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Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe claiming ‘witch hunt Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe claiming ‘witch hunt
Parmenio Sano | 19 Giugno, 2017, 04:08

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 USA election, according to CBS News.

"I've talked with Director Mueller about this", Rosenstein told AP.

Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to insist that despite months of investigating, no proof has emerged that he colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 presidential election in his favour.

When Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey last month, he initially cited a memo written by Rosenstein as the basis for the dismissal.

Mr Mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate Moscow's involvement in the presidential election a year ago and possible collusion by Trump campaign associates with the Russians, but there has been no indication that Mr Mueller told the president to fire Mr Comey.

Reports have been mounting that Mueller is investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice related to his firing of Comey.

Donald Trump tweets about being under investigation.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she is concerned that Trump might try to fire both Rosenstein and Mueller. Rosenstein, the official who would be responsible for dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller on May 17 as special counsel to head the inquiry into the Russian Federation matter.


Trump did not make it clear whom his tweet was referring to.

Trump advisers and confidants describe the president as increasingly angry over the Russian Federation investigation, yelling at television sets in the White House carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy to discredit - and potentially end - his presidency.

The president made a tweet about his defeated Democratic opponent complaining that the probe is unfair.

Rosenstein took over the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because he was a Trump campaign surrogate.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on his executive order that aims to expand apprenticeships to train people for millions of unfilled skilled jobs. "FBI director" James Comey in a tweet Friday morning, once again calling the investigation a "witch hunt".

And Gingrich's final tweet on Thursday: "The brazen redefinition of Mueller's task tells you how arrogant the deep state is and how confident it is it can get away with anything". However, in recent days, the special counsel came under the radar of Trump and allies over his friendship with Comey.

Pence hired Richard Cullen, chairman of law firm McGuireWoods and a former federal prosecutor who has long ties to Comey, to help him respond to inquiries from Mueller, a spokesman said.

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