Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

Trump lashes out at 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is now overseeing the investigation into President Trump's campaign, but there's been speculation he could step down.

The Post, this week, reported that Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the FBI's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's United States presidential election and possible links with the Trump campaign, has expanded his inquiry to probe whether Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

The new tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses from the president over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.

Trump's decision to go after Rosenstein sparked widespread speculation in Washington that he may dismiss the deputy attorney general in yet another attempt to get past the Russian Federation investigation, although the likely effect of such a step would be to ignite a new political firestorm and claims that the President is abusing his power and mounting a coverup.

President Donald Trump has lashed out at the investigators driving the Russian Federation investigation as "very bad and conflicted people", responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice.

The Post quoted officials as saying an obstruction of justice investigation targeting the president began between Comey's firing and Mueller's appointment, suggesting once again that the Justice Department was Trump's target. In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th.

Mueller continues to hire a team of lawyers, and with FBI investigators is gathering information that is widely expected to lead to a formal investigation into whether President Trump attempted to interfere in the investigation. The order also demands that records be kept on any foreign travel by members of Trump's transition team and presidential campaign.


Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe. Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. and adviser Newt Gingrich - have deemed Mueller biased and worthy of dismissal. 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.

The White House has directed questions to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence took what he later described as a "very routine" step of hiring outside counsel to represent him. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

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

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.

Republicans might be more open to where this investigation goes than Democrats were with Bill Clinton and Ken Starr-look at all the investigations they have opened even while in the majority. Sad!" he wrote. "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.

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