After he fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, US President Donald Trump on Friday warned the latter not to talk to media.
"President Trump's statements, together with the reported statements of other senior officials, indicate that the decision to fire Director Comey was made in connection [to that inquiry]", CREW wrote in a letter to Rosenstein.
Former FBI Director James Comey will not testify before the Senate intelligence committee next week, according to the panel's vice chairman, Democratic Sen.
Speaking to reporters on board Air Force One, he said "We can make a fast decision".
Asking such a question "would come close to bribery. or at least obstruction of justice, which Comey would've had to be an idiot to fall for by offering the assurance sought", Tribe said.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the report and said the president would "never even suggest the expectation of personal loyalty".
Comey did not confirmed Trump's account of the meetings.
Trump sent Friday's threat as part of a small rant about the press and the investigation into ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.
Trump also suggested that he may bring to an end the White House press briefings, hinting that he doesn't completely trust his staff to convey his messaging accurately.
Why did the president seek assurances from Comey that he was not a target of the FBI's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election? Federal law and the law in New York State do not require both parties on a call to be aware that it was being recorded.
"If the president has "tapes" of his conversations with Director Comey, it is because the president himself made them". Later in the dinner, Trump again said to Comey that he needed his loyalty. Bob Casey (D-PA). "If the replacement for Director Comey isn't 100 percent unassailable ... then I think they're going to have credibility problems".
In her most extensive remarks since the divisive presidential election, Clinton says that Comey's email probe announcement in October contributed to her election defeat.
Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question, it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation".
A White House spokeswoman on Thursday disputed the description of the dinner by Comey's associates.
Trump said Tuesday he had fired Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, saying he was unable to lead the Bureau effectively. "In fact, when I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story", Trump said.
The ransomware locks down computers and has been demanding payments of $US300 ($AU406) to $US600 ($AU812) to restore access. Government agencies and universities were among those hit as well as petrol stations, ATMs and hospitals, it said.
Hundreds of NHS hospitals and clinics in the United Kingdom were infected, forcing them to send patients to other facilities. In total 47 NHS organisations reported being affected - and the disruption is continuing into the new working week.
Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. President Trump admitted he thought his firing of FBI Director James Comey would be positively viewed by both sides.
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Brazilian President Michel Temer refused to resign on Thursday despite being implicated in corruption allegations. The Brazilian real tumbled on allegations Mr Temer condoned bribery payments to a witness in a corruption probe.
Cosby , in the days leading up to his sexual assault trial, is talking publicly about his home life with his wife, Camille. He also said he believed the many sex assault allegations lodged against him were made in effort to sway public opinion.
As at most telecommunications companies, AT&T's wireless business is growing faster and is more profitable than its wireline side. The CWA estimates that AT&T cut roughly 12,000 call center jobs in America and created the same in some foreign country.
WannaCrypt renders a computer unusable by encrypting all the files on it and then extorts the user in order to unlock them. Instead of using their skills for mischief, local techies can be tapped in fighting computer viruses and hackers.
Chicago's Eddie Butler lasted three-plus innings in his second start of the season, allowing two runs, three hits and five walks. Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement Friday before Milwaukee's series opener at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
Another full-back, Danny Rose, remains out. "We've got the team, we've got the belief, so next season hopefully it's our year". To do that, they have to do more than keep their current squad together - they need to invest in it, and strengthen.
Given the trend of nostalgia and reboots, it should come to no surprise that the Terminator franchise will be receiving more life. Speaking to Screen in Cannes, [.] Schwarzenegger confirmed that he will star in a new Terminator film produced by James Cameron.
Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots. The update includes three major features: video messaging , bot payments , and Instant View ...
The new technology will also go a long way in simplifying how controllers access data relative to the plane they are controlling. At 900 miles, the distance between the two airports is over 10 times bigger than that separating London City and Swanwick.
US President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, next to Russian Ambassador to the U.S. McMaster called Trump's discussion with Russian diplomats "wholly appropriate".
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It would make sense then that the Blues' first shot of the period - off a glove, no less - would finally find the back of the net. Nashville Predators left wing Cody McLeod (55) celebrates with defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) after Ellis scored against the St.
Kesler and linemates Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano did a stellar defensive job against Connor McDavid in the second round. The Predators have advanced largely on the strength of their stellar corps of defensemen in front of Rinne.