Donald Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

Donald Trump tweets his frustration with Russia investigation

The Democratic National Committee called on Mr Rosenstein to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter, but also said authority over the investigation should be given to Mr Mueller and not another Trump appointee.

It's yet another tweet that's unleashed intense media speculation... a presidential post of less than 140 characters.

About a week after Comey was sacked last month, however, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel at the Justice Department to oversee the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election. That falls to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who was asked this by Republican senator from Maine Susan Collins at a hearing on Tuesday.

On Twitter Friday, Trump wrote as part of a tweet about the probe that "I am being investigated".

The FBI and Congress are both looking at whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the alleged Kremlin plot.

US President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in Alexandria, Virginia, from the White House in Washington, US, June 14, 2017. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation.

"In fact, to the contrary", he told CBS' "Face the Nation", pointing to recent testimony by sacked FBI director James Comey who said the president had not been the target of an investigation.

Rosenstein and Mueller are, for now, unlikely to be fired immediately. Or did Trump fire Comey as a way to stop the Russian Federation investigation from going forward?

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate intelligence committee that Trump pressured him on the Russian Federation investigation and asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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"The president is not under investigation by the special counsel", Sekulow told NBC's Chuck Todd. Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and an ally of Trump, even floated the idea earlier this week that Trump was prepared to oust Mueller.

Trump's tweet came after Rosenstein issued a statement Thursday evening pushing back on reports the president was under investigation.

On Friday, Trump himself tweeted that he was "being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

After the attacks, Mr Rosenstein himself issued a statement that closely matched Mr Trump's own rhetoric.

One White House official says his tweet appearing to confirm obstruction probe came out of nowhere.

Thursday, Trump griped he was receiving unfair treatment from investigators compared with his election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

One of President Donald Trump's lawyers on Sunday declared "there is not an investigation of the president of the United States".

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

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