Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favour, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.
Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.
Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Mr Comey's performance, but Mr Trump later said he had already made the decision to fire Mr Comey.
He is the department's lead official on the issue after Attorney General Jeff Sessionsrecused himself from any issues linked to the Russian Federation probe.
Comey told Congress last week that before being sacked, Trump pressured him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor, Mike Flynn, who was forced to quit for lying about his links to Moscow.
Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.
President Trump tweeted Thursday that Mueller's investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" and that he was conducting the "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history".
Mueller is said to be investigating whether Trump obstructed the course of justice in the probe into Russian interference in the United States elections. "I can go around them", Trump said. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation".
The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.
A Justice official said Rosenstein was motivated in part because of frustration that recent news stories have unfairly brought on a torrent of "leak" accusations against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's team.
"The President's response was as it related to the Washington Postreport". But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.
This is reportedly the first time that President Trump's overall approval rating reached the 50% mark since April this year. The poll surveyed 1,068 Americans from June 8 to 11, and respondents were interviewed either by phone or online.
President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets. Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamist militants, including Islamic State.
Recently , a bill passed through the California House Senate, which would similarly allow for a third gender-neutral option. Judge Amy Holmes Hen ruled that "The sex of Jamie Shupe is hereby changed from female to non-binary".
With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team on the continent. In the Champions League is a new thing for many of our players. "Three Champions Leagues in four seasons isn't too bad".
Ryan echoed that sentiment, calling the reports about the president possibly moving to fire Mueller "a rumor". Gingrich tweeted , "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".
To no surprise, the Orioles showed interest in Hall's 90-93 miles per hour fastball reaching up to 95 with late arm-side run. Keaton, a 6-foot-1 senior, struck out 84 in 75 innings over 12 starts with a 5.52 ERA on the season.
The FBI has taken control of the crime scene, which is located some 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C. The shooting today is the first shooting of a United States representative since Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.
Outside of Kevin Durant , the strength of the Golden State Warriors has been built through the NBA Draft. I'm sure we will have a conversation about it pretty soon". "If you want to win, it doesn't matter".
Carter's lawyer, Joseph Cataldo, said Roy was intent on killing himself and took Carter along on his "sad journey". Roy had previously attempted suicide and Carter had taken psychiatric medications, according to trial testimony.
Erdogan said the United States had no right to arrest his guards, who he said were protecting him from "terrorists". The sixteen include twelve agents from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan security detail.
Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?
James Hodgkinson , 66, had a list containing the names of several Republican representatives when he carried out his rampage. Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment.
One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies in repeat stunt
County and city officials who helped finance the stunt hope people watching news coverage will feel the same pull. In 2003 Mr Jones was fined by a Canadian court for performing an illegal stunt and banned from the country.
Spectators react to mistrial at Bill Cosby trial
Paul Callan, who represented the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil case against her ex-husband, former football star O.J. He also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before the "petting" began.
Eagle-eyed Thomas takes lead with Open record
Open history, making him the first player since Vijay Singh accomplished the feat at Olympia Fields in 2003. When he eagled the par-5 18th, he became just the fifth player ever to finish with a score of 63 in U.S.
Sphero's spidey-sense tingles with a Spider-Man desk friend
There's still a while to go until Spider-Man is released, but until then all eyes will be on the project to see how it develops. BB8 ended up being a popular toy for Sphero and now the company has announced another one, the new Sphero Spider Man Toy.
Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'
A native of Oak Park, Ill., Avildsen started out as a cinematographer, and shot his directorial debut, Turn on to Love in 1969. Avildsen returned to the Rocky franchise to direct the critically panned Rocky V (1990) about a protege who turns on Rocky .
Escaped inmates captured in Tenn., governor says
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Thursday that the reward for information on the fugitives had been increased to $130,000. Two escaped inmates who killed two Georgia Department of Corrections Officers in Middle Georgia have been caught.