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20 May 2017, 09:13 | Terri Saunders
A current, senior White House adviser - not merely another former campaign aide or distant associate of President Trump - has been identified by federal investigators as a significant person of interest in a probe aimed at determining whether Trump's political team colluded with Russian Federation to meddle in the 2016 election.
Separately, The Washington Postreports that the FBI investigation into possible coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign was moving closer to the White House.
The White House initially cited Rosenstein's memo as the basis for Trump's sudden dismissal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9.
In the briefing, Rosenstein acknowledged that he knew Trump was going to fire Comey before he wrote the memo, saying Trump approached him the day before to seek his "advice and input".
Missouri's U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is being very vocal after a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein yesterday.
Trump has insisted that he is not in the FBI's crosshairs, claiming last week that the agency's then-director, James B. Comey, told him on three occasions that he is not a target.
White House officials have cited Rosenstein's memo as one of the main justifications for Trump's firing of Comey.
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Sharapova won the next two games and although McHale broke back to make it 5-2, Sharapova took the next game to clinch victory. McHale seized on her opponent's wayward start and forged ahead against the serve when Sharapova sent a forehand long.
Asked whether Rosenstein said if he received any pressure to come down hard on Comey, Rep. Sherman (D-CA) said, "He avoided at least 10 times any question that would answer your question". Calls for a special counsel to investigate escalated after Trump fired Comey. But the decision surprised many since it was Comey himself leading the investigation of Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.
In the simplest terms, there is a big difference between headlines that say "one of the president's senior advisers is under investigation" and headlines that say "some people who used to work for candidate Trump are under investigation".
In tweets early Thursday morning, Trump argued he was being unfairly singled out for investigation, calling Mueller's appointment "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".
The global trip, which includes stops in the Middle East and Europe, comes at an opportune time for the White House, which has endured a week full of bombshell news stories that threaten to engulf the administration. Allegations also surfaced this week that Trump pressured Comey to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said Mueller was a "straight shooter" who will "bring some normalcy to this process".
But Rosenstein did not disclose further details about the memo he wrote, according to House members on Friday. He maintained that Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was "wrong and unfair". Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was part of the Trump campaign, recused himself from involvement after it became clear that he did not tell the entire truth during his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russian Federation.
He added, "I chose the issues to include in my memorandum".
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Abbas, on the other hand, condemned terrorism and said he has agreed with United States to end conflict with Israel. Abbas said Palestine appreciated the solidarity India extends to its cause.