Rosenstein said, "This may well be within the scope of the Special Counsel's investigation so I'm limited in what I can say about it", referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russia's possible ties to the Trump campaign and their effect on November's election.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talks to an aide on Capitol Hill on Tuesday while testifying before Congress. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. So that is what I would do.
Honestly, I really hope he does try to fire him.
Ruddy said on PBS NewsHour he thought Trump considering terminating the special counsel was, "pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently".
Rosenstein was answering questions from lawmakers regarding comments Monday from Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a friend of Donald Trump, that Trump might fire Robert Mueller.
Starr's op-ed follows comments he made on CNN's "New Day" Thursday morning in which he said there is now no obstruction of justice case against Trump, based on the evidence that has been made public so far. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so. "While the president has every right to" fire Mr. Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating.
Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy's suspicion.
But in this particular case, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from anything relating to the Russian Federation investigation.
"Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", Rosenstein said.
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the subcommittee's top Democrat, said she also was "troubled" by Sessions' cancellation.
Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president.
Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal. "Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said in a statement.
But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel.
But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised. They have tried to highlight the positive reviews he received Wednesday when he made a statesman-like appearance in the White House to address the nation after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice.
It's all an effort to manufacture news cycles, create conflicts, distract from other pressing issues and raise questions about someone for a couple days.
In 2016, one of the NBA's unprotesting players received a ton of flack from fans and commentators for a game-changing move. So he and a friend headed to Oakland and snagged a prime spot along the Warriors parade route by 3 a.m.
Likewise, the US Ambassador to Turkey was summoned before Turkish officials who objected to the way the situation was handled. Video footage showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters.
With President Trump's instructions, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, his own lawyer to represent the U.S. A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
OR became the first state in the union to allow a third gender option for non-binary people who don't identify as a man or woman. The third option - a non-binary gender - will be reflected with an X starting July 3, 2017.
Though it may not release for more than a year, here's are wishlist for features we want in a Pokemon Nintendo Switch game . It is unknown at this juncture when the game will be released or which studio is developing it.
Almost two-thirds of Americans say they disapprove President Trump's job performance , a new poll released Friday shows. Altogether, 80 percent of Republicans approve of the job Trump is doing, and 90 percent of Democrats disapprove .
Dozier said that when he was alerted to their deaths, "The pain and anguish that was in the toes of my feet went up to my heart". The manhunt for the two Georgia inmates accused of killing two correctional officers as they escaped a prison bus is expanding.
In the interim, he said, he hoped more people would come visit the area as a result of the publicity afforded his wife's stunt. Jones, who suffered broken bones and severe bruising, lived to describe his initial harrowing plunge on national TV.
It's baffling that Apple approved apps like this in the first place - perhaps it's a side effect of faster app review times. At WWDC, Apple reported that they've paid out $70 billion to developers, with 30% of that ($21 billion!) in the past year .
Henderson on course for Meijer win
With the par for the day being reduced to 69, she was five-under 64 for the round and Aditi had a 66, which was three-under. Lydia Ko of New Zealand hits her tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Kingsmill Championship.
Habs send D Beaulieu to Sabres for pick
He opened the season as Shea Weber's partner on the top defense pairing, but quickly found himself lower on the depth chart. Beaulieu immediately improves the Sabres' blue line under new coach Phil Housley, a Hall of Fame defenseman.
Lead Detected In 20 Percent Of Baby Food
Baby food versions of apple and grape juices and carrots had more samples with detectable lead than the regular versions. This spurred the organization to examine data from the FDA's Total Diet Study for specific sources of exposure for kids.
Hollywood reacts to Bill Cosby mistrial
Gloria Allred , an attorney representing more than 30 Cosby accusers, welcomed the prosecutors' decision to seek a retrial. Constand's attorneys released a statement following the mistrial, thanking both the jury and the prosecutors in the case.
This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do
But unlike those two, Sphero's Spider-Man toy focuses more on interacting with kids through actually speaking to them. He's only listening when the spider on his chest lights up, and conversations are never retained or shared.
Baltimore Orioles select DL Hall 21st Overall
Hall also slashed.349/.439/.674 with 11 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 33 RBIs as Valdosta's No. 3 hitter. Romero posted a 3.51 ERA, 20 walks, 85 Ks, and a.256 BAA in 10 games (seven starts) and 48 2⁄3 IP this season.
Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky'
After " Joe ", Avildsen directed " Save the Tiger " (1973) starring Jack Lemmon as a burned-out dress manufacturer. The film was a remake of and a self-conscious tribute to Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's film "Yojimbo".
Alleged Alexandria Gunman Has Ties To Quad Cities
Court records reviewed and obtained by NBC News show that Hodgkinson was charged in 2006 with assaulting his girlfriend. According to police reports, Hodgkinson has twice been involved in gun-related matters involving law enforcement.
Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance
Attorney General Mark Herring is unopposed in the Democratic primary, as is Republican John Adams, a Richmond attorney. Gillespie ran largely on pocketbook issues, like lowering the state income tax rate, but kept Trump at arm's length.
What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial
Doing so would carry enormous risk for Cosby, exposing him to cross-examination about some of the lurid things in his deposition. Constand has said Cosby suggested that the pills, which she said left her barely conscious and unable to resist, were herbal.
Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years
The plans are at various stages in the process and the units are located in a number of settlements across the West Bank . Sears released a statement Wednesday saying that they removed their "Free Palestine" shirts from its online marketplace .