"I'm being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" said Trump, lamenting what he called a "witch hunt". Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a "Witch Hunt". The President has been criticizing the special counsel appointment as the "single greatest witch hunt" in the history of US politics. What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.
Aides said that the President had chose to take matters into his own hands and believed he was his own best defender in the escalating crisis surrounding the White House.
Robert Mueller, the man chosen to take over the inquest as special investigator, had started investigating into president Trump's behaviour.
Trump has been growing increasingly agitated with Rosenstein over the last day or two in private White House meetings and in conversations with friends, multiple people have told CNN.
The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded. Rosenstein also said that he saw no reason to relieve Mueller from his special counsel duties. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.
DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well
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HCSO: Drug dealers disguised meth as candy
Close to $1 million worth of meth in the form of colorful lollipops was seized Tuesday from a Houston-area home, officials said. Diaz asked reporters. "We found the amount of drugs seized from this house was almost a million dollars in street value".
Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the President last month raising concerns over Mr. Comey's performance, but Mr. Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Mr. Comey.
It was unclear whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a statement. 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. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office". Trump appeared to take a subtle swing at Rosenstein during his tweets today, and new reports are saying that the Deputy Attorney General might recuse himself from the Russian Federation probes as well.
Earlier this week, the investigation led by Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump.
The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. Reports have alleged that Trump asked both men to publicly quash the credibility of the Russian Federation investigation.
The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.
White House aides have been instructed to not talk about Russian Federation investigation, but that doesn't apply to the President. The legal one will come later.
A spokesman for his Department for Exiting the European Union said Britain had been "crystal clear" about its approach. Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein said the prospect of a British agreement with the DUP was causing anxiety and fear.
"IT'S OFFICIAL!" Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account alongside a short video that included photos of both fighters. The biggest question now is will McGregor be able to touch Mayweather in the upcoming boxing match.
Such an attack is rare in Syria's long-running civil war, in which Iran is backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict.
House of Representatives resumed normal business activities Thursday after sharply curtailing them following the shootings. Crystal Griner, one of the Capitol Police officers, was hit in the ankle and is in good condition at MedStar Washington .
Tillerson announced that the Department of State had secured Warmbier's release at the direction of the Republican president. Warmbier also stated that he had been told that if he was detained, a donation of $20,000 would be made to his mother.
With that in mind, let's get ready for Michael Phelps and something which is most definitely not the Olympics. We don't quite know what happened during the race - whether it was a 100 metre dash or a possible medley.
David Cage's new neo-noir thriller, Detroit Being Human, has showcased a new story trailer at Sony's E3 Press Conference . As shown in the trailer , Detroit: Become Human will feature drastic decisions with game-changing events.
President Donald Trump will make a statement from the White House on Wednesday about the shooting of a top House Republican . A law enforcement official said the shooting is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism.
The auto , a white Nissan Micra, was found in an area of the Rusholme neighbourhood, which authorities cordoned off and evacuated. This latest arrest means an 11th suspect is now in custody, joining 10 other men aged between 18 and 44.
The mother of a black man fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last July says her son shouldn't have died the way he did. Upon request, both the dashcam video and Diamond Reynolds' Facebook Live broadcast were replayed for the jury.
Russia urges Trump to discard 'Cold War' policy on Cuba
Hillary Clinton's coronation was busted up by the American people, who rejected eight more years of the same lunacy. Trump will reverse the changes made by the Obama administration regarding USA dealings with the Cuban military.
McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors
Bafta award victor Dame Julie, 67, and Gone With The Wind starlet Dame Olivia are both honoured for their services to drama. Bethan Harding, the head of primary years at Bede Academy in Blyth, has been made an MBE for services to education.
Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup
Mexico equalised eight minutes later through a Javier Hernandez diving header after poor defending by the Portuguese. Once the match got underway, Mexico dominated possession without really troubling Portugal keeper Rui Patricio.
Vice president to travel to Central and South America
As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Cullen served as a US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia before becoming the chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm.
Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe
In a statement , Snyder said Lyon was "a strong leader" and added that he and Dr Wells were "instrumental in Flint's recovery". Wells are the highest ranking officials to be charged in the state attorney general's investigation into the crisis.
Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps
Analysts say that by making tipping an "in-app purchase", Apple is aiming to make more money out of Chinese users. But the concern from developers may be the loss of control over when, or how often, that prompt is presented.