Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter.
The president has denied trying to influence the investigation but has acknowledged in an interview that Russian Federation was on his mind when he dismissed Comey.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of the President, said earlier this week that Trump was considering firing Mueller, who has been appointed to investigate Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. Sources told Fox News that Trump was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the tweet, citing the memo Rosenstein sent in May that offered criticism of then-FBI Director Comey. If Trump fired Rosenstein, Brand might resign because she and Rosenstein were nominated together, have a close working relationship and went through their confirmation hearings as a team.
The move ordered Thursday by the transition's general counsel cast a wide net on documents tied to the Russian Federation investigation as well as inquiries into the activities of Trump associates.
Ditching derogatory rhetoric about the Washington "swamp", Trump rallied in support of his fellow politicians and called on the country to pull together.
"There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know", Sekulow said.
Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. Rep.
The president has long vehemently denied any collusion with Moscow, either by himself or his associates.
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World number one Johnson becomes the ninth player to miss the cut having won the USGA's blue ribbon event 12 months previous. Unlikely as it seems, that was the last major he played on the weekend. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did".
"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director (James Comey) by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"
As the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning Mueller's credibility. I don't know whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's crack team of prosecutors have any solid evidence of collusion or shady financial deals.
"The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", Kasowitz said via a spokesman.
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.
"Crooked Hillary destroyed phones with hammer, "bleached" emails, and had husband meet with Attorney General days before she was cleared - and they talk about obstruction?" he had said.
The latter being Trump's effort (dutifully followed by his media groupies) to slime Mueller and the talented legal team he has assembled.
The newspaper noted Mr Mueller had requested interviews with CIA director Dan Coats, National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller is investigating possible obstruction of justice by Trump.