Trump knows he is "being investigated for firing the FBI Director"

Rebecca Barbier
Junho 19, 2017

Mr Trump was not under investigation before Mr Comey's firing, but reportedly is now facing scrutiny for obstruction of justice over the circumstances surrounding the ex-FBI chief's sacking, according to USA media.

President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday he is under investigation in a probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - and seemed to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.

In a tweet earlier Friday, Trump said nobody has been able to show any proof about his collusion with Moscow after months of investigations. Though typically, the attorney general would have the authority to hire or dismiss a special counsel, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March from any decision-making authority over the Russian Federation probe.

Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday.

The President complained the probe was unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent was not getting the same scrutiny.

The president, while boarding Marine One on the White House South Lawn Friday morning en route to Miami ignored a reporter's question as to whether he still has faith in Rosenstein.

The investigation, the president added is being led by "very bad and conflicted people".

President Trump said on Twitter, calling the probe into him a "Witch Hunt".

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
Right-wing media backers of Trump have been preparing the ground for Trump to fire Rosenstein, Mueller or both. The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team.

"Crooked Hillary destroyed phones with hammer, "bleached" emails, and had husband meet with Attorney General days before she was cleared - and they talk about obstruction?" he had said.

Mr. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a circle of current and former officials.

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that Mueller's investigation has now expanded to include potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump.

Investigators in Mueller's office are set to interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN.

The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction.

The memo sent Thursday asks for records related to foreign travel, contacts with Russian "officials, agents or nationals" and background investigations into the top Trump associates now targeted by Mueller's probe.

FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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