Donald Trump 'yells at TVs in the White House' about Russian Federation investigation

Trump appeared to be responding to reports this week that the FBI is investigating Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his apparent attempts to quash the bureau's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

While Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the investigation, it is possible that he could be called as a witness as part of the investigation. Comey was sacked by the president on May 9 while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.

President Donald Trump has taken on "obsessive behavior", constantly sending out defensive tweets, saving morning news programs to watch later and even blurting out during meetings that he's not under investigation, Politico reported Thursday.

Wallace said most lawyers would tell Trump to stop talking about the matter entirely following the report that Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. If Trump is confirming the existence of an investigation targeting him, it would represent an extraordinary development less than five months into his presidency.

"I was going to fire Comey", Trump told NBC News in an interview taped May 11.

The shift toward probing Trump began days after Trump forced former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey to quit last month.

The new allegations against Trump center on his own admission that he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, and suggestions he asked several top intelligence officials for their help altering the inquiry's direction. The White House press office immediately pointed to Rosenstein's detailed memo as the justification for Comey's surprise termination. Trump said in a tweet. The White House denies any collusion.

The FBI and Congress are both looking at whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the alleged Kremlin plot.

Was the Rosenstein memo the reason Comey was sacked?

Because the investigation now includes questions about whether or not President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice in conversations with former FBI Director James Comey who he later fired, Rosenstein's involvement has come under scrutiny.

"After 7 months of investigations and committee hearings about my "collusion with the Russians", nobody has been able to show any proof".

Trump also attacked the media Friday morning.

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

"Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" he asked at one point.

  • Larry Hoffman