CNN, which first reported the story, said the December meeting occurred as Rosenstein prepared to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. True, the need to work with Republicans has disciplined Trumpmore than commonly thought, in ways ranging from McGahn's dissuading him from firing Mueller to Trump's endorsing Mitch McConnell's preferred candidate in the Alabama Senate primary. Sessions and Rosenstein met with Trump at the White House the day before Comey was sacked, and the president asked them to put in writing a rationale for the dismissal.
Rosenstein is the one who appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election shortly after Trump fired James B. Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and reports suggest he's been in Trump's crosshairs ever since.
"I think Rosenstein is going to have to come to the Congress and explain his role in extending it", DeSantis said.
"Of course, we're all on your team, Mr. President", Rosenstein replied, according to CNN. He wrote the memo severely criticizing then-FBI Director James Comey.
Despite Trump's comments, two White House officials told the Associated Press there was no consideration or expectation for Rosenstein to leave his job.
President Donald Trump had appeared to raise that possibility earlier on Friday when asked whether he retained confidence in Rosenstein in the fallout over a Republican memo about the ongoing Russian Federation probe.
'We write to inform you that we would consider such an unwarranted act as an attempt to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation investigation, ' the lawmakers wrote.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his deputy in the face of criticism from the president.
A copy of the formerly top secret classified memo.
But in a letter to the White House, Democratic congressional leaders rushed to Rosenstein's defense. This is the ethical dilemma facing the deputy attorney general and he needs to make a choice: Is he loyal to Trump, or faithful to the Constitution? Yet a coordinated effort to oust Rosenstein is a chilling potential outcome because of what it might mean not just for the Trump-Russia investigation, but for the independence of the Justice Department. His views have been validated by a chorus of conservative voices, including those on Fox News, which he watches regularly. But he went on to declare that established standards set by past presidents "permit declassification when the public interest in disclosure outweighs any need to protect the information".
It also calls him "a weak careerist at the Justice Department, protecting liberal Obama holdovers and the deep state, instead of following the rule of law". Along with FBI Director Christopher Wray, he made a last-ditch plea this week to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about the dangers of releasing the document.
Huddersfield were hard to break down. "We had to be patient but had to keep the intensity high and the pressure", Mourinho said. The club will also hold a commemorative service inside Old Trafford on the anniversary of the crash on Tuesday, February 6.
The guy on the left, by the way, won the game after answering the Final Jeopardy! question about novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. It happened Thursday night when none of the show's three contestants knew any of the answers in a football-related category.
Throughout the ruling, Walker - appointed by President Obama in 2012 - used colorful language to lambast the state. During Crist's four years in office roughly 154,000 people had their voting rights restored.
A spokesman of Mirwaiz in Srinagar said that the leader will " defy " restrictions around his house and march towards Shopian. Reports said that all the lanes leading to Jamia masjid Shopian have been sealed by barricades and concertina wires.
While it comes across a bit silly at first, the editing out of Weinstein in " Citizen Rose " shows visual impact of this movement. The no-holds-barred account details her assault and the years she spent "suffering from a mental disorder called Hollywood".
The Italian soccer federation has talked to Roberto Mancini about the possibility of becoming the next coach of the national team. The body's new commissioner, Roberto Fabbricini, has suggested publicly that Conte is "eager" to return to the fold.
In a visit to Calais last month, French President Emmanuel Macron said he would not tolerate "illicit" camps, like "the Jungle ". Several scuffles broke out mid-afternoon between migrants from different communities, the prefecture said .
A club can decide to spend on two players. "Last summer, we had six or seven out of contract and chose to sign six or seven more". Now it's up to Pep Guardiola to turn the talented centre-back into the world beater everyone expects him to become.
Iranian police say they have detained 29 women they described as "deceived" who removed their obligatory Islamic veils in protest. It has nothing to do with forces outside of Iran", Alinejad said."This is a campaign that's been going on for years and years.
A short time later, the powerful sedative, pentobarbital, began to take its effect and soon Battaglia said, "Oh, I feel it". Attorneys contended the state's supply was outdated and Battaglia was at risk for unconstitutionally cruel punishment.
However, some of the functions that are available in the regular Google Assistant app is unavailable in Google Assistant Go . These apps will be compatible only with phones running on Android Go or Android Oreo designed for budget phones.
They also added that the issue is expected to be further discussed during the visit of Pakistani delegation to Kabul on Saturday. Pakistan has urged Afghanistan that instead of indulging in blame game both the countries should engage in concrete cooperation.
This season, he's averaged 29.8 FanDuel points off 17.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 31.8 minutes a game. A spot became available due to an injury to Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love , who has a hand injury.
After eliminating spread of cancer in mice, the two lead authors are now recruiting lymphoma patients to try the shot. Although secondary tumours recurred in three of the mice, these again regressed after a second treatment.
Quickly, someone commented that one of the missing wasn't really missing at all. " The Bachelor " airs Monday's at 8 p.m. on ABC. And like most 22 year olds would, Bekah let her mom - and Twitter - know she was safe and sound in the Bachelor mansion.
Separately, a bipartisan group of senators has been meeting to gauge what kind of bill can attract broad support in the Senate. A key phrase Trump used on Tuesday was that our nation needs to bring immigration reform, "to the 21st century".
It's a bit puzzling why he hasn't gotten in yet, given his 91 career touchdown catches and 1,024 receptions. In his third year of eligibility, Owens announced on Instagram that his Hall of Fame wait is finally over.
Houston will try to ensure February doesn't get off to a good start for the Cavaliers in Cleveland (also Saturday night). Green played well in his 30 minutes of action against the Spurs , scoring 15 points, five rebounds, and one steal.
Makram Ali died after his legs were crushed under the van in the Finsbury Park area of north London in the attack on June 19. Osborne, of Glyn Rhosyn, in Cardiff, has denied charges of murder and attempted murder.
Total payroll employment increased by a net of 200,000 jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported February 2. Retail is the nation's largest private-sector employer, supporting one in four U.S.jobs - 42 million working Americans.
Offshore oil projects authorized well before the oil bust began in 2014 are producing more oil from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. New York's NYMEХ (New York Merchantile Exchange) is a United States futures market founded in 1882.
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Phill Gross increased its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (EA) by 6.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. More interesting news about AbbVie Inc . 1,500 shares valued at $179,303 were sold by Bruzzo Chris on Friday, September 1.
Abbas has announced that he intends to ask the Council to grant full United Nations membership to the Palestinian Authority. Abbas is expected to speak during the Council's monthly meeting on Middle Eastern issues.
Sources have said that James is looking for a place with a winning culture and structure, boxes the Spurs organization checks. James has three championships now, and being a cog in the Warriors' wheel of dominance does not sound that appealing.