Mercoledì, 19 Dicembre, 2018

US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Parmenio Sano | 19 Giugno, 2017, 03:41

The inquiry's apparent expansion to target Trump reportedly focuses on whether the president attempted to obstruct the investigation - in particular, on Trump's reported attempts to encourage former FBI director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "Witch Hunt", he tweeted last Friday, referring to former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The tweets were clear signs of the president's frustration and anger over the revelation, published on Wednesday evening in The Washington Post, about the investigation by Mueller, who is heading an independent probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's White House agenda.

In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin.

At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether Trump asked them to intervene in the investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during last year's presidential campaign.

He has tweeted four times Friday morning, also lashing out at the news media and insisting that economy is doing well "despite the phony Witch Hunt" he spent some of Thursday decrying on Twitter as well.

Rosenstein's statement appeared just hours after The Washington Post reported Mueller is looking into the business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump's adviser and son-in-law, based on unnamed American sources.

The White House confirmed that Mueller was among the candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen.

However, that would indicate either that Trump doesn't understand Rosenstein's role in the special counsel investigation, or that Rosenstein is more directly involved in the investigation, which would go against federal regulations.

Recent news reports have suggested Mr Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring Mr Comey to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations.

Trump on Sunday also pointed to his 50 percent approval rating in a Rasmussen daily tracking poll, which has been an outlier since he took office.

The Justice Department declined to comment on Friday.


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