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Trump tweets his frustration with 'witch hunt' Russia investigation

19 June 2017, 12:12 | Colleen Roy

The president wrote on Twitter, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has privately acknowledged he may need to recuse himself from matters relating to the probe into Russian Federation and last year's U.S. election, given that he could become a potential witness in the investigation, ABC News reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

Trump is under pressure to reveal whether he has any tape recordings of private conversations with Comey. Rep.

The President's tweet - seeming to confirm the probe based on news reports - came as a surprise to the President's own legal team, according to a person briefed on the matter.

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.

The top ethics lawyer to former President George W. Bush warned on Saturday that if President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, Vice President Pence "will soon become the 46th President".




Like many Trump tweets, it can be read both ways.

The memos - first cited by the New York Times last month - said Trump told Comey in February to end the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation connections.

The Post quoted five people briefed on the requests, saying those who agreed to be interviewed include national intelligence director Daniel Coats, Admiral Mike Rogers who heads the NSA, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

Trump published a series of tweets in which he decried both the alleged investigation and media coverage thereof.

Dick Durbin said Friday that President Donald Trump will put the country at the "brink of a constitutional crisis" if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller.

The president tweeted Friday, "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!" But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation, and Comey said the president had repeatedly pressured him to publicly clear him. He can not in a Twitter statement include all of that in there. The legal one will come later. They have tried to highlight the positive reviews he received Wednesday when he made a statesman-like appearance in the White House to address the nation after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice. Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey's ouster. But it's part of the President's mindset that he's under siege and he's going to fight like he always has.



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