Senators: Deputy AG knew of Comey firing before writing memo

Following Rosenstein's testimony, a number of Senators came out to take about what happened in the closed-door meeting.

The White House pointed to Rosenstein's memo last week as justification for Trump's abrupt decision to dismiss Comey.

Durbin said there was frustration among some senators in the briefing because Rosenstein did not want to answer all their questions.

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton of MA echoed that sentiment, saying there was "considerable frustration" and that "he refused to answer a lot of questions".

Mueller is the man Rosenstein tapped Wednesday to head the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into whether anyone on Trump's campaign colluded with Russian operatives who sought to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

After Comey's firing, Rosenstein initially drew the ire of Democrats on Capitol Hill, but he seemed to have regained some good faith after his appointment of Mueller, a move Democrats had been almost unanimous in supporting.

The congressman said "Former Director Mueller is a well-respected law enforcement professional who served the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a dozen years under both the Democratic and Republican presidents". The goal of the special counsel probe, he said, was to determine whether there was collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation to do so.

"There's only so much firing you can do", Krauthammer said.

United States to renew sanctions waivers on Iran Wednesday
Unnamed officials earlier told Reuters earlier that Washington had already noted Iranian officials that the waivers would remain in place.

"He's going to conduct a fair and thorough investigation, of that I have no doubt".

Aides to the Senate Intelligence Committee said it was negotiating with Mr Flynn himself to obtain documents relating to its own investigation.

One big historical difference in terms of the appointment of this special prosecutor is that it is coming so early in the Trump presidency. That's something that, perhaps inadvertently, Graham nodded to. "But we have to go back to running this country really, really well". John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he thought it was in nobody's interest to impede Mueller's investigation. "That is a train wreck waiting to happen".

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., was one of many Democrats who left the meeting disappointed. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he is determined to press forward with public hearings.

"Director Comey was very unpopular with most people". "Nothing really has changed". Since leaving the bureau, he has played a role in some of the most significant, recent investigations outside of the government's scope. This week, news reports alleged that Trump had previously tried to pressure Comey into backing off inquiries into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump has denied the conversation took place.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Comey should still appear before congressional committees that have invited him to testify.

Recommended News

  • China building biggest infrastructure project in history

    China building biggest infrastructure project in history

    The initiative - a modern Silk Road of trade, investment and infrastructure development - is China's biggest foreign initiative to date.
    Pressure is on Celtics in Game 2

    Pressure is on Celtics in Game 2

    In the last two series , the Celtics had games where they just did not show up, similar to what happened in game one. He got a couple on the out-of-bounds today that I let Crowder throw the ball right past my hip and they get layups.

    Priyanka Chopra was asked 'Who has a bigger dick'

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's recent beach pictures where she is seen relaxing and beating the hot weather went viral. Priyanka Chopra would be seen in Baywatch alongside Dwayne Johnson , Zac Efron , Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach.
  • Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade: Comey Firing Threatens FBI's Independence

    President Donald Trump said Saturday that a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be named in the next week. CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter.
    Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

    Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

    The Daily Mail reported she said he sent her numerous photos, one of him in a pool and at least one bare-chested. As part of the plea agreement, he will have to comply with the Sex Offender Registry and Notification Act.

    USA releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

    A previous video from Voice of America showed police officers struggling to protect protesters and ordering the attackers to stop. Turkey's embassy blamed the violence on groups linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - a group fighting the government.
  • Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52

    Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52

    In interviews, Cornell discussed his past struggles with alcohol and the impact of his friends' deaths from substance abuse. The band tweeted Wednesday night a quote from Cornell: "What I look forward to the the camaraderie".

    Turkey's Erdogan watched as protesters were attacked

    Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham called Tuesday's attacks on protesters at the Turkish ambassador's residence "brutal". However, the two security detail members that were held after the brawl were released and are already back in Turkey.
    Saudi to sign trade, political deals with US

    Saudi to sign trade, political deals with US

    Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, often speaks out against the threat of radical Islam. Find us on Facebook too! King Salman, 81, is gathering 50 Islamic leaders to meet Mr.
  • Governor Walker declares State of Emergency following severe weather

    Fire Chaplain Danny Ringer told reporters at the scene late Tuesday that one person was known dead from the twister. Strong winds caused a small plane to flip over at Eppley Airport in Omaha, Nebraska, Tuesday, NWS reports.
    SC reserves verdict on triple talaq

    SC reserves verdict on triple talaq

    In his concluding arguments on behalf of the board, Sibal cautioned the apex court not to take the "dangerous and slippery slope". Just a day ago, the court had asked the AIMPLB the possibility to include such a provision in the nikahnama .

    Donald Trump told Michael Flynn to "stay strong" amid growing scandal

    Trump is both publicly and privately stewing about Rosenstein's decision to name a special counsel. President Donald Trump last week at the White House.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.