Donald Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'

Donald Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'

"This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" the United States president tweeted.

Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to insist that despite months of investigating, no proof has emerged that he colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 presidential election in his favor.

He reiterated tweets from Thursday morning about the investigation.

The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said.

Comey said he typed notes describing the conversations because he was anxious Trump "might lie" later about them.

Complicating matters further, ABC News reported on Friday that Rosenstein was considering recusing himself from involvement in Mueller's investigation, handing responsibility for resources, personnel and possible prosecutions to associate attorney general Rachel Brand. In sworn testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, fired FBI Director James Comey laid out in stark detail the steps Trump allegedly took to get Comey to back off the Flynn inquiry.

When The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, a spokesman for the President's private attorney called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is reviewing whether President Trump tried to obstruct justice, according to a report published Wednesday night in The Washington Post that cited unnamed officials.

The president complained the probe is unfair and wondered why his defeated Democratic opponent wasn't getting the same scrutiny.

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The tweets immediately prompted concerns among lawmakers that Trump might try to can both Mueller and Rosenstein.

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday for the first time that he's being investigated for his role in firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, calling the probe a "witch hunt".

Pence retained Richard Cullen, a partner at McGuire Woods in Richmond, Virginia, who previously served as a USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and has extensive experience with government investigations.

"There's still no evidence of obstruction, and current and former leaders in the intelligence community have repeatedly said there's been no effort to impede the investigation in any way", she said in a statement.

Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

Trump fired Comey in May, just as the FBI was investigating ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Comey prepared multiple contemporaneous memos documenting conversations with Trump that made him uneasy in the weeks before his May 9 firing. Former FBI director James Comey assured him three times that he was not.

No one but Mueller and his team know how the Russian Federation investigations will move forward, but one thing's for sure - it's going to take time, probably years.

The White House has been directing all questions related to this to Trump's personal attorney Marc Kasowitz.

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