President Trump Admits: 'I Am Being Investigated for Firing the FBI Director'

Elias Hubbard
June 19, 2017

But Rosenstein could end up recusing himself, too, Justice officials say, in part because he played a role in President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.

According to the Independent, recent news reports have suggested that Trump sought all three officials' help in putting FBI Director, James Comey, under pressure to drop his investigation into Mr. Flynn - National Security Advisor who has possible ties to the Kremlin.

And The Post also reported that Mueller is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 15, 2017, during an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives.

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. Trump said on Twitter, appearing to refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein told a closed session of Congress last month that he learned Comey would be dismissed one day before penning his memo. He testified that he leaked information about the notes through a friend to the Times to increase pressure for the appointment of a special prosecutor after he concluded Trump's administration "defamed" him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his May 9 firing.

Trump admitted in an interview with NBC News' Lester Holt days after Comey's ousting on May 9 that the Russian Federation investigation influenced his decision to terminate him.

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

In a statement many have described as "odd", Rosenstein warned the USA 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.

In a sign of the newfound seriousness of Mueller's investigation, Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed that he has hired an attorney to deal with the special counsel investigation.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Diana Feinstein, D-San Francisco, to respond with her own tweets saying Trump appears to think he's above the law.

The investigation, the president added is being led by "very bad and conflicted people".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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