Since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, the explanations for the dismissal have been getting murkier. Richard Burr, who chairs the committee. A date has not been set.
In a move aimed at restoring public faith in the Russian Federation investigation, Rosenstein this week appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head the probe.
The White House has responded to a NY Timesreport that President Donald Trump fired Comey, saying that it had relieved the "great pressure" that had developed due to the Russian Federation probe.
US President Donald Trump will not announce the new director of the coveted Federal Bureau of Investigation ahead of his maiden foreign trip beginning today, the White House has said. He said in a statement that Comey had put unnecessary pressure on the president's ability to conduct diplomacy with Russian Federation on matters such as Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State group.
According to notes taken during the meeting with the Russians that served as the official summary, Trump expressed relief that he had gotten rid of Comey. Former Trump associates including Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone - all of whom the president has distanced himself from - have been named by reports as potential targets, and former nat sec adviser Michael Flynnadmitted to having improper conversations with a Russian ambassador during the transition.
The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.
Other Democrats pounced on the story, arguing it shows clear attempts by Trump to obstruct justice. Trump has denied any collusion. He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged "illegal acts". McClatchy cited members of Congress as being the source for the report, which was published after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein briefed Congress on Friday. Those familiar with the case said its significance had increased before Mueller's appointment.
About this item, Spicer said, "As the President has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".
France's new government announced
Mr Macron wants European militaries to join efforts and for eurozone countries to share a budget and tax rules. In 2012 some of François Hollande's ministers decided not to stand in the elections to keep their roles safe.
James Comey will answer questions about his firing publicly
The report is the latest in a steady stream of bad headlines for the White House related to the fallout of Comey's firing. Mr Rosenstein said that though he was personally fond of Mr Comey, he thought it was "appropriate" to seek a new leader.
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He says his memo is not a finding of official misconduct and is not a statement of reasons to justify Comey's firing.
Another government official who spoke to the Times said Trump was using a "negotiating tactic" with Lavrov when he explained the "pressure" he faced.
Mueller's appointment raised questions about whether he would ask Congress to step away from its investigation, or whether the dual track would complicate issues such as calling witnesses or obtaining documents.
Trump has called the furore since he fired Comey a "witch hunt" and insisted there was no contact between his campaign and Russian Federation.
The ex-FBI chief has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the investigation.
Trump had said Thursday he was "very close" to naming a replacement and that former Connecticut Sen. Exit question: Remember when the White House used to claim that it fired Comey because of how he handled the Clinton investigation? Oh, and he is also said to have called the most senior law enforcement official in the United States "a real nut job". And while Comey's firing and the week's other bombshell story-that Trump had reportedly spilled classified information to senior Russian officials-seemed like somewhat distinct scandals, it turns out they may well be related.
On Capitol Hill, Comey was clearly the man in demand, with three committees working to seat him at their witness tables soon, two in the Senate and one in the House.
Nth Korea missile program progressing quickly
South Korea's Defense Ministry said more analysis was needed to verify the North's claim on the rocket's technological features. Russian President Vladimir Putin was, in fact, not pleased - he called the country's nuclear program "damaging [and] unsafe ".
Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series
While defense has been an issue at times Evgeni Malkin knows they to start putting the puck in the net if they hope to move on. Murray saw his first playoff action Wednesday night in Game 3, as Sullivan benched Fleury after Ottawa's hot start.
Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead
The 41-point deficit ranked as the largest in National Basketball Association playoff history, breaking a 30-year-old record. Oh well, at least the Celtics have the #1 pick! This series is over . "I don't want to put that on any one guy.
Guardiola: 'Perfect' send off for Zabaleta
West Brom , who have won just one of their last 11 matches, were poor as City eased to the three points. "Do it better during the season and you will not have this problem".