Donald Trump rages on Twitter over 'sad' Russian investigation, demands proof

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 19, 2017

The Washington Post reported this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was also investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice, citing unnamed sources, a development that Mr Trump appeared to confirm in his Friday morning tweet.

While Rosenstein has some supervisory responsibilities for the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether any Trump aides conspired with that campaign, the probe is being led by Mueller, the special counsel Rosenstein appointed in the wake of Comey's firing.

Trump's tweet could be targeting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the probe into Russia's intervention into the last year's presidential polls.

Trump is said in a recent AP report to have received private assurances from then-FBI Director James Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation.

Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.

Trump's actions since he took office (including the tweets), what he's said at press conferences and Comey's claim that he asked for the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to be "let go" are now fueling concerns among White House officials about his administration and its future.

Mueller is also investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, the Post reported Wednesday. Trump tweets. Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: "Witch Hunt". "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!" said the US President in another tweet.

Several news reports said Mueller plans to interview key US national security officials about Trump's comments seeking an end to the investigation of contacts his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak.

Rosenstein had written to Trump recommending Comey's firing.

Mr. Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Mr. Trump "might lie" later about them.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to advise him and represent his legal interests.

Donald Trump is keeping the Russian Federation investigation and now the obstruction of justice investigation in the news cycle and providing statements to drive further questions by investigators. However, Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday.

The FBI and Congress are both looking at whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the alleged Kremlin plot.

It's unclear if the president is referring to direct knowledge that he's being investigated or reacting to media reports.

The FBI has denied a Freedom of Information Act request filed by BuzzFeed News to provide copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos that detail his conversations with President Donald Trump. "Nice", Trump tweeted yesterday.

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