Asked if he has any reason to believe Trump will oust Mueller - who does not answer directly to the president - Markey said, "I think that what we're seeing right now is an orchestrated attempt by the Republican party to discredit the investigation". However, with Trump breaking with the longstanding precedent and not attending Wray's swearing-in ceremony in September, it's hard to say how much support the new director can expect from the President.
Earlier this week, the Justice Department disclosed hundreds of text messages between two FBI officials on Mueller's team of investigators that revealed an anti-Trump bias, prompting some, particularly Republicans, to question the nonpartisan nature of the law enforcement agency and its investigation into Russian Federation.
The texts - sent by then-senior counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok to Lisa Page, another Federal Bureau of Investigation agent with whom he was having an affair - criticized President Trump and even mentioned an "insurance policy" in case he was elected.
Gas prices drop 4 cents to $2.52 a gallon in Rhode Island
In the past month, average gas prices have dropped 13 cents across the Sunshine State and lowered three cents in the past week. It was also just before Labor Day weekend, as Florida residents kept their eyes peeled on Hurricane Irma's forecast path.
Trump's remarks on his way to Quantico, Va., carried new potency given the president's audience Friday morning: the latest graduating class at the FBI's National Academy for law enforcement managers.
Public confidence isn't helped by the continuing Justice and FBI refusal to cooperate with Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises Mr. Mueller, toed the Mueller-FBI line on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee. These Republicans would like us to believe that FBI investigators and the evidence they present can't be trusted simply because a few of the investigators at some point held (perfectly reasonable) political opinions. The texts show disdain for Trump. "Even if you're suspicious about people, it may well be that there was some bias there".
Reading about the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee's outrageous denunciations of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team in the Dec.14 news article "Rosenstein defends Mueller after Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' anti-Trump texts surface" filled me with disgust. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had already recused himself from the investigation.
Markey on Monday said Republicans are trying to discredit Mueller to brush aside the Russian Federation investigation. "And the only way - the best way to do so - would be to fire Robert Mueller, and that is something that they are going to pay a huge political price for if they attempt to do it".
Actress Alyssa Milano also criticized Damon for his differential treatment of various forms of sexual assault. Ben told me, but I knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding they had come to.
Joseph McFee set out a pot to raise money for a Christmas meal for a thousand of San Francisco and Oakland's poor. Financial donations may be brought or mailed to The Salvation Army at 2000 Court St., Port Huron.
She is being held in the Riverside County, California , Jail pending extradition proceedings, the district attorney's office said. They didn't send a patrol officer or relay the information to Memphis police until days later.
You will need to check the airport's website to see what decision has been made with your flight if it has to stop in Atlanta. More than 1,000 flights were ground on Sunday, stranding many passengers in planes and dark terminals.
In what might be one of her most relevant Instagram posts yet, Serena Williams is asking moms on Instagram and Twitter for help. Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it's time to stop?' "Enjoy! She is attractive !"
The German will slug it with Argentine and Egypt's coach Hector Cuper and Wydad Casablanca's L'Hussein Amoutta. Aubameyang is having another prolific campaign for Borussia Dortmund with 21 goals in 23 appearances.
No U.S. or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation advisers were involved in the attack or the security response to it, said U.S. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said two police officers were injured but there were no civilian casualties.
Le Pen called it "very good news for Europe". "Every election shows a form of rejection of the European Union ". The deal will make Austria the only western European country with a far-right party in government.
Apple let a fake $5 Cuphead game into the App Store
Apple's iOS App Store is known for getting scams from time to time, with many being in the form of reproduced video games. The game's tagline is "Don't deal with the devil", but Apple doesn't seem to have gotten the message.
China's Nio Unveils Car At Half The Price Of Tesla Model X
Nio plans to build over 1,100 "Power Swap" charging stations and deploy over 1,200 "Power Mobile" vehicles by 2020, it added. Nio also said that a battery rental plan is available to ES8 customers, with a rental subscription of 1,280 yuan per month.
Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Atlanta Falcons (8-5) visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) in an NFC South battle at 8:30 tonight on Monday Night Football . Here's everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates and more.
TD Ameritrade to start bitcoin futures trading on Monday
The introduction of bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange over the weekend may help, but it will take time. The price of Cboe's product is derived from the cryptocurrency's price at a single exchange; CME's is based off four.
Senators urge Al Franken to withdraw resignation
Franken, Minnesota Democrat, to resign after allegations he forcibly kissed or groped several women became public. I say, Al, I'm sorry, you have faults that you've never recognized and these ladies have brought this forward.