Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director

Trump's 9:07 a.m. tweet appeared to be principally directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the number-two official at the Justice Department who authored a memo justifying Comey's firing.

Earlier this week, it was reported that in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey, Robert Mueller, the man appointed to take over the probe as special investigator, had began looking at whether Mr Trump's behaviour represented an obstruction of justice.

Quoting officials, the newspaper said one event of interest to Mr Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Mr Coats told associates that Mr Trump had asked him to intervene with Mr Comey to get him to back off the focus on Mr Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the Russian Federation affair.

Even though Trump was told by former FBI Director James Comey earlier this year that he was not personally under investigation, officials tell the Post that changed shortly after Comey's firing.

When Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein drafted a memo accusing the FBI director of bungling the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, and Sessions wrote a letter saying the dismissal was warranted.

"This is a political fight and he's going to fight it", a White House official said regarding president's Friday's tweets.

Mr. Trump's latest tweets drew a concerned statement from Sen. Rosenstein finds himself in a spot as he could face the President anger or answer questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's probe.

In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Though Mr Pence was not involved in Mr Trump's presidential campaign, he may be called as a witness in the investigation into links between the Trump campaign team and Russian Federation.

He also claimed that the person investigating him advised him to fire Comey, though it's unclear whom he was referring to.

Trump's Friday morning tweet capped off 24 hours of comments on Twitter about the investigation, including several remarks about his opponent in the 2016 election.

President Donald Trump apparently admitted Friday morning that he's under investigation, but he's been obsessed for months with proving he's not. "Witch Hunt", he wrote on Twitter. Pence headed the Trump transition until inauguration day.

The transition official said the organisation has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration. The transition, a nonprofit structurally separate from the Trump campaign, continues to operate with a small staff.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?

He had likened the appointment of the special counsel with the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

  • Carolyn Briggs