Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein warns about anonymous sources

Faith Castro
June 19, 2017

Trump said he was "being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

The idea that this is a witch hunt, as Trump childishly tweeted this morning, is getting more and more laughable as each passing day brings about another questionable tie or secret dealing with Russian Federation taken by this president or those in his orbit.

Several news reports said Mueller plans to interview key US national security officials about Trump's comments seeking an end to the investigation of contacts his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had with Russia's ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak.

The White House confirmed Thursday that Mueller was interviewed, presumably about again running the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the day before he was named as special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

Aides said that the President had chose to take matters into his own hands and believed he was his own best defender in the escalating crisis surrounding the White House.

Rosenstein wrote a memo recommending May 9 Comey's firing. And the post is being interpreted by some as an indication that Trump plans to fire Mueller, Rosenstein, or both.

Rosenstein has said that he will allow Mueller to conduct an independent investigation free of political influence. "Witch Hunt", the president wrote on Twitter.

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When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller as special counsel - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from investigations related to the election - the appointment order said that Mueller was authorized to investigate Russian interference as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation".

The Senate Intelligence Committee has interviewed Johnson about the matter.

"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey.

Earlier this week, the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller appeared to move closer to Trump. But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations.

Comey stated during questioning by Senator Marco Rubio that Trump did not direct the then FBI director to stop the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn ties with Russian Federation, but expressed a wish for the matter to end.

With Thursday's reporting, the investigation into Kushner - Trump's son-in-law and most trusted advisor - appears to have escalated yet again, and it's destroying the myth perpetuated by Trump and his allies that there is nothing to see here.

"After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof". "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!"

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