Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller in May 2017 to take over the Russian Federation investigation after Trump fired Comey, whose agency had led the probe initially.
Tasos Katopodis/CNP/AdMedia/NewscomOn Saturday, President Trump promised CPAC 2019 attendees that he would soon sign an executive order to force universities and colleges to do a better job protecting the free speech rights of students.
The face-off between House Democrats and Trump comes after marathon testimony by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Capitol Hill last week.
U.S. president Donald Trump accused his former lawyer Michael Cohen of perjury on Friday, saying a manuscript Cohen wrote past year that complemented Trump contradicted his scathing testimony to Congress this week.
On the foreign front, Trump repeated his claim that the last Islamic State group fighters in Syria would be captured or killed imminently - "as of tomorrow" - after on Thursday telling USA troops "we just took over" 100 percent of the caliphate.
Vice President Mike Pence, during his speech to the group on Friday, looked back at past successes and shared a call to action for the future. Smollett had tried to frame supporters of President Donald Trump by claiming the attackers referenced Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".
"Wait 'til you see what happens when I do run", he said.
President Donald Trump has told an appreciative audience of conservatives that he'll win re-election in 2020 and by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory.
Noting that "you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, " Trump added: "And they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there and all of a sudden they are trying to take you out with [expletive], OK?"
Seeming to feed off the crowd's support, he added: "We're in the swamp of Washington DC, but you know what - we're winning and they're not".
House Democrats are undertaking several broad new investigations that reach far beyond Mueller's focus on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Russians and the Trump campaign. "I have said that I think we should await the evidence from Bob Mueller as well as our own work". The move appeared to be a response to complaints by some university critics that institutions of higher education stifle right-wing viewpoints.
In addition, a committee aide said the panel also anticipated inviting Trump Organisation chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg to testify.
Trump's speech came as Senator Bernie Sanders, who has embraced the label of "democratic socialist", spoke at a rally in NY, assailing Trump as "the most risky president in modern American history".
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