U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, according to a source familiar with the probe.
Updated | Police in Pittsburgh are already preparing for potential protests should President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
That led the president to climb down from his threats to fire both Rosenstein and Mueller - omens that sometimes thundered throughout the West Wing.
"I'm doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller", he said.
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The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Republican lawmakers met with Rosenstein in his office the day before after Meadows warned him that he could face impeachment proceedings or be held in contempt of Congress if Rosenstein did not hand over Justice Department documents on the Clinton and Russian Federation probes.
Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "Events can include anything from extreme weather to potential demonstrations". Many claim conflicts of interest with other clients, but the buzz around Washington is they don't want to be tainted defending Trump and, maybe more accurately, he has a longstanding reputation as a deadbeat who brags about stiffing people he owes money to. "I would rather say, I'm going to take the president at his word". It doesn't say people can't lawfully assemble. "Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter)".
That is a unusual thing to say to an Federal Bureau of Investigation director on your third-ever meeting - in their first, Comey had briefed Trump on the Russia dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele, which included the unsubstantiated "golden showers thing" - but it is also odd because officially, Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken only once, on a January 28 phone call.
McConnell has said it would be futile to pass such a bill because Trump would only veto it, but that doesn't lessen the importance of a vote by the majority of the Congress telling the president not to fire Mueller.
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When asked by reporters if he was removing either of the two, Mr. Trump shot back, "They're still here".
"I have said all along the best thing for the president and the presidency is to be able to get the investigation complete, get it done", the Oklahoma Republican said.
They were seeking information on payments made by Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, a person familiar with the matter said.
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