Trump's lawyers, who are urging Mueller to wrap up his investigation, are looking for a way to get him to agree to limit - or eliminate - questions regarding Trump's conduct after he won the presidency, especially those related to whether he might have obstructed justice while in office.
"When we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits", he said. That situation, they say, "does not result from any explicit constitutional or legislative mandate" but is instead "based on an evolving understanding of prosecutorial independence and professional norms", which serve as "a fundamental check on presidential power".
At least 18 Republican lawmakers signed onto a resolution calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accusing them of misconduct as Trump campaigned two years ago against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Caputo said the Mueller team "never reached out" to his friend to check on the information, or to the contractor. Justice Department officials have been reluctant to turn over the materials, though on Monday, after meeting with Trump at the White House, they reached an agreement to have another gathering where lawmakers could review information.
Brent oil back to $80 as supply concerns mount
US crude stockpiles are forecast to have declined by 2.8 million barrels last week, which would be the third straight weekly fall. More broadly, prices have firmed amid ongoing oil production cuts led by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Their move to keep the focus on the presidential campaign means Trump's time in the Oval Office would not be tarnished in the possible sit-down.
"If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace to this country". That group regularly receives classified briefings. Conservative House Republicans unveiled a resolution Tuesday insisting on the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate their growing list of grievances.
The department said then that the White House had signed off on its letter, but Nunes wasn't satisfied, and continued to pressure DOJ officials. The agreement was made during a meeting between Trump, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Wray.
Rep. Mark Meadows speaks as during a news conference, May 22, 2018 on Capitol Hill.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has said repeatedly, however, that he believed Mueller should be allowed to continue his work. "But you can't be the one to fire him, because we've got some weak-kneed Republicans out there who will come after you for firing the guy who needed firing". They argue Trump could not have obstructed justice by firing Comey because the President has the authority to fire anyone he wants.
Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (R-Fla.), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, predicted that Nunes and Gowdy's meeting with senior Justice Department officials will help put to rest some of the circulating concerns and return lawmakers' focus to the matter of election security. "I thought it could be a crime to take them into my own custody". A spokeswoman for Ryan did not immediately respond to a request seeking clarity on Ryan's plans.
Steering away from the fairy tale aspect about a boy living amongst animals, Serkis says his film is grounded in reality. After being postponed for nearly a year, we finally have our first official look at the Andy Serkis directed Mowgli .
The transportation company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.90 by $0.02. GE rose 1.9% to 15.26 on the stock market today , rising intraday to 15.55, its best level since early February.
As time ran out, Zuckerberg promised Facebook will respond to each of the lawmakers' questions in writing in the "next few days". Though some questions were sharp, there was no chance for the Europeans to follow up if they felt the answers fell short.
Would people be allowed to place bets online? ESPN repots that a record $4.8 billion was wagered at Nevada sportsbooks in 2017. And how does the state get involved? The lords of college sport had led the fight against the original New Jersey legislation.
Profits at Ryanair rose 10pc in the last 12 months to March, despite the cancellation of thousands of flights last autumn. While forward bookings are "strong", pricing remains soft due to tough competition between budget airlines.
Albasit says Sheikh's parents were aware of school shootings in the US , but they never thought it would happen to their daughter. As many as two novels, Kite Runner and Fangirl, were lying on her dressing table which also has her big and small trophies on it.
Smith is set to join an array of music stars to lend their voice to the World Cup , with each edition spring multiple songs . In 2014, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez teamed up to headline the official song for the World Cup in Brazil.
Information for this article was contributed by Nasser Karimi, Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue of The Associated Press. 'Should the Syrian want us, we will continue to be there, ' said spokesman Bahram Qasemi.
ZTE could face fresh US$1.3b fine, Trump says
Trump suggested himself that Xi was pulling strings in Pyongyang to put pressure on USA trade negotiators. Some of his loyalists led by former chief strategist Steven Bannon criticized the deal as a capitulation.
Farm Bill Fail Adds to Ag Uncertainty
Ryan is not seeking re-election to the House but has repeatedly said he will serve the rest of this year as speaker. Yoho of Florida, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, which was pushing for the immigration vote .
Iran condemns U.S. sanctions move
Four dissenting liberal justices said the decision will hit low-wage, vulnerable workers especially hard. Iran must also "release all USA citizens" missing or being held on "spurious charges", he said.