But it was released shortly after The Washington Post reported - citing unnamed United States officials familiar with the matter - that the business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia .
The meeting is a precursor to chain of meetings of BRICS officials, including the National Security Advisers (NSAs) meeting to be held later next month ahead of the summit. "They reaffirm solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism , call upon the worldwide community to establish a genuinely broad global counter-terrorism coalition and support the United Nations' central coordinating role in the global counter-terrorism cooperation", the statement said.
He helped a Germany that was split during the Cold War between a capitalist west and a communist east make the traumatic transition to a unified democracy. "He stood fast to the dream and aim of a united Germany even as others hesitated", she said in a televised statement from Rome. He celebrated the European Union's eastward expansion in 2004 with a speech declaring that "the most important rule of the new Europe is: There must never again be violence in Europe".
In February, Michael Flynn, who was then U.S. national security adviser and has since resigned, said the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice " following an Iranian missile test and an attack on a Saudi warship by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Rosenstein said that while it depends on the circumstances, "I think the general answer is no". Justice Department regulations show the President does not have direct power to sack a special counsel, but the Attorney-General does, meaning Mr Trump could simply order acting Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein to sack Mr Mueller instead.
Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. The annual Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats , but this year the focus has turned to showing unity in the wake of the shooting .