Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe

The order from the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.

Why would Rosenstein have to recuse himself?

. If he fires Rosenstein, Brand would lead the department.

Rosenstein's selection of Mueller puts the probe in the special counsel's hands, but it would still fall to Rosenstein to make decisions about resources, staffing and, ultimately, prosecutions, ABC News pointed out. In separate closed-door meetings with the House and the Senate, Rosenstein said his memo was "not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination".

"What I did is I was going to fire Comey".

But some outlets pointed out the statement was released after both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.

It's the first time Rosenstein has made public comments about the matter.

Trump, however, said he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendations, and he had the Russian Federation investigation on his mind when he made the decision.

His tweets come as Mr Trump marks two years since announcing his plan to run for president.

The list of people who enrage the president is said to include Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation in the first place, and former golden boy Jared Kushner for convincing the president that the Democrats would applaud Comey's dismissal because of him sandbagging Hillary Clinton before the election.

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Rosenstein told senators this week that only he can fire special counsel Mueller - and he won't.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) called on Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but said authority over the investigation should be given to Mueller and not another Trump appointee. As the associate attorney general, she's responsible for overseeing the lawyers who deal with civil rights, environmental, and antitrust issues. Mueller has been choosing his own staff, tapping top legal minds from inside and outside the Justice Department.

Hours later, a source close to Trump's outside legal team said Trump did not intend his tweet to be confirmation of the investigation but rather was reacting to a Washington Post story on Wednesday about the probe.

But she lacks any background in criminal law, which would be important if she is charged with taking over the Russian investigation, according to Lawfare.

"We mean business", he said, as The Hill reported. "If I'm confirmed to this position, of course, I'll have a very different role ..."

'I recused myself, not because of any asserted wrongdoing, or any believe that I may have been involved in any wrongdoing in the campaign, but because a Department of Justice regulation.

If Rosenstein recuses himself, Brand would, at least on paper, become the only person who could fire Mueller. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief makes the calls on whether the special counsel will indict anyone (though the acting attorney general could provide advice).

Regardless of the chaos that could ensue in the leadership of the Justice Department, Mueller's investigation appears insulated, and much of the work of the department done by US attorneys across the country will continue, Cramer said. After review, if the acting attorney general thinks the indictment is "inappropriate or unwarranted", then he or she could block the indictment.

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