In [a] recent meeting with Brand, Rosenstein told her that if he were to recuse himself, she would have to step in and take over those responsibilities.
"The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations". An official confirmed to Fox News that Trump was referring to Rosenstein in the statement.
Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations-under investigation both by Congress and the FBI-that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.
The White House has denied any collusion, and Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?", Trump tweeted just before 4 p.m. EDT.
Mr Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia Attorney-General and U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller.
At a congresional hearing last week, Comey confirmed that he told Trump three times that Trump was not being investigated as part of the Russia-collusion probe, and Trumptweeted "total and complete vindication" at that time.
Mr Comey said he was "sure" Mr Mueller was looking at whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice, but added that to his knowledge, the president had not tried to impede the Russian Federation inquiry. Rosenstein finds himself in a spot as he could face the President anger or answer questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's probe.
May 30, 2016 - Western Conference Finals - The Golden State Warriors defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder with a series win, 4-3. As revealed on the Warriors' website , the 2017 Warriors Championship Parade will commence on Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
There is a sense, from conversations with locals, that people have had enough with the VIP visits, even when it is the Queen. Mohammad Al-Hajali, 23, a refugee who fled Syria for the United Kingdom in 2014, was identified as another victim.
American student Otto Warmbier , center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. US President Donald Trump has made "solving" the peninsula's problem a top priority for his administration.
Earlier, Foster said the talks were going well: 'We hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion'. But the deal would be delayed until next week due to the fire incident in London .
Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa . The judge ordered them to try again , giving them instructions meant to motivate an undecided jury to come to a conclusion.
But under a cloud-filled sky at Court Philippe Chatrier, Murray was looking more and more like the top-ranked player that he is. Carina Witthoeft turned up late for her third round match against second-seeded Karolina Pliskova at the French Open .
According to the Washington Post , former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille did see Hodgkinson work out occasionally. Condemning the attack , Senator Sanders on Wednesday told the Senate: "I am sickened by this despicable act ".
He added, "I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly". Lawyer Jay Sekulow, a member of Mr Trump's legal team, has also refused to rule out Mr Mueller's possible sacking.
Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Scalise and the others had been at the GOP team's baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, when they were shot.
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Warriors Green makes fun of Cavaliers
Whether Curry decides to attend or not, the result and achievement stays the same - he is an NBA Finals champion. It ended the way many believed it would when Durant signed a free agent contract with the Warriors last summer.
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. Saclise's doctor, Jack Sava, said Scalise will need further operations but he is expected to be able to walk and run again.
Uber CEO Taking 'Undetermined' Leave From the Company
This follows recommendations made by former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder for a shake-up of the company's workplace practices. He said his "beliefs and approach to leadership" were "inconsistent" with those of the company.
Durant shines as Warriors win title
Durant's 11 points and Golden State's attacking defensive work powered the surge. "I think we'll do it again next year". That's what we needed. "But we were able to keep our eyes open to someone who could make this whole thing complete".
Another Victory Parade for the Warriors
So, I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset". "Oakland represents all of us", Kerr told KTVU. And he said, "I'm just not - I just wasn't focused", he said.
Shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names
Scalise had been awake immediately after the shooting, Sava said, but had gone into shock by the time he arrived at the hospital. Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
Trump cries witch hunt amid Russian Federation probe
Donald Trump calls the Washington Post report that he was under investigation the single greatest witch hunt is U.S. history. Mr Trump denied those allegations, saying he would be more than willing to offer his own testimony under oath .
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
Prosecutor John Choi, who made the decision to charge Yanez, said although he was disappointed, the verdict "must be respected". The immediate aftermath of Castile's shooting was captured on video recorded by Reynolds and broadcast on Facebook Live.
Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited
Stockbroker and CNBC personality Josh Brown tweeted that the Warriors would skip the White House visit, citing "reports". Several Warriors players and coaches have been outspoken in their criticism of President Donald Trump this season.
Stars want to keep Warriors together
People aren't going quite that far just yet. "I ain't doing no slaying". "We played like we did", Durant replies with a smile. James' legacy as a Hall of Famer is surely already secure but aged 32 his window on a fourth Championship may be closing.