Trump has targeted Mueller always, saying he is biased and his team involves people working against the USA president's interest like FBI Agent Peter Strzok even if Mueller has removed Strzok from his team for his text messages targeting Trump.
Referring to an investigation that is examining his own actions, Trump called Mueller's probe "a bad situation" that should be stopped "before it continues to stain our country any further".
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee who has criticized Trump for not taking a stronger leadership role on election security, said he was heartened by the White House news conference.
The White House denied that Trump was actually directing his attorney general to end the "ridiculous" investigation.
Addressing speculation about the president's intention, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told a press briefing later in the day that the tweet is an "opinion", not an "order". She insisted the president's tweets are an "opinion" - but not an order.
Trump attorneys say both sides have exchanged proposals for conditions for such a Trump interview.
Along with their defense of collusion, Trump and Giuliani have begun personal attacks on Robert Mueller, the special counsel.
Whether Sessions has the ability to end Mueller's probe appears to be highly doubtful.
The letter from the special counsel's office suggested that investigators would reduce by almost half the number of questions they would ask about potential obstruction of justice, according to two people briefed on the negotiations.
Trump's lawyers have been negotiating over an interview with Mueller since the end of past year. He adds, "Shockingly, the act called for is an illegal one, since Sessions [is] forbidden under federal ethics law from doing what Trump wants".
USA detects new activity at North Korea factory that built ICBMs
National anthems of the United States and South Korea were played, and the caskets were given a 21-gun salute by USA riflemen. Still, the initial "field forensic review" indicates that the "remains are what North Korea said they were", Byrd said.
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Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL are said to come with glass bodies, and it looks like the company will be taking full advantage of this. On the screen above you can see that the device boasts 4GB of Samsung LPDDR4X, and 64GB of Samsung UFS storage built-in.
Israeli army intercepts Gaza-bound ship
Stambul, who is not aboard, said that about 40 activists from 15 countries, including two from France, were taking part. Israel says that Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, is using the protests as a cover for cross-border attacks.
Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani recently offered up this argument on Fox & Friends: "I've been sitting here looking in that federal code trying to find collusion as a crime".
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said after Trump's tweet, "It's clear to me he's very anxious about it and he wants to prevent it any way he can".
Nielsen, Wray and Nakasone had all gathered earlier this week in New York City with leaders of top finance, energy and telecommunications companies for a cybersecurity summit, where they spoke of the urgent need for a collective, collaborative approach to security.
Tuesday marked the first day of Paul Manafort's trial on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud brought by Mr Mueller's team, charges that stemmed from Mr Manafort's consulting work for Ukraine, for which he allegedly received millions he did not report to the United States government.
Trump's protestations aside, Manafort worked on the campaign during a critical six-month period in 2016, during which he led the effort to ensure Trump won the Republican nomination.
On Tuesday, prosecutors called as their first witness Democratic strategist Tad Devine, who worked for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during the 2016 election.
It is quite clear that the president's idea of Sessions ending Mueller's investigation did not go over well with Democrats.
In view of the tweet, "I think it would be helpful to have the debate on that bill", Collins said.
"We meet on this constantly", Bolton said.