etvfutures.com
etvfutures.com June 23, 2017


US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

19 June 2017, 12:46 | Brandon Parsons

U.S. President Richard M. Nixon resigned due to the Watergate scandal

U.S. President Richard M. Nixon resigned due to the Watergate scandal

Trump said he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

There is wide consensus that Trump is not doing himself any legal favors by repeatedly referring to it on Twitter. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich this week called Mueller "now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency".

"The president is not and has not been under investigation." he said. The Comey dismissal could become part of a widening investigation into whether the President tried to interfere with the ongoing Russian Federation probe.

Feinstein added, "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office".

Rosenstein could eventually be questioned by Mueller about his memo on Comey and what motivated Trump to ask him to write it. It was not clear whether these records would be sought by Mueller, or the various Senate and House committees investigating alleged Russian interference in the USA election, or all of these.

Trump's thinly veiled attack on Rosenstein could be a precursor either to Trump demanding that Rosenstein fire Mueller-which he would likely refuse-or Trump's firing Rosenstein himself. But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.

When You Can Expect To See Reviews of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
But before that moment, he looks a little on edge, perhaps not entirely sure what Amy Pascal is talking about. The film is set for release on July 5th in the United Kingdom and July 7th in the States.


Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter.

Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard University law professor and a senior Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, immediately tweeted, "And the Deputy Attorney General should have better judgment".

"As the deputy attorney general has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will", said Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior in a statement.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country..." where the source originates.

"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

If Rosenstein recuses himself from oversight of the special counsel investigation, that role would fall to the Justice Department's No. 3 official, newly confirmed Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.

It's unclear why Rosenstein issued the warning or whether anyone prompted him to do so.

In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel to lead the probe.



Other News

Trending Now

GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'
The Democrats who added their names were John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado, and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.

Floyd Mayweather on facing Conor McGregor
However, Mayweather has insisted that he took the fight because people around the world had demanded it. I hope I don't upset any Irish fans or Conor, but I can't get excited about this fight one bit.

Maryland teens killed in retaliation for alleged drug robbery
According to police, it was the last communication Najjar had with anyone, about a half-hour before he was killed. The authorities believed that the thief referred to by Yanez's girlfriend is the homicide victim Shadi Adi Najja.

France begins voting in second round of parliamentary election
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, a center-right politician who joined Macron's movement, cast his ballot in the port of Le Havre. The hard-left France Unbowed is also struggling to maintain the momentum it had during the presidential election.

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift
Israel is also reportedly considering shutting down Al-Jazeera's bureau in the country. Earlier this week, he met with the Emirati and Saudi foreign ministers in Washington.

Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names
Hodgkinson told the YMCA on Tuesday that he wanted to cancel his membership because he was moving, the YMCA said in a statement . People who just use overheated political rhetoric, or who happen to share the gunman's opinions, should be nowhere on the list.

Donnarumma will not renew Milan contract
AC Milan , who have recently been boosted by a major new investment, have been linked with Ronaldo after his surprise revelation. Man City's goalkeeper may be addressed by Pep in the summer, but Gab Marcotti doesn't believe the Italian will jump ship.

CT 2017: India Thrash South Africa To Enter Semi Finals
It really was that long ago‚ and performances like Sunday's will only push South Africa's sole success further into memory. And I believed the same thing over here in this tournament and the last one, but that's what I believe.

Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria
Shiite-majority Iran and Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia have long had a sectarian feud. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.

Amir fit and plays in Champions Trophy final
More than 200 million people watched that game, according to Indian media, citing BARC India . Sarfraz, however, doesn't want to think about the defeat in the first match .