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The president expressed annoyance about news reports that the probe is now believed to include an examination of whether he obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had earlier led the Russian Federation investigation. Though FBI director said that there was no direct request or order to drop the Flynn investigation from Trump, legal experts have confirmed that President Trump being the chief of the executive branch can even order the FBI to drop charges as he can pardon nearly anybody by the powers vested in him by the Constitution of the United States. But we do know the special counsel investigating the Russian attempt to influence the election has them.

Mr Trump may have been referring to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who in a memo to Mr Trump raised concerns over Mr Comey's performance.

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.

Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways.

Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

Trump named Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who recently served as personal attorney to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as Federal Bureau of Investigation director earlier this month.


Mr Trump's tweet sparked the derision of social media users.

The Washington Post reported on June 14 that special counsel Robert Mueller is expanding the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and is also looking into whether Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

"I would put that Rosenstein statement more in the "giving Trump enough rope" bucket than in the "succumbing to pressure" bucket", tweeted Matt Yglesias of Vox.

Those officials are Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director, according to reports.

Following Comey's testimony, Trump tweeted his thoughts on Comey.

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