Former FBI Director details meetings with Trump. When it was revealed that Comey had kept detailed memos on his interactions with the president, Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.
"With all due respect to Mr. Sekulow, what he says about what Mr. Mueller is or isn't doing will make no difference", said Gregory B. Craig, who led the legal team defending President Bill Clinton against impeachment charges. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that said, in part, "it should be obvious to everyone that this is a political favor from President Trump to a few influential members of congress who have never set foot in Cuba and who represent a tiny minority of the American people".
"The President is not a subject or target of an investigation". And with the investigation reaching all the way up to Trump - and with Trump regularly tweeting about it - it's almost impossible for the White House to compartmentalize. At the time of that report it was not clear that the FBI was investigating Kushner's business dealings. Russian officials have denied meddling in the USA election. Schiff said Trump, his legal team and his supporters were trying to discredit the special counsel and his investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.
Trump's tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.
INSKEEP: The Department of Justice is so determined ordinarily not to comment on ongoing investigations that even putting out a statement saying news accounts may be wrong or not sounds like a comment, actually.
A memorandum penned by Rosenstein was cited by the Trump White House as the inspiration for the May ouster of James Comey, then-director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
If there is an obstruction case against the President, one of the chief claims would be that Rosenstein's memo was a ruse orchestrated to shift attention away from the real reason for the Comey firing: the president's opposition to the FBI's investigation of whether Trump campaign aides colluded with the Russians to influence the presidential election campaign. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.
At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room.
Confed Cup: Portugal draw 2-2 with Mexico
And on the video referral system ( Portugal had a goal ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee): "It's the new rule". Having threatened with a header earlier, Hernandez stole in to head home an equaliser three minutes from the interval.
Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'
It is good news that senators may make their bill more centrist rather than, as the House did, more austere in order to pass it. It is expected that the bill will be ready for a vote before the upcoming August recess, The New York Times reports .
Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
Kohli also said Fakhar Zaman's highrisk strokeplay and his partnership at the top of the order with Azhar Ali upset India's plans. Mohammad Hafeez - with a 34-ball 50 - and Babar Azam chipped in too to ensure Pakistan turned the promise into substance.
Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?
In part that was because Klay Thompson was white hot early and had 16 in the first quarter including going 4-of-5 from three. James shook it off, got up and slowly walked to the bench, and moments later drove for a layup.
LeBron James Sends Message to His Critics via Instagram
The Warriors have been labelled a superteam by critics following their addition of Kevin Durant as a free agent last summer. The NBA Finals ended four days ago when the Warriors took down the defending champion Cavaliers in a hard-fought Game 5.