Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

Javier Howell
June 28, 2017

President Donald Trump complained in a furious Friday morning tweet that he was being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey and seemed to accuse the deputy attorney general of overseeing a "witch hunt" against him.

Trump's tweet that he's being investigated "by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director" may refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The President's tweet sparked immediate speculation about the future of the official, Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo recommending Comey be ousted and also later approved the appointment of a special counsel - Robert Mueller - to lead the Russian Federation probe.

In a recent meeting with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, Rosenstein raised the possibility that he may recuse himself from supervising the special counsel's investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election, according to ABC News based on sources familiar with the situation.

The Washington Post reported June 15 that Mueller was expanding his investigation to include potential obstruction of justice charges for Trump during his conversations with Comey.

Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team.

In his tweet, Trump says he was "told" to fire Comey, but the commander in chief normally doesn't take orders from members of his administration. The President has been criticizing the special counsel appointment as the "single greatest witch hunt" in the history of USA politics.

In this last tweet, Trump was referring to a memo written by Rosenstein that was intensely critical of Comey and implicitly recommended his removal.

Pres. Trump says being investigated by "man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking even more political oxygen out of the West Wing. The order also covers separate inquiries into several key Trump associates including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, campaign adviser Paul Manafort, foreign policy aide Carter Page and outside adviser Roger Stone.

The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

Cohen has worked for Trump since the mid-2000s and was active in the campaign.

"After 7 months of investigations and committee hearings about my collusion with the Russians, nobody has been able to show any proof".

That appeared to be the first public confirmation that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice - and a digital salvo trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a memo criticizing Comey.

President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him.

Earlier this week, the investigation led by Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump.

Other reports by Insurance News

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