Rod Rosenstein's firing memo faces questions as Democrats demand recusal
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But the question of whether Sessions broke his promise to stay out of certain investigations is complicated and political.
Who was to blame?
But on March 20, Comey informed Congress that the FBI was investigating possible coordination between members of the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation - a scenario the president dismissed as "fake news". "When you're under investigation, you're given all sorts of documents", he said.
White House and other USA officials insisted on anonymity to disclose private conversations.
Back in October, Trump was outspoken in praising Comey's handling of the email probe, and he kept the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in his post upon taking office - in what critics saw as a tacit reward for his role in damaging Clinton's chances. "Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey", Trump said.
But for weeks, the Russian Federation investigation has not appeared to be going away.
Blumenthal pressed again, "So potentially, the President of the United States could be a target of your investigation into the Trump campaign's involvement with Russian interference in our election, correct?" On NBC's Today, Sanders said she would defer to the president himself for any additional details.
Kind of. The last high-profile special counsel to be named was in 2003 when the Bush Justice Department turned to Patrick Fitzgerald, then the top federal prosecutor in Chicago, to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer. Much of the information is probably classified, and Justice Department policies prevent officials from discussing ongoing criminal probes. "We had a very nice dinner". Comey also publicly dismissed Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama spied on him.
Trump advisers said the president met with Rosenstein, as well as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday after learning that they were at the White House for other meetings. President Trump has now acknowledged that he made a decision to fire Comey before receiving the Rosenstein memo. Rudalevige. The use of raw presidential power can mask weakness, he added, since it often means that presidents "haven't been able to get what they want through less public and dramatic means".
Fred Hoiberg has an issue with Isaiah Thomas's dribbling
But Thomas quickly erased the Bulls' only lead at 65-63 by scoring 10 in a 12-0 run and assisting Al Horford on the other hoop. We've just got to play for one another and play for the moment at hand, which is the playoffs, and have fun with it.
Rosenstein's three-page letter faulted Comey for his handling of an investigation previous year into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of state. "How does that contribute to solving anything that has to do with Jim Comey's firing?" Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY asked on the Senate floor. "I'm pretty confident, because one thing we've learned from the last two years of Donald Trump is that what it seems like he's doing is exactly what he's doing".
The president was taken aback, according to a person with knowledge of the call.
A source close to Rogers said he's had "informal feelers", from White House officials about his interest in the job. Trump has continually picked fights with the USA intelligence community, and the firing of Comey could back to have impeachable consequences for this president and his administration.
That explanation left unanswered questions for a number of GOP senators.
McCabe was also at the center of a controversy in the Clinton email investigation - the case that administration officials have pointed to as Trump's basis for firing Comey. "And that reputation is now imperiled by your participation in the abrupt dismissal of FBI Director Comey".
During the first Republican primary debate, in August 2015, he responded to moderator Megyn Kelly's suggestion that he had called women "fat pigs" and "dogs" by saying he had done so only for O'Donnell.
Waiting would also have allowed the White House to put together a coherent story and transmit it to spokespeople and surrogates. Aides scrambled to rush out a statement on Comey's firing. "The White House called him out of the blue".
And he apparently would have done just that, had Trump not kicked him out of his office. Senate aides have told NPR that Comey met with key members just before he was sacked.
But as the response grew more critical, Trump ordered his press staff to get out and defend him. After 10 minutes, he ended the interview and made his way back inside the White House. He took a step out of the White House hedges, where he had been waiting after finishing a TV interview, and demanded that the cameras and their lights be turned off. He soon addressed more reporters, but only on the condition that he do so with lights and cameras off, in the dark.
During his welcome address yesterday, President Buhari said, "This is a pleasant second-anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria. Thousands of people have been killed and about 1.6 million driven from their homes in the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram .
Based on overall profits, roughly 85 percent of the net income reported by the group was taxed at less than the 35 percent rate. Fourth, the tax plan - especially when coupled with Trump's budget proposals - is enormously regressive.
The coaches used tapes of the opener to reinforce the points they had been making for much of the season - the defense was sloppy. He's seen his field goal percentage jump nearly thirty percent on almost three fewer shot attempts per game.
North also argues that even with the tax, the big banks can still under-cut the smaller lenders, who have to pay more for money. The easiest way for them to do this would be to raise the variable rates on their mortgage offerings by around 0.15%-0.20%.
House of Representatives passed a Republican-sponsored health care bill, the American Health Care Act, on Thursday. Days before his swearing in, President-elect Donald Trump made a bold promise on his plans for health care reform.
But there hasn't been much fun in being a Browns fan in recent years, especially during last year's 1-15 season. Garrett wasn't anxious because head coach Hue Jackson told him he would be the first pick a couple weeks ago.
Many firms are leaving profits outside the USA seemingly in perpetuity, or until the US makes repatriation less onerous. Most economists forecast that a modest tax cut package - smaller than Trump's - is far more likely to become law.
To a man, the Rangers fully expect the Senators' battle level to be back on track Thursday, making for a more competitive contest. Its performance in Game 3 feels like something it can build on-especially against a Senators team that often struggles to score.
That wing is led by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a doctor who worked for decades in a charity hospital, and Susan Collins of Maine. Now that Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill to repeal Obamacare, the work is shifting to the Senate.
The news led to an understandably emotional scene in the Houston locker room, but Beverley elected play in Sunday's Game 4 . They're guarding the rim. "But they were that intense, they were that focused and professional, and we were not".
The 28-year-old Darling had a career-best 18 wins and a 2.38 goals-against average in 32 games for the Hawks this season. I thought they sort of took it to us in that aspect (in Game 3) and forced turnovers and forced mistakes.
That's the Tooth: Celtics guard Thomas has more dental work
Washington is one of the best fast break teams in the NBA, so it is extremely important to take care of the basketball on offense. Both know their roles and do it well as they have recorded career-highs in field goal- and three-point percentage.
Senate Group Draws Fire for Lack of Women Working on Health Care
Bill Cassidy , R-La., was set to appear on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" after saying any GOP bill must pass "the Jimmy Kimmel test". In many states, premiums have been rising and insurance choices dwindling. "I'm already having those discussions", Collins said.
Penguins' Hagelin a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Caps
Braden Holtby, who holds the highest save percentage in playoff history, has not exactly looked like himself this postseason. But it didn't matter, as Fleury stayed locked in all game long. "Saving that lead, when you can do it, it's a good feeling".
Crosby scores twice, Bonino has victor as Pens beat Caps
We're going to go there and see what we're made of. "When we get those chances, we bear down and those are key goals for us". Pittsburgh F Chris Kunitz passed Mario Lemieux for fifth place on the team's all-time postseason games played list with 108.
James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round
With that group on the floor, the Cavaliers shot 62 percent from the floor and outscored the Pacers 35-23 in the fourth quarter. He hit 1 of 2 free throws to seal the game and finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
That the fight is one of the biggest in the boxing-loving country and coming on a holiday weekend adds to the stakes. Both fighters made the weight comfortably and will step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2
After outshooting the Penguins 35-21 in their Game 1 loss, the Capitals came out firing with 10 of the first 11 shots Saturday. Shattenkirk is an outstanding player, and he has a lengthy track record of success in the National Hockey League to prove it.
Foot-7 Aaron Judge transforms batting practice in Bronx
The Blue Jays are already without two-thirds of their starting rotation with injuries to Aaron Sanchez (Blister) and J.A. Selected the AL Rookie of the Month for April, Judge raised his average to.330 and has six homers in his last six games.
NHL Playoffs: Rickard Rakell opens the scoring for Anaheim
Defenseman Kris Russell had a pair of assists for the Oilers, who took Game 1 of the series 5-3 and Game 2 by a score of 2-1. Kerdiles was brought to Edmonton as an extra forward in case another had to be scratched due to illness or injury.