Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. AP

Dowd, 76, joins longtime Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz; Jay Sekulow, the TV face of the team, who's doing a "full Ginsburg" blitz oftomorrow's Sunday shows; and Mark Corallo, a Justice Department alumnus who was Rep.

The tweet, which seems to confirm that Trump himself is under investigation, appears to reference Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as "the man" investigating him.

An insider told CNN that the USA leader was referring to news reports stating that he is under investigation over Comey's dismissal from the bureau. This was confirmed by the president himself in a series of tweets on Friday morning. "The President's response was as it related to the Washington Post report".

Mr Cohen has worked for Mr Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.

Ryan is a former general counsel for the Senate's committee on governmental affairs.

Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

She said Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light" and the Senate shouldn't let that happen.

Before his dismissal, Comey confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating alleged Russian government efforts to interfere in the election, including any links between Trump's campaign and Moscow. Comey was leading the investigation into Russian Federation.

Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation.

The interest in Kushner's activities by the special counsel's office is no more extensive than the FBI's interest in his multiple roles on both the Trump campaign and transition team, which CNN reported last month. The source spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Afghan security forces inspect the aftermath of a suicide bomb blast in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan June 18, 2017 . Two police officers were killed and five wounded during the attack, Reuters reports , citing Danish.

Flynn was sacked after it was learned that he lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his discussions with Ambassador Kislyak.

Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. 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.

He was then pressed by the host on Trump's tweet from Friday, in which he wrote: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director".

Rosenstein was among those who advised Sessions to recuse himself, according to officials briefed on the matter.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated.

If Trump's goal is to limit Mueller's probe or force him out, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona said this week, "that would be disastrous for him".

The Labor Department this month that the jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent the lowest level since 2001, from 4.4 percent. Sekulow added that Trump is "very effective" with his use of social media.

The President's agenda overshadowed by the Russian Federation investigation-as he's lashing out on Twitter. He also has millions of followers on his official Facebook pages.

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. When Comey was deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, he appointed a close friend and former colleague, Patrick Fitzgerald, as special counsel to investigate who leaked the identity of Valerie Plame, a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer.

"Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great".

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