VP Pence hires personal lawyer to respond to Russian Federation probe: aide

Administration officials and the president's advisers are anxious Trump's tweets and public statements about the Russian Federation probe will trigger additional damaging leaks, but they said he can not stop talking about the investigation, reported Politico.

In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the US public to "exercise caution" before trusting media reports citing anonymous officials, despite the fact that the Trump administration continues to use them in official statements to the media. Sessions cited the policy of the Justice Department, but also said that he did not want to limit Trump's ability to invoke executive privilege.

Aside for Mueller, Feinstein also noted how Trump previously received a memo from Rosenstein, containing the Deputy Attorney General's recommendation ahead of the Comey firing.

The interest in Kushner's activities by the special counsel's office is no more extensive than the FBI's interest in his multiple roles on both the Trump campaign and transition team, which CNN reported last month. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal", he said.

While FBI Director James Comey told President Trump on three separate occasions that he was not personally under investigation for colluding with Russians in the 2016 election, that's NOT necessarily the case anymore.

Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report.

Mueller has scheduled meetings with top intelligence officials to determine whether the President tried to pressure them to shut down the Russian Federation investigation. Rosenstein can fire Mueller, but that doesn't make him the one investigating Trump. Days after that happened, Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt that the Russian Federation investigation played a role in his decision to terminate him, and he has dismissed the probe as "fake news".

A spokesperson for NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers said the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".

A few days after the March 22 meeting, Mr Trump spoke separately with Mr Coats and Mr Rogers and asked them to issue public statements to the effect that there was no evidence of coordination between his campaign and Russia, AFP reported. "#MAGA", Trump tweeted later Thursday morning.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Mr Comey had presented no evidence to prove that Moscow meddled in the United States election, adding that Washington had tried to influence Russian elections "year after year".

  • Larry Hoffman