Sabato, 24 Giugno, 2017

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing in tweet

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, 05:41

Trump's tweet deepens the potential conflict by asserting that Comey's firing was Rosenstein's idea, Feldman says.

It wasn't clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month amid the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

"As you and I have discussed, however, I can not defend the Director's handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton's emails, and I do not understand his refusal to accept the almost universal judgment that he was mistaken". "He was commenting on Twitter on all the stories that are out there". Sekulow added that the confirmatory tone of Trump's tweet was due to Twitter's word limit, "There's a limitation on Twitter, as we all know".

Meanwhile, another lawyer, Washington veteran John Dowd, has joined the Trump legal team.

Feinstein said an angry Trump has "embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light", and the Senate shouldn't let that happen.

Trump on Friday morning boasted about the power of his Twitter feed.

"The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them", he wrote.


The Times points out that Trump's tweet came hours after an "oddly worded" statement by Rosenstein about leaks.

"I think what we need to do is get all the facts out there", Blunt said. "He sits in the Oval Office".

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, commissioned former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged ties between Trump administration and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. The Washington Post report suggests that scrutiny has been folded into the special counsel office and includes Kushner's business dealings, though it offers no details on what that scrutiny is.

In a later tweet, the president seemed to confirm he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.

Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

Mr. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a circle of current and former officials. The White House has denied any collusion. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives.very risky", Gingrich said. Allies have even floated the idea that Mueller may be fired. What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation. But Trump apparently wants to keep the option open.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she is concerned that Trump might try to fire both Rosenstein and Mueller. Rosenstein said. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations".

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