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Rod Rosenstein Colleague Analyzes Comey Firing

19 Mai 2017

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the US will be badly hurt by the naming of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. "I know of no one who doesn't have the highest regard for Robert Mueller", McCain told MSNBC's "Morning Joe".

President Donald Trump says that the appointment of a special counsel for the ongoing investigation into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation "divides the country".

The revelation by Rosenstein "means that the letter that the president sent us is not accurate", Murphy said, referring to Trump's statement attributing the firing to Rosenstein's memo.

Sanders called the appointment of Mueller "a positive step", adding he was "hopeful" that Mueller would allow the investigation to continue unimpeded. Watch our conversation in the player above.

Comey was then fired by Trump as the investigation continued.

Trump says, "we want to bring this country of ours together". The Republican senator John McCain said that Trump's troubles had reached "Watergate size and scale".

Durbin said that Rosenstein said that Mueller would draw the scope of the investigation, have sufficient resources and won't be interfered with by the administration.

In a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, President Trump said, "while I respect the move, the entire thing has been a witch hunt, I think it divides the country, I think we have a very divided country because of that and other things".

"I have reason to believe those emails exist", Graham said.

Later, Mr Burr reversed himself, saying Mr Flynn's attorneys "have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the senate intelligence committee's subpoena", and that he would welcome "their willingness to cooperate".

"He will need an outside team for this", a Republican close to the White House said. At the time, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations, was busy interviewing candidates to replace ousted FBI director James Comey.

The Justice Department said Mueller has resigned from his job at a private law firm to take the job of special counsel. On one hand, if Mueller declares Trump has an involvement, they can not accuse him of a frame-up. White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, initially said that Trump only fired Comey on Rosenstein's recommendation - a contention supported by Trump's signed termination letter to Comey, which cited Rosenstein's memo as the rationale to dismiss the director.

Senators Claire McCaskill and Dick Durbin told reporters that Rosenstein learned Trump's intention on May 8, the same day that POTUS asked Rosenstein and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to "explain in writing the case against Comey".

Rod Rosenstein Colleague Analyzes Comey Firing