Lindsey Graham: Trump attorney general pick will let Mueller finish Russian Federation probe
10 January, 2019, 10:40 | Author: Orlando Hughes
Last month, Trump nominated the former attorney general for George H.W. Bush, William Barr, for the position.
Still, Rosenstein's departure is noteworthy given his high-profile role overseeing the Mueller probe and the tenuous relationship he had with Trump, who has repeatedly decried Rosenstein's decision to appoint the special counsel. Also, Rosenstein told senators during his 2017 confirmation hearing that he would not remain in his post if he believed that he was being pressured to influence any investigations.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News on Wednesday that Rosenstein had always planned to stick around two years.
"My guess is that he is making room for the new attorney general to build a team that he wants around him", she added.
But after Mr Session was ousted in November, his replacement Matthew Whitaker took over the investigation, refusing to recuse himself despite his previous public criticism of the probe.
Barr's confirmation is expected to bring a change there when Rosenstein steps down at some point after he is confirmed so that Barr can select his own deputy. He has long overseen the investigation and has frequently drawn Trump's ire.
Barr asserted that the president had been acting within his executive branch of authority when he made the request and said Mueller "should not be permitted to demand that the president submit to interrogation about alleged obstruction".
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The newspaper also reported that he suggested secretly recording Mr Trump to expose White House turmoil and dysfunction.
Barr's nomination is likely to meet heavy scrutiny regarding the ongoing investigation, particularly from Democrats, following reports he had written a memo in June questioning the probe.
The attorney general pick also bashed Mueller's overall approach to law, which he condemned as "grossly irresponsible" with "potentially disastrous implications" for the presidency.
However Mr Rosenstein was stripped of the role late previous year when Mr Sessions was forced out by the president.
Graham said Mueller and Barr are "best friends" and have known each other for over 20 years, their wives have been in a Bible study group together and Mueller has attended the weddings of two of Barr's daughters.
In November, the president said Rosenstein "should have never picked a special counsel" to investigate the Russian Federation matter and retweeted an image depicting Rosenstein and several other current and former officials in a prison cell.
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On Thursday he travels to the border. "We will oppose any effort by the president to make himself a king and a tyrant". Her fellow Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME and Cory Gardner of Colorado, issued similar appeals last week.
Bolton's remarks were at odds with Trump's announcement on late December that he was pulling United States troops out of Syria. Though Trump ordered a rapid withdrawal of troops from Syria on December 19, no timetable was provided.
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Treasurys, meanwhile, was last up to 2.584% from 2.557% late Thursday. -China trade war and rising interest rates. Japan's Nikkei index dropped 2.3% Friday, that market's first day of trading following the New Year break.
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But on Tuesday, the Thai immigration office released a video clip of its officials meeting Saudi diplomats to discuss the case. Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn told reporters that Qunun's father and brother had arrived in Thailand on Tuesday.
The resignation comes barely a week after the king resumed his duties after spending two months away on medical leave. The role of king is largely ceremonial, with power in the hands of parliament and the prime minister.
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He also said he understood the predicament facing hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are not receiving their paychecks . The proposed wall is reportedly going to be made from steel, which Trump told reporters would be "less obtrusive" and "stronger".
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Nats offer Harper more than $300M
According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal , the Indians aren't likely to move starters Kluber and Bauer before Opening Day. Those pitchers might not be as flashy as Kluber or Bauer, but would still be effective without depleting prospect depth.
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