Good help is so hard to find these days. Many signs point to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel. They asked judges to order the Federal Bureau of Investigation to produce the records.
It also came just hours after Rosenstein sent a highly unusual press release urging Americans to "exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous officials". He said he believes Mr Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".
During Trump's morning Twitter statements, he seemingly confirmed that he is facing an investigation in connection to his decision to fire James Comey as FBI director. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is calling on Congress to "unite to stop" President Donald Trump if he tries to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Rosenstein was not pleased by this.
Yet Trump's angry tweets on Friday underscored the near-impossible challenge his advisers and legal team have in trying to get him to avoid weighing in on an active probe.
Donald Trump's White House 'a crime scene'
It has been suggested that Ruddy based his judgement on comments made over the weekend by members of Trump's personal legal team. Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary, said Ruddy "never spoke to the president regarding this issue".
In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on May 11, Trump said he was "going to fire [Comey] regardless of recommendation" from Rosenstein and Sessions. The intelligence committee is the lead congressional panel on the Russian Federation hacking scandal, including highly publicized hearings with fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" In that capacity, Rosenstein has the power to determine what resources and personnell Mueller has at his disposal - and, ultimately, whether or not the Justice Department pursues prosecutions on the basis of his findings. Not only did he possibly confirm that he's being investigated, but he shit on his deputy attorney general and sullied his already soiled Twitter name in 140 characters.
In 2008, Brand moved on to the WilmerHale law firm, followed by the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, where she was vice president and chief counsel for regulatory litigation. And I am required to put that cause in writing.
Unless, that is, Rosenstein sidelines himself.
Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Though, as later reports revealed, the 52-year-old Republican claimed he was not aware that the president would use his memo as the basis for which he would terminate Comey. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations.