Trump confirms he's under investigation, lashes out at deputy attorney general

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe claiming ‘witch hunt

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe claiming ‘witch hunt

And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

"If the President tries to fire him to diminish or stop this investigation, I would hope that finally there would be a bipartisan uproar against it".

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that he is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice and laid the blame on the Justice Department's number two official for the probe.

The deputy attorney general wrote the memo that recommended Mr. Comey's firing, which the president initially relied on to justify the dismissal.

Rosenstein authored a memo that criticized former FBI Director James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Comey, whom Trump fired in early May, said in Senate testimony earlier this month that the President spoke to him privately on February 14 and asked him to drop the bureau's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russian Federation. "Witch Hunt", he said.

People were amazed Trump would make such public statements about the ongoing investigation, particularly if he was calling out Rosenstein.

Sessions explained to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Comey's concern pertained to the protocol though which the Department of Justice communicated with the White House. "Nice", Mr Trump wrote in his first tweet.

Late on Thursday night, Rosenstein issued a written statement about leaks in the Russian Federation probe.

Trump's tweets have recently looked an terrible lot like what a reporter said were GOP talking points meant to combat the Post's report.

Today, in another series of furious tweets, it seems Trump has inadvertently confirmed this news.

"Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". In a letter to Trump, Sessions called for a "fresh start" at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and recommended Comey's removal.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the President over a report by The Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. "They clearly don't have control over what he's tweeting and it has been long standing practice that when you're under investigation you don't attack publicly the investigators".

President confirms he is the subject of an inquiry into obstruction of justice and abuses of power.

That includes information about the activities of Trump associates, including former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, outside adviser Roger Stone and foreign policy aide Carter Page.

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