Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

Lucy Bush
June 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has acknowledged that he is under investigation in a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign - and appeared to assail the Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry.

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Federation investigation.

Comey testified in Congress on June 8 that Trump urged him to "let go" of an investigation into fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn who was part of his campaign and transition team on February 14.

Since President Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election, the overwhelming Democratic narrative has been that Trump committed some wrongdoing in his victory.

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Mr Trump was criticised for the tweet by the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein. Sad!" Trump tweeted. "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!

Before his dismissal, Comey confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating alleged Russian government efforts to interfere in the election, including any links between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

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Last week it was revealed that Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice for the way in which he fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Days after Comey was abruptly ousted, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The No. 2, John Cornyn of Texas, said he saw "no reason" to fire Mueller, and even Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed "a lot of confidence" in the special counsel.

If Rosenstein recuses himself, supervision of the Mueller probe would be left to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, a Harvard law graduate who clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and ran the Office of Legal Policy at the Justice Department.

So, now, Trump tweets it is a witch hunt that Rosenstein is investigating him for firing Comey. Sources told Fox News that Trump was referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the tweet, citing the memo Rosenstein sent in May that offered criticism of then-FBI Director Comey.

Sources informed The Post of the financial focus of the investigation.

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Although the White House initially said Rosenstein's memo led Trump to fire Comey, the president later said he did so because of the Russian Federation investigation. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told USA lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause.

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