USA president confirms he is under FBI investigation

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2017

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.

Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out".

Trump has furiously railed against leaks coming out of his administration and the intelligence community since he took office. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. We've seen a real sort of Jekyll-and-Hyde display from the White House this week.

"In the twilight of the Bush administration, we don't need an acting USA attorney in Maryland", Mikulski said at the time. His investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, the Post pointed out.

"We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner, said in an email.

Democrats challenged Rosenstein on whether he would appoint a special prosecutor to look into Russia's election meddling. Several congressional committees are also investigating the Russian Federation matter.

It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation.

In response to the stories, Trump, in tweets, expressed frustration, saying he is the target of "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history".

He followed that up 12 minutes later with a second tweet: "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?"

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Rosenstein, who authored an extensive and publicly-released memorandum recommending Comey's firing, raised the possibility of his recusal during a recent meeting with Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the Justice Department's new third-in-command, according to sources. This confirmation came after he thrice reassured Trump of his (Trump's) non-involvement in the matter.

President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on February 28th, 2017. However, the decision was not unanimous as general counsel James A Baker voiced his disagreement. Although that's not the rationale that Trump himself said actually explained the firing. Trump, who on Friday confirmed he's being investigated by the Special Counsel, has dismissed the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt".

"I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability", Mueller said after his appointment.

A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment.

Ruddy maintained he thinks in case the president makes such a decision, it would be unwise of him - especially after Comey's firing got him lot of criticism.

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Trump has repeatedly sworn that he is personally not under investigation and Comey assured him that he was not being probed.

Donald Trump's behavior has become increasingly erratic - even for Trump. He asked Federal Bureau of Investigation to cease its focus on Flynn through Comey's intervention, according to officials. Manafort, Page and Stone have also been linked to the Russian Federation investigations.

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