Attorney General Jeff Sessions tamped down on Republican calls for a second special counsel on Thursday, announcing in a letter to several top GOP committee chairs that a special counsel to investigate possible FBI misconduct is not yet justified.
Sessions told congressional committees in a letter Thursday that a senior federal prosecutor, Utah's USA attorney John W. Huber, is continuing to evaluate "certain issues", including whether such an appointment is necessary.
Allegations of surveillance abuse have outraged Republicans.
GOP lawmakers asked for a second special counsel to investigate how the FBI obtained a warrant on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page and to look into aspects of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
According to the letter, he is working on this investigation from outside Washington, but is coordinating closely with Justice Department Inspector General, Michael E. Horowitz and gives frequent updates to Sessions.
In response to questions about whether Sessions' involvement in requesting the OIG review violated the scope of his recusal, a DOJ spokesperson said, "The AG is not recused from personnel and misconduct issues related to the management of the department".
"I receive regular updates from Mr. Huber and upon the conclusion of his review, will receive his recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel".
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, along with Republican Sens. Former President Obama appointed him in 2015, and Trump re-nominated him in 2017.
Democrats say the allegations are an effort to distract from and undermine the separate work of special counsel Robert Mueller as his team's Russian Federation investigation intensifies. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, the Republican committee chairmen who are leading the House investigation.
"Additionally, the (inspector general) will review the DOJ's and FBI's relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) applications", the inspector general stated.
Sessions referred the Republican complaints to the inspector general's office, a move that enraged Trump, who denounced it as "disgraceful" and said Sessions should have ordered his own investigation.
"Mr. Huber is conducting his work from outside the Washington, D.C., area and in cooperation with the Inspector General", Sessions wrote. Trump, who has criticized his attorney general over Twitter several times, will presumably also take issue with Sessions' decision.
Oil price stability would also allow greater investment into oil and gas to meet future demand, according to Saudi Arabia. OPEC and other non-OPEC countries cut oil production in 2017 to weather a price slump.
Foley says that the Windows and Devices Group is being split up, and that its former leader Terry Myerson is leaving Microsoft . Microsoft on Thursday announced a major reorganization that has significant implications for its Windows business.
The family was torn apart after the events of Secret Wars in 2015. "The first family is returning to Marvel on a monthly basis". Since then, Franklin and Valeria Richards have popped up since then, with a cameo at the end of 2017's Marvel Legacy #1.
The impressive Pogba then won and lined up a free-kick on 49 minutes, curling over the wall and into the bottom corner past Lunev. Japan play Colombia in their opening World Cup game in Saransk on June 19 before taking facing Senegal and Poland in Group H.
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The victim was driven by the scene and reportedly identified Grundon as the man she had seen driving her vehicle who then fled. The officer fired his weapon during the chase, striking White, State Police said. "Obviously, he felt threatened", Scott said.
In a statement, the 15-member Security Council expressed alarm at a Houthi threat to continue such attacks in the region. The security Council members expressed their deep concern over the violation of the embargo.
The world has been rocked by shocking allegations that superstar Beyonce was BIT on the face earlier this week. Much to her followers' chagrin, Haddish seemed to be ready to spill the tea just minutes before.
The defense request for the judge to step down was just one of the issues being argued during the pretrial hearing Thursday. O'Neill spoke glowingly about his wife and said it was hard to have her accomplishments "trivialized" in a legal motion.
TRT World spoke to Dasha Chernyshova who is in Moscow with the latest on Russia's decision to expel United States diplomats. Russian Federation has already retaliated in kind after Britain initially expelled 23 diplomats.
Speaking to the BBC , US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said he did not trust what Mr Kim has said about denuclearisation. With years of dictatorship in North Korea, missile testing, worldwide tensions and threats have become a regularity.
But in sweet relief for Socceroos fans, the prospect of the team not attending the tournament is still a remote possibility. Iceland, which will compete for the first time at the global showpiece after its surprise qualification, has followed suit.
Thunderstorms will be in the forecast for Tuesday as the cold front dips back through our area late Tuesday and Tuesday night. Friday will be mostly sunny a little breezy during the afternoon and not quite as warm but very nice with a high of 79 .
The 48-year-old has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the ball-tampering scandal. "I will say two things, well three things". If any good can come of this, it can be a lesson to others, and I hope can be a cause for change", he added.
If you forgot about Animjois, today is your lucky day as Apple is adding four new Animojis - a dragon, a bear, a lion and a skull. In addition to the 12 health systems announced with the beta, 27 more are ready to launch the service, for a total of 39.
But the situation in schools prompted the tax hike. "That work will continue Monday when educators descend on the Capitol". It's not ideal and more is needed, but it is the best we are going to get right now.
In April 2011, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault before Judge Ann Carrott in Alexandria. But neighbors said they saw signs that caused them to worry about how the homeschooled children were being cared for.
Stuart Olding says he's "very relieved" the jury accepted his version of what happened in the early hours of June 28th 2016. Pic Kevin Scott Paddy Jackson Stuart Olding Blane McIlroy Rory Harrison Rory Harrison leaves court.
The scandal broke after Bancroft was caught on camera using tape to rough up the ball in the third Test in Cape Town. They will also have to complete 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket to regain the trust of the fans.
Kidd made the NBA All-Star team 10 times across his 20-year career , and the All-NBA first team five of those years. Players were tuning Kidd out-or already had last season, according to one source with close ties to the team.
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Sunday's weather could a mixed bag - a chance of rain and snow, with partly sunny skies and a high in the low 40s. Clouds will fill back with southeasterly breezes continuing between 10 and 20 miles per hour .