Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation Over Comey Firing

Trump did not specify who he was referring to, but he appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the US Justice Department's No. 2 official. A day later, Mr Rosenstein appointed Mr Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. Last month, Rosenstein sent a memo to Trump raising concerns over FBI Director James Comey - concerns the White House then cited as a central reason for Comey's firing.

In his tweet today, Trump seemingly confirmed the report and reiterated his charge linking his presidential campaign with Russian Federation is nothing but a political witch-hunt.

Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe.

President Trump is tweeting his displeasure with the direction of the Russian Federation probe, which reportedly is now veering into an obstruction of justice investigation.

Trump has repeatedly complained about the probe, saying Democrats can not accept his election win. He said the president "sought my advice and input" on Comey's firing. Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

Rosenstein brought up the possibility of recusing himself during a meeting with the Justice Department's third-in-command - behind Sessions and Rosenstein - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, ABC News reported.

News of a possible Rosenstein recusal comes on the same day that President Trump issued a veiled slam against the deputy AG (while acknowledging that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice).

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump and his possible campaign ties to Russian Federation is growing rapidly, according to various media reports.

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House
If Rosenstein refused, Trump could fire him and continue down the line until a DOJ official acquiesced. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe.

President Donald Trump has appeared to acknowledge he is under investigation in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election.

Moscow has denied any interference.

The White House confirmed that Mr Mueller was among the candidates Mr Trump interviewed to replace Mr Comey.

Friday's tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses by the president over a report by The Washington Post that Mueller was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. "Sad!" he wrote in one post.

Trump has described these reports as "fake news" and the investigations as a "witch hunt".

Rosenstein had written to Trump recommending Comey's firing.

The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement.

In another early morning tweet, Trump said that despite months of investigation no proof has been presented of any collusion he may have had with the Kremlin.

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