President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

A recent Washington Post report said Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

People zeroed into the words "I am being investigated" and wondered who he's talking about.

The "man" President Trump is referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who wrote a letter recommending Comey be fired.

The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, has reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating U.S President Donald Trump for a possible obstruction of justice as part of the widening probe.

Mueller is now leading the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "#MAGA", Trump tweeted later Thursday morning.

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

The requests from Mueller also pointed towards a new scrutiny on whether the President tried to influence the Russian Federation investigation through conversations he had with Comey, whom he ultimately fired, or with other officials. The NSA said in a statement that it will "fully cooperate with the special counsel" and declined to comment further.

In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the USA public to "exercise caution" before trusting media reports citing anonymous officials, despite the fact that the Trump administration continues to use them in official statements to the media. After Mueller was appointed last month, Trump tweeted: "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history". As the Reuters' source explained, detectives will likely question Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein, and Trump to get to the bottom of the alleged obstruction of justice Comey referenced during his testimony. Mr Rosenstein wrote a memo criticising former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's handling of the email server scandal that was initially used by the White House to justify the firing of Mr Comey. Trump has also told friends and others that a "witch hunt" is being conducted against him.

Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

ABC News reported that Mr Rosenstein has told colleagues privately that he may have to step aside from the investigation. He said he believes Mr Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

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