Trump Tweets His Frustration With Russia Investigation

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The Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller was investigating Trump to prove whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. And, as it turned out, the FBI had already launched its own obstruction investigation days after the firing - right after Trump went on NBC and himself linked Comey's firing to "this Russian Federation thing". A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel.

Rosenstein, who served as Comey's direct superior at the Justice Department, hired Robert Mueller to oversee a wide-ranging investigation into any and all ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. "Witch Hunt", Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to his May 9 dismissal of James Comey.

Trump's tweet came after Rosenstein issued a statement Thursday evening pushing back on reports the president was under investigation.

The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down.

He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling.

And Trump's bombshell tweet on Friday morning - appearing to confirm that he's now under investigation for obstruction of justice and attacking his deputy attorney general - is part of a broader decision by the president to "go on the attack", the official said.

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The latter being Trump's effort (dutifully followed by his media groupies) to slime Mueller and the talented legal team he has assembled. Gingrich questioned Mueller's relationship to Comey.

Mr Comey gave evidence last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

On Thursday Trump derided a "witch hunt" against him, led by some "very bad" people. "Her attitude toward the investigation is likely to be a bit different from Rosenstein's, more informed by the structure of presidential authority and less by unwritten norms of prosecutorial independence".

Trump said that "nobody has been able to show any proof yet".

The White House has said that Kushner's subsequent meeting with Sergey Gorkov, CEO of Russia's state-owned Vnesheconombank, was unrelated to business matters. Now, the president has said through his aides he does not plan, at this time, to try and fire the special counsel Bob Mueller, but there's one person recommending he does just that.

"What I did is I was going to fire Comey".

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