Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has sent his resigntion letter to President Donald Trump, saying he will leave his post May 11. Rosenstein has been taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation and condemn decisions made before he took the job. Rosenstein, in an appearance Thursday night before a lawyers' group, aimed pointed remarks at former FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers, political pundits and the media. The unusually candid remarks laid bare his pent-up feelings after spending the past two years entangled in some of the Trump administration's most dramatic and consequential moments. Attorney General William Barr is threatening to skip a scheduled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee this week. Barr is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee may not happen due … [Read more...] about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Who Appointed Mueller, Resigns
Who appointed current fbi director
SINCE entering the White House on January 20 2017, dozens have left Donald Trump's administration - some were fired and some resigned. So who did the US President fire and who quit? Here's everything you need to know. Who has Donald Trump fired? James Comey The seventh director of the FBI was fired by Trump on May 9 2017. His dismissal was one of the most controversial under Trump's presidency. Comey had been leading the investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russia to influence the result of the presidential election. Trump sent a termination letter which said the action was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, however he later gave a variety of other reasons to validate his decision. Comey claims Trump asked him to "let go" of potential charges against Michael Flynn. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian collusion after Comey's dismissal. Sally Yates The acting US … [Read more...] about Who has Donald Trump fired or who has resigned from his administration?
President Trump could pick William Barr, who has already led the Justice Department, as his next attorney general. (Official photo) Attorney William Barr could lead the Department of Justice again as President Trump said he will nominate him as his next attorney general. Barr, 68, served as attorney general under the late President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. A Republican, he is currently a lawyer with Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from the post earlier this year, and Matthew Whitaker was named acting attorney general. From his time at the CIA to what he’s said about the Russia investigation, read on for five things to know about the respected attorney. He already held the post in the first Bush administration William Barr served as attorney general during the late President George H.W. Bush's administration. (AP Photo) Barr has already held the position of attorney general, serving under the late … [Read more...] about Who is William Barr? 5 things to know about the potential next attorney general
President Trump could pick William Barr, who has already led the Justice Department, as his next attorney general. (Official photo) Attorney William Barr could lead the Department of Justice again as President Trump hopes to nominate him as his next attorney general, sources have told Fox News. Barr, 68, served as attorney general under the late President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. A Republican, he is currently a lawyer with Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. Trump does not personally know Barr, but sources said he appreciates the respect he commands and his ability to earn bipartisan support. Aside from Barr, Trump is rumored to also be considering others for the Cabinet post, including Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from the post earlier this year and Matthew Whitaker was named acting attorney general. From his time at the CIA to what he’s said about the Russia … [Read more...] about Who is William Barr? 5 things to know about the Bush-era lawyer eyed as potential next attorney general
Another top FBI official who helped oversee the Trump-Russia and Clinton email investigations is retiring, as the last traces of the bureau's embattled leadership team that once stood under Barack Obama's presidency disappear. Bill Priestap will retire from his post as assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division by the end of the year. “Assistant Director Bill Priestap became eligible to retire and has chosen to do so after 20 years of service,” an FBI spokesperson told Fox News on Wednesday. Priestap, who participated in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the FBI’s initial probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election, has testified before Congress on multiple occasions regarding the bureau’s handling of both investigations. In this July 26, 2017 photo, Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI's … [Read more...] about Obama’s FBI brass hollowed out, after latest resignation of key official