The Republican FBI memo and Robert Mueller's Russian Federation inquiry

But the memo wastes little time mentioning the deputy attorney general. Rosenstein oversees the probe, and critics fear firing him would clear the path for President Trump to target Mueller next.

The Nunes memo has been released - and the conservative drumbeat demanding the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is getting louder. Rosenstein threatened to resign over that narrative because the president had chose to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote the document.

Trump continued to publicly attack Sessions and the Justice Department, but Sessions and Rosenstein moved ahead with their conservative agenda and began undoing Obama-era criminal justice and civil rights initiatives.

The memo states that Rosenstein - who was elevated under Trump - signed off on at least one FISA application for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia's ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller's investigation must proceed unimpeded.

During that hearing, he was asked: "Is it ever appropriate for a president of the United States to demand a Department of Justice official or Federal Bureau of Investigation director to take a loyalty pledge?"

"You figure that one out", Trump replied during a press availability at the White House. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin's job for him. "The appointment of the Special Counsel was squarely within the Acting Attorney General's authority and consistent with the Department's Special Counsel regulations".

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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, expressed that he was "very concerned" about the possibility that Trump would fire Rosenstein in an interview earlier on CNN.

Rosenstein hired Robert Mueller to lead the Russian Federation investigation as the special counsel in May, after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.

Sessions says he will "forward to appropriate DOJ components all information I receive from Congress regarding this". "I believe that Director Mueller understands that, and he is running his office appropriately". And he underscored the document "reflects the judgments of its congressional authors" and not necessarily the White House.

"The reason it might be better to fire the boss is Rod Rosenstein sets the investigation", the California Democrat said.

But Shah denied that possibility Friday night.

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