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Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

Ellis Copeland | 18 June, 2017, 02:37

Until now, the White House has been essentially silent on whether Trump was actually a target of a federal investigation.

In an explosive announcement that departed from Justice Department protocols against commenting on investigations, then-director Comey gave congressional testimony that induced the media to report, and much of the public to believe, that Trump was a prime suspect in an FBI investigation, focused on a suspected conspiracy between his campaign and Russian Federation to tamper with the election process. He speculates that her attitude may be "more informed by the structure of presidential authority and less by unwritten norms of prosecutorial independence".

The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.

It was confirmed by the White House that Mueller was among the candidates who Trump interviewed to replace Comey.

Rosenstein isn't investigating the President, but he did appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller to look into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, which includes investigating alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. "Nearly everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives", Rosenstein said in his memo.

Trump has said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating.

"Mueller is now clearly the (tip) of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency", Gingrich tweeted on Thursday.

Mueller took over the DOJ Russia probe after a chain of events set in motion by Trump, Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

In a series of tweets, Trump lashed out against the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election.

The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government.

Trump's Twitter attack comes a day after Rosenstein issued a cryptic statement, urging Americans not to believe news stories based on anonymous sources.

Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general nominee for US President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

"With this in mind please immediately suspend any deletion, modification, overwriting, or other possible destruction of the information described above, including electronic information, and take all reasonable measures to preserve this information", the memo said, according to the Times. In a series of tweets on Friday morning the president confirmed that he was being investigated for firing James Comey on May 9th. Trump tweeted. "Witch Hunt". Sad!" he wrote. "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.

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