US President says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The special counsel overseeing the probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the USA election is looking at whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.

This morning, Trump said via his favorite means of communication that he is being investigated by the man who told him to fire the FBI Director.

Citing Rosenstein's private remarks, ABC News reported that he may have to recuse himself from the investigation, potentially following in the footsteps of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who did so in early March in a move that continues to vex the American president.

Donald Trump resorted to Twitter to slam a report that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the President for possible obstruction of justice.

Mueller has hired 13 new lawyers to help him handle his investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice and if members of his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

The New York Times sued the FBI, seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump.

The special counsel is following two major lines of investigation, said one USA official familiar with the rough outlines of Mr Mueller's probe who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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.

According to the Post, it did change after Trump fired Comey.

The Post referred to anonymous sources who had been briefed on requests made by Mueller's investigators. Kasowitz said on Wednesday that leaking Federal Bureau of Investigation information about the president was "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", although he did not question the content of the article.

It was a memo written by Rosenstein that was originally used by the White House as justification for Comey's firing.

A spokesman for Mr Mueller's team declined to comment.

Mr Trump - who has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation - said the move was the latest action in a "phony story".

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