President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.
His investigation then grew to include looking at whether President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because he was unwilling to back off the Russian Federation investigation.
Pence hired Richard Cullen, chairman of law firm McGuireWoods and a former federal prosecutor who has long ties to Comey, to help him respond to inquiries from Mueller, a spokesman said.
Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.
Mr Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia Attorney-General and United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mr Mueller.
In a series of statements on Twitter Thursday, Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign a "WITCH HUNT" based on the "phony" premise of possible collusion between Russia and a cadre of Trump campaign associates. Rosenstein also said that he saw no reason to relieve Mueller from his special counsel duties. Sessions and Trump were reportedly so at odds with Sessions' recusal from the case that Sessions even tendered his resignation. He also seemingly attacked the deputy attorney general, a man he appointed just a few months ago.
Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory
But early wickets are never good, especially in a chase. "We thought one big partnership would have set it up nicely", Kohli said. With the bat in hand, India found themselves under early pressure after losing both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma for just 6 runs.
According to a close personal acquaintance of President Trump, the commander-in-chief is more than willing to toss Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein into the woodchipper if it means saving his own ass. Dianne Feinstein, the panel's top Democrat. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the President's oath of office". Grassley's office said the letter is in response to a recent letter from Feinstein requesting that the committee seek details from senior Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership about Comey's interactions with President Donald Trump before he was sacked. However, Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey.
Five different sources, USA officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence; Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency; and Rogers' recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.
After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof. Sad!
"Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great".