Rod Rosenstein's departure had been expected since the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general. The White House nominated a replacement for the department's No. 2 slot weeks ago.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in 2016 US presidential election will be released next month, Attorney General Bill Barr says, adding he was currently redacting sensitive material from the report.
Russia is reacting with an "I told you so" in state media after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Moscow's involvement in the US presidential election didn't find evidence of collusion.
Senator Lindsey Graham was reacting to former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's comments that US President Trump might have committed a crime in handling the Russia probe and top officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment.
The US president told reporters that he, not his lawyers, wrote the answers which have not been submitted as yet. The questions are part of an ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Since early 2017, US President Donald Trump has had a heated relationship with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from the Mueller investigation, probing Trump’s ties with Russia, broke up the close relationship between the two men.
The White House says Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump, will meet Trump later this week, amid media reports that Rosenstein was about to lose his job.
The New York Times and The Washington Post reported that Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein in May 2017 had suggested secretly recording Trump for evidence of White House dysfunction and using that to formally remove him from power.
The US president provided no evidence that the team led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him.
The Democrats' memo aimed to counter a Republican-drafted one that the president declassified which alleged anti-Trump bias in the FBI’s Russia probe.
"A lot of people should be ashamed," says US President Donald Trump after okaying release of the memo denouncing an FBI probe over his campaign's ties with Russia. And Democrats warn of a "constitutional crisis" if Trump fires the head of the probe.
Despite strong objections from his own administration, US President Donald Trump is set to approve publication of a secret memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI's probe of his election campaign.
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