Zuckerberg Confirms Mueller Has Interviewed Facebook Employees in Russia Probe

  • Zuckerberg Confirms Mueller Has Interviewed Facebook Employees in Russia Probe

Zuckerberg Confirms Mueller Has Interviewed Facebook Employees in Russia Probe

In response to the raid of his personal lawyer's home, office, and hotel room on Monday, President Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, several people with knowledge of the discussions told CNN. "It is wise that Mueller and Rosenstein avoided the fatal mistake of Ken Starr when he chose to expand his jurisdiction to the Monica Lewinsky matter, a tawdry subject, but not highly serious to the welfare and security of the American people", William Jeffress, a white-collar defense attorney who worked on the Valerie Plame leak case, told me.

The Times also reported Mr. Trump has considered ordering Mueller fired at other points in the previous year.

"The S.D.N.Y.is tooled up to execute such raids, whereas the special counsel's office sitting in D.C. would face logistical challenges in trying to do it themselves", Katyal said. That logic is unlikely to soothe Trump, who is reportedly itching to fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller.

Trump also said Mueller had been interviewed to return as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation the day before he was appointed special counsel in May.

But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, warned Mr. Trump on Tuesday to not fire Mr. Mueller, saying in an interview on Fox Business Network it would be "suicide" to continue to talk about firing him.

"We have not in the last two weeks continued to circulate [the letter]", Coons said, adding that he planned to discuss with Tillis their next steps forward.

After months of dismissing questions about whether the president is considering firing Mueller, Sanders told reporters that the White House has been advised by legal experts and the Department of Justice that it is in the president's authority.

On Tuesday, he called it a witch hunt, tweeting that in the wake of the raid on Cohen, "attorney-client privilege is dead!" That review had to comply with standing DOJ procedures and guidelines created to handle cases like this, where attorney-client privileged matters may be the subject of a federal search. And not just convinced on their own, but confident enough in their own convictions to have taken their request to a federal judge who signed off on a search warrant.

Rowley later circled back to Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and doubled down on the notion that the raid suggests the investigation "seems to have really gone up in smoke". Rosenstein then will determine whether to allow Mueller to proceed or to assign the matter to another US attorney or another part of the Justice Department.

The latest: "FBI raids office of Trump lawyer" is a doozy.

Arms crossed, Donald Trump pointedly refused to rule out firing the special counsel now inching into his business ties.

"The president has voiced his frustration with the situation", she said. "That would be a big mistake", John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranking Senate Republican, said.

"I want to be careful here because our work with the special counsel is confidential and I want to be sure that in an open session I'm not revealing something that's confidential", Zuckerberg emphasized.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he's rethinking how he handled a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

As for any possible campaign-finance violation: Andy McCarthy notes at National Review that the Obama Justice Department handled the case of over $1.3 million in illegal donations to the 2008 Obama campaign without any noise - settling the issue after the 2012 election with a $375,000 fine (which dwarfs what Cohen paid Daniels). Russian Federation and Trump both deny any wrongdoing.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump and Republicans criticized former Secretary of States Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton for accepting payments for speeches from foreign governments via the Clinton Family Foundation.

The White House did not respond to an email seeking comment.

Cohen's comments to CNN were his first since an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his office and home Monday. He also praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who carried out the search as "professional, courteous and respectful".