Donald Trump not under investigation in Russian Federation probe, says lawyer

Former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump abruptly fired last month, had reassured the president three times that he was not personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe.

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Mueller has expanded his probe to include the president's conduct and has arranged interviews with senior administration officials to assess the nature of their own communications with Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation.

"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!"

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow, contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post.

In some cases, Simon said, the feds will issue a "target letter" following a grand jury subpoena, usually when a defense lawyer is trying to decide whether to let a client testify.

Trump advisers describe the president as increasingly angry over the investigation, yelling at television sets carrying coverage and insisting he is the target of a conspiracy.

"Witch hunt" is how Trump characterizes the probe into Russia's election interference and possible ties to his campaign associates.

Sekulow said the tweet was only meant as a response to what he called a "fake report". Since then, the White House has tried to avoid the issue while the president has said he'll address it soon. "But you're his attorney and you're saying the president, when he said that, was not accurate".

Rubio says: "If it involved working with Americans, whether wittingly or unwittingly, that needs to be part of" the investigation.

Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's "State of the Union" that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump.

One interaction that is of potential interest to investigators is a February meeting between Trump and Comey, in which the president pressed the former FBI director to shut down the bureau's investigation into Flynn, who had resigned amid revelations that he misled Vice President Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador.

Trump adviser Newt Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week" that the tweet Friday "didn't help him".

He said Trump should "ask that it be thorough and completed expeditiously and be very cooperative with it".

Trump's statements on Twitter are a sign of his frustration with the Russian Federation allegations, said former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich, on ABC's "This Week".

Donald Trump's transition team has been asked to retain records related to five former campaign associates, including former chairman Paul Manafort. "Period", Sekulow said, using similar phrasing for emphasis as he did on "Meet the Press". "That's what ultimately I anticipate [the administration] will do", Rubio said.

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