In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on May 11, Trump said he was "going to fire [Comey] regardless of recommendation" from Rosenstein and Sessions.
But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
The Post story also says that "accounts by Comey and other officials of their conversations with the president could become central pieces of evidence if Mueller decides to pursue an obstruction case" and that investigators will examine Trump's public and private statements "about his reasons for firing Comey" in the context of his "concerns about the Russian Federation probe".
In a hearing Wednesday, senators will focus on Russia's cyber efforts against US election systems in 2016, potential threats in upcoming elections and whether the U.S.is prepared to defend against those threats. They hint that Trump could still try to remove Mueller, a possibility that must be taken more seriously now that Trump is a target.
Trump cleared out the rumours about being under investigation after Rosenstein released a statement Thursday evening denying that the president is under investigation.
Trump may be referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey's performance.
The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.
In its lawsuit, attorneys for CNNsaid the FBI did not respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for copies of those memos within the window of time required by federal law - which requires agencies to "notify a requester of the scope of the documents that the agency will produce" within 20 working days of receiving the request. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal.
Trump's tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned the organization's officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. I think the president should get on the work that is so important that he do and at this point let this investigation run its course. Starr's report on Clinton's conduct, which detailed his affairs with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, led to the president being impeached in the House of Representatives.
If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand, a Trump appointee, would become the top Justice official overseeing Mueller's work.
The Russia issue has cast a shadow over Trump's five months in office.
The Washington Post first reported Wednesday that Mueller's probe was widening to include looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.
Trump's decision to go after Rosenstein sparked widespread speculation in Washington that he may dismiss the deputy attorney general in yet another attempt to get past the Russian Federation investigation, although the likely effect of such a step would be to ignite a new political firestorm and claims that the President is abusing his power and mounting a coverup.
Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them.
The Prime Minister has become the target of anger over her response to the disaster, which has left 58 people presumed dead . London police said Saturday that the death toll from the inferno at the Grenfell Tower in west London had risen to 58.
In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th. In a tweet , Trump appeared to confirm that that he was being investigated for firing ex-FBI director James Comey .
Buona la prima, agli Europei Under 21 in Polonia , per gli Azzurrini guidati dal Commissario tecnico Luigi Di Biagio . Ancora Italia , Benassi prova il tiro da fuori ma Hojbjerg si fa trovare pronto e devia in angolo.
And in "96, when Jordan was retired, the Rockets joined Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler all on the same team". Green is good friends with James, and this all seemed like it was good-natured ribbing - especially since Green is right .
Louis for Money in the Bank , but she was not a surprise sixth entrant in the women's ladder match, as previously rumored. The only problem is that there are only five women in that match and not six, but then, that tweet has since been deleted.
In questa vicenda l'unico falso arriva dal Movimento Cinquestelle: attaccare Repubblica per cercare di nascondere la verità. Di Maio e il presidente Vigilanza della Rai Roberto Fico hanno annunciato una querela contro " Repubblica ".
Raphael Guerreiro miskicked a cross into the box, allowing Carlos Vela to play the ball back in for Hernandez to score. Having threatened with a header earlier, Hernandez stole in to head home an equaliser three minutes from the interval.
The 47-year-old mom of two did reveal that she's "very, very happy", calling the former New York Yankee, 41, "an fantastic guy". Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez seem inseparable these days, and not just when they're on home soil.
Pakistan will be closely watching today's second semi-final as India is going to clash with Bangladesh at Birmingham. Hasan Ali , who was named Man of the Match said: "It was a big match, so we focused on our bowling".
La potenza della Honda Civic HF 2014
Una potenza da non sottovalutare per una macchina di questa gamma, da accoppiare ad una guidabilità invidiabile. Da non sottovalutare anche il "Display Audio" da accoppiare (se richiesto) al sistema di navigazione.
Money in the Bank tonight
Will Pruett and I will be taking your calls during the live audio show, which airs the Mondays after each WWE pay-per-view event. On seeing Drew McIntyre back in WWE : "I love to see Drew McIntyre back in WWE , he's one of my best friends outside the WWE ".
Niente Piazzola I Cranberries cancellano il tour
I concerti dei Cranberries sarebbero stati cancellati in relazione ad un problema di salute della cantante Dolores O'Riordan . I Cranberries annullano il tour europeo: tutti i concerti della band previsti dal 30 maggio al 30 agosto sono cancellati.
Donnarumma, Raiola: "Mobbing e minacce di morte"
C'erano già da quando aveva 14 anni, se avesse voluto andar via sarebbe andato via quando non era il titolare del Milan . Con Fassone non c'è nessun problema, non sono in guerra con il Milan ma non vedo come cambiare questa situazione.
Il latte di soia non esiste più
Queste denominazioni non possono essere legittimante usate per indicare un prodotto puramente vegetale . A sancirlo è stata la Corte di giustizia europea che ha riportato ordine nella materia.
Canicattì, difende una sua amica: accoltellato mortalmente
Dopo la ricostruzione dell'accaduto i carabinieri hanno fermato il presunto responsabile: si tratterebbe di D.L., di Canicattì . Il giovane, ferito gravemente, è deceduto in ambulanza durante il trasporto all'ospedale "Barone Lombardo".
Mumbai blasts: Abu Salem, 5 others convicted
On March 12, 1993 , Mumbai witnessed an unprecedented attack when a series 12 explosions took place in about a span of two hours. The five convicted for criminal conspiracy, including Dossa and Salem , face the maximum punishment of death.
Palestinians deny IS claim for deadly attack on Israeli
In their village of Deir Abu Mashal, near Ramallah , relatives of the three denied any connection to IS or the other groups. Hadas Malka , 23, died shortly after being evacuated in critical condition to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital on Mt.
President Trump confirms he is under investigation
Rosenstein had written to Trump recommending Comey's firing . "I've talked with Director Mueller about this", Rosenstein told AP. Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them.
Theresa May tries to quell public anger, meets fire victims
A firefighter who battled an intense blaze devouring a 24-storey apartment building in London has been left wishing he did more . Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association, and identification of the victims is proving very hard .
Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?
We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes. "We played a team that has very good, technical players". I said we were not favourites, but contenders for victory. "34" - GOAL! Portugal 1-0 Mexico .
British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St
These were hard conversations with a tight-knit community that is understandably distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry . Several people appeared to clash with security guards inside, before leaving the building and gathering on the steps outside.