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19 May 2017, 02:48 | Bernard Bryant
That appointment was made by Comey, then the deputy attorney general.
Trump categorically denied he asked Comey to drop his probe of Flynn, whom he fired on February 14 for misleading Vice President Mike Pence, about the extent of his conversations previous year with Russia's ambassador.
"This was a very good first step".
"I think it was the right thing to do and I believe they saw it as the right thing to do otherwise they're going to have a fight and it's not worth the fight", Feinstein said. "I now have significantly greater confidence that the investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead".
Though the Mueller appointment has obviously raised the legal and political stakes Trump takes, it is widely thought the president is unlikely to be impeached over the current political turmoil.
He did not provide examples or evidence of any alleged "illegal acts". Trump tweeted, misspelling the word "counsel".
But not just any "witch hunt"-the "single greatest" witch hunt in American politics".
Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, named Mueller amid mounting pressure in Congress for an independent investigation beyond existing FBI and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.
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A former federal prosecutor who served under presidential administrations of both parties and became director days before the attacks, Mueller was so valued that President Barack Obama asked him to stay on two years longer than his 10-year term.
The rest of House leadership and rank-and-file members were in the dark, but a Justice Department official did reach out directly to Speaker Paul Ryan shortly before the announcement to let him know of the special counsel appointment, according to a GOP source. Mr Rosenstein said the appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".
The House intelligence committee is asking for more government documents - this time about the ouster of FBI Director Jim Comey and conversations he had with President Donald Trump about investigations into Russian meddling in the election.
Multiple news outlets reported Tuesday that prior to ousting Comey, Trump asked him to terminate an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Reporters pressed the Colombian president to comment on Trump's "America First" policy and the proposed southern border wall, but Santos sidestepped controversy by praising cooperation with the USA in ending the decades-long conflict in his country. The White House press briefings have in recent weeks revolved around this topic for most of the time and Mr. Trump has said he might stop the briefings altogether.
Mr Trump has repeatedly slammed the FBI and congressional investigations as a "hoax" and blamed disgruntled officials at intelligence agencies for leaking information related to the probes.
Mr Rosenstein had been under escalating pressure from Democrats, and even some Republicans, to appoint a special counsel after he wrote a memo that the White House initially cited as the rationale for Mr Comey's dismissal.
Mr McCabe had other matters on his mind, too. He was one of four potential candidates to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Trump was interviewing. Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman was seen as the front-runner.
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But Friday afternoon, Rosenstein said he did not see the need at this time for a special prosecutor, CNN reported . Spicer also said Trump's tweet this morning was not meant as a threat to Comey not to speak to the media.