One lawyer who knows Rosenstein well told Politico that the deputy AG is "furious" and "amazed" at Trump's tweet, in which #45 confirms he's under investigation for obstruction of justice and accuses Rosenstein of being responsible for James Comey's firing and therefore incapable of managing the probe.
The memos to Trump transition and campaign officials came in the wake of former FBI Director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian election meddling and ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.
The memo, which was obtained by the New York Times and Politico, says former transition team members "have a duty to preserve any physical and electronic records that may be related in any way to the subject matter of the pending investigations". He could fire him directly, although that would draw the most ire; he could direct Rosenstein to fire him, but the deputy testified last week that he'd only fire the counsel for "good cause;" Trump could fire Rosenstein and see if his replacement will fire Mueller.
President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the USA election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation. If Mueller is, in fact, investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Rosenstein is likely to be a person of interest in that inquiry.
Critics fear Justice Dept. Deputy Attorney General could be sacked next
Rosenstein penned a letter outlining why he thought Comey could be let go, a letter the president reportedly asked him to write. This week, Rosenstein assured members of Congress he would not remove Mueller - except for good cause .
On Oct. 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon fired independent prosecutor Archibald Cox - leading to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus.
The Democratic National Committee, in a statement Friday, said that Rosenstein, who has authority over Mueller, needs to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation and that control of the investigation should not be given to another presidential appointee. For one thing, it wouldn't be a high crime or misdemeanor for the president to fire Mueller, Washington D.C. icon though he may be.
It comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence.
"Absent the most extreme circumstances, the president would be singularly ill-advised to threaten, much less order, Mueller's firing".
Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India to win ICC Champions Trophy
But veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez s quickfire 57 not out, including three sixes , then took Pakistan well beyond 300. Fakhar had the last laugh, as Pakistan won its first Trophy final by 180 runs, and its first global ODI title in 25 years.
While aides have advised Trump to stay off Twitter, the president continued to weigh in on the widening legal investigations Sunday.
The lawyer also said it was unlikely that any obstruction probe would not examine Trump. Trump himself has labeled the entire Russian Federation probe a "witch hunt" and any media coverage of the growing scandal "fake news".
Democrats and Republicans alike have criticised his use of Twitter, particularly amid the investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election. "That the president was not and is not a target of investigation", Sekulow answered.
Starr also touched on some people's frustrations following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent testimony - and his refusal to repeat conversations with Trump - in front of the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday.
Carlos Pena waiting on Rangers work permit
The former Scotland Under-21 worldwide is Caixinha's second signing, following the arrival of Portugal defender Bruno Alves. Mexican worldwide Carlos Pena is also in line to join Rangers after flying into Glasgow at the start of the month.