Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.
Every couple of weeks since Donald Trump became president, the scandals, the mini and the major, besetting his administration reach a point where people start talking about the ascendance of Vice President Mike Pence to the highest office in the land.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in US elections and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign.
Trump did not respond to shouted questions from the media as he was leaving the White House lawns to board Marine One for the Joint Andres Air Force Base for his day-long trip to Florida.
To the contrary: Thanks to The Washington Post, we now know that collusion is only one of three subject areas that the FBI investigation, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is exploring.
ABC said Mr Rosenstein told Associate Attorney-General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside.
In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant USA attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes.
The president has denied trying to influence the investigation but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey. Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey's ouster. Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department.
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. Rep.
Moscow has denied any interference.
In the past, he has frequently used the term "Fake News Media" for outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN.
As the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning Mueller's credibility.
Bonobos began as an online retailer of khakis, and from there has expanded into other non-khaki clothing items. Bonobos' clothes and accessories will be offered on Wal-Mart's Jet.com, the company said in a statement .
The modern Penguins tend to be a bit more reserved than some teams when they get toward the end of their victory parades . A former #1 draft pick, Crosby was dubbed "The Next One" as a play on words on Wayne Gretzky's "The Great One" mantle.
Grover said dry drowning is rare, but it's best to be overcautious since dry drownings are risky when they do occur. A silver lining has appeared in the death of a 4-year-old boy who died of dry drowning days after he went swimming.
He said investigators believe Rowe and DuBose ransacked a home in Madison, Morgan County, Ga. around 10 or 11 a.m. But nothing solid so far, officials said. "My biggest worry is they're going to kill somebody else", Sills said.
Sessions said his decision to accept the intelligence committee's invitation to appear was due in part to Comey's testimony. His testimony referred to Sessions' role in those interactions and differed to previous claims made by Trump.
In addition, USA crude stockpiles fell by 1.7 million barrels, less than the expected decline of 2.7 million barrels. At 511.5 million barrels, US inventories remain in the upper half of the average range for this time of year.
The lieutenant governor and the former congressman have few policy differences and share a similar liberal agenda on many issues. Drawing a further contrast with Northam, Perriello has campaigned heavily against the Mountain Lake Natural Gas pipeline.
Castile told the officer he had a gun but failed to tell him that he had a permit to carry it, Gray explained to jurors. After the shooting, the Facebook Live video showed Yanez keeping his gun aimed at Castile while he waited for backup.
She also apologised to colleagues who had "contributed so much to our country" and "didn't deserve to lose their seats". Instead, she has left Britain's position in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19.
One of those was among Senate President Joe Negron's session priorities, SB 436 on religious expression in public schools. Scott and the House, however, have not gone along with increasing hospital funding during the special session.
But he said essentially that he was flustered by a question from Sen. "I wanted to refute that immediately", Sessions said. Sessions shot back: "I am not stonewalling". "I am following the historic policies of the Department of Justice".
A final review is planned for later this year, and the public comment period for Bears Ears has been extended through July 10th. He also is calling on Congress to give Native American tribes more say in how the new monument is managed.
Flying into the top mark on port at speed, Burling managed to cross the Americans who were on starboard and briefly took the lead. The New Zealand team will be looking to bounce back quickly from yesterday's demoralising loss to Team USA.
Peduto said he was joining a coalition that intends to uphold the Paris Agreement called Mayors for 100% Clean Energy . Some state governors and city mayors were quick to claim the mantle of USA leadership in fighting climate change.
Footage from Japanese broadcaster NHK showed a person in a stretcher being lifted from the deck to a Japan Coast Guard helicopter. "Right now we are focused on two things: the safety of the ship and the well-being of the sailors", said Adm.
Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will be raising awareness about the dangers and problem of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We do not often talk about it openly or publicly because we simply do not think much about them or take them seriously.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded in eastern Afghanistan this weekend in an attack claimed by the Taliban. ABC News looks at the change and whether anything will change in the USA military posture in Iraq , Syria and Afghanistan.
In a message to KHOU 11, Barth's father stated "We don't have any comment except to say that Zack is going to be fine". Bleeding from his leg, he said he ran as fast as he could and jumped into the first base dugout with Rep.
President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets. Tehran also blamed Saudi Arabia for a terrorist attack in the city last week during which 17 people were killed.
On the infotainment side, the Kona will come wired for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, displayed onto a 5-, 7-, or 8-inch screen. When the Kona goes on sale in the USA next year it will join one of the fastest-growing and crucial segments in the industry.
Apart from ways to enhance trade and business cooperation, the two leaders are also expected to discuss defence ties. It is likely that he would meet the United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the mega event.
Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, both said Thursday they believed Comey's account of the events. He added: "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".
Other than that, if the iPhone's system detects the car's moving speed using the Wi-Fi antenna, the feature will be switched on. The use of such a technology would be instrumental in saving lives lost due to distracted driving.