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Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Federal Investigation

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Federal Investigation”

In a second tweet, Trump touted his "powerful" presence on social media, despite widespread criticism that his recurring rants on Twitter and other online media have only compounded his legal and political problems.

But as the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W. Bush. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote in his tweet.

As time passed and public suspicion grew in the Russian Federation probe, particularly because of Trump's firing of Comey, Rosenstein responded with the appointment of Mueller.

Well, until now. WaPo recently reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is now actively investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, specifically regarding Trump's firing of then-FBI director James Comey.

"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", Rosenstein said. "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations".

NBC is reaching out to the White House.

This post has been updated.

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump attend a news conference at the White House in Washington, US, March 17, 2017.

While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, The Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry heats up and Republicans ramp up their efforts to undermine the special counsel's credibility, the accusations will fly and the leaks will flow and at some point it will feel like a maelstrom of information.

The story cites five officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Trump fired Comey on May 9, but later in an interview on NBC said that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he made the decision to fire Comey.

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"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", she said in a statement released Friday.

The president also made comparisons to how he was treated versus Hillary Clinton.

Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn.

Flynn, dismissed by Trump in February after it emerged he had misled Pence about conversations with the Russian ambassador, is a subject in investigations by intelligence committees in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the FBI. Rosenstein told the Associated Press earlier this month that if that were to happen, he would recuse himself.

The Department of Justice did not respond to a request for comment. "However, nothing has changed".

Top Democrats warned Mr. Trump against a power grab on Friday.

The document said there was "an obvious case" of obstruction that never was investigated against former Attorney General Loretta Lynch over the FBI investigation of Clinton's emails.

If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the task of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the Justice Department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand.

The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. Though, as later reports revealed, the 52-year-old Republican claimed he was not aware that the president would use his memo as the basis for which he would terminate Comey. You don't have to be a Trump partisan to have concerns about where all of this headed.

President Trump's personal lawyer has retained a Washington, D.C. -based lawyer to represent him in the various government probes connected to Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.



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