaille ! " — Fanni
Chaque fois! Peu d'arbitres nous aident , l'OM n'obtient jamais de penalty, mais lui, il lui faut une médaille ." a confié Fanni. Dimanche dernier l'OM se déplaçait sur la pelouse de Bordeaux pour un match très attendu.
CVS Health Corp (CVS) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.46
CVS Health Corporation ( CVS ) belongs to the "Healthcare" sector with an industry focus on "Health Care Plans", with Mr. Finally, Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI increased its position in CVS Health Corp by 5.9% in the third quarter.
Asian shares mixed as Trump, Brazil worries simmer
Temer refused on Thursday to resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into the allegations. Strong economic indicators from the U.S. helped lift the dollar overnight, but it slipped back on Friday.
Wizards put up Wall to bring down Celtics in heated playoff
The Wizards got into the paint with nearly no resistance and despite starting Amir Johnson , there was zero presence on the glass. He was loudly booed every time he touched the ball, including a missed three with a minute left in the first quarter.