Trump says he's under investigation, calls it a 'witch hunt'

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe in early March, making Rosentein the person to appoint Mueller. The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Comey used his his three-hour testimony before the Senate intelligence committee last week to launch a blistering takedown of Trump, calling him a liar no less than five times.

The New York Times sued the FBI on Friday, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.

Mercedes Schlapp questioned whether some of the lawyers hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the Trump-Russia investigation are truly neutral.

The statement came as word surfaced that Mueller is now reportedly looking into the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser.

Trump said he was being investigated by the man who, in the first place, told him to fire James Comey. "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration, there was never a special counsel appointed", Trump had tweeted.

He continued: "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

The Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head the investigation into Russian involvement in USA policy. In a letter to Trump, Sessions called for a "fresh start" at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and recommended Comey's removal. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey.

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly.

Comey said he believed Trump's advice to be a direction and thus felt uncomfortable by it.

Still, the snowballing investigation has deeply angered Trump, who denies he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation. The order also covers separate inquiries into several key Trump associates including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, campaign adviser Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone. The transition team was led by Vice President Mike Pence.

Through a spokesman, Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, blasted the Post's report, though he stopped short of denying it.

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