Rod Rosenstein was overwhelmingly confirmed to be the next deputy attorney general, after a Senate vote that was 94-6 Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerGOP fundraiser enters crowded primary for Pa. Senate seat Dems: Trump risks government shutdown over border wall Miners' union shouldn't look to feds to bail out mismanaged pension fund MORE (D-N.Y.) said that Rosenstein told him during a private meeting that "he would appoint a special counsel to conduct that investigation if one is required".
His March confirmation hearing took on new importance after his new boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, bowed to pressure and recused himself from any investigations related to the campaign, including those on Russian interference.
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT, who opposed Rosenstein's confirmation, said Tuesday he was unsatisfied with his answers on appointing an independent investigator to look into Russian Federation.
Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Democrats, voiced support for Rosenstein's nomination.
Drake to Host First Ever NBA Awards Show The inaugural NBA Awards on TNT will take place on Monday, June 26, at Basketball City at New York City's Pier 36 at 9 p.m. Rapper Drake has been announced as the host of the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT .
Blumenthal said Flynn's "potential criminal liability" and other allegations involving those with ties to President Donald Trump "can be done reliably and partially and credibly only by a special prosecutor".
The investigation, though, continued to dog Rosenstein's path to the upper ranks of the Justice Department.
Rosenstein served as Maryland's attorney general for almost 12 years.
Rosenstein will now have to decide if he wants to appoint an independent prosecutor in the Russian meddling case with last year's election.
The deputy attorney general is responsible for day-to-day operations and oversight of the Justice Department's law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rosenstein has said he will make that determination once fully briefed on the status of the investigations. Hundreds of political appointments in the Trump administration remain unfilled.
The report noted that New Orleans likes this year's deep and loaded draft class too much to give up one of their picks. Butler can skip the offseason program, including next month's OTAs, but those are voluntary anyway.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that one of the top power-hitting prospects in baseball will be making his way to the majors. In Triple-A and obviously up here, the ball moves and it's not going to be a straight heater all the time.
That means Democrats would have to support it, and Republicans and Democrats have major differences when it comes to tax reform. A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it.
When Jeter, who lives in Tampa, retired after the 2014 season, he expressed interest in owning a baseball franchise. A source told the Herald that Bush would be the "control person", and would have ultimate control of the franchise.
Gary Herbert also says he's invited Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and President Trump to visit the Bears Ears monument . According to the paper the review will "discern whether [the monuments] are within the law's intent".
However, US lumber companies are satisfied with the decision, following Trump's pledge to put America first. If confirmed, the tariffs would then have to be approved by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a vaccine to prevent malaria that could be released as soon as next year. The vaccien is made from a recombinant protein and ti is the world's first licensed malaria vaccine .
It was Blackmon's sixth homer of the season and followed a pinch-hit double from Pat Valaika - his first hit of the season. Orlando Arcia's 42-game errorless streak came to an end when the Brewers shortstop committed two errors on Monday night.
Meanwhile, US senators have arrived in Washington for an extraordinary briefing on the threat posed by North Korea. North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting U.S.
The Clippers led by seven with seven minutes to go as Chris Paul took control. (Johnson) made tough shots on our best defender. Joe Ingles came up big for the Utah Jazz as they defeated the LA Clippers 105-98 and levelled the series at two games apiece.
Adults would be able to have up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public and be permitted to grow up to four plants per household. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth.
Sony Cuts Ties with Dr. Luke
Luke claimed it was Kesha who owed him $1.3 million in unpaid royalties, and failed to provide notice and a 30-day cure period. Luke and Sony Music have made any official comments regarding the recent termination of Gottwald's relationship with Sony .
It's being used by police to try to expose who murdered her.
Prosecutors say her husband's alibi that a masked intruder attacked him first and then went after his wife just doesn't add up. Now Connecticut authorities have charged Mr Dabate with murder, tampering with physical evidence and making false statements.
Braves Fans Share Excitement About New SunTrust Park
Brandon Phillips and Adonis Garcia gave the Braves the lead with back-to-back home runs, giving Atlanta a 4-2 advantage. Chapman got his third save on the season. "The thing was dancing around pretty good", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
United says it won't use police with bumped passengers
More than 90 percent of passengers bumped from a flight on a major U.S. airline a year ago volunteered, according to the U.S. Normally, when trying to rectify an overbooked flight, airlines offer passengers sums of money before they board the plane.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement
The weight of the NASCAR world was thrown onto the young driver in 2001 when his father was tragically killed in the Daytona 500. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that Dale Earnhardt Jr . will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season.
Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping
The second Russian to be disqualified on Monday was 400m runner Maksim Dyldin, who failed to medal at the 2012 Games in London. On Monday, nearly nine years after the Beijing Games, she got a call to tell her that she had been upgraded to a bronze medal.
Jurassic World 2 Adds Jeff Goldblum
The as-yet-untitled Jurassic World sequel - the fifth instalment in the franchise - is due to be released in June 2018. Goldblum will be joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the now filming yet-to-be-officially-titled sequel.
10, including six children, killed in Kurram Agency blast
The injured soldiers were later airlifted in a military helicopter and taken to the army-run hospital in Miranshah military camp. Earlier, on 31st March 2017, a deadliest explosion outside an Imam Bargah killed at least 24 and injured over 80.
Gay men flee persecution and honor killings in Chechnya
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), who recently met with HRC's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit , led the letter along with Rep. Gay men who were rescued by the network said they didn't believe them at first and thought it was another trap.
MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma
Mbete insisted earlier on Wednesday that the rules of the National Assembly did not give her the authority to withdraw the motion. The applicant (UDM) further asserts that the absence of a secret ballot undermines the goal of the no confidence motion.