The deputy attorney general, who's been in law enforcement for close to three decades, is back in the news after the President tweeted Friday morning that he is being investigated for his role in firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse Rosenstein of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him.
Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey.
"It would be the normal course if you were looking at this current situation and you have the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation saying, 'Oh, the president said this to me, I was feeling uncomfortable about it, ' that [Mueller] would include a look at that", Wu said.
The op-ed comes just days after a friend claimed that President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel. "But I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel".
Mr. Rosenstein later appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, which the president has repeatedly labeled a "witch hunt".
At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rosenstein joked awkwardly about being at the center of criticism since taking office, according to people who were in the room. It could be a prelude to firing Rosenstein. But Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he does not expect Trump to seek to fire them.
The story was attributed to "U.S. officials familiar with the matter".
"That is a great, great team of complete professionals, so let's let him do his job", former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, told ABC News. But last night Rosenstein issued this rather unusual statement saying Americans should be skeptical about news accounts of an investigation that are based on anonymous allegations.
Starr, however, warned that Mueller should be careful not to "wander outside the bounds of professionalism and basic integrity" - as those would be grounds to fire him.
Friday's tweet marked the first time Mr Trump has publicly acknowledged he is under investigation. He's increasingly focused his anger at both Rosenstein and Mueller, according to advisers and confidants, viewing the two as part of a biased effort to undermine his presidency.
"I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards, to try and understand what the intention was there, and whether that's an offense", Comey said.
HORSLEY: It's a - it was a very unusual statement from the deputy attorney general. Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration.
Citing a memo from the general counsel's office of Trump's transition team, the Times said members were given the order on Thursday for any information involving Russian Federation or Ukraine in the latest sign of the investigation's expanding reach.
Brand was confirmed as the No. 3 Justice Department official on a 52-46 vote in the Senate on May 18, with Democrats lining up against her.
In 1973, there was such a firestorm following Nixon's move against Cox that the White House was forced to appoint another special prosecutor, Texas attorney Leon Jaworski.
The Los Blancos have dominated the European showpiece in the past four seasons, winning it three times in the last four years. If Madrid had one major weakness this season, it was their fragile defence that kept few clean sheets.
It might mean that he'd have to fire deputy AG Rod Rosenstein , too, the man who appointed Mueller in the first place. Ruddy said the president was weighing whether to dismiss Mueller because of concerns about conflicts of interest.
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The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members.
After widespread community demand, Psyonix has announced that Rocket League will see release on Nintendo Switch . Ryan responded by saying: "I think, in many ways, this sort of increased presence in the space is a good thing".
Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller on May 17 as special counsel to head the inquiry into the Russian Federation matter. However, in recent days, the special counsel came under the radar of Trump and allies over his friendship with Comey.
After just six minutes, USA comedian Bill Cosby's legal team in his high-profile sexual assault trial rested their case. Cosby's spokesman, Wyatt, said Jackson's statement would "let the world know" that Constand had perjured herself.
McKenna said the Paris agreement could create economic opportunities worth "in the tens of trillions of dollars". Alongside Syria and Nicaragua, the U.S.is now the only nation not participating in the accord.
Representative Steve Scalise , two political staffers and two Capitol Police officers sustained gunshot wounds from the rampage. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act".
Mayor of London again calls on Trump to cancel state visit
She has also been urged to call off the president's state visit later this year. "Let's not overdo it", said Khan this morning. Asked why he opposes a state visit, Mr Khan said: "Let's not overdo it, I'm not in a war with Donald Trump ".
Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m
Tottenham's ceiling of £100,000 a week is causing consternation among the squad as they see other clubs paying greater salaries. Manchester United are very interested in the England global , who is very versatile, capable of playing all across the defence.
Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown
In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen marked the anniversary with an offer to help China to make the transition to democracy. They held 28 candles for a moment of silence outside the heavily policed building, before throwing them over the fence.
Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump
Some legal experts say Trump likely undermined those arguments because he's discussed the conversations in tweets and interviews. In excerpts released Friday , Putin said , that Internet protocol "addresses can be invented - a child can do that".
Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us
The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
Castile's death was one of several killings of black men by police officers that garnered national attention and sparked protests. February 11: Castile's mother, Valerie Castile , unveils a temporary memorial at the site of her son's shooting .