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Trump can fire Russian Federation prosecutor Mueller, says White House

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Melinda Barton | 15 April, 2018, 06:27

"I refer you to the White House to characterize the president's tweet", said Lt. Cmdr.

Trump says that last Sunday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a "significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime".

The White House said no "final decision" has been made concerning its response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, reported Xinhua news agency. At the time, the Pentagon reportedly had no advance warning the tweet was coming and it took until March for Pentagon officials to come up with a formal policy.Trump's desires for a military parade and a "space force" also caught the Pentagon by surprise after Trump mused about them in public.

White House said Russian Federation has proven to be a bad actor but the USA hopes that will change.

Early Wednesday, Trump tweeted: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria".

US President Donald Trump says the United States has "launched precision strikes" on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons program.

"Until we have a more long-term strategy, until we have some idea where we're going in Syria and the Middle East, it seems unwise, to me, to start launching missiles", said Smith, D-Wash.

Trump also expressed confidence in the loyalty displayed by Cohen, his longtime personal and professional fixer, who ascended to one of the most powerful roles at the Trump Organization not filled by a family member.

"They agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged, and on the need to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime", a Downing Street spokesperson said.

Trump's tweets come following a slew of updates to Mueller's case.

Trump has also attacked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, and Rosenstein's job could also be in jeopardy.

Trump did not take questions on these issues Wednesday as he signed an anti-online sex trafficking bill into law.

While alarmed aides and allies anxious that Trump was the angriest he'd ever been, the president saw conspiracies in the challenges facing his administration and hinted at more chaos.

Donald Trump on the White House rose garden Thursday.

Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a US strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress.

Rosenstein authored a memo criticizing James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and the note was later cited as justification for firing the FBI director.