Rod Rosenstein to step down once attorney general is confirmed
10 January, 2019, 10:41 | Author: Ted Wilson
Rosenstein has had oversight of the U.S. Special Counsel's probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections to Trump's campaign.
Graham said there was "absolutely no indication he was going to tell Bob Mueller what to do, or how to do it".
Mueller and Barr worked together in the early 1990s when Barr was Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush and Mueller was the head of the DOJ's Criminal Division. Graham said he asked Barr.
According to Fox News and ABC News, Mr Rosenstein had long planned to leave after two years as deputy attorney general. 'And do you see any reason for Mr. Mueller's investigation to be stopped?' He said no. Mueller is expected to finish his work by mid-to-late February.
Barr responded, Graham said, that he would "go through the process of what I can share with the Congress and the public, erring on the side of transparency".
After the report broke, Trump promised to get rid of a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, but weeks later stated that he had a "very good relationship" with Rosenstein, and had "no plans" to give the Deputy AG his marching orders.
But the assurances may not be enough for Democrats, since Graham also said he shared concerns raised by Barr about the possibility of a "slippery slope" from potentially alleging obstruction of justice against a president for firing a political appointee.
The U.S. leader later explained that he retweeted the image because he believed Rosenstein "belongs behind bars" over his decision to pick Mueller to take over the Russian Federation probe, which Trump has repeatedly blasted as a "witch hunt", in May 2017, shortly after the president fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Barr also wrote then that Mueller should not be permitted to "demand" in-person question of the president.
Graham said Barr told him that he has a high opinion of Rod Rosenstein, the current deputy attorney general who has so far overseen the Mueller investigation and is expected to leave office if Barr is confirmed.
In September the New York Times reported, citing anonymous sources, that Mr Rosenstein had discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment of the USA constitution, which provides for the removal of a president if he is deemed unfit for office.
Barr was also scheduled to meet with Sens.
Barr's dance card included incoming Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; outgoing Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Nebraska Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
An analysis by UBS estimated an overall increase of $42 billion to $66 billion in tax refunds this year over 2017. He believes the main impact will be felt by taxpayers who are due refunds, but he says there is a solution.
But Liz Cheney's scolding of Tlaib is totally hypocritical in light of the fact that in 2004, her father told Democratic Sen. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Mama, look. "We're going to go in there and impeach the motherf--er", Tlaib said.
It would also be certain to be challenged in court, likely turning into a long legal battle without an immediate victor . Her fellow Republican senators, Susan Collins of ME and Cory Gardner of Colorado, issued similar appeals last week.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not expect the club "are going to do anything" during the January transfer window. I don't know if they will be able to play tomorrow, maybe not for 90 minutes".
The lawsuit alleges that the company's Weather Channel app misled users as to how their information would be leveraged. Feuer said he hopes the case inspires other lawsuits and legislation to curb data-sharing practices.
Burton played well in spells throughout the first 45, but City proved to be too much in the final third for the League One side. Burton's Clough believes stopping Guardiola's City , particularly when they travel to the Etihad on Wednesday, is a tough task.
Fangio has been an National Football League assistant for 32 years and for 34 years overall, including two years in the old USFL. Joseph was also a first-time head coach with deep defensive roots, but he lacked the lengthy resume Fangio brings.
So, to try and blame Schotty with the play-calling or something , I understand that reaction but it isn't warranted. I look at this season very similar, as I've said 100 times over to you guys, like 2012 a lot.
Jazmine and her three sisters were still in their pajamas when they piled into their mother's vehicle the morning of December 30. Texas police have arrested a man suspected of driving the getaway vehicle in the drive-by killing of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes .
He added that his immediate aim was to "be fresh" and then win as many matches "as I can" in Melbourne at the Australian Open . The pair have met on 8 previous occasions, with Djokovic now holding a 7-1 lead in terms of matches won advantage.
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King Muhammad of Malaysia abdicates
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Warren's trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run
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American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle
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