Those private remarks from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are significant because they reflect the widening nature of the federal probe, which now includes a preliminary inquiry into whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he allegedly tried to curtail the probe and then fired James Comey as FBI director.
"The man" the President was referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein, who authored a scathing critique of the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the Clinton email case.
"I'm just one lawyer", Sekulow said.
"This is an individual as president of the United States, has the social media platform that reaches 107 million people instantaneously with a message", said Sekulow.
Sekulow is so certain that Trump is under investigation that even when he's trying to do damage control over two Freudian slips that confirm Trump is under investigation, Sekulow releases another Freudian slip, beginning to reference the inves...never mind... Tweet or no tweet, the president is not under investigation, according to Sekulow.
Rubio said "that's not going to happen", when asked whether he's concerned that Trump may be preparing to fire Mueller and Rosenstein. Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which the president allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation.
Meanwhile, it is no secret that there are both Senate and House committees that are investigating the President.
Sukelow subsequently did tell Wallace that Trump was being investigated by the Special Counsel when he was asked, in reference to Trump's tweet, if the President thought Rosenstein had done anything wrong.
Were Trump to go through with it anyway, it would be the most politically self-destructive act of his young presidency.
Rubio says Trump firing former FBI Director James Comey hasn't impeded the FBI's or the Senate intelligence committee's investigations into Russia's role in the 2016 campaign. Nice. And then: You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history led by some very bad and conflicted people!.
Turley says that, as a result, "Mueller could not be viewed as a neutral choice by anyone on Trump's side due to his history with Comey".
Last week I wrote that the biggest danger Trump faces from the special counsel investigation is not the obstruction probe, but Mueller's digging into the finances of Trump's associates.
A source familiar with the matter told CNN's Evan Perez that investigators for Mueller would speak with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.
Kushner is in the spotlight over alleged discussions with Russia's ambassador in December, during which he reportedly discussed setting up a secret communication channel between the Trump administration and Moscow. He added: "A lot of people have said, 'When do you think you'll be done?' Maybe the end of the year".
Senator Angus K of ME said, "A lot of people have asked, when will we be done?" Politico reported last Saturday the White House plans to work with Republicans in the House to make changes to the bill, which curbs Trump's ability to ease penalties against Russian Federation.