Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
19 June, 2017, 00:52
Do we need a special counsel to investigate Michael Flynn? "I don't think he's really pondering it", Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.
"You have to hope that common sense would prevail", Schiff said. "Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS".
But let's assume we need a special counsel to investigate Flynn.
Created almost 20 years ago by Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno, the special counsel was "the right answer", Starr said, because it while is within the executive branch of government, the role is "assured of practical independence through binding regulations".
What about obstruction of justice? "There is no underlying crime and no allegation of a crime".
Both Fleischer and Gingrich had previously vouched for the character and integrity of Mueller, who was appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Bush and whose term was extended an extra two years by Democratic President Barack Obama. "While the president has every right [to fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so".
Why would Trump's friend discuss this publicly? The protection against lawless behavior in a democracy, in the end, isn't the institutional framework set forth in our Constitution, but the will of public officials to make that system work - and the ability of the public to put aside factional differences and support the rule of law. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. Trump decided he had to fire Flynn on February 13, saying even as he did so that Flynn had done nothing wrong and shouldn't be punished.
At the time, Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign. "I consider him a friend". If such an investigation is to proceed, it should be headed by someone who has no personal relationship with either the president or Comey. "Of course there was with Comey too and it kind of dissipated with both sides".
Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba
Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was played a key role in pushing for Trump's changes, was expected to attend along with U.S. The trips were made easier by the resumption of scheduled commercial air service from the USA for the first time in decades.
Comey and Mueller famously rushed to a hospital to prevent Attorney General Ashcroft from signing the reauthorization.
Lawmakers were eager to ask Rosenstein about whether the special counsel was safe from being fired by the president after Ruddy made his provocative comments on PBS's "NewsHour" that Trump was "weighing" whether to dismiss Mueller.
In short, Comey and Mueller worked in tandem in the defining moment of Comey's stint in the Bush Justice Department.
On Tuesday, Rosenstein also indicated his conversations with Sessions prior to Comey's dismissal could be a part of Mueller's probe. Among other things, the two have accused each other of being a liar.
Mueller's fate "rests exclusively" with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Starr said.
When asked about Ruddy's comments, the White House did not knock them down.
"For Mr. Trump, the line between whim and will is always thin". Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller. It really would be the Saturday Night Massacre all over again. "Ordering the firing of Mueller really does seem unlikely", writes Mike Allen. The events of October 20, 1973, mark the moment when everyone in the country, even President Richard Nixon's most dedicated backers, realized the president was in deep trouble.
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Champions Chelsea begin against Burnley , while promoted trio Brighton and Hove Albion , Newcastle United and Huddersfield. Brighton, meanwhile, are back in English football's top division for the first time since the 1982-83 season.
The reaction from the gaming community was as swift as it was one-sided in its near universal condemnation of the takedown. Given the extreme backlash, whatever harm was caused to gamers themselves by the modding tool must be minimal at worst.
The old Forum is right next to the Rams stadium project meaning Inglewood would have two state of the art arenas in the same city. The front of the arena is littered with statues honoring great Lakers and Kings players from Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky.
Djibril Sidibe also got on the global scoresheet for the first time to put France in front two minutes before half-time. HARRY KANE scored twice last night but England crashed to a sloppy defeat against ten-man France .
Ailes stepped down shortly after, but the network could not shake allegations of a hostile work environment. The catchphrase, coined by late Fox founder Roger Ailes , has been used at Fox since its founding in 1996.
This comes just a week after Anbang denied a report from the Financial Times that Wu had been barred from leaving China. Anbang is also rumoured to have a host of politically connected investors, but its ownership structure remains opaque.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon". Taliban took responsibility of the incident and said that Afghan soldier who killed USA soldiers belonged to Taliban group.
Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo looks on as his team plays the Nashville Predators during the third period at Scottrade Center. The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft will take place Wednesday as the Las Vegas Golden Knights begin to fill out their roster.
She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle , drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, described the gunman to reporters as a middle-aged white male wearing a blue shirt and possibly jeans.
Militants buried in tense Kashmir
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Team NZ easily take first race
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What did Trump change about the Cuba policy?
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Mistrial declared in Cosby case
In Cosby's case, that could have involved the more than 60 other women who have accused him of assaults dating to the 1960s. But prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial, which O'Neill suggested could start within four months.
John Avildsen, Director Of Rocky, Dies At 81
Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. He received an Oscar nomination in 1983 for his documentary short film Traveling Hopefully .
Teams draft local baseball players
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CVS wants to delay Marsh sale amid new buyer agreement
Marsh sold its pharmacy assets to CVS in April, and had agreed not to allow pharmacies in stores that had them for five years. A Kroger subsidiary made an offer on 11 Marsh stores, including this one in Indianapolis, at Monday's bankruptcy auction.
U.S. inflation falls in May on dip in gasoline prices
That has led some retailers, including Macy's M.N , Sears SHLD.O and Abercrombie & Fitch ANF.N to announce shop closures. Over the past 12 months, consumer prices are up 1.9 per cent while core inflation has risen 1.7 per cent.