President Donald Trump responded angrily to reports he is under criminal investigation Thursday, deriding a "witch hunt" against him led by some "very bad" people.
With President Trump's instructions, Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richard Cullen, his own lawyer to represent the U.S. President in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election, the CNN reported.
"The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Mark Carallo told the Washington Post".
This would seem to confirm numerous newspaper reports that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had in fact expanded to include possible obstruction of justice by Trump.
"And second, if the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he is in for a rude awakening".
And if Rosenstein and Brand were both out of the picture, responsibility for the investigation would fall to Dana Boente, the acting head of the department's national security division and the current USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. And allies of former President Bill Clinton also raised concerns of political bias by Kenneth Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation that ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment.
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A Justice official said Rosenstein was motivated in part because of frustration that recent news stories have unfairly brought on a torrent of "leak" accusations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's team. Trump fired Comey in May.
The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow.
President Trump's singular obsession with the Russian Federation probe is making the lives of his aides and advisers even more miserable than usual.
The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.
A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.
Recent news reports have suggested Mr Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring Mr Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Oil stockpile draws will accelerate in the second half of 2017, according to BP Plc Chief Economist Spencer Dale. Output at major American shale fields will reach a record in July, according to the EIA .
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.
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".
Sunday's referendum is the fifth one for Puerto Rico. "We have to vote because things are not going well", she said . Justice Department told The Associated Press that the agency has not reviewed or approved the ballot's language.
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.
Typically when the "bleep" sound is heard on television, it means that someone used an expletive or took something to the extreme. She told USA Today that she was forced to rewrite most of the fourth season following Trump's election.
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the US was directly supporting the group. Baluchistan province is home to a Sunni population who form a minority in majority Shia Iran.
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.
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.
Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, filing on Friday with the Justice Department. The US' "expectation is that these countries will immediately take steps to resolve the situation", he added.
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Sue Hodgkinson said she felt "horrible", saying, "I had no idea this was going to happen and I don't know what to say about it".
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.
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.
OR becomes first state to allow third gender option
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.
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.
Sheriff: Escaped inmates still on the run, stole a pickup
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.
Apple's new app rules tighten grip on China's tipping
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 .
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 .
Navalny 'detained' before Moscow protest
Eleven demonstrators were arrested in Vladivostok, according to OVD-Info, a website that monitors political repressions. He is recovering after an assailant threw green dye in his face in April, the latest in a series of physical attacks.