In an interview with Politico, the lawyers - who asked to remain anonymous to protect their clients - said they don't exactly know what Mueller's ultimate plans are, but the line of questioning by investigators indicates that he is going hard at Trump for blocking the inquiry.
But on "Fox and Friends", White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said Rosenstein's "mistake" should not lead to his firing.
"Shortly before the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the document public, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein warned Kelly that the four-page memo prepared by House Republicans could jeopardize classified information and implored the president to reconsider his support for making it public, those people said".
The ad's narrator describes Rosenstein as "a weak careerist at the Justice Department, protecting liberal Obama holdovers and the Deep State, instead of following the rule of law". The White House did not comment.
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Nikki Haley said the NPR will allow the U.S.to remain "flexible and well-prepared for the unique threats we face today. Administration officials briefed Russian and Chinese officials Friday prior to the review's public release .
There is a small risk that Trump tries to fire Rosenstein and Mueller this weekend, which is likely contributing to the risk aversion in the stock market.
So it's significant that on Tuesday, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) went on CNN and said he would have no qualms if Trump chose to remove Rosenstein. "The one question people should ask is why were Democrats so concerned about this coming out?" said Republican strategist Dave Carney.
"As long as you are following your oath of office, you can also be faithful to the administration", he testified. Allies of the White House have spent much of January ramping up their attacks against the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.
When asked if he still has confidence in the Deputy AG--following multiple reports that Trump has vented about him and asked him last month if he was on his team--the President said today, "You figure that one out".
While the Republicans' four-page memo doesn't address Mueller directly, it attacks the Federal Bureau of Investigation for omitting information when it asked a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for authority to monitor a former Trump campaign aide suspected of Russian ties. Nor is he in agreement with Comer, who thinks that Trump, as president, has the authority to kneecap the Russian Federation investigation if he so chooses.
White House chief of staff John Kelly later notified the Justice Department that the President would not help block access to the documents.