Schiff 'very concerned' Trump might fire Rosenstein

Marie Harrington
February 4, 2018

But no department is flawless.

The department says if Manafort believes he's being unfairly prosecuted, then he can file a motion in his criminal case to seek to have it dismissed.

Senior members of the US Democratic Party have warned President Donald Trump against firing or interfering with the work of the special counsel investigating alleged Russian involvement in the US election.

President Trump is well known - even from his time as a business leader - for demanding unflinching loyalty from his staff and personnel.

"Bad idea. It was a bad idea to fire Comey". Rosenstein now oversees the special counsel investigation into possible Trump-Russia ties during the 2016 election.

Again, though, Rosenstein isn't the one who approved the spying. Before his appointment, Rosenstein had been the sole holdover USA attorney who had worked in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.

Rosenstein, who was appointed by Trump, assigned Mueller as special counsel of the federal investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. The lawsuit argues Rosenstein and Mueller overreached their authority in bringing the charges.

"It's been very clear throughout the process in the White House, there are no conversations and no considerations about firing Rod Rosenstein", Gidley told CNN's John Berman. Rosenstein has declined to discuss the issue.

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"His incompetence and abuse of power have undermined congressional investigations, led to stonewalling and tarnished the credibility of the Department of Justice", the narrator continues. The Senate has operated in a bipartisan way and has credibility with the American people.

"We spent the day helping to protect our nation and promote the rule of law", Rosenstein said. Comey and Yates, the ex-acting attorney general, were both fired by Trump a year ago.

Democrats on the House Judiciary committee said House Republicans are "accomplices" to obstruction of justice. "Firing Mueller would produce a backlash as great or greater than the Saturday Night Massacre did in 1973", he said, referring to President Richard Nixon's firing of a special prosecutor and the resignation of the attorney general and deputy attorney general.

"We recognize we have employees with political opinions".

"Nobody has asked me to take a loyalty pledge, other than the oath of office", Rosenstein said.

"I like him personally and I think he can fix the problems at DOJ".

So, was this memo put together to fire Rosenstein?

CNN says Rosenstein went to meet with the president because he wanted Trump's support in fighting a documents request from Rep. Devin Nunes.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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