Rosenstein handed the reigns of the investigation over to Mueller last month not long after Trump abruptly fired FBI director James Comey, cutting short his 10-year term.
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) excoriated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Tuesday morning for, well, not being Jeff Sessions.
Rosenstein continued to defend the investigation and the Department of Justice's oversight, saying "I can assure you we're going to do the right thing and defend the integrity of the investigation". "I am confident he will have sufficient independence".
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US or conversations with any Russian officials about the USA election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.
Asked Monday if the White House thought Sessions should invoke executive privilege to avoid answering questions about his conversations with Trump, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer replied, "It depends on the scope of the questions".
In addition to tending to intensify the oversight from Congress, a decision to fire Mueller would nearly certainly lead to the resignation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and probably also the resignations of the few other subcabinet nominees Trump has gotten confirmed at the Department of Justice. So, that's what I would do. "So I would consider it and if there was good cause I would do it and if there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter what anybody said".
Mr Sessions was revealed to have met the Russian ambassador twice a year ago, meetings that he did not indicate during the Senate confirmation hearing approving his appointment.
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He also said Trump wanted him to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . Trump's tweet about Comey was one in a series Sunday morning.
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Yanez testified that he clearly saw a gun and that Castile ignored his commands to stop pulling it out of his pocket. After three white alternates were dismissed following closing arguments, the 12-member jury includes two blacks.
Democratic senators on the committee attempted to clarify the boundaries of Sessions' recusal, something they say is unclear.
"I think it is a consideration the President has had, because (Robert) Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel", Ruddy told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Tuesday.
Both Fleischer and Gingrich had previously vouched for the character and integrity of Mueller, who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Bush and whose term was extended an extra two years by Democratic President Barack Obama. That is why Gingrich claims Mueller is treating Trump unfairly, and how Trump may justify firing him. Mueller was appointed to investigate whether Trump or his associates had links to Russian hackers, and Trump lacks the direct authority to dismiss him.
Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard Law professor who headed the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel during the George W. Bush administration, offered a careful assessment of the consequences of a Mueller firing early Tuesday on the Lawfare blog.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says that a history of political giving is not a disqualifier for those who work for the Department of Justice's special counsel investigating Russian interference in US elections. Trump called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said.
The public testimony Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee should yield Sessions' most extensive comments to date on questions that have dogged his entire tenure as attorney general and that led him three months ago to step aside from the Russian Federation probe.
"I am thrilled to have a chance to help you to live up to your campaign promises", said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Instead, Gohmert believes Comey's testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee further proves collusion.
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He added , "I think the best vindication for the President is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly". He told senators during a committee hearing that there would have to be "good cause" for Mueller to be removed from his role.
You put clothes on our backs, food on the table. "It's tough to get back and get matched, especially with their speed". It wasn't just that Durant scored a lot of points, but how and when he scored them. "That's all you can ask".
They sent a separate request to Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, for any record the White House had of their meetings. If Comey believed that he had personally witnessed an effort by Trump to obstruct justice, he should have done something .
In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. Bush years when Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief and Comey was Attorney General John Ashcroft's deputy.
At times, Trump spokespeople have passed on opportunities to attest that Trump has full confidence in his attorney general. Democrats pressed Sessions repeatedly to say if he had discussed Russian Federation and Comey with Mr.
During the regular season, Durant averaged 25.1 points per game and set a career high with 8.3 rebounds per contest. The championship was the 17th won by a San Francisco Bay Area franchise in baseball, basketball or football.
The two didn't have other plans on where to go, and they didn't intend to hurt anyone, Russell's friend told investigators. Arthurs said he had also been part of a neo-Nazi group started by Russell called Atomwaffen until he converted to Islam.
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During the election campaign , May had used the "coalition of chaos" phrase to describe what a victory for Labour would look like. May is also said to have expressed her apologies to the MPs who had lost their seats in the snap election which she had called.
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Democrats slammed Sessions on Tuesday for canceling plans to testify at the hearing and sending Rosenstein in his place. Ruddy issued a terse response directed at Spicer, but also admitted he didn't speak to Trump personally about this.
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Warmbier, 22, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, after a stop at a US military facility near Sapporo, Japan. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Warmbier is presently in a coma , and was medically evacuated from the country.
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They're convincing champions, but the Cavaliers made beating them seem possible over the last three games of this series. Then they went out and signed Durant , who played and scored for them in these NBA Finals as if he were Michael Jordan.
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He also had 13 rebounds and eight assists, giving him a triple-double average for the finals, an unprecedented feat. Golden State responded with a 10-3 run, Durant scoring five as the Warriors stretched their margin back to 108-98.