The two of them proceeded to debate the past comments about the investigation from Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, as well as James Comey'sleaking of his own memos to the media. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says", he testifies. "I have confidence in Bob Mueller".
In what is sure to ignite another firestorm of debate in polarized Washington, a longtime friend of President Trump said Monday night that Trump is "weighing" whether to dismiss Robert Mueller, the Justice Department special counsel investigating possible ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, warned on Twitter that "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller". Ruddy said he thought firing Mueller would be a "significant mistake".
Trump's Twitter response followed days of intensifying criticism of Mueller from some conservatives who have charged the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and his team with political bias and have claimed his relationship to Comey and an earlier meeting with Trump amount to conflicts of interest.
And a person familiar with Trump's thinking said Tuesday morning that it's "unlikely" the President will fire Mueller, but conceded that it's often hard to predict Trump's behavior.
The ploy worked. Rosenstein, who was handling the investigation because Sessions had already recused himself based on his involvement in the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, came under vast political pressure to appoint a special counsel.
Rosenstein was testifying hours ahead of a separate Senate appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was expected to face sharp questions from his former colleagues about his role in Comey's firing, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to step aside from the investigation involving Moscow and the Trump campaign.
President Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy in Miami
Bush did - though fewer Cuban government officials will be allowed to come to the US and receive money than under Obama. Trump aides said Thursday that Rubio was "very helpful" to the administration as it spent months reviewing the policy.
German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit, with conditions
But EU officials are sceptical that May's position has changed, just as they are doubtful about the feasibility of either option. However, it seems unlikely he will be able to resist public comment on the Brexit process, which he has described as a "tragedy".
US Open: Brooks Koepka wins 117th US Open
Opens, on different courses in a different era, told the new victor , "You don't know it, but your life has changed overnight". Koepka also noted that the major title was especially sweet on Father's Day since he didn't get anything for his dad.
Brroks Koepka wins US Open title
After a poor shot on the par-3 13th, Koepka made a long putt to save par and keep him one stroke ahead of Matsuyama in the lead. Open clubhouse leader, though at five under par Steve Stricker eventually finished 11 strokes behind victor Brooks Koepka .
British election deal puts Irish peace at risk
They could be called right-wing as they do not accept same-sex marriage, are climate change deniers and are very pro-Brexit. The British Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier will hold talks in Brussels.
Koepka claims first major title by taming Erin Hills
He closed with a 5-under 67, only realizing after his par on the final hole that a birdie would have set yet another U.S. Koepka said the world number one had called him on Saturday, offering some advice which came in handy.
Four Score! Preds Get Even Vs. Pens
He compared the atmosphere in Bridgestone Arena to the Bulls' (and Blackhawks') former home, Chicago Stadium. Desperation should probably still fall on our side here where we know we've got to win a game in Pittsburgh.