Rod Rosenstein may not lose his job after all.
"Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's letter appointing special counsel Robert Mueller does not give Mueller broad, far-reaching powers in this investigation", Whitaker wrote.
U.S. President Donald Trump denied diplomats laughed at him during his speech before the UN General Assembly, and rebuffed accusations of sexual harassment during a lengthy news conference in NY on Wednesday.
The future of the No. 2 official at the Justice Department was thrown into doubt on Friday with a report in the New York Times that Rosenstein had suggested to colleagues previous year that he could secretly record conversations with the president and also discussed invoking the 25th Amendment that allows for removing a president who's unfit. "We had fun", Trump told reporters, referring to the chortles heard on Tuesday after he boasted his government had accomplished more than "almost any administration in USA history". He said he has a lot of respect for me.
Rosenstein will meet the president at the White House, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has left it unclear as to whether Trump has confidence in the number two man at the United States Department of Justice.
Rosenstein, who has spent his entire career in government, "has tremendous loyalty to the department, " said former Justice Department lawyer and longtime friend James Trusty. The Monday meeting ended with Rosenstein still at his post and a commitment for the Thursday meeting with Trump.
Efficient Pliskova proves too strong for 'tired' Osaka
The frustration boiled over when Osaka double faulted in the ninth game of the second set to set up Pliskova's second break. Both players are in the top 10 in terms of number of aces served on the tour this year.
"I'm talking to him".
The president has frequently criticized Rosenstein, who has been steadfast in trying to protect Mueller as the probe digs ever deeper into Trump's inner circle.
"I'd much prefer keeping Rod Rosenstein", Trump told journalists in NY on Wednesday.
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Shortly after the Times story, Trump told supporters at a rally in Missouri that there is "a lingering stench" at the Justice Department and that "we're going to get rid of that, too".
Even allies say that nothing should be done before the November midterm congressional elections in six weeks, arguing that the ensuing row would fuel expected Democratic momentum for making gains in the legislature.
Trump then asked other reporters in the room if they were Kurdish.
Luka Modric wins FIFA Best award
Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May and guided Croatia to their first World Cup final in July. He also won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award - beating Ronaldo and Salah in the process.