Rosenstein Hits Media for 'Anonymous Allegations' on Russia Probe


But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Democratic Rep. Denny HeckDenny HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (Wash.) on Friday mocked President Trump's campaign promise to bring jobs back to the USA, saying the president has instead boosted employment for lawyers. 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.

"Subject to the possibility of being fired for 'good cause, ' Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded", Starr writes.

The Hill reports that the new team members are highly qualified.

Federal Election Commission records show she has donated around $30,000 to various Republican congressional and presidential candidates.

The transition team's general counsel issued the memo to members who helped set up the Trump administration between the election and inauguration, and it indicates how broad special counsel Robert Mueller's probe has grown, reported the New York Times.

Mueller is also investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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"I'm being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" said Trump, lamenting what he called a "witch hunt". Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration. The best articulation of the strength of Mueller's team comes from Wired's overview. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing.

It also includes "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation", as well "any other matters" under the special counsel regulations, which include "perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses".

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

Trump's tweets are also read by other world leaders, they can impact the stock market, they can drive a specific brand into the toilet.

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" He declined further comment.

Rosenstein's statement started a whole new round of speculation as people attempted to divine its meaning and its timing and its goal, whether or not it was meant to discredit some particular story, all stories generally or some future story yet to be published. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", he said. Although he had merely agreed with "unanimous opinions of former Department officials" who had already recommended Comey's dismissal, the White House painted him as the scapegoat when it came to taking the blame for it. I would say that Republicans in Washington are nearly unanimous in the opinion that to do that would cause a political firestorm that would be yet another self-inflicted wound of the president's own making.