03 September, 2017
The letter, written back in May while Trump and Miller were at the President's Bedminster, NJ golf course, was going to be used by the President to rationalize his planned firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
When Comey's firing was announced, the White House instead released Rosenstein's memo, which sharply criticised Comey's handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
The report also reveals it was Rosenstein who pared down Trump's original letter to a "simpler rationale" - that Comey should be dismissed over his handling of the Clinton investigation.
The draft of the letter most likely doesn't say that Comey is being fired over the Russian Federation investigation, but the problematic elements of the letter directly go to Trump's motivation for wanting Comey gone.
Trump wrote the letter in May with top political aide Stephen Miller, with the intention of sending the letter to Comey to explain his firing.
On May 17, Rosenstein appointed Mueller to head the Russian Federation probe, which would also encompass whether Trump obstructed justice by firing Comey. The letter was never sent after White House Counsel Donald McGahn raised objections to some of its contents, according to the article.
Democrats prepare to fight Trump's transgender military ban
Another lawsuit was also filed Monday in Seattle by Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN and Gender Justice League . The services had to provide medical and training plans, and arrange full implementation by July 1, 2017.
Leicester's Danny Drinkwater submits transfer request to join Chelsea
The pair starred alongside each other as Leicester clinched the Premier League title in 2015-16. "Competition only makes you better".
UAE reacts angrily to Qatar's restoration of Iran ties
Days after the dispute erupted, the boycotting countries have issued a list of demands from Qatar in order for the dispute to be resolved.
Cohen confirmed in a statement to the USA media that early on in the presidential campaign, Trump signed a non-binding letter of intent to build a tower in Moscow.
He can say Comey was too tough on Clinton or he was too quick to exonerate her, but when Trump makes both arguments, it's a reminder not to take this nonsense too seriously.
In a tweet today, Trump claims, "Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over.and so much more". Comey's firing led to the appointment of Mueller as a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation.
Two days after Mr. Comey's testimony, Mr. Rosenstein had a meeting with a White House lawyer at the Justice Department, where Mr. Rosenstein expressed concern about how the F. B.
He wrote a memo to Sessions summarizing his concerns about the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's performance and said he finalized it the next day and presented it to Sessions. Rosenstein, in a statement to Congress, has said that he learned on May 8 of Trump's plans to fire Comey, and that he agreed with the decision.
"What is most remarkable is that the president has willingly created this self-portrait", Bob Bauer, a White House counsel under President Barack Obama, wrote in May.