US Deputy Attorney General may have to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Rod Rosenstein probably never expected to be in the spotlight so often while serving in President Donald Trump's administration.

The Wall Street Journal reported that former deputy director of the NSA Rick Ledgett "wrote a memo documenting a phone call that [NSA Director Mike] Rogers had with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter".

When asked about a side of President Trump that people don't see, Dr. Carson said he is very sensitive to the wrongs done to other people and goes out of his way to right those wrongs without grabbing political attention. Only a quarter of Republicans feel Trump meddled in the probe.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.


The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. But Comey's comments were referring to conversations he had with the president before he was sacked, and before Mr. Trump made remarks including that he was thinking of the "made-up" story about ties to Russian Federation when he fired Comey. "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!" he added.

"I think he's weighing that option", he said of Trump.

Trump Says No Proof Of Collusion With Russians
Reports emerged earlier this week suggesting Mueller's probe had begun looking at the prospect of obstruction by Trump himself. He also claimed that the person investigating him advised him to fire Comey , though it's unclear whom he was referring to.

USA employers pulled back on hiring in May by adding only 138,000 jobs, though the gains were enough to help nudge the unemployment rate down to a 16 year-low.

Trump's aides haven't always been on the same page as to whether or not the president's tweets count as official statements.

"I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders", the deputy attorney general said. Overall, only 22 percent of Americans support Comey's dismissal.

Americans are mixed on whether the Justice Department investigation, now led by Robert Mueller, can be fair and impartial.

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, firing off tweets underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possibly his campaign.

"Today the President of the United States confirmed he's under criminal investigation".

President Donald Trump says it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless. Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. "Comey admitted he leaked the memo to the New York Times, hoping it would bring about a special counsel which, by the way, turned out to be his best buddy Robert Mueller". He has questioned why investigators don't dig into the links between the Democrats and the Russian government, including his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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