Rosenstein might be relying on this subtle distinction to confuse Trump or lull him into a false sense of security in order to prevent the president from interfering in the investigation. This would result in a large protest within 24 hours of the firing.
"The protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice", police commander Victor Joseph wrote in the email obtained by CBS News. "But given the events that have unfolded, and the time, attention and resources needed to prosecute these matters, we have dismissed the matters, despite their merits".
Republicans had been threatening to subpoena those memos from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who oversees Mueller's investigation, on the suspicion that they'd help exonerate the President.
One of the big stories circulating this afternoon is that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his mysterious White House meeting with Donald Trump last week informed the president he is not a "target" of Robert Mueller's investigation. "We have not adequately looked at that yet", Hissrich said.
"The president brought up the "Golden Showers thing" and said it really bothered him if wife had any doubt about it", Comey recalled.More news: Fan Blade, Engine Cover Are Factors in Southwest Flight 1380 Engine Failure
Amid speculation from pundits about Trump's views on Mueller, the Pittsburgh police are being proactive in case the event does occur.
U.S. president Donald Trump has termed as "hoax created by the Democrats" the allegations of Russian connections by Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election.
"Here you have somebody who was a campaign official in the Trump campaign, where he had longstanding ties to Russia-backed politicians in the Ukraine", Michael Dreeben, a prosecutor on Mueller's team, said of Manafort. White House lawyer Ty Cobb has said the administration is cooperating with investigators.
"They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last four five months, but they're still here", Trump said.
"None of us would want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to release sensitive government records without careful and appropriate review", Rosenstein wrote, according to a copy of the letter obtained by ABC News.