Trump and his White House have offered various explanations for Comey's abrupt ouster, including that he lost the confidence of the bureau's rank and file - a suggestion flatly dismissed by acting director Andrew McCabe.
President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday for the first time that he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt". The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller is investigating whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he suggested Comey drop an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, as well as when he fired Comey.
Before Trump took to Twitter on Friday, Rosenstein on Thursday issued a perplexing statement of his own, denouncing news stories based on anonymous sources. Since then, Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, took over the investigation.
"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said.
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Officials also said he had a history of run-ins with the law, including arrests for battery and drunken driving. Defenders of the production say they have a First Amendment right to express their anger at Trump that way.
The Trump tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned organization officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe.
While Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the investigation, it is possible that he could be called as a witness as part of the investigation. "The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations". However, several days later, in an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt, Trump contradicted his administration and cited "this Russian Federation thing" as the reason for Comey's sacking.
In light of Trump's concern about leaks, it's possible that Rosenstein's Thursday night statement was aiming to appease a president who has himself often criticized the news media for citing unnamed sources. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.
Comey said he believed Trump's advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it.
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England play their last group match against Australia, which would be a do-or-die match for the Steve Smith-led side, on June 10. Williamson top scored for New Zealand with 87 from 98 balls, hitting eight fours.
The move was confirmed by a transition official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss post-election decisions.
The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.
The Twitter attacks came as vice president Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation.
Trump hadn't publicly admitted he was personally under investigation until now.
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