The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on June 16 called on Congress to "unite to stop" Trump if he tries to fire Rosenstein or Mueller.
Trump later told NBC's Lester Holt he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office".
Aides have counseled the president to stay off Twitter and focus on other aspects of his job.
The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post had reported.
"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. Trump had viewed Sessions' recusal as unnecessary, even though Justice Departmentregulations made it nearly impossible to avoid.
The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement.
"He's driving this", the White House official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss West Wing internal deliberations.
Theoretically, Trump could be saying that Mueller told him to fire Comey, though that makes little sense since Mueller was not part of his administration.
Rosenstein took over the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because he was a Trump campaign surrogate.
Later, that position was contradicted by the Presidenthimself, in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, when he stated that he had made up his mind to fire Comey before he had even seen the Rosensteinmemo. In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.
Trump also attacked the media Friday morning.
Pence had taken over the transition team from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Northern Ireland's frontier with the Republic of Ireland will be the UK's only land border with the European Union after Brexit . Hundreds of protesters chanting "we want justice" stormed a local town hall on Friday afternoon.
Analysts said both benchmarks were dragged lower by a bigger than 4 percent drop in U.S. gasoline futures after the U.S. Energy Information Administration ( EIA ) reported a 2.1 million-barrel increase in gasoline inventories last week.
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Italian EU affairs minister Sandro Gozi tweeted: "We have lost a great leader, above all a European with vision and courage". Putin was a KGB officer in communist East Germany when Kohl spearheaded the reunification of East Germany and West Germany.
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People have lost their lives, people have had their homes destroyed, they have fled for their lives with absolutely nothing". The protesters chanted: "We want justice", "bring them out" and "shame on you".