Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein testifies in budget hearings
19 June, 2017, 13:32 | Author: Mae Harvey
2 official at the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday told Congress the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign is going to have "the full degree of independence" he needs.
Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee.
Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary.
"When the day comes that our country can not rely on people to deliver the truth about whatever the subject is from positions of great authority and great reputations, like Mueller, and if we just dismiss those as not being able to deliver us the truth about an issue, we've got more problems than we think we have", Womack said.
The questioning about whether the White House was seeking to oust Mueller came as top conservative boosters of Trump sought to delegitimize Mueller, a former FBI director who took the special counsel job after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
He assured lawmakers Tuesday that he would follow the regulation concerning the special counsel, which says that Mueller can only be fired for good cause. The person demanded anonymity to discuss strategy on the sensitive matter.
Speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "frankly disturbed" by Trump's "hard right" supporters attempting to "discredit" Mueller and "sully his reputation".
Adding to the atmosphere of intrigue was a tweet Monday from Trump ally Newt Gingrich saying it's "time to rethink" Mueller as special council.
"The chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the attorney general - and in this case, the acting attorney general", he said.
With few exceptions, Trump's allies are urging him not to move to dismiss Mueller, which would be both politically and technically complicated.
And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity.
Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so. Sessions made that choice because of his own conversations with Russian officials during the Trump transition - a potential part of the probe.
Barry Bennett, a GOP strategist who served as an adviser to Trump's campaign, said he believed it would be too damaging for Trump to try to remove Mueller, but that he had concerns about the appearance that the probe was being politicized.
Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS, "I think he's weighing that option". "I don't question his integrity at all, but he has to be careful not to create the impression of partiality".
The previous highest was registered by Australia when they thrashed India by 125 runs in the 2003 World Cup final in Johannesburg. He removed India's top three batsmen - Rohit Sharma (0), Shikhar Dhawan (21) and Kohli (5).
There is another tropical wave out in the Atlantic that also has a high chance of developing within the next three to five days. There are actually two areas we're watching this morning over the Caribbean, the other being closer to the Windward Islands.
Though dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, only Constand's accusations led to criminal charges. Cosby , 79, has pleaded not guilty to drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.
Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs. Trump added that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.
The only thing funnier than adults being petty is them owning it, but James couldn't let Draymond have all of the attention. This was best exemplified by the Rockets joining Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon on the same group.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief minster yesterday for an update on the situation in Darjeeling . Regarding the situation in Darjeeling , the Chief Minister said, "Duties have been evenly distributed to everybody".
He's always been a solid player, and I think now he is starting to realize he's got what it takes. "I'd be a big fan of that". Open's final round as heavy winds pummeled the links-style layout, adding an intriguing wrinkle to the year's second major.
Sky News reported that police said the incident happened after worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after prayers. She said a police officer was doing what looked like a "cardiac massage, as if they might have had a bad heart or something".
The Metropolitan Police earlier declared the collision as a "major incident" and said that there were "a number of casualties". The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, says the incident was a "cowardly attack" on worshippers.
None of the starting side who romped to a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday were picked for the Chiefs game. I thought we played well together but it's up to the coaches now. "And then we can start thinking about next Saturday".
Andre Ward landed a clean counter right hand to the chin of Kovalev which had the boxer nicknamed "Krusher" visibly shaken. Why get away from it? He will continue to do it. "After this, we don't want to hear any excuses", Ward said ( via ESPN ).
Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot
The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Mr Scalise was said to be "more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones".
Bonino missing third straight game for Penguins
Rinne had never beaten the Penguins in 11 career starts and had allowed four goals in each of the first two games in Pittsburgh. It was hard to establish much pressure because Subban and Ekholm got the puck up and out of the zone with such ease.