Trump's announcement of his fourth national security advisor comes eight days after the abrupt departure of John Bolton.
Special counsel Robert Mueller says: "If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice for attorney general, William Barr, said in a memo earlier this year that part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "fatally misconceived," The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The memo is also expected to shed light on how the special counsel evaluated Flynn's cooperation in its ongoing probe of Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Mueller could potentially ask to reduce Flynn's sentence.
The special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in America's 2016 presidential election has passed the one-year mark. President Trump insists that's enough.
Giuliani says Comey's firing, regardless of why Trump did it, would not indicate potential obstruction of justice.
"The president has repeatedly been proven to be exactly right in his decision to fire James Comey," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
"He fired him and he said, 'I'm free of this guy,'" Giuliani said of Trump's firing of Comey.
The White House press secretary said Trump's pardon powers are "not being currently discussed at the White House."
Bolton's fiery approach to foreign policy, which has also included calls for a pre-emptive strike on Iran, presents a dramatic contrast to Mattis' style, which is seen as more deliberate and diplomatic.
McMaster is the second national security advisor to leave the Trump administration in just over one year.
Asked if he has been contacted by the office of the special counsel about the lawsuit, Daniels' lawyer said, "I'm not at liberty to answer that question one way or the other."
Trump has parted with more top-level staff in his first year than any of his five most recent predecessors did in their respective first years.
The Trump administration is on shaky ground, and if Democrats win back Congress, the president could be facing impeachment.
Trump's lawyers are considering a few options, including perhaps limiting the scope of Mueller's questions for Trump.
Trump's in-plain-sight embrace of Russia gets obscured by the Trump news avalanche. It's worth reviewing what's been established so far.
The special counsel's investigation has already delivered well over a dozen indictments and collected numerous guilty pleas.
Former FBI Director James Comey has defended the agency on Twitter, writing, "All should appreciate the FBI speaking up. I wish more of our leaders would."
After Tuesday's sell-off, investors would be wise to roll with the punches, says Wells Fargo's Scott Wren.
The White House found out about the meeting two days later, from former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.