Mueller was succeeded by James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.
So, Rosenstein continues, his determination on whether to carry out an order to fire Mueller depends on his judgment about whether there is good cause for him to do so. "I do believe he has a legal right to do it and I do think it was considered as an option, as the president's own attorney said". If Mueller was sacked, and he believed that it was not for good cause, Van Hollen asked, could Mueller go to the courts for recourse?
If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted.
"It's a mistake to pretend that this is going to be some neutral investigation", Gingrich said. Rosenstein appears to be saying that unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who serves at the pleasure of the president, there is a far higher bar to fire the special counsel - there must be good cause, and he wouldn't do it without good cause.
The comment came in response to questions from Democratic Sen.
On Tuesday night White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters flying with Trump on Air Force One that the president wasn't going to fire Mueller, tamping down such rumors.
Asked in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing if there was any cause to fire Mueller, Rosenstein flatly replied: "No".
Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. "Mr". He added, "I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly".
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Tuesday he had confidence in Mueller and that he should be left alone to conduct an independent investigation, NPR's Susan Davis reports. "And when asked I said that to the president". The Justice Department sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify about the budget instead.
"You're not the witness who should be behind that table", Leahy said to Rosenstein.
While there's no doubt that when Trump first announced his candidacy, and many people still thought it was a publicity stunt, he had more positive press coverage, we still think 98 percent is too high a claim.
The deputy attorney general's testimony comes after Trump friend and Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said Monday that Trump was considering "terminating" the special counsel who is overseeing the Justice Department's wide-ranging inquiry into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments.
Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the idea that Trump might replace him.
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.
Some 58 people are now feared dead in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London , according to British police , PressTV reported . She eventually met with residents of the Latimer Road fire, thought Jeremy Corbyn and the Queen were on the scene before her.
Rosenstein on Thursday night issued an unusual and puzzling public warning about stories attributed to anonymous sources. Rosenstein also appointed Robert Mueller to investigate ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation .
It was a matter of time for India to emerge victorious yet again against their nemesis Pakistan and register a 124 runs win. This was a view endorsed by Kohli during his pre-match press conference at Birmingham's Edgbaston ground on Saturday.
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 ".
The Warriors are headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019. The Golden State Warriors celebrate during the Warriors 2017 championship victory parade in downtown Oakland.
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.
He always suggested that his mother is the real MVP and that she is the only person who needs to be credited for his success. The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away.
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.
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 .
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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.
30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire
But attention among experts has focused on a 2016 refurbishment that could have contributed to the fire spreading so quickly. As they were about to leave, a man holding a poster showing two missing siblings called for William to go over.
Bill Cosby's Case Ends in Mistrial
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.
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.
Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro
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 .
Rodman returns from "really good" North Korea trip
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.
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.