President Trump confirms he is under investigation
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 22:27
He did not mention any names but his message comes a day after he took to Twitter to slam a media report indicating that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump himself for obstruction of justice related to the Russian Federation probe.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump was considering firing Mueller over credibility issues, and Rosenstein is thought to be considering recusing himself since he could be a witness in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Yesterday, Trump referred to the possible obstruction of justice investigation as the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation.
In testimony on March 20, Comey told congress that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking at members of Trump's campaign team and his associates for potential collusion with Russian Federation to influence the election.
The Democratic National Committee urged June 16 for Rosenstein to also recuse himself, arguing that Trump has shown little hesitance to fire those he sees as opponents. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet.
The second, the official continued, is into whether if any potential offenses were committed, Trump or others attempted to cover them up or obstruct the investigation into them.
A source close to Trump's legal team insisted to the Guardian that "the president was not confirming the investigation".
The FBI and Congress are both looking at whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the alleged Kremlin plot.
Trump's tweets prompted Sen.
Since his inauguration, President Trump has issued dozens of tweets blasting reports that he or his campaign coordinated or colluded with Russian Federation, and that doesn't include all of his tweets blasting "fake news" and "leakers". Trump had previously boasted that he was not personally under investigation, and Comey said the president had repeatedly pressured him to publicly clear him.
President Donald Trump has issued a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.