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No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller

No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller

Just weeks ago, Mr Gingrich had heaped praise on Mr Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". There is another path Trump could take, says Yale law professor Akhil Amar.

Until nowadays. And so, with respect, Mr. Rosenstein...you're not who I'm interested in speaking with or hearing from today.

Sessions is scheduled to appear later Tuesday in an open hearing of the Senate intelligence committee to discuss matters related to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and President Donald's Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading that investigation. They will also ask about his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

"I don't think that's a question for me to answer", Rosenstein responded.

Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by Mueller have given political donations nearly exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records.

Ireland elects first gay Prime Minister Leo Varadkar
His path to the republic's top government job was cleared today in a Dáil vote in which he secured 57 votes to 50. It would seem that our new Taoiseach is slowly edging his way towards the will of the people on this issue.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein talks to an aide on Capitol Hill on Tuesday while testifying before Congress. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, told reporters on Monday that "it would be a disaster" and that "there's no reason to fire Mueller".

Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller, he would be required to explain it in writing. "We did not talk about the Mueller investigation, but I still stand by it was being considered as an option, or at the least, the information I had as of yesterday and again, the president's own attorney had said this".

"Their strategy is clear: they know or suspect the facts might not be good for the president, so they're trying to vilify the man who's in charge of finding them", the New York Democrat said.

Rosenstein said Trump has not discussed the special counsel with him.

Irish, British PMs to meet to talk Brexit, N.Ireland crisis
Meanwhile, Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to publish the costs of any deals made with the DUP to prop up a Tory government.

Under questioning from Sen.

Lawmakers wanted Rosenstein to spell out the scope of Sessions' recusal, specifically with regard to the Russia investigation, which Sessions announced after reports emerged that he had not fully disclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Firing Mr Mueller would be politically explosive and would raise new questions about Mr Trump, whose dismissal of Mr James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief led to charges of obstruction of justice - and to Mr Mueller's appointment.

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month and has the authority to remove him, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal. Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. "I am confident he will have sufficient independence".

Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged the White House to let Mueller's investigation play out.

Wounded congressman sends Father's Day message
The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. Even with the progress over the last two days, though, Sava said Scalise will remain in the hospital for the near future.

On Trump's plane ride home after a trip to Wisconsin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to".


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