Almost twice as many registered voters (37 percent), meanwhile, said it was appropriate for Trump to remove Comey from his position as FBI director, despite strong implications from the director that the president may have attempted to impede the agency's investigation into potential coordination between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin.
If Trump ordered Brand to fire Mueller and she refused, the responsibility to oversee the special counsel would fall to Dana Boente, the USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to a presidential executive order.
Rosenstein pledged this week that he would maintain the integrity of the investigation and saw no reason to fire Mueller, despite reports that Trump was considering such a move.
The two hour-long testimony saw Comey further informing that Trump had directed him to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.
Donald Trump has said it is "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless.
Flynn, dismissed by Trump in February after it emerged he had misled Pence about conversations with the Russian ambassador, is a subject in investigations by intelligence committees in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the FBI. And in an indication that the investigation is widening its breadth and scope, members of the transition team were ordered to preserve documents related to the investigation, according to The New York Times.
GOP shooter's list included names of 6 other republican reps
It's as if the lefties feel that Trump supporters are such a subhuman life form that they can be attacked without mercy. But people here are wondering, you know, how much the political divide now in the country has to do with what happened.
Trump's 9:07 a.m. tweet appeared to be principally directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the number-two official at the Justice Department who authored a memo justifying Comey's firing.
CBS News has learned that Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, has agreed to be interviewed by the Special Counsel's office about conversations he may have had with the president about the Russian Federation investigation. President Donald Trump confirmed Friday, June 16, 2017, he was under investigation and appeared to t. They are Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager; Rick Gates, Manafort's business partner; Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser; Flynn; and Roger J. Stone Jr., an informal adviser to Mr. Trump.
News has reported that federal investigators are examining whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.
Citing unnamed sources, ABC reported Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand she would have authority over the probe if he were to step aside.
Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press that "if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and I discussed, if there's a need from me to recuse, I will". "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!"
"Today the President of the United States confirmed he's under criminal investigation". Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Eight hours later, after a busy day meeting with governors and witnessing the formal investiture of his pick for the Supreme Court, Trump returned to the topic again in a pair of tweets suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him.
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